Thinking for your self is subjective. Who wants to be misled or brainwashed. The COVID 19 crisis should be a good time to re-evaluate all aspects of a modern life. That means we shouldn’t hide from the depressing news, but seek information that’s beyond the propaganda.
Most Americans were not deep thinkers before COVID 19 and they are probably not seeking any information that would challenge their constructed assumptions. The people that manufacture consent have upped their game and the masses haven’t even noticed to question why.
In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons...who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.