Human mind is impressionable. That is what makes a human so gullible.
I happened to read a very well written crime fiction titled "The return of the dancing master" by 'Henning Mankell'. The story starts with all the usual murder,investigation etc., but what impressed me the most was the way the plot was woven into people believing and following Nazi ideals. Anyone, who has the courage to stand up and impress upon others his ideas, thoughts, beliefs can create a whole race of dumb followers. They follow,execute unquestioningly. How easy it is to convince a soldier that he will do good by murdering an individual just because he belongs to a different race. No wonder the seeds sown 62 years earlier still result in riots in India. If you are successful in creating a single offspring of your beliefs, it will propagate through generations. Is it always that the wrong ideas manifest themselves firmly and those that should remain strong for ages to come, fade away much before their time? Are people so blind that they cannot distinguish the obviously wrong ideas, that are being stained into their sparkling white minds?
There is always a stress on education. What do we achieve by education? Falling into traps laid down by the media, doing what education obviously teaches us is wrong. When we study and believe in science, why do we still follow superstitions? We still have leaders who make allegations stating that "This minister is responsible for the drought conditions in the state. He did so by eating biscuits at the time of the solar eclipse". No, there is no one who stands up and fights against such statements. Forget fighting against, we have people who believe and help spreading such nonsense.
I guess its high time, people start putting their brain to the right use, and free themselves from this whole world of darkness!