In astrophysics, there is a concept called a “singularity.” Most often discussed in terms of the Big Bang or black holes, a singularity is, among other things, a point in spacetime from which no prior matter or information can escape.
Because pressures and temperatures approached infinity at the moment of the Big Bang, whatever the form of the universe was prior to that can never be seen, measured, or truly known. Likewise, once anything, including light, is drawn into a black hole, it can never escape that singularity’s event horizon; all information about it is lost forever to any future observer. In terms of “what happens there stays there,” Las Vegas doesn’t hold a candle to a black hole. (And if a black hole were holding a candle, you’d never know.)
On Friday, in remarks reminiscent of a supercilious graduate student scolding a class of insufficiently Marxist college freshmen, President Obama spoke as if the recent congressional turmoil and government shutdown was a political singularity.
According to Obama, the shutdown showdown was an event of sufficient pressure and temperature to eliminate all memory of what preceded it during his administration and from which we should move forward in a new way and a new direction — which is to say we should submit to his will and supinely approve his agenda.
Please read the entirety of my article for the American Spectator here:
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