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Super diary TGB! I will note again that there are those who have realized the malleability of the perception of social reality and who have used it to their advantage. Karl Rove springs to mind. That is the danger of becoming self conscious regarding the "doors of perception". But the horses have long since left the barn and some have been captured, saddle broken and are being ridden by the right wing, whose backers can clearly see the value in funding such endeavors.

It is a daunting situation, but I agree with you that it is far from hopeless. In fact, despair is the enemy. Those who despair of a good solution cede the field to those who are promoting self serving solutions. Ultimately, optimism becomes a choice. We have to learn to control our own emotions lest they be used against us.

"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 03:55:05 PM EST

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