[ExI] Big Media is turning into Big Brother
pharos at gmail.com
Tue Nov 9 20:26:25 UTC 2021
On Tue, 9 Nov 2021 at 16:40, spike jones via extropy-chat
<extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> ...> On Behalf Of BillK via extropy-chat
> >...If you notice that it is propaganda, then it has failed...
> Do let me assure you sir, we noticed. Our own mainstream news media spew propaganda continuously.
> >...In the last, and perhaps the most delightful, of these selections, Orwell reminds us of how post-Civil War monopoly capitalism tarnished the old, untrammeled, egalitarian America of the 1840s. But the article is no polemic; it is, rather, an evocation of the America of George Orwell’s fondest imaginings—the free and buoyant land that is more symbol than geographic or political fact but is none the less real for that.
> —Richard F. Snow
> Ja, the US civil war has been interpreted a number of ways. The northern US states in those days were deep into the industrial revolution. Capitalism ruled with a vengeance. He who has the most money is the boss.
> The agrarian south still had the social constructs of nobility: a few families owned most of the farmable land, which was the primary source of production in those states not yet heavily industrialized.
> In that sense, the notion of slavery and states' rights created kind of proxy war which was really capitalism vs socialism. Capitalists won that struggle.
Orwell was a Socialist who believed in justice and liberty.
1984 was written about the horrors of a totalitarian state.
Interesting that the US corporate capitalists are now eagerly
using those same totalitarian techniques.
More information about the extropy-chat