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Wednesday, November 03, 2004

The Affinity for Delusion

11:46 AM

Rome BurnsCall it Stockholm Syndrome: the behavior exhibited by hostages freed from their captors who develop a feeling of 'love' for their tormentor. Call it the delusion of the abused. Regardless of what you call it, one phrase echoes through my mind, "This is all theatre." Indeed.  Friends and family in South Asia are asking me how this is possible, that the presidential race can even be close given the incumbent's proclivity for delusion and his bull-headed pursuit of vague, discombobulated philosophies—they must simply tie together enough idiots to make a posse. I can only say to them that in America television is king, and the stewards of victory are soundbytes and spin. Rather than beat you over the head with my fifty-cent profundities and lame one-liners though, I'm going to let an article from the Village Voice do it for me.

Peace and blessings.


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