[thechat] Re: war phase 2

martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
Thu Nov 29 05:54:42 CST 2001

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Absolutely, Dave.

Sadly I'm not at home (won't be until tomorrow late) so don't have
the reference, but there's been plenty of evidence that consent
(certainly in the US, and I'd say in the UK) is manufactured.

It wasn't thought up by Chomsky, but have a look at

IIRC I posted the original reference a few times on thechat in late Sept.


To:   thechat at lists.evolt.org
Subject:  [thechat] Re: war phase 2

>In the United States the "consent of the governed" is very real, and
>it is not guaranteed.

Er, yeah. Go read 'Why Americans Don't Vote'.

The reality is that the "consent" is that of very particular sections
of the US population, as there are structural forces which severely
limit the supposedly universal franchise. And we won't even mention
Florida :-)

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