Behold the Legacy of Your Beloved Sowell: Disciples on Duty — Part 2

I don’t understand the satisfaction in taking endless delight in embracing slogans and simpleminded narratives — designed to make damn sure you don’t look beyond the surface . . .

While mocking my “juvenile” visuals for illustrating timeless truths and anything that might make a hairline crack in your hermetically sealed minds.

It is hard to fill a cup which is already full

I defy you to find a single instance of anyone on the Right even attempting to make an argument on the dimensions, material, and quantity of the tubes.

You’ll be lucky to find them mentioned at all.

You think it’s just a coincidence that all the “arguments” on the Right just happen to follow the same pattern (conveniently leaving out the most key evidence presented by Powell)?

That — all by itself, speaks volumes

To anyone who thinks world-altering wars are more important than whining about websites that expose painfully obvious lies, anyway.

The North Star

Trillion Dollar Tube: By the Numbers

In my doc, on this site, and in the link above: I itemize exactly how many times the term “aluminum tubes” was mentioned across the cables clans.

And I had access — to everything . . .

Wisdom of The Deer Hunter

The administration had its hands on 60,000 tubes, and yet not one of them was presented by Powell at the U.N. According to HUBRIS, they scrapped the idea of displaying a tube — since Powell would be holding up the one piece of evidence that was most in dispute.

— Richard W. Memmer: Prologue

There was even talk of Powell holding up one of the tubes for dramatic effect. But a veteran communications strategist in the room balked. “If you do that, it will be on the front page of every paper the next day,” noted Anna Perez, Condoleezza Rice’s chief of communications.

“Do you really want to do that?” Perez had a feel for these things; she had worked for Walt Disney, Chevron, and a top Hollywood talent agency.

This would, she thought, be an awkward visual. Powell would be holding up the one piece of evidence that was most in dispute. Everybody would focus on that. The idea was scrapped.

Think about that

You’ve got 60,000 of ’em — but rather than put a single sample of your hard evidence on display for all the world to see . . .

You put it a PowerPoint?

And it makes me laugh that they tossed that tape measure in there for effect. The sheer sloppiness of it all — it’s just pathetic. I’ll put my presentations in COM 101 against this crap any day.

But strictly speaking . . .

Purely on the principles of persuasive speech: Since their goal was to manipulate the masses — she was spot-on by concealing what they displayed.

You should be insulted by the fact that they’re not trying to convince me . . .

They’re trying to convince you

When your camp came up empty on WMD — you just bought more bullshit from the same people who sold you the first batch:

Shrewd!

George W. Bush was one of the last to say so. Yet he alone is accused of lying.

— Thomas Sowell: Weapons of Crass Obstruction

I don’t play those games, Mr. Sowell . . .

They all lied

The question comes down to whether or not you’re basing your belief on something in the realm of reason — not some fail-safe fantasy that allows you to believe whatever you want.

— Richard W. Memmer: Act III

Hide and Seek

To learn to ask: ‘Is that true?’ . . .

‘Maybe there’s something to what she just said. Let me think about it. That’s interesting. Maybe I should change my mind.‘

Lo and Behold

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