That Strange Inverted Logic that is their Hallmark

 

They expect us to believe them.  They expect us to believe them, honor them, respect them, listen to them.  Hah.  They expect us to believe that their modes of research and development toward finding a 'cure' are the 'only way'.  They expect us to believe that they just found out after September 11th that undocumented immigrants were working at U.S. airports.  They expect us to believe that, one way or another, these foreigners will not take their profits out of Australia.  They expect us to believe in their administration of justice.  They expect us to believe rope could survive 5,000 years of decay and still support something that weighs a good 5 tons.  They expect us to believe they are doing this for the Iraqi people.  They expect us to believe that children will do chores if we give them Sunny D.  They expect us to believe that all the money and gimmicks are going to make a major difference in our golf experience.  They expect us to believe that their mis-targeting was a result of bad information from a Serb double-agent.  They expect us to believe that we are the problem.  They expect us to believe they don't tell their friends and relatives when a deal is about to go down.  They expect us to believe that they're not tempted by drinking, drug-taking and smuggling groupies backstage.  They expect us to believe it's safer this way.  They expect us to believe that the reason for Star Wars is to protect our population.  They expect us to believe that long-awaited waterfront hotel development is imminent and will trigger enough business to support both facilities.  They expect us to believe that these ex-smokers were felled by a whiff of secondhand smoke.  They expect us to believe that they are reaching across the aisle, being 'uniters, not dividers,' and fostering a more cooperative attitude in Washington.  They expect us to believe that they will no longer kill us.  They expect us to believe that they're working for peace.  They expect us to believe that Elvis is still alive.  They expect us to believe them when they carry on with their posturing.  They expect us to believe that a 1.5 million half-year loss is some kind of virtue.  They expect us to believe that an administration run by people who have laid out their imperialistic desires in plain, everyday English will use the blanket powers Bush asks for in a responsible, civilized and honorable manner.  They expect us to believe that Hobbits are circumcised.  They expect us to believe a single lantern was illuminating the whole cabin.  They expect us to believe that it's all because of inflation and bad planning.  They expect us to believe things will improve when they have no say and the company's only focus is on the bottom line.  They expect us to believe that every six months they had a breakthrough.  They expect us to believe we're doing this to bring democracy to Iraq.  They expect us to believe they have the righteousness of God and have the ability to fix this society but at the same time ignore God's advice.  They expect us to believe that Tyra Banks is in law school.  They expect us to believe that the average person in our country now holds that it is perfectly acceptable to extinguish the life of a partially born baby, give explicit sexual instruction to young schoolchildren or deny honest citizens the opportunity to sufficiently defend themselves.  They expect us to believe that he survived a car crash and 100-foot fall from a bridge and came back in tip top fighting shape at the final fight scene.  They expect us to believe that they aren't corrupting the P2P networks.  They expect us to believe that they are surprised.  They expect us to believe--in that strange inverted logic that is their hallmark--that it diminishes women when researchers highlight the incredible mutuality of mother and child.   They expect us to believe that Heath Ledger could walk into the Sudan and pass for a native.  They expect us to believe that!  They expect us to believe all these wizard types really know all the facts.  They expect us to believe that these two succubi could seduce anything.  They expect us to believe that no such risk increase would be present on fast rural roads. They expect us to believe that Texas isn't a foreign country.  They expect us to believe that their games are really top-notch.  They expect us to believe they've done good research.  They expect us to believe their bullshit.

 

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