Hard to disagree with this

In a disturbing twist on the Orwellian nightmare, the American people have become their own thought police, purging the news of unwanted and unwelcome features with an efficiency that government censors and military flacks can only envy.

One might even say this is exactly what governmentality and biopower would have predicted.

From Salon.


One Response

  1. Agreed. I wonder whether the role of childlikeness is important here. The tendency to care for people to such an extent that they no longer feel the need to be brave.
    We no longer need freedom of speech, our politics is built on a welfare state with values of being nice to each other. If something makes us uncomfortable, we should hide behind the sofa, ignore it and hope it will go away. Like a good sheep.

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