Hit this quote today in Pynchon’s amazing Gravity’s Rainbow that summed up our current political situation way too perfectly:
Proverbs for Paranoids, 3: If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.
Which leads back to the query my brain just can’t shake:
Prince Charles and his flowering love life aside, why the [expletive] doesn’t anyone in the media seem to care what the [expletive] happened in the Iraq election?
update: well, my conspiracy concerns can subside at least for a bit — the results are in and front page news.
still more update: well the news and initial analysis appears to be relatively positive. Ah, if only our country required a 2/3s vote to pick our leader.
I still think it’s peculiar in a disturbing sort of way that the media just went quiet on the Iraq vote for about two weeks there. But here’s hoping I was offbase with my recent alarmist rants.