Control the media, control the courts, control thought. That's been a blueprint for the ages. If you've not read Catch 22 (which is where the saying came from), or if it's been a while, it's worth picking up again. Also, when I first read Ayn Rand a few decades ago, I thought she was being lazy by setting up such easy straw men. Today, however, her straw men would be moderate Democrats. I've read Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead twice. She may have been lazy with her straw men, but good grief she must've been getting paid by the word. ITE Struggled.