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Cognitive Dissonance Theatre - Diary of a Necromancer
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Cognitive Dissonance Theatre
While this article is using satirical exaggeration to make its point, it does touch upon part of what's been creeping me out most about the Apotheosis of Saint Reagan. What is it about this country that's not able to step back and say, "If this were happening in a country we didn't like, wouldn't we be snickering at them for it?" I finished reading the Kim Jong-il biography last night, and I don't think it's too much of a stretch to say that no political system has a monopoly on kooky-ass cults of personality growing up around the leader-figures. Sure, one could make an argument about whether one's participation in such a cult is "voluntary" or not and think one's coming up roses because one allegedly had the freedom to choose it... but what about that little kid on tonight's CBS Evening News who told the interviewer, "Reagan never told a lie"?

This is how it starts, you see...

feeling: pensive pensive

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