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5 years ago  ::  Feb 28, 2011 - 10:44AM #1
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Noam Chomsky is one of the most quoted scholars in the world  and was asked about all the inane questions people ask him replied
The thing to do is to try to help them get out of their intellectual confinement, which is not just accidental, as I mentioned. There are huge efforts that do go into making people, to borrow Adam Smith's phrase, "as stupid and ignorant as it is possible for a human being to be." A lot of the educational system is designed for that, if you think about it, it's designed for obedience and passivity. From childhood, a lot of it is designed to prevent people from being independent and creative. If you're independent-minded in school, you're probably going to get into trouble very early on. That's not the trait that's being preferred or cultivated. When people live through all this stuff, plus corporate propaganda, plus television, plus the press and the whole mass, the deluge of ideological distortion that goes on, they ask questions that from another point of view are completely reasonable....

What do you think? Foil Hat Alert or obvious to anyone with half a brain?

'When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.' - Mark Twain
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