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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 07:46 AM

18. Understanding How Government Works Is Disdained...

The corporate media doesn't want people to understand how things work cause it takes away from their creating memes and manipulating stories. As witness by the "popularity" of Faux Noise, the less your viewers understand the better. Claim you know the Constitution without doing more than carrying it around. Those who actually read the thing and try to understand it are "rabble rousers". Its like the bible...only to be interpreted by those "divined" to some special status.

Sadly the lack of teaching of civics and how this country's government works is obvious around here with those who expect this President to make things like single payer or massive reregulation or demilitarization happen by fiat without understanding he has to work within the framework of the "balance of powers". The irony is some of these critics were ones who detested the previous regime's use of the "unitary executive" concept yet criticize President Obama because he isn't doing the same.

I'd be willing to bet 1 in 3 can't name their Congresscritter or Senator...but they sure could tell you who was the top vote getter on Dancing with whomever...

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