Kellyanne Conway gets White House job as Trump counselor

Go Kellyanne, woman of the year..

“Kellyanne Conway has been a trusted advisor and strategist who played a crucial role in my victory,” Trump said in a statement. “She is a tireless and tenacious advocate of my agenda and has amazing insights on how to effectively communicate our message.”

“I want to thank the President-elect for this amazing opportunity,” Conway said. “A Trump presidency will bring real change to Washington and to Americans across this great nation.”

Well,  amazing insights call for amazing opportunities.

And this time I mean it, and it’s not a crack about that word, at which I often blanch, quail, shrink while twisting my happy, friendly face into a sneer.

Some other possibilities? How about any one of these, with credits to

amazing, astonishing, awesome, fascinating, incredible, marvelous, prodigious, shocking, stunning, surprising, unbelievable, wonderful

Second thought, forget it. Go, Kellyanne.

Source: Kellyanne Conway gets White House job as Trump counselor | Washington Examiner

Wyndham Lewis on “the child-cult”

From Time and Western Man:

The psychology at the back of the various styles or modes we have been
considering is to that extent political, therefore, in that sense that the child-
cult is a political phenomenon, and without the child-cult men and women
of letters would not be expressing themselves in the language and with the
peculiarities of infancy; and certainly ‘journalese’ is, as much as the subject-
matter of a newspaper report, contingent upon the ‘greatest happiness of the
greatest number.’

It is a perfidious flattery of the multitude, though whether it
is really appreciated or indeed necessary at all, is open to question.

1927 book in which he launches “a virulent attack on what [he] calls the ‘time-cult,’ which he perceived to be the dominant philosophy of the early twentieth century promulgated by Henri Bergson (and his followers Samuel Alexander and Alfred North Whitehead), and practised by authors such as James Joyce and Gertrude Stein.

Stimulating stuff, makes you re-think a few things or, more likely, thing of some for the first time.