I’ve been putting it off, talking about Jade Helm, because it’s just so stupid, just so utterly fucking stupid even for the twitching under-medicated paranoia that passes for Republicans nowadays. But I see I can’t evade it any longer.
Beyond complaints about flimsy materials and faded colors, patients in focus groups have told the hospital they feel exposed with current gowns — in ways that promote an unnecessarily hierarchical relationship with caregivers.
For some fool reason (as my mother would have said), they need a study to confirm that persons don’t like walking around with their rear ends hanging out on public display.
We have people in charge of science and technology who believe the world is 5,000 years old. We have people in charge of foreign policy who believe venturing away from the shores of America is a foreign concept. We have people who talk about women in a first-class way who legislate laws about women as if they were second-class citizens.
I ask myself why that is every day. And now I know the answer.
There is an entire industry of very smart people who realize they can manipulate Americans like sheep just by telling them lies, over and over again. Lies the people are only too willing to hear. Sound familiar?