Applying Chomsky to Chomsky

Here’s a quote from Noam Chomsky

The public relations industry, which essentially runs the elections, is applying certain principles to undermine democracy which are the same as the principles that applies to undermine markets. The last thing that business wants is markets in the sense of economic theory.

Now as Noam Chomsky is writing Emails on behalf of Momental, if he believes that the public relations industry, which essentially runs the elections, is applying certain principles to undermine democracy, he is endeavouring to undermine democracy.

Here’s another quote from Noam Chomsky

The point of public relations slogans like “Support our troops” is that they don’t mean anything… 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? That’s the one you’re not allowed to talk about.

I couldn’t possibly agree any more. The point of public relations slogans like “For the many not the few” is that they don’t mean anything.

Chomsky’s Momental Emails start with a paragraph of Dale Carnegie sales pitch and say

History doesn’t wait. Now is the time to commit.

What does that mean? Nothing!

Noam Chomsy’s last Email is titled

This is our moment

That has to be the most meaningless sound bite ever.

So according to Noam Chomsky, Noam Chomsky has been endeavouring to undermine democracy by the use of meaningless slogans.

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One Response to Applying Chomsky to Chomsky

  1. Paula says:

    Does Chomskys email include the fact that Diane Abbot once said she would like to disband MI5 and the police as they constitute the ‘problem’?

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