Tuesday, September 22, 2009

How to delude one's self in two easy steps.

1) Listen to something a politician says.

2) Decide that it means the opposite of what it says.h

Case in point, everyone's favorite ambassador to Malta ,Douglass Kmiec. For him,if someone has a rule saying not to support a person who supports X, you can support that person and still be following the rule. Indeed, the person can by word and deed show that they virulently support X, but you can claim that they don't even support it At All. Not At All.
This is a real relief. I was beginning to think that I'd have to be, you know, cognizant and logically consistent. Now I see that there's a way to get around all that nasty "Cognitive Dissonance."

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