User Tools

Site Tools


the_anatomy_of_power

Differences

This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

Both sides previous revision Previous revision
the_anatomy_of_power [2008/11/08 04:36]
dan
the_anatomy_of_power [2008/11/08 04:36]
dan
Line 190: Line 190:
 > Hundreds of thousands of otherwise intelligent young people have their thoughts guided innocuously away from the exercise of industrial power.  We have seen that power is served in many ways and that no service is more useful than the cultivation of the belief that it does not exist... > Hundreds of thousands of otherwise intelligent young people have their thoughts guided innocuously away from the exercise of industrial power.  We have seen that power is served in many ways and that no service is more useful than the cultivation of the belief that it does not exist...
 > >
-> But social conditioning, however deep and pervasive, cannot collide too obviously with reality.  The presence and power of the modern great corporations... are hidden only with increasing difficulty behind the market facade.  In consequence, a reference to neoclassical economics, the conditioning medium of instruction, has come to have a vaguely pejorative sound; something no longer quite real is implied.  Once economic instruction is perceived not as the reality but as the guidance away from the reality, its conditioning value is, not surprisingly, impaired...+> But social conditioning, however deep and pervasive, cannot collide too obviously with reality.  The presence and power of the modern great corporations... are hidden only with increasing difficulty behind the market façade.  In consequence, a reference to neoclassical economics, the conditioning medium of instruction, has come to have a vaguely pejorative sound; something no longer quite real is implied.  Once economic instruction is perceived not as the reality but as the guidance away from the reality, its conditioning value is, not surprisingly, impaired...
 > >
 > [A]n important effect of the social conditioning of corporate propaganda, as significantly it is often called, is to cultivate disbelief.  There must be some misuse of power when those who so obviously possess it are so at pains to deny having it.  In the industrial countries it is now a minor mark of sophistication that one does not believe what one reads or hears in the public-interest advertising of the great corporation. ---page 141-2 > [A]n important effect of the social conditioning of corporate propaganda, as significantly it is often called, is to cultivate disbelief.  There must be some misuse of power when those who so obviously possess it are so at pains to deny having it.  In the industrial countries it is now a minor mark of sophistication that one does not believe what one reads or hears in the public-interest advertising of the great corporation. ---page 141-2
the_anatomy_of_power.txt · Last modified: 2019/11/08 10:39 (external edit)