Perception is real to most of the public, while authenticity of deeds is often shaded with spin and misdirection. Images are projected and distorted as the battle to present your views, and paint those of your opponent, are waged. The war to win the minds and souls of the People, is more like selling soap in the mass media, than a lesson in high discourse. Actions are the test of identity, while rhetoric is the medium for distortion.
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