Reference your last paragraph. Your assessment is 100% correct.
98% of all Americans are either too stupid or too complacent to know or care about what is happening.
The 98% who cannot get away from their televisions, anyway. This has been a major victory for propaganda.
Want an enemy? Start with the Media.
That's who dictates "truth" to their beery little heads.
Then, remove any ability for critical thinking courtesy of the Teachers' Unions, who, coincidentally vote...How?