Saturday, February 27, 2016

Noam Chomsky: The Suppression of Ideas & Myth of American Exceptionalism

I felt compelled to share this video, as it uniquely relates to the media criticism I am currently studying in one of my media courses at North Central College. We frequently discuss Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman's devised 'propaganda model,' in which they expose the inequity of power within the media. Here Chomsky himself expounds on the writing of Orwell, expanding both on Orwell's as well as his case concerning society wrongly-coined a democracy. Equally important, videos such as these exhibit Orwell's relevance in the evolution of society--whether that be politically, technologically, altogether socially. Chomsky wants liberation of all statuses of power; even more, he wants America to cease the fake notion that all powers have been liberated.