Most people in the U.S. are blissfully unaware of the history of Palestine and of the continuing injustices inflicted on its people today. The explanation for this lies largely in the way the U.S. mass media reports the story, almost entirely from the Israelis’ point of view
Most people in the U.S. are blissfully unaware of the history of any part of the biosphere – including the U.S. Of course the media contributes to our ignorance, as does much of the formal education system and all of our major social institutions.
Despite all of that (which is normal for any people and/or nation), in the U.S., the vast majority of people are blissfully unaware because they want to be. McGovern himself worked for the murderous CIA for decades for chrissakes. That was a voluntary decision.
And finally, there is this: because the U.S. is in fact an “exceptional” nation in terms of unprecedented wealth and military power, the people of the U.S. have the responsibility to at least call it out for what it is (as McGovern does here).
Until lib/progs (including “Blue Wave” Congressional candidates and sitting “Progressives” in the Dim wing of the Duopoly) admit that, we are not only useless to the point of irrelevance – we are as complicit as Zionists are and Nazi collaborators were.