The biggest problem in our alleged democracy, I think, is the deadly, aggressive ignorance of the electorate. This ignorance isn’t accidental, nor is it genetically predetermined. It is the product of an educational system and a popular culture that conspire to teach us whitewashed versions of our history. It is also the product of a corporate-owned and dominated media system that foments and feeds upon the carefully manufactured ignorance.

Ladies and gentlemen, this isn’t conspiracy theory any more than it is calculus. It may be a bit difficult to get a grip on, however, given all the distractions that get thrown our way. Fortunately for us, there are dedicated curmudgeons out there who analyze and illuminate this institutionalized dishonesty. You are already familiar with the Daily Howler. Now I give you–

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