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Tue Mar 29, 2016, 12:28 PM

108. Rovian History Righting

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."

-- Ron Suskind in Faith, "Certainty and the Presidency of George W. Bush." The New York Times Magazine, Oct. 17, 2004.


And we are left to live in the nightmare world of their making, getting poorer in purse, let alone political power, during these, the richest times in human history (and when money trumps peace and democracy).

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