In the United States and North Korea: The fine art of mindfucking the average citizen into believing logical fallacies and getting rewarded with money, power, fame, and a place in the history books for doing so.
Everywhere else: The fine art of governing a country.
George W. Bush: "Al Qaeda attacked us because they were jealous of our freedom!"
Normal person: *sheepishly accepts bullshit assertion*
Intelligent person: "So, Mr. President, you expect me to believe that a terrorist network with more than enough resources to instigate a revolution and try to install more democratic governments than those that currently exist in Iraq and Afghanistan, decided to, instead of taking this course of action, attack the United States, its greatest potential ally in a hypothetical struggle for freedom? You expect me to believe that they childishly lashed out at us instead of working toward achieving greater liberty like the adults they are? You expect me to believe that we Americans are such hot shit that the entire population of the Middle Eastern world is secretly jealous of us? And you expect me to believe that 9/11 WASN'T motivated by the violent US interventionism in the Middle East that has cost so many innocent lives in that region, or covert CIA bombings which claimed many lives and were performed on targets that we had little reason to believe were actually housing terrorists, and also not by the Zionist pro-Israel attitude that we have taken in every dispute between Israel and any other country in that region, despite the circumstances? You, sir, are a brazen liar and an asshole. Go fuck yourself, and everyone that believes your insidious brand of bullshit politics is retarded."