Cop Shows & Althusser's Law (was Re: surplus andotherstuff)

Charles Brown CharlesB at
Tue Feb 2 08:41:17 PST 1999

I'd say you don't know the powers-that-be very well.

Mind control is a lot simpler than you think sometimes, like getting us to watch Big Brother (tv) while having us all watch out for Big Brother (Stalin) watching us.

I love Gramsci myself, but not because he is complicated. I know the current premier of Italy is an ex-Communist and the Italian CP used to have a big mass vote, but where has Gramsci's practice come to fruition otherwise ?

>From ground zero of Fordism,


>>> <d-m-c at> 02/02 11:22 AM >>>

>I can't help but think that the powers-that-be don't want everyday people
to start thinking of themselves as stars and
>heroes, and so they censor a lot of creative, new plots.

I'd have to say that this is exactly what the power that be want: for us to think of ourselves as heroes and stars.

this whole discussion of the media is so simplistic it's is pathetic.

read some gramsci for pity's sake

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