The difference between the "reality-based community" and the "make your own adventure" community was identified in an October 17, 2004 New York Times article by Ron Suskind titled "Faith, Certainty and the Presidency of George W. Bush".
Traditional societal conflicts - class, sectarian, racial & ethnic conflicts - are giving way to something much more insidious & irreconcilable: a cognitive conflict b/w those open to living in reality (reality-based citizens) & those who are not (delusional citizens). #cdnpoli— Harry P (@HarrysNotes) May 10, 2022
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." ... "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.
. @reggcohn: “Del Duca was still standing after a marathon 70-minute news conference Monday that may have set a recent record.” Ontarians deserve a leader who will answer tough questions. Ford’s been hiding from them for 4 yrs. #onpoli https://t.co/0Gm954q00t via @torontostar— Cheryl Fullerton 🇨🇦🏳️🌈⚾️🇺🇦 (@CherylFull) May 9, 2022
Ontario had a leaders debate today in North Bay and Ford exited without answering any questions from reporters:
Ontario Provincial Polling:— Polling Canada (@CanadianPolling) May 10, 2022
PCPO: 37% (-4)
OLP: 29% (+9)
ONDP: 24% (-10)
GPO: 5% (-)
Mainstreet Research / May 9, 2022 / n=1639 / MOE 2.5% / IVR
(% Change with 2018 Election)
Check out more ON details on @338Canada at: https://t.co/bQ5FUAHDA8 pic.twitter.com/jXke4fYYiZ
I think the dog ate Doug Ford's homework before he was able to prepare for this important debate.— Danika Dragomir (@NikaDragomira) May 10, 2022
I'm looking at the transcripts of the post-debate scrums. Doug Ford not showing up to face questions is the main focus of what reporters are asking the three leaders who did. #onpoli pic.twitter.com/LfEva1BAtF— Mike Crawley (@CBCQueensPark) May 10, 2022
This is what worries me about Ukraine winning:
This is pure unadulterated Ukrainian military success👇 https://t.co/ekfxJWx08Q— Trent Telenko (@TrentTelenko) May 10, 2022
This is outstanding:
Putin could use nuclear weapon if he felt war being lost – US intelligence chief https://t.co/yU3up1obJl— Nick 🇺🇦 #FBR #FBPE #BLM 🇺🇦 (@hazydav) May 11, 2022
And I believe the anti-abortion movement in the United States will rue the day they "won" in their battle against Roe v Wade - now they are going to have to spend a great deal of time and money trying and failing to get juries to convict:
Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra makes it to Eurovision-2022 finals with their song “Stefania."— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) May 10, 2022
The song, gaining in popularity since the start of Russia’s full-scale war, has already been performed by musicians globally. pic.twitter.com/1zhF3fu7X2
Just as Canadian juries refused to convict Morgentaler, so US juries will also refuse to convict.
I'm thinking there are lots of state governors & attorneys-general who gleefully passed draconian anti-abortion laws over the years because they thought they would never have to actually enforce them. Now they will trying to get juries to lock up doctors & nurses & teen girls.— Cathie from Canada 🇨🇦 😷🏳️🌈 (@CathieCanada) May 10, 2022
Reminder to everyone: abortion was, in part, legalized in Canada due to jury nullification. Juries refused, time and again, to convict Dr. Morgentaler of providing abortions. Jury nullification is when juries refuse to convict a guilty person because the result would be unjust.— Tactical Bra (@tactical_bra) May 7, 2022
Just because I’m pro-choice doesn’t mean I’m pro-abortion.— Jo 🌻 (@JoJoFromJerz) May 9, 2022
It means that your choice is none of my god damn business.
Why can’t Republicans understand this?
And by the D.C. establishment, which loves clutching its pearls so much, you'd think they were all into autoerotic asphyxiation https://t.co/2DUpaHDeK1— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) May 11, 2022