George Olson wrote:Oh God Jonathon!
What the hell is the unfathomable point are you trying to make?
It makes my brain hurt when you post such tripe!
George, the most basic strategy for practical deception requires engagement, a target audience and a crafted message. Some factors that greatly effect those pre-requisites are discussed in the linked article. As to whether or not ones message accurately reflects our shared reality is its own choice. In the article it's made pretty clear that some themes or insights are uncomfortable for target audiences and so they have to be left to continue fooling themselves about a position they hold. Hence the reference to what others might find a tangled web and our endless practice to deceive which often fails for reasons which seem unknowable at the time.
Jeff - also interested in reading the thesis - not so much a collector here though.