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Response to Octafish (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 12:28 AM

21. Thanks for the great links. Will need to bookmark and read most later.

But from my skimming a couple of the links, I can see that it's all reinforcing my suspicions regarding things about which I'd really hoped I was just being paranoid. I'm also reminded that most Americans would never begin to read anything as long as even one of those sources. Even as highly interested as I am in these topics, and as (relatively) highly educated as I am (master's degree), I find it a little daunting. No wonder the RW is trying to destroy public education.

I found this particularly ironic:
The development of psychology, psychoanalysis, and other disciplines increasingly portrayed the “public” and the population as irrational beings incapable of making their own decisions. The premise was simple: if the population was driven by dangerous, irrational emotions, they needed to be kept out of power and ruled over by those who were driven by reason and rationality, naturally, those who were already in power.

Isn't this exactly what FoxNoise, Slimebaugh, and the rest cultivate and rely upon for their popularity? Rather than providing the citizenry with facts and examples of how those facts can be interpreted with logic and reason, they provide rumors and lies, and any facts that happen to sneak in are presented in the most irrational and histrionic light possible.

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