Have you ever wondered why we are divided as a society yet united as a people? From my perspective it really is a confidence game. You see you have our country which is dominated and controlled by the corporations and the wealthy, yet they actively tell people to hate corporations and the like. It is in their best interests to support democratic and left-wing ideologies in the media and in entertainment because it gives that side of the field traction and stability they otherwise would never have. The majority of people are either a Neo-Con nazi, or a bleeding heart Liberal... either way they got ya striker, and they are gonna get ya down, and down safe.
You may be thinking "Howie, if what you say is true, how can you claim that it is in the corporate interests to support the left?" It is really simple: Unless you work for yourself or have absolute control over what you earn and are valued at, you are a slave. You may not think you are a slave, but you are indeed a slave in a loose translation of the term, admittedly. Value of your dollars is determined by the market, and they control the market. So in essence you are playing a game of football where the refs are all paid off. Clearly that was a holding, clearly that was roughing the passer, clearly that was pass interference, clearly we need to reset the playclock to 2 minutes 1 second.
When people say "Quit sending jobs overseas" they don't realize that our way of life is dependent on the cheap labor of the 2nd and 3rd world. China in particular has paid a considerable amount of our debt. When the occupy hipsters had their cool Ipads, smartphones, and other gadgets they were slamming our government from, I got the sense their heart couldn't really have been in it, after all that ipad that costs 500 bucks by today's money would be more like 5,000 if it was made in this country. Don't believe me? look back to the 80s when a loaded IBM or Laser 386 cost 10,000 without breaking a sweat and was obsoleted within 18 months. First world labor, First world prices.
Also, when people bring up canada and their healthcare system, I start to get sleepy. Canada has the luxury of being the wife of the United States, if some misguided country dared to attack Canada they would get smacked so hard by the hammer of doom. Don't believe me again? Look no further than NORAD. NORAD's 2nd in command is always Canadian. So essentially your tax dollars go to protect Canada too. I bet if we didn't waste so much money on war, and instead focused on healthcare, we could do what Canada does no problem... but then how would we keep our fighting force fit and ready? Fighting wars and having an enemy is only boosting the military power of the United States, the more we fight, the stronger we get.
What can you do against this two-faced tyranny? Educate yourself. Educate yourself about the world. Take whatever bias you have and throw it away at the threshold of the door, then open your eyes to logic and reality. One of the easiest ways to get a true perspective of the world is get a shortwave radio, and listen to what people in Russia, Germany, France, Brazil, Iraq, etc really think about the united states. You might be surprised.