No, Seriously. This is a horrible virus spreading throughout the world. It's spread through lies, misinformation, half truths, dishonesty...Yes, spread mostly through media sources. It's called liberalism. Yes, it is a disease of the mind. It is an infectious disease spread through colleges, and government halls of indoctrination(public schools), by union thugs in those halls, and by union thugs elsewhere in the world. It's spread by media outlets who have lost their way to truth. It's spread by many instructors, mentors, teachers, even preachers/priests who are self called to preach their word rather than The Word, so called leaders with an agenda other than honorable service to the country. The agenda is usually, if not always self promotion and adoration mixed with a bit of greed for monetary increase and social influence.
Be very aware of your surroundings, your friends, your co-workers who espouse views that would impede independence and sacrifice Liberty in exchange for the "greater good". It usually ends dangerously for all but those at the very top of the food chain.
Be independent, be Free, Be Smart. Be informed. Know your history. Know your enemy. Know those who would tear you apart for their self promotion,. Don't get infected!