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Friday, February 21, 2003
It's Not All About The Oil, Mmkay?
Okay? It's not. Not not not not not about the oil.
If I say it enough times, will it somehow become more true? (Hint: The facual correctness of a statement is not dependent on the number of times the statement is repeated.)
Look, just because it's easier to call Bush "an imperialist oil-happy Texas redneck cowboy" than to do any critical thinking doesn't make the statement correct. If I make signs and stickers and t-shirts that say "Elvis Ate My Kangaroo!" and parade around town waving my paraphernalia and chanting catchy slogans that weren't even new back in the sixties, it doesn't make what I'm saying any more true. If a thousand million people gather together to clog city streets like fatty deposits in an artery and say it, it's still not necessarily true. If famous actors and actresses and singers and politicians say it on TV and in the movies and on their albums, it still doesn't make it true.