Thursday, May 26, 2005

Catapult the Propaganda: Bush Speaks the Truth at Last!

Thousands of dissident writers have thundered their imprecations at George W. Bush and his works for years now. But I don't think any of us have come up with a more perfectly crafted description of the Regime's devious and sinister methodology than the phrase coined by the Dear Leader His Own Self this week. Observe a master of the cogent, killing phrase at work (during a stop on his endless Social Security roadshow) with this pure political poetry:

"If you've retired, you don't have anything to worry about -- third time I've said that. (Laughter.) I'll probably say it three more times. See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda."

Says it all, doesn't it? Captures the essence of the Bush Regime perfectly: brazen deceit coupled with the relentless militarization of American society. Note too how he equates truth with propaganda. And why not? For those higher beings who have left the grubby confines of the "reality-based community," there's no difference between the two.

(From Buzzflash, via Crooks and Liars.)