Monday, October 10, 2011

Understand the Press as Parasite

"The press of the United States? It is a parasitic growth that battens on the capitalist class. Its function is to serve the established by moulding public opinion..."
    -- Jack London (1908) The Iron Heel. Macmillan, Ch.7

"The revolution will not be televised."
    -- Gil Scott-Heron (1970)

(On the Occupy Wall Street movement) "Sure we're scared. But admitting weakness is suicidal. We've got strategy teams working round-the-clock developing ways to defuse this situation."
    -- Anonymous source (2011) Speaking 'on background' to avoid responsibility & accountability, and to increase the sinister fear of unseen forces quickly ready to powerfully strike & stifle dissent