Has everything happened the way you think?
Are the less informed easier to persuade than the more?
Can some believe what isn't, or refuse to believe what is?
Are you certain you’ve not been conditioned to think certain thoughts?
"Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy,
it dseno’t mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are,
the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.
The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm.
Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef,
but the wrod as a wlohe."
Is what you think others think, what they may be thinking,
or what they and/or some others want you to think they’re thinking?
Do some think many know more than they ought to?
"It is difficult to get a man to understand something
when his salary depends on his not understanding it."
If John Hammer and Roy Carroll know how much capital political candidates raise,
could profits be enhanced by targeting news coverage
to influence campaign advertising money flows?
"The beauty of the democratic systems of thought control
as contrasted with their clumsy totalitarian counterparts,
is that they operate by subtly establishing on a voluntary basis,
aided by the force of nationalism and media control by substantial interests,
presuppositions that set the limits of debate
rather than by imposing beliefs with a bludgeon.
Then let the debate rage, the more lively and vigorous it is,
the better the propaganda system is served…
Those who do not accept the fundamental principles of state propaganda,
are simply excluded from the debate.
(or if noticed, dismissed as "emotional," "irresponsible," etc…)"