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And that's why democracy can't work.

It's approximately stable if you have an educated population and a genuine plurality of debate in the media. But when you have industrial systems of persuasion applied to populations who are deliberately denied education and access to heterodox views, it simply implements the desires of those who own the means of persuasion.

Marx was wrong - it's not the powers of production that should be put into public hands, but the media.

And that isn't necessarily a good idea either, for obvious reasons.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sun Sep 15th, 2019 at 06:27:48 PM EST
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