“The aide said that guys like me were ‘in what we call the reality-based community’, which he defined as people ‘who believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality’. I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. ‘That’s not the way the world really works anymore,’ he continued. ‘We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality – judiciously, as you will – we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors.. and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do’ ” -Ron Suskind, The New York Times, 17 October 2004.
This is from an article where the journalist was speaking to a Republican party aide to then President Bush. Just realize that people like this do not make mistakes like this. Their job is to speak and advise the president’s on how to communicate his message. This was obviously a thought out message and not a slip of the tongue. If you can understand that also understand what it means to be an Empire. This word is no accident either. He is not at a loss for terms to make this message sound more wholesome. To be an aide part of your job is spin. This being said, in an Empire there is no room for political party bickering. Those at the top of the parties are these actors as this aide says. They are putting on the play for you to study and gripe about. Only until you can bring yourself up to the point of seeing how the play is directed you will always be playing this game of catch up.
Scheherazade has taught these people well. Just as in that story if we would only snap out of the constant spin and story telling the people would be back in control again ruling our own lives (I in no way endorse the killing of numerous consecutive virgin wives, if you understand the allusion). This creation of reality for the plebs are the skills they keep locked up for themselves behind their ivy coated walls and columned facades. Rise up to their level and begin analyzing and seeing the path before us instead of reacting and stumbling from one prescribed path or solution to the next. Otherwise we continue to be merely props in their play and pawns for the sacrificing.
*Read Plato’s Republic! This is exactly what he explains.