If I Were a Tank, Men Would Bite Dogs
When "think tanks" 'think,' their ruminations make it straight to the mainstream media, as if they're reporting 'a man biting a dog.' The media ignore real news and clear thinking from other sources, viewing such reporting as merely 'the dog biting the man.'
There are main battle tanks, there are fish tanks and there are simple water tanks. Then there are ‘Think Tanks.'
Odd as it may seem, Think Tanks are 'tanks' that think. And just as when a dog bites a man that is not news, but when a man bites a dog that is news, their ‘thinking,' whenever they do that, makes it straight to the mainstream media. Ours, on the other hand, remains confined to free google blogspots.
So when in a recent study, the Oxford Research Group Think Tank said the “war on terror” has been a disaster, it was a man biting the dog, but when we poor bloggers cried ourselves hoarse to “bring out the nails to hammer into the coffin of the Empire dream because the Empire seekers tried to defeat with brawn what should have been conquered with brain," it was a dog biting the man.
When the Tank warns against attacking Iran, it was a man biting the dog but when we said, “America’s invasion of Iran may finally prove to be that last straw on the camel’s back in the unraveling of that great country à la the Soviet break-up post Afghanistan invasion” and that “it is not wise to