That famous scream by Col Jessup, “You can’t handle the truth!” is very appropriate today, at least that’s what most politicians think of the American people.
I don’t know about handling the truth, but most people would rather not seek it, ignore it or choose not to believe it. And that’s how politicians manipulate citizens because they are afraid if they tell the truth, they will lose votes – I suspect they are right.
It’s much easier accepting the rhetoric convincing us it’s always the other guy or gal at fault … or anything beyond our control, when in fact most often it is the opposite.
Don’t believe me? Look at the memes that proliferate Facebook with outrageous misinformation or outright lies. They go on forever, even after being debunked.