I thought of that, too, but then remembered that our corporate media pretty much makes sure the masses have no idea of Israel’s most recent nearly daily massacres of Gazans seeking a redress of their grievances, such as being penned in the world’s largest open-air prison, with the planet’s highest concentration of humanity. When I read to my students today that Israel illegally militarily occupies the great majority of Palestine, an adult (not a student, but a colleague) in the room spoke up to interject, “That is not true. I do not believe that! And that is like suggesting that in South Africa the Afrikaans-speaking White people should still be ruling!” It seems perhaps this person heard something about apartheid and Israel, but mixed it up to fit their U.S. corporate-media-gained idea they shared next, that the Palestinians had pushed the Jews out of Palestine, so it is only “fair,” they said, for the Jews to “reclaim” their land now. I was able to speak to a lot more details than this person could muster, however, and I felt they started to consider some of what I said, and when I mentioned Jimmy Carter’s book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid that really caught their interest, and they seemed ready to reconsider some of what they had first asserted to be their “beliefs” on this matter. In the end, this person said they wanted to read this book by Carter, a “good Christian,” as they said, to learn more. I encouraged them to do so, while mentioning I think this book is very informative but I do not condone President Carter’s performance as U.S. president, for example with his presiding over U.S. support for the Indonesian military’s atrocities in East Timor in 1975. This showed me how people duped by what they are told by our dominant media can be open to changing their views when given the chance to dig deeper. Education is always possible, and all of us can be part of this long haul towards transformation. Certainly mass movements also educate people, sometimes very quickly.