oh, he was a young veteran

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How conveeeeenient.
The aide said that guys like me were "in what we call the reality-based community," which he defined as people who "believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality." I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. "That's not the way the world really works anymore." He continued "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors … and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do." —Suskind, Ron (2004-10-17), Faith, Certainty and the Presidency of George W. Bush. The New York Times Magazine
And they're making hay while the sun is blaring headlines down on us.
Micah Xavier Johnson, the 25-year-old Afghanistan Army veteran with body armor, an assault rifle and handgun who shot 12 cops at Dallas protest, killing five, after saying 'he wanted to especially kill white officers'

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Newt Gingrich calls 'Baloney!' on Black Lives Matter after Dallas cop killings as he says Democratic politicians have betrayed urban black voters and Americans must 'hunt down people who shoot the police'

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While you are engaged in the judicious study of discernible reality and they are acting. Doesn't matter how carefully they explain it to us, we don't learn.

always and any time....