What reality-based means
Posted by aogSunday, 30 January 2005 at 22:10 TrackBack Ping URL

Someone else said that the Modern American Left really was a “reality-based community” with the same relationship to reality as “reality programming” on TV has. That is, it looks like reality but in fact is a highly scripted with an externally imposed narrative structure. Certainly the MAL starts with reality but adds all sorts of bizarre conspiracy theory while stripping down or rewriting details that make up the story to fit the pre-determined story line. The script requires that the USA have been the primary weapons supplier for Iraq? Just tweak that in to place. Fake turkey? You got it! And it’s all so much clearer and less nuanced than reality.

It certainly does seem to be in the same vein as trying to revive the Democratic Party through better marketing. All they need is some better script writers to have a more compelling reality-based message and power will once again flow through their veins.