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  •  When the facts work against you, you spin them (0+ / 0-)

    All the great ones do it. Welcome to the club, Politi"Fact"!

    And what is it about certain kinds of (white mediocre conservative) people who when confronted with unpleasant or undesired truths, instead of acknowledging them like an adult, scramble to come up with ways to spin them in their favor?

    Answer: Whenever a certain group of people become and remain the dominant group in any given society, region or organization, they INVARIABLY become very conservative and protective of their position and will say and do nearly anything to maintain it, including, among other things, distorting the truth, even outright lying, to themselves as much as to others, because the alternatives, either losing this position, or having to exert themselves to maintain it, are unacceptable.

    And when that happens, mediocrity invariably ensues. This is axiomatic.

    It's why there are revolutions, of the violent and non-violent, lawful and non-lawful sort. Sometimes, toppling the existing power structure through non-proscribed means is the only way to keep a society viable.

    Politi"Fact" has chosen to maintain its imagined relevancy within the existing power structure by abandoning its intended mission to suck up to power, and in so doing has ironically made itself irrelevant on its own terms.

    Politicians do this all the time, btw, on both sides.

    So, once again: Welcome to the club, Politi"Fact"!

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Tue Jan 31, 2012 at 01:50:26 PM PST

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