Friday, October 09, 2009

"living out a satire"

An Althouse commenter on Obama's Nobel Peace prize:
This just reinforces my ongoing impression that we've been living out a satire for the past year or two. We elected a callow nobody as President on the strength of a few vacuous speeches. The healthcare debate -- driving trillions of dollars in anticipated future expenditures -- got turned around by comments someone scrawled on Facebook, and now the Nobel Peace Prize committee has decided to award prizes for good intentions. It's like no one's even serious about anything anymore. None of it matters. It's the Society of the Spectacle.
I have been feeling ill all day and hoping that this is just one massive hallucination. But alas, I don't think it is.

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