“Everything Americans think they know, they learned from a televised morality play. It’s all theater. You root for some good guy and boo some bad guy. You pick your own, but you dance to the tune of the men running the show. It’s mind control, pure and simple, and if there is an American immune to it, then he is probably living in a snow cave somewhere in Alaska.”
— Gypsy Joe Hess (1919-1988), prospector, self-educated philosopher and horse trader, as quoted by Joe Bageant.