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“Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.”
Noam Chomsky, Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
“It's only terrorism if they do it to us. When we do much worse to them, it's not terrorism.”
Noam Chomsky, Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
“الدعاية التي تتم بإشراف الدولة حينما تدعمها الطبقات المتعلمة وحين لا يسمح بأي انحراف عن الهدف, بإمكانها أن تحدث أثرا كبيرا!!”
ناعوم تشومسكي, السيطرة على الإعلام: الإنجازات الهائلة للبروباجندا
“State propaganda, when supported by the educated classes and when no deviation is permitted from it, can have a big effect. It was a lesson learned by Hitler and many others, and it has been pursued to this day.”
Noam Chomsky, Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
“There are growing domestic social and economic problems, in fact, maybe catastrophes. Nobody in power has any intention of doing anything about them. If you look at the domestic programs of the administrations of the past ten years-I include here the Democratic opposition-there's really no serious proposal about what to do about the severe problems of health, education, homelessness, joblessness, crime, soaring criminal populations, jails, deterioration in the inner cities - the whole raft of problems... In such circumstances you've got to divert the bewildered herd, because if they start noticing this they may not like it, since they're the ones suffering from it. Just having them watch the Superbowl and the sitcoms may not be enough. You have to whip them up into fear of enemies. In the 1930s Hitler whipped them into fear of the Jews and gypsies. You had to crush them to defend yourselves. We have our ways, too. Over the last ten years, every year ot two, some major monster is constructed that we have to defend ourselves against.”
Noam Chomsky, Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
“الدعاية في النظام الديمقراطي هي بمثابة الهراوات في الدولة الشمولية”
نعوم تشومسكي, Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
“الدعاية التي تتم بإشراف الدولة حينما تدعمها الطبقات المتعلمة وحين لا يسمح بأي انحراف عن الهدف، بإمكانها أن تحدث اثراً كبيراً. ذلك كان درساً تعلمه هتلر وكثيرون غيره، ويتم اتباعه حتى اليوم.”
نعوم تشومسكي, هيمنة الإعلام: الإنجازات المذهلة للدعاية
“فالدعاية في النظام الديموقراطي هي بمثابة الهراوات في الولة الشمولية”
نعوم تشومسكي, Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
“They have the same point of view. The two parties are two factions of the business party. Most of the population doesn't even bother voting because it looks meaningless. They're marginalized and properly distracted. At least that's the goal.”
Noam Chomsky, Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
“The rest of the population ought to be deprived of any form of organization, because organization just causes trouble. People have to be atomized and segregated and alone. They're not supposed to organize, because then they might be something beyond spectators of action.”
Noam Chomsky, Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
“The point of public relations slogans like “Support our troops” is that they don’t mean anything. They mean as much as whether you support the people in Iowa. Of course, there was an issue. The issue was, Do you support our policy? But you don’t want people to think about that issue. That’s the whole point of good propaganda. You want to create a slogan that nobody’s going to be against, and everybody’s going to be for. Nobody knows what it means, because it doesn’t mean anything. Its crucial value is that it diverts your attention from a question that does mean something: Do you support our policy?”
Noam Chomsky, Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
“The issue is whether we want to live in a free society or whether we want to live under what amounts to a form of self-imposed totalitarianism, with the bewildered herd marginalized, directed elsewhere, terrified, screaming patriotic slogans, fearing for their lives, and admiring with awe the leader who saved them from destruction, while the educated masses goose-step on command and repeat the slogans they’re supposed to repeat and the society deteriorates at home.”
Noam Chomsky, Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
“You've got to keep them pretty scared, because unless they're properly scared and frightened of all kinds of devils that are going destroy them from outside or inside or somewhere, they may start to think, which is very dangerous, because they're not competent to think.”
Noam Chomsky, Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
“ في العشرينات و أوائل الثلاثينات أوضح هارولج لزويل مؤسس علم الاتصالات و أحد منظري العلوم السياسية المرموقين ، أنه لا يجب أن نستسلم للدوجمات الديموقراطية ،التي تقول بأن الرجال قادرون على الحكم على مصالحهم ، فهم ليسوا كذلك ! نحن اكثر الناس قدرة على تحديد و الحكم على المصالح العامة ، و بالتالي انطلاقا من تلك القاعدة الأخلاقية البسيطة لا بد و أن نتأكد من أنه لن تتاح لهم الفرصة للتصرف بناء على سوء أحكامهم

فيما يسمى اليوم بالدولة الشمولية أو الدولة العسكرية هو أمر غير مستحيل ، فقط عليك أن تمسك بهراوات فوق رؤوسهم ، و إذا خرجوا عن ذلك الخط يمكنك أن تحطم الهراوات فوق رؤوسهم ، و لكن في مجتمع أكثر ديموقراطية و حرية فقدت هذه الوسيلة ،فعليك إذن اللجوء إلى أساليب الدعاية و المنطق ، فالدعاية في النظام الديموقراطي هي بمثابة الهراوة في الدولة الشمولية”
Noam Chomsky, Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
“(...) rationality is a very narrowly restricted skill.”
Noam Chomsky, Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
“The picture of the world that's presented to the public has only the remotest relation to reality. The truth of the matter is buried under edifice after edifice of lies upon lies. It's all been a marvellous success from the point of view in deterring the threat of democracy, achieved under conditions of freedom, which is extremely interesting.”
Noam Chomsky, Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
“How many Vietnamese casualties would you estimate that there were during the Vietnam war? The average response on the part of Americans today is about 100,000. The official figure is about two million. The actual figure is probably three to four million. The people who conducted the study raised an appropriate question: What would we think about German political culture if, when you asked people today how many Jews died in the Holocaust, they estimated about 300,000? What would that tell us about German political culture?”
Noam Chomsky, Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
“فالدعاية في النظام الديموقراطي هي بمثابة الهراوات في الدولة الشمولية، وهذا أمر يتسم بالحكمة، ومرة أخرى”
نعوم تشومسكي, Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
“People have to be atomized and segregated and alone. They're not supposed to organize, because then they might be something beyond spectators of action. They might actually be participants if many people with limited resources could get together to enter the political arena. That's really threatening.”
Noam Chomsky, Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
“Thats the danger of democracy: If organizations can develop, if people are no longer just glued to the tube, you may have all these funny thoughts arising in their heads, like sickly inhibitions against the use of military force. That has to be overcome, but it hasn't been overcome.”
Noam Chomsky, Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
“Now there are two "functions" in a democracy: The specialized class, the responsible men,
carry out the executive function, which means they do the thinking and planning and understand the common interests. Then, there is the bewildered herd, and they have a function in democracy too. Their function in a
democracy, he said, is to be "spectators," not participants in action. But they have more of a function than that, because it's a democracy. Occasionally they are allowed to lend their weight to one or another member of the specialized class. In other words, they're allowed to say, "We want you to be our leader"
or "We want you to be our leader." That's because it's a democracy and not a
totalitarian state. That's called an election. But once they've lent their weight
to one or another member of the specialized class they're supposed to sink back and become spectators of action, but not participants. That's in a properly functioning democracy.”
Noam Chomsky, Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
“It was called the “Vietnam Syndrome.” The Vietnam Syndrome, a term that began to come up around 1970, has actually been defined on occasion. The Reaganite intellectual Norman Podhoretz defined it as “the sickly inhibitions against the use of military force.” There were these sickly inhibitions against violence on the part of a large part of the public. People just didn’t understand why we should go around torturing people and killing people and carpet bombing them. It’s very dangerous for a population to be overcome by these sickly inhibitions, as Goebbels understood, because then there’s a limit on foreign adventures. It’s necessary, as the Washington Post put it rather proudly during the Gulf War hysteria, to instill in people respect for “martial value.” That’s important. If you want to have a violent society that uses force around the world to achieve the ends of its own domestic elite, it’s necessary to have a proper appreciation of the martial virtues and none of these sickly inhibitions about using violence. So that’s the Vietnam Syndrome. It’s necessary to overcome that one.”
Noam Chomsky, Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
“Thats the danger of democracy: If organizations can develop, if people are no longer just glued to the tube, you may have all these funny thoughts arising in their heads, like sickly inhibitions against the use of military force. That has to be overcome, bit hasn't been over come.”
Noam Chomsky, Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda