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Forum Post: Manufacturing Consent by Noam Chomksy Your thoughts?

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 5, 2011, 1:13 a.m. EST by jjpatrick (195)
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We know we have a choice between Republicans and Democrats but in a book by Noam Chomsky, he argues that consent is manufactured.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQhEBCWMe44

Your thoughts?

Some more links: http://www.factcheck.org/barack-obama/ http://www.factcheck.org/tag/mitt-romney/ ---quite similar

Top 20 recipients of Wall Street Funds: http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/summary.php?ind=F07&cycle=All&recipdetail=M&sortorder=U

Historically, which party receives more from Wall Street? http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/summary.php?ind=F07&cycle=All&recipdetail=A&sortorder=U

Noam Chomsky on the State-Corporate Complex: http://chomsky.info/talks/20110407.htm

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[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 6 months ago

Happy Birthday Noam Chomsky, born on 7th December 1928, so:

This is the excellent documentary film of his, fantastic seminal book!

This doc's as much a biography of Noam Chomsky as anything else.

It also reflects what is going on now in U$A - re Gaza & Palestine! +

Noam Chomsky on Gaza at MIT Center for International Studies:

This 2008 Chomsky talk & its preamble, is now extremely prescient!

fiat lux et pax nunc!

[-] 1 points by MortgagedTent (121) 12 years ago

Its true. The mainstream media is essentially an extension of government and the elite. A democracy relies on its media as a weapon to neutralize its great enemy...its people.

[-] 1 points by jjpatrick (195) 12 years ago

Some links ALL OWS should know about: http://www.factcheck.org/barack-obama/ http://www.factcheck.org/tag/mitt-romney/ ---quite similar

Top 20 recipients of Wall Street Funds: http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/summary.php?ind=F07&cycle=All&recipdetail=M&sortorder=U

Historically, which party receives more from Wall Street? http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/summary.php?ind=F07&cycle=All&recipdetail=A&sortorder=U

Now for a real proposal that even Republicans and Democrats can agree on: Robin Hood Tax

Even billionaries like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, NY times (hence Republicans), conservatives like Dave Cameron, and even Obama liked the idea as well. Congress is even proposing the idea and OWS should focus more on it as well.

David Cameron ran on the Robin Hood Tax as his platform: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/7487081/Conservatives-will-impose-tax-on-banks.html

Noam Chomsky on the State-Corporate Complex: http://chomsky.info/talks/20110407.htm

Noam Chomsky's Manufacturing Consent: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQhEBCWMe44

[-] 1 points by jjpatrick (195) 12 years ago

Imagine if all the people was able to detect lies by politician. Let's keep them accountable to their promises:

Obama: http://www.factcheck.org/tag/barack-obama/ Romney: http://www.factcheck.org/tag/mitt-romney/ ---quite similar

[-] 1 points by jjpatrick (195) 12 years ago

Robin Hood Tax seems to be something everyone can sorta agree on as a transient fix. Even billionaries, NY times (hence Republicans), conservatives like Dave Cameron and even Obama liked the idea as well. Congress is even proposing the idea http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/7487081/Conservatives-will-impose-tax-on-banks.html

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 12 years ago

I've heard both good and bad about the Robin Hood tax, but when billionaires say they're behind it, that alone makes me skeptical. Is it something that's sold to the public as a good idea, but in reality winds up fattening the bank accounts of the rich? I wonder.

[-] 1 points by jjpatrick (195) 12 years ago

Bill Gates himself wrote a report supporting it and Buffet supports it a swell. However, they also strong advocates for eliminating poverty and social justice.

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 12 years ago

I'm not a big fan of Gates (understatement) but I do like Warren Buffett. I'm going to definitely pay attention. If the money actually went for a good cause I'd of course be behind it 100%. I'm just the skeptical type; when the rich are in favor of something that's going to cost them more money, it seems there's got to be a catch. I'm a suspicious bastard ;-)

[-] 1 points by jjpatrick (195) 12 years ago

Yeah, even the health care reform in the States was the product of strong interests groups.

So yes, all you got to do is follow the money. You know Obama eve lies as well.

http://www.factcheck.org/barack-obama/

http://www.factcheck.org/tag/mitt-romney/ ---quite similar

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 12 years ago

One that really got to me (and I don't even smoke) was the tobacco lawsuit a little while ago. Tobacco producers get hit with multi-multi-million dollar lawsuits and the money was supposed to go for healthcare in the various states. What happened? The lawyers got rich and the various governments spent the money instead on a new car for the mayor or landscaping at the country club. Nothing went for healthcare. Then the tobacco companies raised the price of cigarettes so smokers wound up paying for it, almost like a hidden tax. That's how the system works here in the good ol' USA. No wonder I've grown cynical of politics.