Syria Is A Black Box

Black boxes have inputs and outputs, but the connections among them and the rules that govern how causes become effects are purposely opaque so that consent can be manufactured and propaganda can be accepted without evidence.

A few thoughts on how black a box Syria is:

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When In Doubt, More Cowbell

The idea at the heart of this skit—the remedy that everything needs more of—is a prime example of ideology[1] revealed (or exposed) through popular culture.[2] Likewise, the idea that the ultimate cure for an ailment or problem is necessarily more of what has already been tried (with unclear results, or, sometimes, plain failure) has evolved into an essential facet of post-Cold War cultural values.

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