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> we have always accepted what we see because we've assumed that things are more or less as they've been presented to us

Even this is too simple. Many people have lived under propaganda regimes, yes, many have bought into them, and many people have seen through them.

Each new wave of information technology provides new ways to “pull the wool” over peoples’ eyes.

And though a propaganda machine has power... like all things it creates and equal an opposite power that eventually destroys it. The question for individuals is only: where am I in the cycle, how long will this cycle last, and what is my role to play?

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