3 Blind Mice – See How They Run

Three Blind Mice Three blind mice, three blind mice see how they run.  Just a nursery rhyme, hardly; a political satire with deadly consequences for the mice and American.  Have you ever heard of Bloody Mary, which was tagged to a person before it was tagged to a drink?  The original rhyme is a political satire as a creative means of criticizing the ruling families harsh judgment and execution of those that challenged their judgment; Bloody Mary to be exact.

Three Blind Mice is a children’s nursery rhyme.

Three blind mice. Three blind mice. See how they run. See how they run. They all ran after the farmer’s wife Who cut off their tails with a carving knife. Did you ever see such a thing in your life As three blind mice? 

The rhyme originated in the 16th century, when Queen Mary I of England (the “farmer’s wife,” so called because she owned a lot of farmland) executed three Protestant bishops—Hugh Latimer, Nicholas Ridley, and Thomas Cranmer—(the “three blind mice”) for plotting against her.

Role the clock forward, who might the modern day 3 blind mice be: House of Representative Republicans (mouse #1), Senate Republicans (mouse #2) and Former Secretary of Defense – Donald Rumsfeld ((mouse #3).The recent election leaves this collection of mice all without a tale (or ass) because they got chewed when the vote was counted.  The election was less about the candidates and more about Americans displeasure with the blind trust of the Bush Administration to lead. 

The Prodigal Returns (except from Newsweek Magazine)the Song of Moses: “Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations; ask thy father, and he will show thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.”  Ask thy father, and he will show thee: advice that, at long last, George W. Bush seems to be taking. Last week the president lost both houses of Congress and 16 more Americans died in Iraq, bringing the U.S. death toll to 2,844, with little discernible progress in sight. The war there has now lasted 44 months, the amount of time that elapsed between Pearl Harbor and VJ Day.  

The Bush Legacy may have its own 3 blind mice:  President George #41, President GW #43 and brother Jeb (Governor of Florida).  Three blind mice see how they run!!!  Blind ambition, foolish pride and poor judgment has the world is disarray; how will history judge this trio.   

The decisions being made now have lasting affects, lets see what the lame duck Republicans do on their way out the door, and what the new Democratic Party controlled congress does to rectify the situations.  Renaissances or Revolution; changes for the masses.  Remember and learn from the past so you don’t have to repeat it. 




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