Tuesday, February 18, 2014

QOTD - Getting it Backwards

"The only substitute for shouting is substance." Juanita Krebs, US Secretary of Commerce
Did Krebs live in Bizarro World? Because in this world substance is always blotted out by shouting. How could someone become a member of a Presidential Cabinet without and not noticing that loud and frequently-repeated "talking points" trump scholarship, analysis and conscience every time. Mobs rule the internet by bombarding social media, smothering reasoned arguments with oceans of passionate sound bytes. Squeaky wheels get not only the grease, but a pack of other things they don't need but figured they might as well ask for while they had the power.

In the face of all this, it's not so easy to Keep Calm and Carry On. I'm boiling mad much of the time. But unless I can figure out how to shout louder, my pleas for substance will never be heard. 

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