Monday, August 19, 2013

The Axis of Evil

What does Princess Diana, Area 51, Edward Snowden, the N.S.A., secret drone attacks, financial meltdown, student debt and the war on pot have in common? 

ANSWER: They are all entangled in cover-ups and lies. 

After years of denial, and to pacify our insatiable need to know, governments are preempting top secrets by releasing bits of disinformation through misdirection, a form of deception in which our attention is focused on some things while distracting us from others. “Coming Clean” is the stasis of a new state-confessional, so pathological it blurs the distinctions between privacy and transparency: mythology is “truth” and science, education and facts represent the  “axis of evil”.

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