Our problem is our corrupt news media
What I mean to say is that none of the present corruption could survive if we had an honest press, or even a less dishonest press. The vast majority of people, even people in real estate, have no idea about control fraud. Nor do people have any idea about how thoroughly corrupt our security contracting process is, even here in DC where so many have personal knowledge of it, yet they do not comprehend the extent of it. None of this corruption could withstand even the slightest scrutiny. Nor do people have any idea of the scope of corruption in what passes for school reform, but with better justice would be called school deform.
In the Soviet Union people knew that they were being lied to. The vast majority of Americans have no idea how corrupt our news media has become. Most people know that Faux news is pure propaganda, and they have a vague feeling that something is wrong with out news media. But they have no idea how extensive the corruption has become. They have no idea that people like Lesley Stahl, Tom Brokaw, Ezra Klein, David Brooks, Maria Bartiromo, Erin Burnett, John Harris, Gwen Ifill, Jon Meacham, Bob Schieffer, George Stephanopoulos, David Wessel, George Will, and Judy Woodruff are on the take from Pete Peterson. Most people have never heard of the Lewis Powell Memo. Even PBS is Koched up. Nova takes money from David Koch, which accounts for the lack of coverage of climate change.
I really don't know what to do. How can we persuade our fellow countrymen to turn off their TV, cancel their newspaper, and give radio news a miss? How can we convince them that far from being informed they are being played for fools?