Wizard's First Rule: People are stupid. They will believe a lie either because they want it to be true or because they're afraid it's true.
"A decline in courage may be the most striking feature
that an outside observer notices in the West today.
The Western world as lost its civic courage, both as
a whole and separately, in each country, in each
government, in each political party, and, of course, in
the United Nations. Such a decline in courage is
particularly noticeable among the ruling and intellectual
elites, causing an impression of a loss of courage by the
Harvard Graduation Ceremony 1978