Friday, 22 October 2004

Reality is for shmucks...

"Delusions of Empire"

Interesting article. A little extremist but interesting to think about. I would say that the author's understanding of "creating our own reality" is a little too literal, I think. They could be thinking that but it's unlikely. What the unnamed advisor was probably talking about was that reality to people is not simply what is real but rather was is perceived as real. Perception is everything and specifically practically so in politics. I don't think they are saying that they change reality but rather that by their actions and communications, they are controlling what people see and hear and therefore believe. Still very Machievellian and kinda Big Brotherish but not as outright delusional as think they are god-like.

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