• "God invented war so Americans could learn geography" -- Mark Twain.

Friday, September 30, 2005

A New Mutant Strain of Doubletalk

The News: "This is not some grassroots coalition of national resistance, these are barbaric killers who want to provoke nothing less than a full-scale war among Muslims across the entire Middle East," Condoleeza Rice said during a delivery at Princeton University. (BBC)

The Note: I think we have a new mutant strain of double-talk here that goes beyond the 180 Rule. Hitherto, in order to ascertain the truth of the matter, it has proved useful to take any denial or affimation by the U.S. Government and invert it 180 degrees. If the government said that "there was no danger" of an outbreak of mad cow disease, one could count on the truth being exactly the opposite. Under this Rule, Rice's statement would mean that the alleged terrorist are a grass root national resistance and are not barbaric killers that want to inflame a Muslim civil war.

But these days, the 180 Rule no longer serves produces the truth of the matter which is: that it is the US that is the barbaric killer which wants to inflame an intra muslim war. How do we know this to be the case?

We know because it was revealed, in the non-embedded media, that the two British soldiers, disguised as civilians, were recently arrested carrying concealed bombs. What this means is that it is our "coalition" which is planting bombs and if so, that can only be with the aim of stirring up chaos.

The policy makes perverted sense. After all the more there is chaos the more it is necessary for the US to engage in its "constabulary" actions abroad and police state measures at home. Shit is too good a word for this government.

But what this analysis shows is that Rule of 180 no longer works to calculate the truth of the matter. The truth here was not simply the opposite of what was asserted but rather that what we said about them was really a confession about our own motives, intents and acts. We need a new rule: The Rule of Reflection: The Accusation is the Confession

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