Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Chicken Philosophy II

We continue to search for the secrets of the universe as the chicken crosses yet another road.

GEORGE W. BUSH: We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road, or not. The chicken is either against us, or for us. There is no middle ground here.

If there's any one man who exemplifies Either/Or thinking, it's President W. In the film The Princess and the Warrior, the protagonist is an ex-soldier who is expertly skilled in fighting and adapting to life-threatening situations. Yet, in the midst of battle, he weeps and continues to fight. His tears do not display weakness; they show us his strength. In the Lord of the Rings films, Aragorn fights for his rightful place as king, yet he does so with a moving combination of conviction and humility.

Are there any leaders in real life who can call us to more while also acknowledging our humanness?

DONALD RUMSFELD: Now to the left of the screen, you can clearly see the satellite image of the chicken crossing the road. Now watch as the F-15...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

John Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Lindon B. Johnson, Theodore Roosevelt, Harry Truman, GW: greatly admired leaders, all heavily involved in wars.

Why do we even want leaders? Why do we look up to people like Rumsfeld who talk the "Onward Christian Soldiers" talk. Leaders create an image of leading in their own minds. In a place of power and position, leadership oftentimes accompanies the war machine.

And if Bush, Condi, and Rumsfeld are spokespeople for Christ then that chicken crossing the road is looking for God.