“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest — but the myth — persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.” – JFK
“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” – Stephen Hawking
For those whose understanding of the world is derived from what their governments and political leaders tell them to believe, and from the mainstream media which regurgitates the government’s views and ideology, the world is left black and white, us vs. them, a simple myth to hold on to. For these people: the economic crisis is over and we are now in a “recovery”; the ‘War on Terror’ is an age-old battle between the forces of good and evil, retribution for the attacks of 9/11, and is designed to battle ‘terrorism’ in every corner of the world; the era of imperialism ended with World War II, and America is not an ‘empire’, but rather a bastion for freedom which spreads democracy around the world; the war against Libya was intended to save innocent lives out of ‘humanitarian’ concerns; we must accept the loss and restriction of our fundamental rights and liberties in order to protect us from terrorists; Barack Obama has brought ‘change’ and is a beacon of ‘hope’; and the death of Osama bin Laden showed that the ‘War on Terror’ is working, and is worthy of going out in the streets to celebrate and cheer! Oh but wait, it’s not over. Now there is ISIS, the new face of terror which we need to “degrade and destroy” in Syria and Iraq… and at home. We have been warned: “homegrown terrorists” are lurking in Western countries, waiting to “follow ISIS kill commands”.
For these people the world is based upon a pervasive, unyielding myth, building illusions for all to see and believe.
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