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Forum Post: Noam Chomsky on Democracy

Posted 4 years ago on Nov. 18, 2013, 12:25 p.m. EST by struggleforfreedom80 (6584)
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[-] 4 points by shadz66 (19985) 4 years ago

Beautifully clear and concise and kind of deeply moving too - from back in the day but boy oh boy, so fkn true & Chomsky is not wearing a jumper and it was from before the time that is voice dropped two octaves and put one to sleep, lol. Bill Moyers always brings the best out in people. Thanx again Andy for yet another excellent video & also fyi :

We all have clear Democratic Deficits wherever we live but the scientific ''Manufactured Consent'' of the demoCRAZY deMOCKERYcy, USUK style really takes some believing in how we are sold the 'Illusion of Freedom within the Delusion of Democracy' - however, it's always darkest before dawn and the sleepers are awakening :

''In the absence of movements, especially mass movements, people tend to feel atomized, and everybody is privately thinking that “the system is not working for me.” The Occupy movement, what it did was it ended that silence and people were more openly talking about the economic crisis, the fact that the banks got bailed out and the rest of us were left with unemployment, low-wage jobs, and an epidemic of foreclosures and evictions. So I think, contrary to what people thought…It’s really been a period where newer, small but new movements are starting to rise up. There’s been the Occupy Homes campaign in Minnesota, which has actually prevented several foreclosures…And there’s been sort of initial eruptions of the environmental movement.

''Now, what [the] Left has to do is to recognize that there is an opening here, there is a hunger among people in the United States, especially young people, young working people…In reality, what has become a dirty word is capitalism. Young people can see that the system does not offer any solutions. They can see that a two-party system is not working for them. But what is the alternative? We have to provide the alternative…''

dum spiro, spero ...

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (33526) from Coon Rapids, MN 4 years ago

Real Democracy "Is" inherently Social so Socialist. And yet socialism is given a bad name. SHEESH

[-] 3 points by struggleforfreedom80 (6584) 4 years ago

Socialism is about implementing democracy into the economy, hence creating a more democratic society. Libertarian Socialism is about replacing tyrannical systems (capitalism included) with a participatory democracy controlled from below. It is this kind of socialism we should strive for.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33526) from Coon Rapids, MN 4 years ago

Thanks = http://occupywallst.org/forum/chomsky-on-democracy/ with Bill Moyers &

More easily seen/apparent ( more relevant ? ) today than even back in 1988.