have you ever stopped liking somebody that you liked a lot and suddenly notice that they are a shitty person and realize how blinded you were by how much you liked them
All joking aside, this is an incredibly revealing quote. And you know what? In 2001, it might have worked.
Maybe if most of us didn’t have the modern internet — constant access to a wide variety of news sources and commentary — we wouldn’t instantly dismiss the President’s blatant lie about domestic surveillance.
Maybe if we weren’t at an all time high of public opinion in favor of minding our own business internationally (whjle building friendly trade relations abroad), we wouldn’t care about our government savaging the rest of the world’s privacy.
Maybe if trust of government hadn’t been on a steady decline of 40 points in the last decade (currently just 19% of Americans trust the government), we’d simply accept this line at face value.
Maybe we’d buy this spin.
But it’s not 2001, and only the most absurd Democratic partisans can take this statement from the President as a convincing or moral.
For the rest of us, it’s a three-sentence encapsulation of an imperial presidency with no respect for the rights or wishes of American citizens — and the rest of the world.
And with access to all of this information through the powers of the internet, it should come as no surprise that policy shifts within the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or regarding censorship legislation along the lines of SOPA, demonstrates that the government continues to actively undermine our access to this information and technology.
but imagine Lucius and Narcissa finding out they’re gonna have a little boy but they get so scared because Voldemort’s GONNA BE IN his little innocent life and they don’t want that for their child and they TRY SO HARD TO KeeP it TOgethER BUT they’re TERRIFIED and when lucius fucks something up, voldemort makes seemingly innocent comments about lucius’ pregnant wife at home and he feels so frightened bc he can’t protect his family and just UGH MALFOYS
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