Flimsy Sanity: A Great Description of our Rulers

Flimsy Sanity

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

A Great Description of our Rulers

Just ran across this older post from Driftglass. Absolutely a great read that I highly recommend to my two readers. I'm impressed. Went to more current entries and here is a newer entry from Driftglass :
The Bush White House with their CEO President operates in the public sector in exactly the same way as the most parasitic of consultants operate in the private sector.

In the end, they are not invested in the health of the company with which they are temporarily under contract. Quite the contrary; they exist only to maximize their own power and profit and secure their next gig. So when that Prime Directive happens to coincide with the larger needs of the organization, they’ll Do Good.

But when the needs of the company – or the nation – are impediments to maximizing profit and power, the good of the country goes under the bus without a backwards glance, and you leave it to the Marketing team to sell chaos to the rubes as “creative destruction”.

Like the tailors of the Emperors new Clothes, every effort is focused on making sure that the terms of contract – the deliverable -- is kept forever open-ended and progress is kept forever unmeasurable.

And when things start to fall apart you hear the same hoary, bullshit excuses raised over and over again. That only the Faithful can see the garment. On the True and Loyal can see the progress we are making in Iraq. And ultimately those who will not go along with the collective delusion are those who are ultimately blamed for its eventual failure.


  • At 10:55 AM, Blogger Peacechick Mary said…

    The Bushites must have a lot of consultants who share their little secrets. There's always the give people stuff they don't ask for and don't need and charge them for it.

  • At 8:28 AM, Anonymous RJ Adams said…

    An accurate comparison in many ways. I think George W actually believes he's doing what's right for the country. He desperately clings to the notion of doing God's work and eventually all will be for the best. It's the "God works in mysterious ways...." syndrome. Sadly, judging from history, what works out well for God is not always in man's best interest.


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