Friday, January 28, 2005

"Proverbs for Paranoids, 3"


Proverbs for Paranoids, 3: If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about the answers.
--Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow


Thank you [Mr. President]. Senate Democratic leaders have painted a very bleak picture of the U.S. economy. Harry Reid was talking about soup lines. And Hillary Clinton was talking about the economy being on the verge of collapse. Yet in the same breath they say that Social Security is rock solid and there's no crisis there. How are you going to work -- you've said you are going to reach out to these people -- how are you going to work with people who seem to have divorced themselves from reality.

How much, to continue the entry from a couple of days ago, is HE being paid to help keep us all in the dark?

-- True Blue Liberal

1 comment:

True Blue Liberal said...

This story has sure taken a number of strange turns since the end of January, even making the mainstream media - - the New York Times and the NBC Nightly News - - during the past week. Putting quotation marks around "reporter" seemed an obvious choice on 1/28, but I never would have thought that "Jeff Gannon" was also a fiction.

"Proverbs for Paranoids,5: Paranoids are not paranoid because they're paranoid, but because they keep putting themselves, fucking idiots, deliberately into paranoid situations." Also Pynchon

It's not paranoia when it all comes true. Me