Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A Little Misdirection?

If there is something that you want to hide yet know it is highly visible for all to see, what do you do?  You get people to look somewhere else.  It is called misdirection.

The Magician's art is based on misdirection.  They cause you to focus attention away from where the real action is occurring.  When you aren't looking they perform a trick that appears to be "magic."  We don't see where we are not looking.

Misdirection -- deception -- has been part of the "toolbox" of the politician ever since the beginning of politics.  It is extremely effective today since the attention span of the average voter is a 30-second sound bite.  With the focus of Congress on funding/debt/health care, what is really going on?

I wonder what we aren't supposed to be seeing right now.....

4 I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments.  Colossians 2:4

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