Wednesday, 20 February 2008

CHOMSKY: On Corporations and Government

People are encouraged to take their anger and frustrations out on the government. But the real propogators of tyranny - who have 'demolished civil society', who have purposely marginalised people, creating the fabricated 'wants' that people spend most of their lives pursuing - are the powerful private coporations which back government. Whilst our media is filled with stories and scandals about government, these powerful, privately owned coporations remain hidden, out of sight, unnamed, untouchable. This is a genuine achievement of corporate propoganda. An achievement made possible because the people who own the media (and thereby control the flow of information and ideas, deciding what constitutes 'news') are those very same powerful, privately owned corporations. They tell you what they want you to know. What they don't want you to know remains hidden.

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