I don't think he's calling it a government conspiracy to brainwash us in a literal sense.
But we are all conditioned at an early age by society.
I don't think you need to unplug your television sets and throw away Time magazine.
You just have to know how to filter through the nonsense and biased propaganda.
True our "democratic" country give us the most freedom for expression and beliefs,
more that a dictatorship;
but its very easy to compare yourself to the lowest denominator.
The United States needs to be improved.
We still suffer from factions, elitism and indoctrination.
If you can't understand the criticism and questioning of our country, maybe you should stay off the soma...