posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 01:35 AM
Here is the truth:
"Dissent is the highest form of Patriotism" - Howard Zinn
"Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state. All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system,
there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume. All
over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the
only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.
Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it. You never need an argument against the use
of violence, you need an argument for it.
States are not moral agents, people are, and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions. The sign of a truly totalitarian culture is that
important truths simply lack cognitive meaning and are interpretable only at the level of "%^%% You", so they can then elicit a perfectly
predictable torrent of abuse in response. We've long ago reached that level.
If you quietly accept and go along no matter what your feelings are, ultimately you internalize what you're saying, because it's too hard to believe
one thing and say another. I can see it very strikingly in my own background. Go to any elite university and you are usually speaking to very
disciplined people, people who have been selected for obedience. And that makes sense. If you've resisted the temptation to tell the teacher,
"You're an asshole," which maybe he or she is, and if you don't say, "That's idiotic," when you get a stupid assignment, you will gradually
pass through the required filters. You will end up at a good college and eventually with a good job.
One might ask why tobacco is legal and marijuana not. A possible answer is suggested by the nature of the crop. Marijuana can be grown almost
anywhere, with little difficulty. It might not be easily marketable by major corporations. Tobacco is quite another story. " - Noam Chomsky
now please can someone bump my intro so i can get the 20 posts needed? its in recent posts right now. I am trying to bring some other things to light
and make threads... anyone ever heard of ARGUS surveilance? How bout the x-wing fighters and tractor beams we have now? People need to wake up.....