What's needed more than anything, in the case of a couple gadfly posters here in particular, is some remedial education.
Start with a quotation from A Study of History by Miles Mathis --
No, this isn't a study of all of history, so don't worry. This is a short non-standard study of the meaning of the word "history." As usual, I intend to twist this a little to make you think of it a different way.
As it now stands, history normally means a record of past events, as you would find in a book. But that isn't history, is it? That is a record of history, which may or may not be true. So what is history, really? Obviously, history is the events themselves. History is what actually happened in the past.
I say the governors don;t want you to remember that. They want you to think that history is the record of the events. They have spent inordinate amounts of time and energy in the past trying to make you think of history as the record of the events rather than the actual events. Why would they do that? Because if they can convince you history is the record, then they can control the record, and therefore history.
If that isn't too great a conceptual leap, take it one step further and notice that, to many people, the concept of history (and the past in general) is not even a narrowly circumscribed as "what's in this month's journal articles" but has deteriorated even further into quibbling over the minutae of evidential bean counting.
But History is not bean counting. It is seeing the forest -- sometimes from the sketchy remains of what was once one -- not in posing objections to the evaluation of the evidence that points to it.
People may imagine that they are adopting the pose of the "rigorous" scholar in this, but in doing so they are placing themselves squarely in the company of the geologists who denied Continental Drift in the face of overwealming evidence for decades.
You do not need a PhD to see the nose in front of your face. That "education" should have been debased to the point where it is synonymous with inability to do so indicts both it and those who are willing dupes of it.