I remain baffled how Director Battani, and the voters she interacts with, see reality so differently than I do.
John Stewart in a great segment on the Daily Show finished with this:
“”I used to think your reality shapes your politics. Instead, it’s clear to me now that your politics shapes your reality.”
Of course, that is not new to Stewart. In a different context, Shakespeare wrote:
“Then God be blessed, it is the blessed sun,
But sun it is not when you say it is not,
And the moon changes even as your mind.
What you will have it named, even that it is,
And so it shall be still for Katherine.”
On the other hand, reality can occasionally achieve a consensus (e.g. bankruptcy).
Updated: I was reminded of the statement I made to the City of Alameda Democratic Club back in September, 2010.
“…Alameda Hospital is less able to deal with the situation [referring to a true emergency medical situation] than larger, more skilled facilities close enough to overcome any advantage of closeness that Alameda Hospital has. This is reality. It is true even if you are unwilling to believe the results of years of research involving hundreds of thousands of patients. That is a message that is politically incorrect. It is a message that means that some of the Club’s brightest lights are simply wrong when it comes to this issue.”