Thursday, October 21, 2004

Greetings from the "reality based community"

Greetings readers... welcome to reality!

If you haven't done so already, I encourage you to read Justin Raimondo's most recent column on about this recent turn of events. It seems as if a senior advisor to Bush is disappointed at all of us anti-war folks for having opinions that are based in... reality! Raimondo comments on detail about the delusions of the neocons based on this bit of info that appears in a Ron Suskind article appearing in last Sunday's New York Times Magazine. According to Suskind:
"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.'"

Wow. Admission of our government being an empire, talk of creating their own reality, and dismissing us anti-war folks as being rooted in reality as opposed to their conveniently manufactured "reality". These guys are truly nuts!

As Raimondo noted and as I have discovered myself while perusing the blog world the past couple of days, many people are unsurprisingly adopting this role as being representative of the "reality based community". It clearly makes sense when you consider that us war dissenters have considered ourselves to be members of such a community from day one, but it means something to get administration's acknowledgement that we are indeed representing reality, as opposed to their fuzzy, delusional "reality" that more appropriatly belongs in a video game or movie.

Thanks to Glen Whitman, he has created a logo for us reality dwellers to proudly display on our blogs and websites. You'll notice one of these logos in my sidebar in between the archives and the links.

Be sure to tune in later for more insight from reality.


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