Chomsky -- Put up or blah blah

Carl Remick carlremick at
Thu Mar 30 14:38:14 PST 2000

>CB: Trouble is [people] are not making up their own minds. The U.S. Big
>Brother mind control system is as powerful or more so than the methods of
>old. And all the more powerful because people THINK they are making up
>their own minds when their opinions on science are formed exactly as their
>consumer preferences are: based on television and other mass media shows
>and commercials (which unabashedly use deception and pavlovian association
>of products with unrelated positive feedback images) and a theory of the
>world they learn in church or from some Reaganite opinion maker or peer

To quote Doug's sometime hero, John Maynard Keynes: "The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist."


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