Possession of perception is nine tenths of political lore


“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” ~ William James

It’s said that perception is everything. And then getting in first with a neat narrative to solidify it. Or creating it from the get-go. Possession of perception is nine-tenths of political lore. World leaders, political and commercial (where there is still discernible difference) who hold sway, certainly understand this, don’t they? They’re all over what-if abstractions and interpretations of real events like a nasty rash. Their first thoughts seem to be how can we spin this to our advantage? How many birds with this stone? Where and what is our leverage? Their first actions seem to be good day to bury bad news. Quick! Do X while everyone’s looking at Y. You know the drill. It’s so predictable. They are so predictable.

Cynicism begets cynicism. I watch Obama, Cameron, Bibi, Abbott…

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