On a flight home I sat in between two individuals, a Marine and boxing promoter. The boxing guy was an older gentleman, and told interesting stories, such as meeting Don King. Both men were very pleasant and that helped make time pass on the flight. We were all combat veterans and all Southerners, so we had a lot in common. Then the discussion, inevitably, turned to politics.
The older guy turned to the Marine and said "You know Obama is getting rid of the Marine Corps, right?"
The Marine was puzzled. He hadn't heard this news. Neither had I. "Yeah, Eric Holder just had a meeting with the Joint Chiefs. Obama is going to disband them by Executive Order."
Hooooo boy. We are going to do this now, are we? Putting aside for the moment why the head of the DOJ would be involved with restructuring a military department in the DoD, I said: "I don't think any president can just disband a branch of service.
quoting "SemDem" (Seminole Democrat) at http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/01/1355083/-Obama-To-Disband-the-Marine-Corps
The article also questions statements about doughnuts being banned by the administration (based on a law passed over a year ago - so why are there still doughnuts?
Followed by the usual sort of "comments" debate:
...I don't even think it's brainwashing
because first of all they don't have much in the way of brains, and second because I don't think washing would help much.
Your condescension obscures your valid point
You need to let go of that. Propoganda works because it works even if you're intelligent.
In fact, it's quite likely that it's worked pretty well on you as well - have you really considered all the advertising you're subjected to - whether as billboards, paid placements, branded apparel, or "news"?
It's truly staggering and pervasive. And it affects you whether you believe it or not.
Yeah, I agree he needs to let go of that, the condescension, the calling people stupid. (but if you tell me liberals are always like that anti-liberals, sometimes misnamed "conservatives", are unfailingly civil, I will give you a few counterexamples)