Tuesday, April 07, 2009

An excellent and most edifying read.

posted by The Vidiot @ 5:53 PM Permalink

Take the 5-10 minutes or so it takes to read all of Joe Bageant's commencement address.
The bad news is that we nevertheless remain one of the most controlled peoples on the planet, especially regarding control of our consciousness, public and private. And the control is tightening. I know it doesn't feel like that to most Americans. But therein rests the proof. Everything feels normal; everybody else around us is doing the same things, so it must be OK. This is a sort of Stockholm Syndrome of the soul, in which the prisoner identifies with the values of his or her captors, which in our case is of course, the American corporate state and its manufactured popular culture.

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At 11:30 AM, Blogger Bill Arnett said...

It's like putting a frog into a pan of cold water and slowly bringing it to a boil. The frog won't make any attempt to escape and soon cooks to death.

republican scum treat the American people likewise.


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