Word and Quotes of the Week

Word of the Week

control – the power to influence or direct people’s behavior or the course of events

Quotes of the Week
“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…”

  • Noam Chomsky, The Common Good
What is manufacturing (2 responses only) Make (something) on a large scale using machinery. To event or fabricate (evidence or a story). What is consent (2 responses only) Permission for something to happen or agreement to do something. Manufactured Consent – The Corporate Media. Powerful concept controlling institutions that create a storyline and narrative that is supported by corporate power system – these institutions rely on economic forces and self-censorship lacking input from the people. Without blatantly persuading the public these big business institutions control worldviews, decisions, and perspectives through suggestions, selective exposure, and the power to define whatever they want to define as an absolute fact. Creator of the concept Manufacturing Consent- Noam Chomsky is a linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist.

“Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.”

  • Thomas a Kempis, The Imitation of Christ

The First Quarter Moon is Sunday, December 16, 2018.