Aaron McGruder Quotes
Perhaps it’s time to start examining countries that have made democracy work while still having some kind of the same relationship in covenant with their population. Perhaps we need to look at the Scandinavian countries, or Canada, or something else, but whatever we have now, I think we just have to acknowledge, ain’t workin.
I think everyone’s kind of just whistling and pretending everything’s OK. At the heart of this is the cover-up, and the misleading the country to war in Iraq. And quite honestly, I don’t think Republicans actually did a particularly good or sophisticated job, but I think everybody wanted to be fooled. I remember being on the Bill Maher show talking about how ridiculous this was before the invasion. And, you know, a lot of people, even Democrats, had been so easily thrown into this fear frenzy that they lost common sense.
I think that’s always been part of the thinking behind the script, that – and I really tried really hard to impress that upon the staff of the show, the animation staff – to try to get them to understand that we would only be able to get away with what we were writing if the visuals were appealing enough that it was like a balance, and even people who didn’t like what they were hearing would still not want to turn away because what they were seeing was so nice. So that was kind of my hunch, and I think it worked.
I have to remind myself – I think the population of the United States has been subjected to the most sophisticated form of propaganda and mind control that any group of people has been exposed to in a very, very long time. It’s difficult for people in this country to get any kind of factual information and to make intelligent decisions based on them.
Republicans lost it some time ago. What’s scary is when they lose their sense of good planning. Like dude, you know, if you’re gonna lie, really… It’s a big thing to fake your way into a war. Like, think it through. Do a better job at the lie, if that’s what it’s gonna be. Do a better job – I mean, whatever your goals were in invading Iraq, it couldn’t have been this. This can’t be all part of some master plan. Something went wrong.