Your post is Exhibit A in proving my case that not a day goes by when the C.D. message squad (first up posters/opinion shapers) don't take the facts of power's abuse and abusers and turn THEM onto those being done unto.
Bernays' tactics worked not because people lack intelligence. They work because the use of certain emotionally-geared subliminal messages bypass the workings (or filters) of the conscious mind.
Second, the problem of Power's lies and abuses is hardly limited to America or American citizens.
Right now due to economic contractions, lots of poor people in Argentina, Venezuela, and Brazil are turning against their Left-leaning leaders.
Posters like you either are employed to defend the Establishment Powers or you unconsciously (Hello, Bernays!) identify with them.
Because whenever there is asymmetric power, it's disingenuous to blame those on the weaker side.
Arguably if ALL citizens were ALL engaged and ALL clear on the events of their times, then this cohesive force could potentially OUST the 1% power donors.
However, as you know, there are significant ideological differences within a population pool of over 300 million.
Instead of showing disgust for the Powers that misuse the public's air waves and have lied the nation into unspeakable, diabolical levels of violence waged against innocents in at least 6 nations... you focus on blaming citizens.
How can a citizen KNOW what's going on in Yemen?
The citizen must rely upon the News Sources.
How can a citizen know the true fiscal numbers... those related to unemployment rates or tax sums taken in from corporations, and so forth.
No one can find all this out on their own. And even if you push the canard that anyone can do research on line, the fact is, many on-line sources are as tainted as their mass media equivalents.
There is both a problem of POWER and one of FALSE NARRATIVES: a blanket of deception covering everything from the content of the food we eat to what we hear.
The ONLY time this forum's regulars understand the problem of disproportionate power is with respect to the purported "two sides" frame applied to Israel versus Palestine.
But when it comes to U.S. power abuses, and people subjected to all sorts of insults for not conforming to the Lies Told Often... you blame The People on the RECEIVING END of the State-sponsored punishment, rather than those DOING the punishing, the deceiving, and the murdering.
THAT is why I refer to many of you as "soldier boys." You're just following orders. And this kind of "blame fellow citizens" is far more in keeping with the jack-booted goons who must demean those whose doors they're about to kick down, than the TRUE Progressive who seeks common cause with fellow travelers. It's mutual trust and shared respect that leads to solidarity... not the constant bashing of citizens by calling them fools, ignorant, sheeple, etc.
Of course THAT is "andrew Boston's" main meme... but there are at least 5 others who reinforce it. Daily. Good soldier boys marching lockstep that you are.