Hitler defined the "Big Lie" as a lie so colossal that no one would believe that anybody "could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously."Readers of this blog will note that I called "fib" on Schwarzenegger over a year ago -- and DiFi too!
In California, the greatest practitioners of the "Big Lie" are Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lester Snow, the Director of the Department of Water Resources, the state water contractors and their accomplices who have spread outrageous claims about the "need" for a peripheral canal and more dams in order to increase water exports to unsustainable subsidized agribusiness. Their most recent use of the classic "Big Lie" propaganda technique is to blame "fish" and "drought" for farm "unemployment" to further their campaign to build a peripheral canal and more dams.
Why is Schwarzenegger calling for more infrastructure when it will not fix these problems? Because -- as David Crane (Special Advisor to the Governor for Jobs and Economic Growth) explained -- it's politically expedient to spend OPM to please (mostly republican) politicians in the Central Valley.
Bottom Line: Schwarzenegger is telling a Big Lie. Stop it!
* The interwebs are amazing. Check out this "alternative" profile of Hitler.