You’ve got to admire Joe Hockey’s fortitude in going out there and announcing flimsy, humiliating excuses for the fact that despite his prophecies of doom, the Australian economy is actually booming:
“This does demonstrate the resilience of the Australian people in the face of a flawed government,” Mr Hockey said. “Imagine how well our country could do if we had a good government?”
Heads you’re hopeless, tails we’re better.
Our rhetoric is completely independent of reality! Events in the real world affect it not at all! If things go badly, it’s evidence that this government is hopeless! If things go well, it’s still evidence that this government is hopeless! By “evidence that this government is hopeless” we mean every single thing that happens regardless of what it is.
We have defined reality as “this government is hopeless”.
Any other reality – like “facts” or “figures” incompatible with our reality presented by institutions we occasionally cite ourselves – is just a figment of your deranged imagination.