Tag Archives: Manufacturing Consent

Manufacturing Representation

  The United States is nominally a democratic republic, where we have congressional members and senators who represent us, but I’ve come to understand that it’s more like a managed democracy. In Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, published … Continue reading

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Two Camps

  There are two camps in America that hold completely different viewpoints. One camp, let’s call them the establishment, still believes that we live in a meritocracy, where if you get an education and work hard you can succeed in … Continue reading

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Mittens ‘R’ Us

  I wrote a letter to the editor of the local newspaper expressing my surprise that they haven’t connected the bankruptcy of Toys ‘R’ Us with Mitt Romney, the man who’s poised to become our next senator. Mittens, as I like to … Continue reading

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Crackpot Centrism

  I’m smitten. Caitlin Johnstone is my new favorite blogger. She’s smart, funny and absolutely fearless. She also writes about the things I’m most interested in–political/economy, foreign policy, and media manipulation. Perhaps because she’s Australian, Johnstone deftly deconstructs US propaganda, following … Continue reading

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All the fake news that’s fit to print

  The corporate-media is still freaking-out over fake news. Their concern would have a lot more credibility and sympathy if these so-called respectable news outlets hadn’t been responsible for so much propaganda. Does anyone remember mushroom clouds, aluminum tubes, and weapons … Continue reading

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The Other Ratchet

  I’ve written before about how our political process is like a ratchet, where the Republicans apply rightward force, while the Democrats allow this rightward movement but whenever there’s a lull, they lock into place and prevent any movement back … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Consent

  While our neoliberal elite have been more than willing to offshore traditional manufacturing, they’ve kept the manufacturing of consent right here in America. Though western countries claim to be democracies, they all suffer from income and wealth inequality, with many … Continue reading

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