Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Lie Is Told Again and Again, and Again - NYTimes.com

The South Rises Again and Again, and Again - NYTimes.com: "“I may safely say, however, that nothing will satisfy them, or bring them back, short of a full and explicit recognition of the guarantee of the safety of their institution of domestic slavery and the protection of the constitutional rights for which in the Union they have so long been contending, and a denial of which, by their Northern confederates, has forcetried to them into their present attitude of separate independence.”"

I used to laugh when anyone claimed that the Civil War wasn't about slavery. Now, I realize that it was the beginning of what is now commonplace, people with their own private sets of facts.

There is no arguing with them. Debate is impossible. They will revise reality whenever it gets in their way.

They are true believers in any ideology that tells them they're entitled, that lets them be comfortable with whatever they have, however they got it.

Their comfort, and others discomfort, is ordained by God, Karma, or the inevitable forces of history. Depending, of course, on whether they were born in America, India, or late Soviet Russia.

Republican('t)s, Brahmans, Oligarchs, brothers and sisters in entitlement and private facts.
con·cept: The Lie Is Told Again and Again, and Again - NYTimes.com