Propaganda is a powerful tool. It can be used by a government to create a distorted picture of reality to control the governed. There are historical precedents not the least of which was the documented filming of Japanese citizens committing mass suicide after Japan surrendered ending WW11. The Japanese people were told by their government that Americans were coming to torture women and children. The people believed it because they were uneducated, isolated and naïve. The Japanese intelligentsia was not a journalistic enterprise, it was a propaganda mill. The American people just elected a man to the presidency-a man described by the majority of the press as a threat to all we hold dear. Yet the people elected him anyway. How could this happen? It happened because half the population of the United States recognized the difference between journalism and propaganda. That’s a good thing. What’s not a good thing is that the other half failed to make that distinction. Now there is unrest and some rioting in certain parts of the country because the half of the population that swallowed the propaganda believes a monster is coming after them. There is a disturbing aspect to this because many of these people are educated but the same fearful isolation and naïveté afflicting the Japanese population has been indoctrinated into them by that education. Most people in our society are under the false impression that a college education expands a citizen’s ability to make sense of the world and to a certain extent this was true up until about forty years ago. In the mid 1970’s colleges and universities across the nation shifted from training students for leadership roles and morphed into a propaganda industry centered on social engineering, language manipulation and outcome-based academic proselytizing as a means to an ideological end. That end was to promote centrally planned government solutions to society’s problems while disenfranchising non college educated citizens and portraying them as ignorant Luddite malcontents who need the government to decide what is best for them. Political correctness was incredibly well described in a 1967 Strawberry Alarm Clock song-a yardstick for lunatics, one point of view. The truth is that no human can make an important decision without first exposing the presented facts to the alternative light source of skepticism. You see, it’s not enough today to just read the lines; you must possess the experience and common sense to read between the lines. Reasonable people have learned to follow their instincts and to question something that doesn’t seem right. But it’s difficult to question something if you’ve been taught it’s wrong to question it. Political correctness has unleashed a dangerous paradigm in America that is a Pandora’s Box of skittish discord and divisiveness and the average citizen has had enough of it which is why the election turned out the way it did. Ironically the American press may have played a pivotal role in ushering in a presidency they fought to destroy. This is government work at its finest and only a fool would deny that American journalism as well as American education has become a propaganda arm of central planning to the detriment of the blue collar sector of the population. The people saw this and acted accordingly. Now we must deal with the mind-poisoned, marginalized losers in this election as they take to the streets under the spell of the angst bestowed upon them by the academic/journalistic legions of political correctness. Their embedded consternation drives them like a crazed lynch mob as they attack a civilized society that they have been riled through disguised propaganda to reject. Oddly, the working class body politic who gained the White House does not blame the confused propaganda refugees as they run through the community with their rakes and pitchforks. They drank the snake oil and consumed all the Kool Aid but did not get the cure they were promised. The contempt of the winning body politic is reserved for the eroded institutions of education and bad journalism. Half the US population is suffering under the toxic effects of these institutions. Let us be thankful that the better half elected our president.