You can plow through endless articles and op-ed pieces in many magazines and news papers (remember those things, you kiddies with "smart phones"?). Nothing gets to the chase or is as compelling to see and hear as the occasional Jon Stewart satire (which it really is not) about a profound event in our daily life. If you missed the Daily Show last night, you need to see the first few minutes of this (you can mute the obligatory ad):
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
-- H.L. Mencken