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Wit and Wisdom for a One Party State

A handbook for government by wishful thinking

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Knowledge, n. Ignorance in wolf's clothing.

2002 D. RUMSFELD 6 Jun. "All of us in this business read intelligence information. And we read it daily and we think about it and it becomes, in our minds, essentially what exists. And that's wrong. It is not what exists. ..."
2002 D. RUMSFELD 6 Jun. "... The message is that there are no 'knowns.' There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say there are things that we now know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know."
2003 D. RUMSFELD 21 Mar. "The weapons that are being used today have a degree of precision that no one ever dreamt of in a prior conflict -- they didn't exist."
1984 J.F. PARNELL in Repo Man "Destroys people -- leaves buildings standing. Fits in a suitcase. It's so small, no one knows it's there until -- blammo. Eyes melt, skin explodes, everybody dead. So immoral, working on the thing can drive you mad. That's what happened to this friend of mine. So he had a lobotomy. Now he's well again."

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