An excellent resource I read back in my communist days, Isaiah's Job, describes a very intelligent approach to populism and the reality that those seeking truth face. When I first read it, I was surprised that an evil capitalist could understand the human condition so well... and later calked it up to marketing skills. Now that I've come out the other side of that long, dark night that is communism, I have a renewed appreciation for Albert Nock and the influence he has had on economics. Without Nock, we may not have had Rothbard. I think this is my favorite essay by Nock and it deserves a good read, especially if someone is trying to understand why I say what I do on facebook, and write what I write here, especially since it looks like nobody is listening.
"Tell them what a worthless lot they are. Tell them what is wrong, and why and what is going to happen unless they have a change of heart and straighten up. Don't mince matters. Make it clear that they are positively down to their last chance. Give it to them good and strong and keep on giving it to them. I suppose perhaps I ought to tell you that it won't do any good. The official class and their intelligentsia will turn up their noses at you and the masses will not even listen. They will all keep on in their own ways until they carry everything down to destruction, and you will probably be lucky if you get out with your life."