Re: This is the future
Sadly the truth has become the loudest, most self centred annoying voice at the podium, rather than the quiet list of facts from the academic with the proof in their pocket.
Why you ask does the loud arrogant self centred one get the most attention?
Because the loud self centred one plays off the fears and insecurities of the crowd.
Fears and insecurities that have been accellerated by modern media reporting 'mass shootings' and 'mass assaults' within 3 minutes of them happening around the globe. By social media narrowing and tightening points of view with echo chambers that are self re-enforcing. By extracting minutia from a swamp of data and refusing to look at larger, more complete pictures. By ensuring that the population is less and less effectively educated in each ensuing generation so that logic and reasoning have fallen out of general use and are now looked apon as 'weird' and 'eccentric' behaviours.
Humanity in the western world is once again a slave population, poorly educated, incapable of critical thought and tightly bound to communication devices that can be used to pump them full of fear uncertainty and doubt about their neighbour, their family and their community. They cannot see that the more afraid they are, the less rational their reactions to freedom are. Especially when that freedom is couched in the terms of mysterious, scary, foreign 'others'. Thus each day they gladly sacrifice yet more of their own freedoms on the altar of safety.