Saturday, September 15, 2007

The End of Discourse

Glenn Greenwald has one of the defining post of our era up at Salon:

Friday September 14, 2007 09:10 EST
The endless, meaningless blather from the Washington establishment

In a nutshell, Glenn reviews all the whoop t'do for the last 9 months about the "surge" in Iraq and comes to the conclusion that what comes out of the mouths of the politicians and MSM is totally meaningless. (Not that this is surprising, mind you). In example after example, a leading politician or pundit will say one thing only to directly contradict it at a later point, sometimes within the same week!

That this is a characteristic of propaganda of the worse sort. Clearly, a country cannot function if there is this complete inconsistency in its discourse.

So, if you are wondering why I haven't been blogging for a while, it is because I simply do not know what to do. Ranting and raving about the disaster in Irak or the impending disaster in Iran is like all of those light beams heading out into interstellar space from the events on earth. Gone, irretrievable, irrelevant and ultimately meaningless.

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