Public opinion can be influential, the media can be influential.
By: Noam Chomsky
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like its from Neptune.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
The major advances in speed of communication and ability to interact took place more than a century ago. The shift from sailing ships to telegraph was far more radical than that from telephone to email!
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
Theres a War Crimes Act in the United States passed by a Republican Congress in 1996, which says that grave breaches of the Geneva Convention are subject to the death penalty. And that doesnt mean the soldier that committed them - that means the commanders.
If youre in favour of any policy - reform, revolution, stability, regression, whatever - if youre at least minimally moral, its because you think its somehow good for people. And good for people means conforming to their fundamental nature.
If humans were totally unstructured creatures, they would be... a tool which can properly be shaped by outside forces.
The respected intellectuals are those who conform and serve power interests.
Suppose I criticise Iran. What impact does that have? The only impact it has is in fortifying those who want to carry out policies I dont agree with, like bombing.
Meteorologists are pretty faces reading scripts telling you whether its going to rain tomorrow.
Judge Afiuni has suffered enough. She has been subject to acts of violence and humiliations to undermine her human dignity. I am convinced that she must be set free.
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