The false reality constructed for Americans parallels perfectly the false reality constructed by Big Brother in George Orwells’ dystopic novel 1984.
In Paris, I talked to a lot of people from the middle class as well as from the working class. There was one waiter, who was ironically from America, but who went to France in 1977. He was a Mexican-American, and it is very rare for someone in my culture to ever go and start living in another country. He told me that ordinary working-class people are not happy with their current president, the so-called "socialist" president of France. Working people, farmers in particular, are very angry with the sanctions against Russia, because they are not able to sell their products.