The Participation Blog

You’re Usually Losing

Let’s get to the point: truth and reason are frequently losing. Your measured evaluation, research and reams of data presented in an objective way to an increasingly skeptical and mostly disinterested public, intended to appeal to their logic and common good, is competing with a steady diet of electronic and algorithmic emotional propaganda. And that propaganda is backed by billions of dollars invested to get people’s attention and keep them engaged to sell them, confuse them, and to scare the hell out of them. This is new ground for all of us. Why wouldn’t the public be angry and why would they trust you?! Read More