Bismark’s hope to grasp hem of God’s garment versus Bush Jr’s own reality

I have recently been reminded of the following adage by Bismark: "A statesman cannot create anything himself. He must wait and listen until he hears the steps of God sounding through events; then leap up and grasp the hem of his garment".
It made me recall the following description of  the Bush Jr administration’s disdain for “reality-based community" by Ron Suskind.

“In the summer of 2002… I had a meeting with a senior adviser to Bush. He told me something that at the time I didn't fully comprehend — but which I now believe gets to the very heart of the Bush presidency. 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.'' I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. ''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.'' 
What a striking contrast. And, I guess, the question who was closer to reality – Bush Jr or Bismark – is a rhetorical one.

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