My Favorite Quotes
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 Avram Chomsky - “I think there is a good reason why the propaganda system works that way. It recognizes that the public will not support the actual policies. Therefore it is important to prevent any knowledge or understanding of them.”
 Avram Chomsky - “We can imagine a society in which no one could survive as a social being because it does not correspond to biologically determined perceptions and human social needs. For historical reasons, existing societies might have such properties, leading to various forms of pathology.”
 Noam Chomsky - “The only justification for repressive institutions is material and cultural deficit. But such institutions, at certain stages of history, perpetuate and produce such a deficit, and even threaten human survival.”
 Noam Chomsky - “Education must provide the opportunities for self-fulfillment it can at best provide a rich and challenging environment for the individual to explore, in his own way.”
 Noam Chomsky - “States are not moral agents, people are, and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions.”
 Noam Chomsky - “To some degree it matters who's in office, but it matters more how much pressure they're under from the public.”
 Noam Chomsky - “If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.”
 Avram Chomsky - “Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.”
 Noam Chomsky - “Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way stop participating in it.”
 Noam Chomsky - “I have often thought that if a rational Fascist dictatorship were to exist, then it would choose the American system.”
 Avram Chomsky - “The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn't betray it I'd be ashamed of myself.”
 Noam Chomsky - “Predatory capitalism created a complex industrial system and an advanced technology it permitted a considerable extension of democratic practice and fostered certain liberal values, but within limits that are now being pressed and must be overcome. It is not a fit system for the mid-twentieth century.”
 Noam Chomsky - “Human language appears to be a unique phenomenon, without significant analogue in the animal world.”
 Noam Chomsky - “We can, for example, be fairly confident that either there will be a world without war or there won't be a world - at least, a world inhabited by creatures other than bacteria and beetles, with some scattering of others.”
 Noam Chomsky - “The principle that human nature, in its psychological aspects, is nothing more than a product of history and given social relations removes all barriers to coercion and manipulation by the powerful.”
 Noam Chomsky - “The basic idea which runs right through modern history and modern liberalism is that the public has got to be marginalized. The general public are viewed as no more than ignorant and meddlesome outsiders, a bewildered herd.”
 Noam Chomsky - “Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media.”
 Avram Chomsky - “If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion.”
 Noam Chomsky - “In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival.”
 Noam Chomsky - “All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.”
 Avram Chomsky - “The country was founded on the principle that the primary role of government is to protect property from the majority, and so it remains.”
 Avram Chomsky - “Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.”
 Noam Chomsky - “The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.”
 Avram Chomsky - “The United States is unusual among the industrial democracies in the rigidity of the system of ideological control ''indoctrination',' we might say exercised through the mass media.”
 Avram Chomsky - “The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people”

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