Since I haven’t posted in a while, a placeholder.
Y’all are doubtless familiar with “Hanlon’s Razor:”
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
A while back I wrote that this needs an update, and being a humble guy, I named it the “Severian Corollary:”
There’s a level of stupidity so profound, you actually hope it’s malice.
That’s where we’re at with this (Ace of Spades link). It seems as if the FBI’s Andrew McCabe and a high-ranking member of MI-5 (British counterintelligence) actually believe this “Russiagate” shit that they themselves concocted.
These people selectively leak to the media so that the media will report a false impression of the contours of reality, and then, incredibly, they believe the false impression of reality that they know they themselves helped conjure up from ideology, fantasy, and lies.
When President Obama famously proclaimed he believed his own bullshit, we took that as either a joke or a taunt, depending on how we ourselves felt about Obama’s bullshit. But he wasn’t kidding, and here’s the proof. What would Dunning and Kruger have to say about people who are dumb enough to believe fantasias on their own bullshit, peddled by glorified stenographers?
Our leaders are terrifyingly stupid. I’m starting to think that all our worries are groundless, comrades. When the Thought Police finally come for us, just tell them we live at 123 Fake Street, Springfield USA. They’ll never catch us.Loading Likes...