Your Opinion Is Irrelevant

You wrote all that just to tell me you have a crush on me? Dude, roses would have worked…

-OM

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We are delusional.  I don’t mean seeing things that aren’t there.  We can see things pretty clearly.  I mean believing things that aren’t true.  We get told what to think, and we’ve been taught to believe lies.

In America we were told that we live in a democracy, where everyone’s opinion counts and everyone has the right to free speech.  Look at the First Amendment to the Constitution:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

We’re told that public opinion is shifting, and we’re fed numbers that are supposed to support the premise.  But if the opinion polls are any indication, it’s always been clear that “figures don’t lie, but liars…

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