To Die For A Story: The 9-11 Cult, The Obama Cult and The Unsurpation of RealitySubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 07/16/2012 - 09:05
To Die For A Story: The 9-11 Cult, The Obama Cult and The Unsurpation of Reality
President Barack Obama: Damn the truth. I’ll tell a good story and all will be well in the magic universe.
“Full of wiles, full of guile, at all times, in all ways, are the children of Men.” – Aristophanes.
“Traitors who prevail are patriots; usurpers who succeed are divine emperors.” – Gore Vidal, Julian.
“Gore Vidal has expressed the view that ‘the story’ is the fundamental mode of human knowledge. When I first heard this I thought it was nonsense, but now I firmly believe it to be true. Vidal spoke about how for many millennia before written texts, humans told each other stories in which were embedded a mixture of factual and cultural knowledge. Indeed entire cultures would once have been transmitted orally as stories. As a result, we have evolved to both remember even long stories, and to grasp their ‘the gist’. Consider how easy it is to remember long stories where each step follows easily from the preceding step. In contrast, lists of un-connected facts are almost un-memorisable.
The concept of ‘story as mode of knowledge‘ is very appropriate to scientific explanations, where out of a mountain of data we want to find out ‘what’s happening’ – what is the (hopefully simple) ‘story’ which makes sense of all the facts. Once we know ‘the story’, we feel that we understand the phenomenon and the data then just become a story-teller’s embellishments.” – From the blog, “Protons for Breakfast Blog,” in a post called, “What’s the story?” Date: October 14, 2011.