Monday, June 13, 2011

Chomskian Observation of the Day

"The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum — even encourage the more critical and dissident views," said Noam Chomsky, quoted here by Tom Woods on the right — The Great American Political Spectrum — All 2.7 Inches.

"That gives people the sense that there’s free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate," continues Prof. Chomsky. Prof. Woods agrees, "That’s what I mean when I say that being called an 'extremist' means you disagree with Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney."

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