Not solely a fan of the macabre I also notice outliers. The data point way up and to the left--afterall, in my field of analytics, a data point is a person. My goal is to convince you that your perception is trying to fool you. Not in an evil sort of way. It means well. You have to filter a lot of information in our 24/7 digital universe. It makes sense on some level to automate and leave us to our confirmatory biases. The real risk, especially if you are a communicator? Anything out of the ordinary will be missed.
Yes, there you were, Mr. Secretary,
I think that is how they call you
there you were
standing in front of my Guernica
a replica it is true
but still my vision of what was done
that day to the men to the women
and to the children to that one child
in Guernica that day in 1937
from the sky
Not really standing in front of it.
It had been covered, our Guernica,
covered so you could speak.
There in the United Nations building.
So you could speak about Iraq.
Undisturbed by Guernica.
"Throughout the debate on Iraq, there has been a remarkable degree of obfuscation, evasion and denial, and never more so than when it comes to the grim realities of military action. We may well live in the age of the so-called 'smart bomb', but the horror on the ground will be just the same as that visited upon the villagers of Gernika [the Basque spelling of the town]... And it won't be possible to pull a curtain over that."--Laurie Brereton, UN delegate Australia
I encourage you to follow the discussion--and for pete's sake--peek behind the curtain.