we all have free speech, but some people have so much more than the rest, only the most free of us ever get to be heard.
When asked to place numbers on a line, Most Americans can't go beyond a thousand. 1,10,100,1000. People understand these numbers. Homes,cars.computers,educations,... nobody generally needs to grasp more than the thousand value to handle common life. For low thousands people prefer to stay in hundreds, thirty eight hundred, seventy five hundred... the hundred being something that we encounter far more often than the thousand.
A million is a dream number, and a billion is a made up amount. Most people really have no idea how much they are getting robbed of the value of their labor, and lack the ability to visualize it when given the numbers. None. Even if their hearts are in the right place, the brain isnt used enough here. Honestly, maybe 15-20% of Americans ever question anything they were told about America in their education, at school, at church, or via their favorite personality on television.
To win an election just buy air time with ads using phrases familiar and comfortable to the target audience, and if those phrases get an emotional response without having to think, all the better at gathering support.
America is the best country on earth. We have a flourishing model democracy that was designed by the greatest men who ever lived. Our people have freedom that everyone, everywhere, envies. We have so much more opportunity than every other country anywhere, and that we get attacked for it.