I was brainwashed!
Just moments ago, I realized I was brainwashed all those years ago in elementary school! We were forced to watch live television of both Alan Shepard and John Glenn as they launched from Cape Canaveral. Oh, the horror! Those broadcasts were like gateway drugs, leading helpless children into depraved studies like engineering or mathematics. It was all a secret government plot initiated by Barack Obama! Even though he was under a year old! It just shows the inherent evil and duplicity of this administration. Why, in 1961, they were already engaged in nefarious plot to take over education is this country.
Next time, I'll show you how to fashion a tin foil hat using your bike helmet as a template. It's the best way to deflect those government mind control rays.