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Noam Chomsky on keeping people passive

colleensdragon:

Noam Chomsky on keeping people passive

Quote 22 Oct 2 notes
If you assume that there is no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, that there are opportunities to change things, there is a possibility that you can contribute to making a better world. That’s your choice.
— Noam Chomsky. (via deconstructingtheconstructed)
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Quote 22 Oct 4 notes
There’s a lot of fuss on the Left about election irregularities, like, you know, the voting machines were tampered with, they didn’t count the votes right, and so on. That’s all accurate and of some importance, but of far more importance is the fact that elections just don’t take place, not in any meaningful sense of the term ‘election.’
— Noam Chomsky (via mr-another)
Quote 22 Oct 6 notes

the appearance of ISIS and the general spread of radical jihadism is a fairly natural outgrowth of Washington wielding its sledgehammer at the fragile society of Iraq, which was barely hanging together after a decade of US-UK sanctions so onerous that the respected international diplomats who administered them via the UN both resigned in protest, charging that they were “genocidal.”

One of the most respected mainstream US Middle East analysts, former CIA operative Graham Fuller, recently wrote that “I think the United States is one of the key creators of [ISIS]. The United States did not plan the formation of ISIS, but its destructive interventions in the Middle East and the war in Iraq were the basic causes of the birth of ISIS.”

He is correct, I think. The situation is a disaster for the US, but is a natural result of its invasion. One of the grim consequences of US-UK aggression was to inflame sectarian conflicts that are now tearing Iraq to shreds, and have spread over the whole region, with awful consequences.

— Noam Chomsky (via verkur)
Quote 22 Oct 2 notes
If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.
— Noam Chomsky (via beeberdeh)
Quote 22 Oct 4 notes
Passing tests doesn’t begin to compare with searching and inquiring and pursuing topics that engage us and excite us. That’s far more significant than passing tests and, in fact, if that’s the kind of educational career you’re given the opportunity to pursue, you will remember what you discovered.
— Noam Chomsky (via awrittenrecord)
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Chomp on some Chomsky

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Chomp on some Chomsky

Quote 22 Oct 3 notes
Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.
— Noam Chomsky (via quoteallthethings)
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Take a walk through any big city. Do you see anything that needs improvement? There are huge amounts of work to be done, and lots of idle hands. People would be delighted to do the work, but the economic system is such a catastrophe it can’t put them to work. The country’s awash in capital. Corporations have so much money they don’t know what to do with it—it’s coming out of their ears. There’s no scarcity of funds—these aren’t “lean and mean” times. That’s just a fraud.
— Noam Chomsky, How The World Works (via purplegeist)
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“The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don’t know how to be submissive, and so on — because they’re dysfunctional to the institutions.”
― Noam Chomsky
Quote 22 Oct 4 notes
All over the place, from popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.
—  - Noam Chomsky (via m1xxl1ttlem3)
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