Call me Dr. Conspiracy
Today is the 161st anniversary of the publication of that classic tale of obsession, Moby Dick, one man against a great white whale, literally a man against a force of nature.
Our own destructive tale of obsession is Orly Taitz against the great black President, Barack Obama. Taitz herself has said of her quest:
My financial, physical and emotional resources are depleted.
Most recently, she hinted that she is having to take money out of her retirement account [link to Taitz web site].
Orly Taitz is set for her great battle this coming Monday. It will be, I think, the first time Taitz has ever tried a case with defense counsel present. Judge Reid is a stickler for the rules. It cannot go well. Ironically, Barack Obama is not even a defendant in this case. Orly may be sunk with the whale not even showing up.
Critics have said that the crew of Capt. Ahab’s ship represented a microcosm of America. Perhaps the birther movement and it’s opponents also represent a microcosm of America—something to muse upon while gazing into the fireplace in a cold winter’s evening.
Ahab lost all but one of his crew, his ship, and eventually his life in his quest. Let’s hope this modern tale ends better.