What happens when most people prefer the lie? Or the system has been structured so they have no time or energy left to question what they’ve been told after meeting their family’s survival needs? Or the academy tasked with providing society a critical examination of the issues has instead become subverted to power’s will?
From: Falsifying History In Behalf Of Agendas, by Paul Craig Roberts
“Constant charges of racism can both create and perpetuate racism, just as the constant propaganda out of Washington is creating Islamophobia and Russophobia in the American population. WE SHOULD BE CAREFUL ABOUT THE WORDS WE USE AND REJECT AGENDA-DRIVEN EXPLANATIONS (emphasis mine).
Readers are forever asking me, “what can we do.” The answer is always the same. WE CAN’T DO ANYTHING UNLESS WE ARE INFORMED (emphasis mine).”
You’re right, PCR. But then we also need the courage to act on that information, and standing against the public tide seems to be beyond most people’s ability or they care less about their conduct than their acceptance by the group. And if that is the case, then it is more important to focus our efforts on changing the group constructs people follow to conform with others, than it is inform the individual.
As usual it’s not either or, it’s both and more.