Bullshit propaganda radicalizes Americans in the same way that bullshit Islamic beliefs radicalize terrorists. They were not born terrorists. Someone fed them the bullshit which led to erroneous beliefs and unconscionable actions. How is that any different than what is going on in our country right now?
I know many people who voted for Trump. Some I expected but also many I didn’t. I am just trying to wrap my head around what exactly made this indecent man acceptable to some of my friends and family, people I love and who love me.
The profession of journalism has failed us in many ways over the last 30 years, often prioritizing ratings over substance, profits over principals, but even in their present flawed form they remain a vital source of information. Now more than ever we need the mainstream media to help us separate fact from fiction, to verify the sources, to fulfill their mission of informing a free citizenry.