Do you remember who said this?
"We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America's chickens are coming home to roost."
That was Rev. Jeremiah Wright (supposedly, Obama's pastor), and he said those words in the heat of the campaign for the U.S. presidency. This simple truth was denounced as apocalypse practically in the four corners of Earth, and then Obama was smeared as being "associated" with Rev. Wright.
This smear is blatant proof of the power of propaganda.
Because anyone with half a brain knows that what Rev. Wright said was the truth. To say that America was involved in State terrorism, and that 9/11 was a direct result of decades of U.S. citizens killing and collectively shitting in Muslimland. It is a matter of fact that America had 9/11 coming. Hell, even Osama bin Laden said it in his tapes!
Because anyone with half a brain can realize that you are not to be judged by others' actions. What Rev. Wright said had absolutely no relation to Senator Obama or his capacity to lead his country.
Yet a majority of Americans still tell themselves "nuuuuuuuuh, they hate us for our freedoms". And a large swath of Americans think Obama is an extremist. Obama winning the election against these odds... is practically a miracle, and it does not bode well for truth and reason.
In 2008, the bells toll for reason, for intelligence, and for truth. The truth does not always win, nor does reason or common sense -- it is up to us who hold these values dear, to defend and spread them. Let's hope 2009 is different.