Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
GUEST,Seiri Omaar BS: Oil wars (59* d) RE: BS: Oil wars 29 Mar 07


//QUOTE//
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?


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.