Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Hit them with your rhythm stick

This crisis has been out in the open for weeks now, and people still don't get it to judge by the comments in this post. You can't make someone learn what they refuse to learn, what they don't understand, or don't want to understand, is in their best interests to learn. They refuse to accept Krugman's word for it (usually, if Krugman or one of their other heroes told them the sun was shining at midnight they wouldn't go outside without sunglasses on), the evidence of the failures of 7 major financial institutions in two months -- nothing sinks in. They've got Bush Hatred Disorder, which gives them, we'll call it "intellectual armor". This plan was hatched under Bush's watch, therefore they are against it. Reasons come later. Maybe (who needs reasons, after all?).