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I only wish that you had caught my response to Jake, which clarified my meaning:
That is what I mean when I boldly assert that perceptual reality is a social construct and is therefore inherently malleable

This has been rather well understood in academic anthropology for twenty years at least, but, as it affects how social, political and economic power is perceived, it seems to be better understood within a discipline the further that discipline is from the routine use of the "levers of power". The Wizard does not usually pull back the curtain of his own accord.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 01:02:40 PM EST

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