There is a reason the Big Lie will always trump the Truth. The Lie is decoupled from reality, so it can speak with an authority that is denied the Truth because Truth rarely achieves the absolute certainty after which it strives.
But then, telling you this is like preaching to the choir.
In times of disaster, liars always fare better because they are so adept at denying reality. Even as their world collapses around them, they continue to see a sound structure that will endure through the ages. One can only speak with authority when one hasn’t a clue.
This is why you are so important to an America that finds everything falling to pieces.
We need a leader who can claim that the outbreak of a renewed civil war in Iraq shows that the Surge is successful.
We need a leader who can see economic strength in the collapse of Bear Stearns.
We need a leader who clings to the belief that the dollar will reign forever and ever, and that China will bail us out of our economic septic tank.
Let’s go to the video tape and look at each one of these.
In Iraq, we are backing the separatist who want to partition Iraq to make it easier for foreign oil firms to privatize the country’s oil industry. Once again, we are backing a minority that wishes to destroy a majority in the name of democracy and freedom. In the process, we are pissing off the good people of Basara who are in an ideal position to cut off the supply line to our troops in the north.
It is inspiring how you can look at Bear Stearns and see a shining example of the market at work. Here is a firm that took an asset base of $80 billion and leveraged it into a derivative position of $13.4 trillion. And all is well on Wall Street. Oh, and let’s just bail them out while we go easy on anything resembling government oversight.
Your finest delusion is the belief that China is as bound to the dollar as a Siamese twin is to its sibling. You believe they have to protect the dollar because they are so dependent on the exports they send our way. A pain-in-the-ass realist might point out that last year China’s exports to the U.S. amounted to a mere 8 percent of its GDP. Couple that with the fact that 95 percent of China’s 11.2 percent growth last year came from domestic demand, and you have a recipe for a potential decoupling of our two economies.
This is why you must soldier on as you continue to make definitive statements of reassurance. Denial is just a river in Egypt and is the rock upon which your administration has been build from day one.
You have just a few months left before you cede the outhouse that is the Oval Office to your successor--if there is a successor, because with all the shit hitting the fan at once, we are seeing the formation of a perfect storm that just might prove to be the justification for your coronation as President for Life.