❄ Were an Empire Now …
I dont want to lose track of Ron Suskinds report of a summer 2002 conversation with a senior adviser to Bush. Its reported by Suskind in a 17 October 2004 New York Times Magazine article titled Without a Doubt [highlighting added]:
The aide said that guys like me were in what we call the reality-based community, which he defined as people who believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality. I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. Thats not the way the world really works anymore, he continued. Were an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while youre studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—well act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and thats how things will sort out. Were historys actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.
[Bruce’s Blog: 2005.11.11. Post: Bxx Short Link p=41. Front Door Index: http://blog.learnworld.com/. Permalink: http://www.learnworld.com/BRUCE/uncategorized/❄-were-an-empire-now-/]