I'm English Nick and I approve this message

I'm English Nick and I approve this message

Postby English Nick » Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:32 pm

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“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. 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.” - Noam Chomsky
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Postby English Nick » Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:34 pm

“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. 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.” - Noam Chomsky
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Postby hwmnbn » Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:34 pm

It's a lovely treatise and I agree with everything. Now how do we boil it down to a bumpersticker?
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Postby Ava » Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:59 pm

I resized it in the original post. I know, I'm nit-picky. ;-)
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Postby English Nick » Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:24 am

Ava wrote:I resized it in the original post. I know, I'm nit-picky. ;-)

Thanks. I didn't know how to do that, and I'm not sure why it didn't do it automatically.
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