Proverbs for Paranoids, 3

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.






2 responses to “Proverbs for Paranoids, 3”

  1. cecil vortex Avatar

    x-post: Pynchon and Iraq

    Been ranting a bit over on edgewise about the lack of media attention to the results in the Iraqi election. The latest vent quotes from our old pal Pynchon. Read all about it, here….

  2. cecil vortex Avatar

    thought I found a calming development — looked like had put up a section devoted to the question of “what the [expletive] happened in the Iraq election:
    but then you click around and all the articles on the election results and analysis are several days old. Creeeeeepy.