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  •  Funny. But, frankly, I'll take stoners ... (3+ / 0-)

    ...in charge of U.S. foreign policy before another round of people juiced with whatever the current crowd employs to alter their state of "reality."

    Americans do not like to think of themselves as aggressors, but raw aggression is what took place in Iraq. - John Prados

    by Meteor Blades on Mon Dec 29, 2008 at 10:23:02 PM PST

    •  A kinder, gentler (1+ / 0-)
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      White House, to be sure.

      All of this talk reminds me of the classic quote Ron Suskind garnered from a "senior White House adviser" generally presumed to be Karl Rove:

      The aide said that guys like me were ''in what we call the reality-based community,'' which he defined as people who ''believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.'' I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. ''That's not the way the world really works anymore,'' he continued. ''We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality -- judiciously, as you will -- we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.''

      - and then my mind flashes to images of the Realities of Katrina, Fallujah, Lehman Brothers and the Sago mine.

      As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. - Justice William O. Douglas

      by occams hatchet on Tue Dec 30, 2008 at 06:08:54 AM PST

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