Manufacture of Consent


We live in a democracy, we are told, but more and more of late, I find myself thinking of those old B&W photos in my grade school civics texts that show Soviet citizens going to the polls…to vote for candidates selected for them by The Party.


Here in America, we get to vote, but we simply ratify the selections of the One Party of Money (as Gore Vidal called it).  If you need proof, look at this article in the New York Times, of all places.  In what way are these people representative of the concerns and will of the people if the Democrat among them doesn’t even mention higher redistributive taxes?


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