The failure to mandate a logic class that should begin in high school is why Americans are irrational. This forum proves my point. Facts are irrelevant in every thread. The mind is an organ. All organs need to be exercised properly or they won't develop. There is a scientific propaganda system used by the media to brainwash American citizens. Brainwashed citizens become emotional, insulted, and irate at the mere mention of being brainwashed. Here's an example. Would you put your money in a bank that takes your money to a casino or a horse track to bet with? Instead of shooting craps the bankers are betting with derivatives instead of using derivatives to hedge risk. When the banks lose they get bailed out with your own money (its called taxes). Since the mortgage meltdown failed to wake up Americans, nothing will.