Let’s just say I’ve been engaged in debate, defending conservative priciples, for over 40 years. And OK, I did a lot of campaign work when I was younger, and watched some great men break the back of 44 years of corrupt, one-sided state government. They went on to illustrious careers in Washington: Senate, House, Cabinet, etc. A few are still there.
I once had dinner with Dick Cheney. He has been painted by the media into something as far from the real man as anyone can imagine. Brainwashing is alive and well in the U.S.A. The very fact that the term has been removed from our vocabulary should tell you something.
Some folks who risked their lives to escape Communism (and lost the lives of many loved ones) taught me back in 1969 about the plan to infiltrate a democracy with Communism. You start with the colleges, media schools, then work down through the education system. In a couple of generations, you can successfully shape thinking, create ‘correct-speak’ (here it’s called Politically Correct), re-write history to suit your goals, and easily influence elections with mass media. Hmmm, sound familiar?