"War is peace. Slavery is freedom. Ignorance is strength." Remember those words from George Orwell?
Big Brother has been doing his best to impose totalitarian mind-control on us through it's Ministry of Truth [TM] ("news media" in the popular imagination), which not only tells us what's going on but how to feel about it. The extension of that effort at control through social and entertainment media has been particularly effective via the not-so-subtle social pressures of "political correctness." The
Despite these efforts, about half the population remains unaccountably recalcitrant, refusing (so far) to bend to the will of Big Brother and his media elites. Rasmussen Reports' "Marriage Update" (June 25, 2015) states that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters still consider marriage a religious institution, in line with past sentiments. Of the 76% who are either now married or have been married, 55% consider marriage a religious institution, while 34% consider it a civil one.
In fact, the number of Likely U.S. Voters who consider marriage a religious institution rather than a civil one has unaccountably risen from 36% to 43% in most recent polling. "Support for gay marriage reached a high of 48% almost a year ago and again in December, but then fell to 42% in February, tying the all-time low first reached in late 2013."
The brainwashing will continue, no doubt about it. If you want your children and their friends to have a fighting chance at retaining freedom of thought, you may wish to promote and join The Society for the Defenestration of Television Sets, Computers, and Other Electronic Devices (TFTDOTSCAOED, for short). When kids on their first trips to libraries are asking librarians where the switch is to "turn on" their books, you know you've got a challenge on your hands.
Power to the people! Protect your mind! Rage against the machine! Resist Leviathan! Resist Newspeak! Farenheit 451! ETWAGIHE!