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Playing a child’s game

I heard an interview of a participant in the pro-Trump parade in Washington, D. C. When asked about the term “conspiracy theorist” this person said that it’s a pejorative term the media use to describe people smart enough to connect the dots.

We all remember the story of Winnie the Pooh and Piglet hunting woozles in the Hundred-Acre Wood. They see tracks in the snow. Since they are hunting woozles, they assume the tracks were left by these mysterious animals. They follow the tracks around a tree and find that more woozles have joined the first. After several times around the tree, the number of woozles they are following has multiplied so greatly that they panic and run home. For those conspiracy theorists now becoming fearful of the woozle threat, let me assure you, there are no woozles in the Hundred-Acre Wood.

It also occurs to me that connect-the-dots is a game children play. Adult life requires more nuanced understanding. Remember, there are no woozles.

Daniel Peterson

Coeur d’Alene


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