"It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on Earth at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. It is a matter of converting our high technology from WEAPONRY to LIVINGRY."
- Buckminster Fuller (h/t Suzy Waldman)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

rust reveals

I was trying to identify the pillars of denialism. rust got at the foundation, "truthiness"

4 comments:

ed-davies said...

"Sorry, Videos are not available in your country" it says (with the strange capital 'V' after the comma). I'm in the UK.

I've seen this word "truthiness" banded around. Could you give a summary of what it's used to mean?

Nick Dearth said...

ed-davies, try this

Michael Tobis said...

Colbert's closing line is better than the whole Wikipedia article. "I'm not going to tell the truth to you, I'm going to feel the truth at you."

ed-davies said...

Thanks both. Yes, MT's quote sums it up nicely though you have to understand what the Colbert Report is all about (parody of Fox, etc) which I'd previously surmised but wasn't sure about and which the Wikipedia article clarified nicely.

Word verification: "witingot" is somehow appropriate.