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Is The World Too Big To Fail?

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It probably comes as no surprise to regular listeners of our tunes that we tend to be Chomsky fans. His latest essay, “Is The World Too Big To Fail?” is a really great read, and a quite thorough look at what is in the world today, the state of things. Don’t miss it, it was just re-published in Salon.com:

Support for democracy is the province of ideologists and propagandists. In the real world, elite dislike of democracy is the norm. The evidence is overwhelming that democracy is supported insofar as it contributes to social and economic objectives, a conclusion reluctantly conceded by the more serious scholarship.

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All of this, and much more, can proceed as long as the Muashar doctrine prevails. As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, then the powerful can do as they please, and those who survive will be left to contemplate the outcome.

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Written by Ben Franklin

April 27, 2011 at 1:11 pm

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