Friday, April 4, 2014

A Quote to Note, A Metaphor to Remember,”Wrestling a manic, many-armed squid in ink-darkened water.”

“The program is unique in that it touches on an intimate and very human part of life, the health of one's body, and yet normal people have been almost wholly excluded from the debate. This surely was not a bug but a feature. Given a program whose complexity is so utter and defeating that it defies any normal human attempt at comprehension, two things will happen. Those inclined to like the spirit of the thing will support it on the assumption the government knows what it’s doing. And the opposition will find it difficult to effectively oppose—or repeal the thing—because of the program's bureaucratic density and complexity. It's like wrestling a manic, many-armed squid in ink-darkened water’.

Peggy Noonan, “A Catastrophe Like No Other,” Wall Street Journal, April 5, 2014

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