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Waken wrote

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America is the centre of capitalism, so it's not surprising that Americans would be less likely to be radical. The entire culture revolves around the accumulation of wealth and trying to get ahead of your peers so you can invite them to dinner and rub it in their faces.


ziq wrote (edited )

This is one of the few Chomsky quotes I appreciate:

"The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum—even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there's free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate."

This is why the vast majority of USAmerican anarchists would just be seen as basic socdems in most other parts of the world. The Overton Window in the US must be eternally stuck at "grind up the bones of the poor and make cake". So when someone says "hey maybe we shouldn't grind up people's bones top make cake?" That person is a fucking radical.