Oct 28, 2008

I am Joe the Dictator

Having grown up under Communism, I appreciate this saying, made famous by Slavoj Zizek:
One cannot but recall here a witty formula of life under a hard Communist regime: Of the three features—personal honesty, sincere support of the regime and intelligence—it was possible to combine only two, never all three. If one was honest and supportive, one was not very bright; if one was bright and supportive, one was not honest; if one was honest and bright, one was not supportive.
Lately, it has come to my mind every time somebody has mentioned the Republican Party.

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