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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 12:21 PM

15. That's a bunch of crap.

Virtually everything I learned before the age of 25 turned out to be time-sensitive, or deliberate disinformation. Everything I thought I knew about U.S. history, government, and foreign policy was untrue and quite intentionally taught to us, because the truth would have made me question the very right of our government to exist.

It wasn't my right to be stupid. I didn't want to be stupid; I didn't want to be brought up on mythical "news" and bludgeoned over the head with fear and uncertainty. That was bequeathed upon me by one political party in the U.S., without my consent and against my wishes. It has only become worse in the past fifteen years.

I have to work hard every single day to collect enough information from enough un-poisoned sources so that I have any idea at all what is actually going on. The right to be indolent and accept the deceptions that are thrown at me is about as useful as the right to mount my toilet on the ceiling.

Fuck calling it a right, and start calling disinformation what it is: the largest problem our nation faces today.

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