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Thursday, June 05, 2014

Speaking Of Orwell

Billmon's Not Whiskey Bar:

[T]he mental flip from "Obama is a traitor for leaving Bergdhal to rot" to "Obama is traitor for bringing him home" is truly worthy of Orwell's vision. But also proves you don't need an all-powerful totalitarian propaganda state backed by terror to achieve the same result.

Nietzsche Family Circus

All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.*

Creating reality is their creed.  Der Wille zur Macht?

ntodd

* This is a popular quotation, but appears to be post-Nietzschean invention.  He did write something similar: "saying "there are only facts," I should say: no, it is precisely facts that do not exist, only interpretations."  The power/truth thing sounds good all the same. 

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