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Selling delusions: When you’re part of the problem, what difference does it make?

A Headline to that effect:

Mass surveillance silences minority opinions, according to study

See Also

Spiral of Silence
Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’

An “audacity” example:

Obama: ‘Divisive’ rhetoric of campaign is corroding democracy

From an American president who uses his bully pulpit so he and his wife can mock and taunt Americans, inciting their followers to be confrontational, and has created an unprecedented atmosphere of incivility, racial animus and violence:

Obama To Supporters: “Argue With Friend and Neighbors Get In Their Face!” video
Obama Mocks Fox, “Teabaggers” video
Obama Mocks Republican ‘Armageddon’ Rhetoric (Again) video
Obama: Police Acted ‘stupidly’ in Scholar Arrest video
Obama On GOP Running On Repeal: ‘Go For It’ video
NRA: Barack Obama – “bitter gun owners” video
President Obama, No One in Arizona is Laughing video
Obama, during his private pep talk to Democrats,asked, “Does anybody think that the teabag, anti-government people are going to support them if they bring down health care? All it will do is confuse and dispirit’ Democratic voters “and it will encourage the extremists.” – Nov. 7, 2009
Jan Brewer: We Found Out the Obama Was Turning Us In To the UNHRC on Internet (video)
Top 5 Most Violent Obama Quotes Ever Including – “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun, because from what I understand, folks in Philly like a good brawl.” (video)
Obama Tells GOP “They Can Come For The Ride, But They Have To Sit In Back” (video)

h/t TigersEye

Living in an “echo-chamber” gives one over to intrinsic vulnerability, lack of self-direction and self-opaqueness? 

“… No one recalls, nor is there knowledge or understanding to say, “I have burned half of it in the fire and also have baked bread over its coals. I roast meat and eat it. Then I make the rest of it into an abomination, I fall down before a block of wood!  He feeds on ashes: a deceived heart has turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?” –Isaiah, 8th Century BCE

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