Consumers have colluded in Western society to minimize their own significance and power. We have sold out for the ill-gotten comforts of a lifestyle we now take for granted, in spite of the fact that it can never be the birthright of most of humanity, and cannot continue even for those who presently enjoy it, without utter ecological collapse. A silent collusion is maintained among all sectors of modern society, so as not to disturb global capitalism’s ever-laying magic golden hen. In contrast to the state censorship of top-down dictatorships, the key to understanding the self-serving nature of Western ideology is voluntary self-censorship. Neither the media nor their audience, in America in particular, will bite the corporate hands that feed them, but will believe and promulgate whatever illusions are necessary to maintain the privileged position of their society in the world.
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