Phillip Millar, a lawyer in Toronto, explains how social tribalism among professionals and other workers suppresses freedom of speech. As a retired pensioner who has already been alienated by friends and family, I have little to lose by expressing my opinions and asking impertinent questions of authorities and journalists. Working people, however, can't allow themselves such luxury since they would risk their jobs, respect and friendships. Even if they allow themselves to consider the unthinkable (according to the brainwashed), they can't speak up. There may be many millions of them but we can't know. Meanwhile, the brainwashed majority trumpets the absurd notion that everyone agrees with their limited sense of reality.