Archive for September 25th, 2012

“Reality” Versus the Internet

One of our commenters talked about the “real world” as opposed, I suppose, to what we are doing.

He says public meetings take place in this “real world.”

The planet Mercury is a giant slice of “reality.” If someone could beam a message to Mercury he would reach a huge section of “reality.”

No one doubts that Mercury is real. But if you were rich and spent a lot of your money sending propaganda to Mercury your family might just be able to get you committed.

It would be a little hard to explain to those who spend tens of billions to advertise on the internet that they must be crazy because the internet isn’t “real.”

It hasn’t been that long since public speeches were considered “reality.” Truman won the 1948 election largely by his “whistle stop” campaign making speeches from the back of a train. If he tried that on AmTrak he would still be out there.

Truman got out in the “real world” of his day.

Harding won the 1920 election sitting on his front porch, his “front porch” campaign. Harding's Front Porch

Both elections were real.

“If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound?”

Of course it does. Sound is a vibration. “Imagine the sound of one hand clapping.”

One hand doesn’t clap.

Political reality is human consciousness.

Reality exists independent of human consciousness.

POLITICAL reality does not.