Holy Stockholm Syndrome Batman!

Ace of Spades points out this quote (via Twitter) from Neil deGrasse Tyson:

“My sense is that we don’t think enough about how much we collectively, yet unwittingly, force politicians to lie to us.”


If Stockholm Syndrome showed up at a dinner party it would be wearing this statement and carrying a bullwhip. Now if you excuse me I’ve got to get back to work and unwittingly force politicians to tax me.

About Adaptive Curmudgeon

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5 Responses to Holy Stockholm Syndrome Batman!

  1. CB says:


    In an earlier post you mentioned having a working mosquito trap or something like that. We have swarms at our place. Please consider posting details about your solution.

  2. davefreer says:

    Will my conscience EVER recover? I made a politician LIE. Woe is me! Tax me more for my sin!

  3. Steffen says:

    “The truth? You can’t handle the truth!”

    If we leave the curmudgeonly among us out of the equasion, people dislike being told exactly how bad things are. To my mind, this does not justify lying to us. But to a politician, popularity contests keep him employed. Being known as Mr. Gloom and Doom would probably impair the campaign.

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