Sunday, April 24, 2011

Another example of how America is so duped

Chomsky: Is the World Too Big to Fail? The Contours of Global Order By Noam Chomsky

"The U.S. and its Western allies are sure to do whatever they can to prevent authentic democracy in the Arab world. To understand why, it is only necessary to look at the studies of Arab opinion conducted by U.S. polling agencies. Though barely reported, they are certainly known to planners. They reveal that by overwhelming majorities, Arabs regard the U.S. and Israel as the major threats they face: the U.S. is so regarded by 90% of Egyptians, in the region generally by over 75%. Some Arabs regard Iran as a threat: 10%. Opposition to U.S. policy is so strong that a majority believes that security would be improved if Iran had nuclear weapons -- in Egypt, 80%. Other figures are similar. If public opinion were to influence policy, the U.S. not only would not control the region, but would be expelled from it, along with its allies, undermining fundamental principles of global dominance."

This is yet one more example of distortions of the truth by the propaganda machine - our "information supply" - that goes right to the core of America's gravest problem: we've been duped, we're being duped, and if we don't do something about it, we'll continue to be duped.

You see, with one proven case, such as this, of our information supply actually being a propaganda machine, we come to realize the scope of the problem. Does this problem only exist in one area - or does it exist across the board? What else is propagandized? Could the whole frame of reference by which Americans who read the "news" be nothing more then propaganda to feed some causes at the expense of others?

Noam Chomsky makes this point again and again through his essay here, yet he doesn't seem to acknowledge THIS is core of the problem.


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