But the problem I have is: If people
identify with Neo, Trinity, Morpheus and the others, why can this happen?
Why can what happen?
But not many people are informed as well as we are.
Well, what you might call being 'well informed', someone else might call 'being very sheltered and naive'. Don't assume that just because we have huge pipelines of news being spewed 24/7, this means we are being given all the information we need to know.
For example, much ink was given to the 500 or so votes for bush that came in from overseas after the deadline had passed, thus tipping the scales barely over the edge in favor of the shrub. Yet no ink has been spent on the thousands of black voters turned away at the polls on voting day. It's a classic diversion, always admit to the lesser of two crimes.
It's the same thing with civilian casualties in afghanistan: a few hundred civilians may die from bombings, while 5 to 7 million afghanis will likely starve this winter, because existing releif efforts have been shut down unilaterally by US actions. (the arial food drops the the us is doing are tiny compared to the relief efforts that have been going on for years.)
As far as "educating people" goes, I think it's tough enough to educate ourselves, without adding to the noise and FUD that's going on around us. Propaganda always must travel through some sort of medium. True teaching happens by example first and foremost.
Looking at american imperialism even just in the last 50 years, it's clear that the shrub's war on terrorism isn't meant to apply to US use of force, even though the school of the americas teaches the same stuff as the camps we've been bombing. The "war on terrorism" is an initiative to insure that the US and US-friendly states have a monopoly on terror.
Hell, think about it. War IS terror. So a war ON terror is like tryng to kill death. It's semantic nonsense.
Don't call it Fascism. Use Musollini's term: "Corporatism"
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