Great Job, Internet!: Scott Walker is now basically sending secret messages through his Instagram feed

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” With these words, American essayist and naturalist Henry David Thoreau spoke to our understanding of perception. It’s commonly understood that our eyes can deceive us, but less universally accepted is the way that two people can look at the exact same thing, and see two completely different scenes. Not only context, but history, emotion, and bias shape our view of reality in ways that can sometimes be completely antithetical to the perspective of others. Which is why it’s now important to note that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is, to these eyes, trying desperately to communicate his inner emptiness to the world at large, through coded images that he hopes will convey precisely this philosophical conceit.

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