irtual reality is based on warped reality. So, for the most part, the characters in Referendumland are warped. They are real people who deliberately convey a warped reality to achieve their aim of deception. Only two characters are not warped: Alice and her adviser, Constitutional Cat. They are not warped because the Cat knows the difference between truth and fiction. And, Alice is not warped — for, she alone, can see the Cat, and she alone contests the close-up deception behind the apparently wonderful but misleading view in Referendumland.