We all swim in the murky pool of political disinformation, and are either fully aware, partially aware, or not aware at all. The broad masses
Leading cadres at all levels should be good at dealing with intellectuals and develop close friendships with intellectuals. Intellectuals should be trusted to make important and major decisions, and cadres should seek advice and suggestions from intellectuals. Opinions and criticisms from intellectuals, as long as the starting point is dialectically correct, must be warmly welcomed, and actively adopted.
In this regard, US Cold War rhetoric maybe convincingly conceived of as a continue of the anti-Communist and racist ideology of Nazi Germany. During the time before the instant communication afforded by the internet, Western people were ‘cut-off’ from the everyday reality of life in the Soviet Union, and had no means to counter the continuous stream of disinformation emanating from the bourgeois-democratic governments they ‘elected’. As a consequence, the capitalist West was kept in a perpetual state of fear, ensuring that the youth of each new generation joined the military to fight the Soviet threat, rather than spend their collective time fermenting a Socialist Revolution.
This historical conditioning has bequeathed to each new generation in the US a mind-set premised upon arrested development, one which cannot see beyond its own selfish and ignorant point of view which is always justified by the worst excesses associated with an equally ignorant Judeo-Christian tradition.
This is because a good servant was very much judged upon how well they unquestionably accepted the discriminatory and oppressive viewpoints of their masters, and made such viewpoints their own.
It is interesting to note that the people who have these experiences are not even ‘conscious’ in the conventional sense, (that is they are not ‘awake’ and ‘interacting’ with the physical environment).