[thechat] FW: Protesters

Martin martin at members.evolt.org
Wed Oct 10 14:40:55 CDT 2001

iris wrote on 10/10/01 8:39 pm

>> Oh, well. The extremes just make better sound bites,
>> I guess...
>it's the soundbites that are so dangerous.  we start
>repeating the soundbites from tv and from our
>politicians, more and more, and more and more people,
>and then it becomes a chant, and we become one with
>something, belong to something, as our herd-animal
>psyche demands, then we switch the brain off, we stop
>being individuals, we become the mass, and the mass is
>easy to manipulate and control...

Yup. It's called The Manufacture of Consent, term coined
by Walter Lippman in 1922.

Chomsky called it a Systems of Indoctrination.


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