The art of misdirection

Like a lot of people, I’ve been following the news regarding Edward Snowden these past couple of days. It’s been entertaining, I’ll give you that, but at the same time I find the whole saga to be a fascinating example of misdirection as our attention is deliberately diverted away from the message by focusing on the messenger.

The newsfeeds may make us think we are informed, and the fact that we can all publish our thoughts (just like I am doing now) can give us a sense of power, but at the same time, whether we realize it or not, we are still being manipulated by the powers that be as we always have been.

It’s frustrating, but at the same time I have to admit that it has also been masterfully done.

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