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Beam Me Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-21-09 04:38 PM
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21. Can't recommend this enough! Still, I recommend NOT watching TV spews AT ALL.
What do you EXPECT of those plastic manikins masquerading as "informed" people? Formed, yeah, but "informed"?? You think their JOB is to INFORM the public in any way that might empower it against the interests of the corporate/state? GIVE ME A FRIGGN' BREAK! They are there TO SELL: They are there sell us a consumerist perception of reality; they are there to sell the ILLUSION of a functioning, democratic republic; they are there to KEEP HIDDEN everything they don't want you to know and see. Oh, yes, they do air "controversy" so long as that controversy is controlled, contained. As Chomsky said, "The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum - even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there's free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate." The corporate owned and controlled media is the biggest propaganda system ever to exist on Earth -- why anyone would willingly give these manikins access to one's own intelligence is beyond my comprehension.


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