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post Words To Ponder

October 10th, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 8:23 am

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” — Winston Churchill.


  1. Hey, wait a sec! I’m average. I vote. Should I feel insulted here? Thanks, Winston. Yes, we know you cudda been a ‘Merican, too. 😉

    Comment by Richard — October 10, 2018 @ 11:17 am

  2. Not everyone who votes have intentionally starved millions in racist colonies while declaring: “I am strongly in favor of using poisoned gas against uncivilized tribes.”

    Comment by Ethan — October 10, 2018 @ 11:28 am

  3. And in that quote he’s actually calling for an undemocratic form of government, which most people would refer to as authoritarian…words to ponder indeed!

    Comment by Ethan — October 10, 2018 @ 11:31 am

  4. “There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” Isaac Asimov, “A Cult of Ignorance”

    Comment by Rex — October 10, 2018 @ 11:17 pm

  5. “A propaganda model has a certain initial plausibility on guided free-market assumptions that are not particularly controversial. In essence, the private media are major corporations selling a product (readers and audiences) to other businesses (advertisers). The national media typically target and serve elite opinion, groups that, on the one hand, provide an optimal “profile” for advertising purposes, and, on the other, play a role in decision-making in the private and public spheres. The national media would be failing to meet their elite audience’s needs if they did not present a tolerably realistic portrayal of the world. But their “societal purpose” also requires that the media’s interpretation of the world reflect the interests and concerns of the sellers, the buyers, and the governmental and private institutions dominated by these groups.”
    ? Noam Chomsky, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

    Comment by Ethan — October 11, 2018 @ 8:40 am

  6. Good Grief!

    Comment by G — October 11, 2018 @ 11:46 am

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