Sunday, January 28, 2007

Quote for the day...George Bush and Reality

This quote from the start of John Horgan's review in Nature of "Undermining Science: Suppression and Distortion in the Bush Administration," by Seth Shulman, University of California Press: 2007.

"Two years ago the journalist Ron Suskind offered a disturbing insight into the presidency of George W. Bush. In an article in The New York Times Magazine on 17 October 2004, Suskind quoted a senior White House adviser mocking journalists and others in the "reality-based community" who believe that "solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality". The adviser added: "That's not the way the world really works anymore. We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality." "

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:21 AM

    Oh my god...someone has finally said what's been true for quite some time now. How's bad enough that this IS the state of affairs and has been for quite some time, but for someone in his administration to say it out loud and so casually like that is scary as hell. It's like they really don't give a sh*t about democracy or anything anymore, they KNOW they're all-powerful.

    I wish 2008 would come SOONEST, he/they scare the pants off me and I want them GONE asap to see what we can salvage of our country. I heard a long time ago a whisper about attempting to extend the two-term limit for him...I pray that idea is dead as a doornail, tho' I think the day has passed when he could pull it off. Or at least I pray it is!