As long as the weak-minded, hate-minded have mouthpieces like Rachel Maddow to support their view, your protestations will mean nothing. More people willing to get at the truth, regardless of political leanings, is what is needed. I wish I could tell you how those people come into being, but I don’t know. I think one thing to do is to clean house in education. No more people with an agenda. The instructors’ beliefs are not relevant. It’s the instructor’s job to help students define and develop their belief system, not replicate the instructor’s.