Monday, June 06, 2011
"We Have Always Been at War with Eastern Liberals"
It really does piss me off that it's so Palin-intensive around here at the moment; the best I can do is promise that in the very near future this topic will once again drop below the radar and hopefully ditch into the Pacific where it'll silently drown. That said, this little tidbit is so unbelievable in the fact that it's actually completely believable that there's no way I can overlook it.
The Huffington Post: Sarah Palin Supporters Attempt To Edit Wikipedia Page on Paul Revere/6.6.11
The reason this is worth mentioning actually has very little to do with Palin and everything to do with one of the most virulent trends finding traction in our new multi-media universe: the notion that reality is now up for a vote, that facts can be adjusted via democratic process and if enough people believe something -- even something fraudulent and false -- it can become socially acceptable to consider it the ironclad truth.
The idea that it's easier for everyone else to get naked so that it isn't quite so obvious that the empress has no clothes on than it is for her to, you know, get some fucking clothes is the definition of mindless conformity, cult of personality and regression as a group. In this particular case, forcing everyone else to be dumber by revising written history so that Sarah Palin looks smarter -- that's the definition of an Idiocracy.