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GUEST,Seiri Omaar BS: Oil wars (59* d) RE: BS: Oil wars 29 Mar 07

Who forced you to have a television in your home dianavan, who indeed forced ANYONE to have a television in their homes. There is, you see dianavan, a thing called individual choice. Now you may not exercise it all that often because, I believe, that you are an idiot, someone who is all too ready to be led by others whose statements and opinions pander to your bigottted and prejudiced views. //END QUOTE.//

"consumers [...] are the product of the systematic deployment of power throughout society [...] consumers adopt values and beliefs that match the general requirements of society" -pg 23 (he's talking about the work of J.K. Galbreith here)

"Media corporations in the United States have used their market power to execute one of history's most successful propaganda campaigns" -pg 35

"But media theorist David Morley reminds us that the individual mind is no match for the overwhelming influence of omnipresent corporate speech" pg 41

(quoting Martyn J. Lee) "[...] the success of today's consumer economy actually depends upon the regulation of the symbolic and cultural dimensions of commodities; that is, the exercise of control over the dimensions of symbolic or cultural goods.'" pg 41

-Michael Strangelove, "The Empire of Mind: Digital Piracy and the Anti-Capitalist Movement"

Individual choice?

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