Sunday, May 22, 2005

Pithify or perish

Oh, okay. Geez. Now I get it. Facts don't matter anymore at all. It's what can be told quickly, concisely, and re-told quickly and concisely. I get e-mails from folks proudly calling themselves members of the "Reality Based Community." But they really aren't getting it, are they?

Reality has a way of being messy and murky. Not the brand mantra's Adjective-Noun-Noun. That's why facts don't matter anymore. It's because they're difficult to tell. Now, if you boil those facts down into an essence, then we're talking turkey.

Help me out here. Authenticity? Doesn't that have something to do with being real? I'm not being snide here. Really. Is public discourse just so much blah-blah-blah unless it can be summed up in a few pithy statements that can be easily remembered and retold? I think you're right.

I am ashamed for all of us.


em said...

Actually, I do get. And nevermind about what I said before.

Jill said...


I don't understand your comment. Please enlighten me.