Several months ago, I bookmarked the single best essay I have ever read on the Fed, the 2008 meltdown, and how the New York Times provided cover by issuing some of the most effective propaganda ever delivered. This piece is simply the most logical piece that I have ever read on the subject. When you stop and think about it, the New York Times, Wall Street, and the Federal Reserve all sleep in the same bed. That's how propaganda begins. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-01/greatest-propaganda-coup-our-time
I snatched this from the comments. Dare I say it's prima facia true?
Hitler pointed out in 1923 that there are three main types of people in society.
The first-type is by far the largest group, those who are dull enough
and credulous enough to believe everything they are told without
The second-type is a significant minority who believe most things up
to a point, but are smart enough to detect poorly concealed lies, but
then end up believing almost nothing once they detect that they are
being deliberately lied to by the State and media, so often become
radicalized and the State struggles to manage and control this type.
The third-type is a tiny minority who believe nothing at all, they
examine everything each time, take nothing at all for granted, and are
difficult to fool for long.
Hitler identified that only the first type mattered politically, in a
democracy, and that all propaganda should be directed towards them. The
second group could be suppressed and maybe coerced into compliance, or
imprisoned, etc. The third type were very valuable, but dangerous, and
if they would not cooperate it was best to be rid of them.