Why Do I Find Myself Actually Believing This Guy?Posted: January 4, 2008
I think it’s because I’ve finally realized that nothing is real–and therefore it’s only a matter of picking the “reality” that suits you most, and makes you happiest. The “reality” Obama presents is one that makes me feel good, so I might as well pick that one.
Since in reality there’s no Reality, only 6 billion different constructs of it (one to a customer), there’s not a shred of evidence that Obama’s worldview is any more in tune with reality than, say, Rudy Giuliani’s, nor could there be. (How could there be, when there’s no Reality for either worldview to be in tune with?) And of course, for the same reason, there’s also not a shred of evidence that it’s any less in tune. So just pick the “reality” that gets you through the night. That’s what I’m doing!
(In fact, to choose a “reality” that makes you feel worse when there’s one that makes you feel better, when you know that neither “reality” is any more real than the other, is a definition of insanity. We’re all going to die anyway.)