Wednesday, March 18, 2009

John Hawkins : Five Ways that Insanity Has Become the New Normal in America - Townhall.com

John Hawkins : Five Ways that Insanity Has Become the New Normal in America - Townhall.com: "'In ordinary times, people who do no more than describe the world around them are seen as pragmatists, while those who imagine fabulous alternative futures are viewed as radicals. The last couple of decades haven’t been ordinary, however. ...(T)he pragmatists were the ones simply looking out the window and noticing that the real world was increasingly resembling the unthinkable scenario. These people were treated as if they were barking mad. Meanwhile the people spinning...visions unsupported by reality, were regarded not as charlatans but saviors.' -- Clay Shirky in an explanation of the downfall of the newspaper business that also describes what's happening in America"

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