Land Of The Free—Home of the Brainwashed?
While researching a post I chanced upon comment posted by a reader responding to an editorial published in a British newspaper.
Despite its sarcastic conclusion, this comment is, in my view, worthy of sober consideration:
The average American is subject to endless brainwashing from many self-serving and contradictory sources, through their local newspapers, local TV and radio.
Their use of social media simply confirms their beliefs and prejudices.
They hear endless extreme religious propaganda from profit driven “churches”, advertising from companies desperate to make them addicted to fast food and the latest pointless products, political propaganda that’s way more extreme then anything experienced in the UK. This unregulated onslaught leaves them divorced from reality.
If the “American way of life” were a coin, this comment might well describe the tail.