Just Another Day

"Any idiot can handle a crisis, it's day to day living that wears you out." - Chekhov

Monday, July 11, 2005

Polipundit Falls Off Its Rocker

Oh, it's been teetering for quite some time but...

The top two titles over there currently push old talking points supposedly refuting the opposition to W's big fucking mistake in Mesopotamia. News for you, folks over there, you're being fed more than a few lines. The amazing thing is that these people are either too thickheaded to understand the truth or are simply so disingenuous, as most conservative blogs are but PP used to not be, that they can't help but repeat the same tired lies the right wing has been spewing for years.

I think it may be fear, rather than hubris. The people are starting to finally see the truth about Bush's mishandling of the Iraq war and the war on terrorism and aren't buying the bullshit anymore. So, the right wing needs to push their lies harder and with greater repetition so they can at least hold on to the malignant hard cores among themselves. Thinking people are moving on, including a few of my conservative friends who no longer believe W, no longer believe in the war in Iraq, and no longer believe the lie that we're winning in the war on terrorism.

From Snopes:

"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger."

-- Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials

Joseph Goebbels: "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."

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