I thought about that sentence today.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously. A sentence composed by Noam Chomsky in 1957, as an example of a grammatically correct sentence but semantically nonsensical. Even though, far greater human specimens have concluded that Chomsky is right, after careful deliberating I concluded that Chomsky is wrong, his sentence has meaning, and proof is below.
After an hour and 15 minutes conversation with a Syrian friend whom since 2008 has been living in a wealthy Arab state, I asked him what he thought about the Spiral events in Syria.
He responded as follows:
After deliberating about the situation in Syria, and I’m not a conspiracy subscriber, I came to this based on my own research, but after watching all the Daesh militants wearing all black, a color that blatantly represents evil, and how they dress the prisoners in all color orange, which is a color that typically western prisoners wear, and noting the production value of these videos, and the lack of accents by the people committing the crime, it became clear that these people are paid or are agents of the West, using videos to communicate to western audience, in order to enrage western population and empower the western government to act in the Middle East to reshape a new vision of the “middle east.” Today we are in the winter of this struggle.
I was silent, because suddenly the quality of my thoughts awoke and I realized how colorless green ideas sleep furiously.