I will be developing this article further as situations in the numerous legal cases progress and permit. One battle that I waged at Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality was over the proposition that “perception is reality.” I argue that this is a bogus concept, but it may have some circumscribed utility for Ad men and other con artists. My objecting to this as a feature of the agency culture was one of the contributory causes in my having plenty of time to be writing this. Something about “insubordination” and, apparently maybe even worse, “bordering on insubordination” and the managers not wanting to hear all of that “philosophical” stuff. Indeed, I see their point.
This is how far the American college and university systems have declined. We have lost not only men and women who are roundly educated, we have lost individuals that can be fashioned by the events of life into ever more virtuous Citizens. The endpoint of dubious, but aggressively metastatic, Gates Foundation propaganda as designed by its high-school graduate & panegyrist, winds up being a standardized, compliant, unthinking, cubicle dweller actuated, as mere muscle and glandular tissue are, by higher centers. Even those higher centers quite a bit of the characteristics of the lower centers until the highness is high indeed.
The perception-is-reality notion is essential in both the education of such a workforce as it is in shaping, really better called, “injection molding,” the workers. It is the first seductive act towards fuller grooming of the employee as both a master deceiver and as well as an uncritical acceptor and operative of a system of altered, local perceptions. In the video below, Professor Victor Davis Hanson provides multiple tangential points to issues for state environmental agencies, not to mention the importance of thinking honestly, “The New Dark-age Mind,”
And here is a (perhaps) helpful comment: