It was this sentence that made a lot of sense about 'brain-washing' and 'blind-siding' :
Revolutions, Islamic and otherwise, seldom deliver on all their promises, and a clear external enemy can serve as a useful diversion from internal problems.Think North Korea too.
Familiar? Well, I don't know, I'm probably another cog in the wheel. But when many of these cogs decide to stop working (and start revolting) in the tangible yet invisible machine that they supposedly serve, things can go.... awry.
You know the saying "No news is good news."; to be frank, we could all use a little more of this absence of bullsh*t. I'd prefer it more than anything in my daily dose of reading.