[ by Charles Cameron -- an example of the "serpent bites own serpent self" paradox from the 2012 election ]
This is offered as a footnote to my earlier post on self-referential aka recursive paradoxes. It is the bottom ten percent, at full width, of the mourning band Pamela Geller put on her Atlas Shrugs 2000 site when she learned of President Obama’s victory in the 2012 Presidential election.
For the record, I do not endorse Ms Geller’s entirely negative view of Islam — a vast and vastly diverse world religion with a long and storied history — nor for that matter her commentary on the election —
UPDATE: Obama won. And America, land of the free, home of the brave, died tonight.
nor the header for the post that consisted entirely of the graphic above — with the black extending an unremitting nine more times the height shown here:
THE DAY AFTER AMERICA
To be blunt: methinks the lady jumpeth shark.
What does interest me more than a little is the self-reflexive paradox with which she phrases her insight that America just killed itself — an example of the kind of paradox I was talking about in my post Numbers by the numbers: one.