The only disagreement we have is the degree to which the system is rigged - and that propaganda is in the eye of the beholder. In this respect it is you who is somewhat blind. That and you talked over many of my points. Banding together does not change the fact that the system is rigged. Banding together could change this but for now - it is what it is. The forces working to prevent "banding together" are 1) active and 2) strong. Propaganda is misinformation, deceit and/or lies. The effectiveness of this tool on the masses has been well studied and this is not some secret. The "eye of the beholder" claim is partially false and somewhat misinformed. Once again - there is no functional democratic process without a fair and free media and an educated populous - educated in things detailed in my previous post.