Sunday, November 14, 2004
On the existence of the Party
If Rush Limbaugh did not exist... ah, but he does, and he does for only one reason: because he provides the lies that you, the American people, want to hear, the lies that give your life meaning. Men who desire wealth, who desire power, who desire dominion over others, will always migrate to these positions where they can then provide the lies you desire in exchange for your obedience and subservience. You, in essense, create the Party every day. Oh, not in the details. The details merely reinforce each other, like a neural network, striving towards the set of lies that gain the obedience and subservience of the most people. And one of those neural networks is inside your head, where, every day, your behavior is shaped by the lies that surround you and bathe you and cater to your every human foible and every human need.
I am Number Two. If Patrick McGoohan is Number Six, who is Number One?
Answer that, and you understand the nature of the Party, and how the Party, and those politicians and pundits who unwittingly channel it, came to power in the American provinces of Oceania.
Karl Rove O'Brien, Bush's Brain