House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., center, and Democratic members of that panel, speak to reporters about this week’s testimony from former special counsel Robert Mueller and their plan to continue to investigate President Donald Trump and Russia’s interference in the election, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, July 26, 2019. Nadler says they are seeking enforcement of a subpoena against former White House counsel Donald McGahn, a key Mueller witness. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Let’s say you and a bunch of people were on a ship. One day you clearly notice that there’s a giant leak in the hull and you’re taking on water. Rushing to the deck you inform everyone that the ship is slowly sinking and that unless you patch the hull, you’ll soon be underwater.
However, as you’re saying this, you’re interrupted by a group of people who begin to denounce your claim, and tell everyone that you’re not just lying, you hate the ship. This is, of course, absurd. What is absurd is that the people who are against you suddenly say that the real problem isn’t a breach in the hull, it’s the fact that the silverware is the wrong kind and that unless it’s changed the satisfaction of the ship’s services will drop drastically.
So loud and outraged are the dirty silverware people that they forget about you, and even join the silverware people in becoming angry that you’d talk about anything else. The ship sinks and sinks and your yelling about it only make you a pariah among the other passengers on the ship.