Deranging America
Drugged, Indebted, Armed-to-the-Teeth

Dinh, Linh
http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/02/21/deranging-america/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  21/02/2013
Year Published:  2013  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX14850

A question worth asking: Who benefit from a more compulsive, hence more violent, population? Well, if you’re pushing eternal warfare, which we are, you’ll need a pool of nutcases who are willing to shoot anyone for any reason, or none at all, and more deranged oafs at home to go “Rah! Rah!” over any bombing run or drone hit. Are we going into Mali next? Why not? Where is it, by the way? There has never been a country fighting so many wars without a serious debate about any of them. And if you want people to buy first, think later, to rack up life-wrecking debts to satiate all ephemeral cravings, then you ply them with poison, flickering television and thumping music. You don’t want a population capable of deliberating, reflecting, thinking clearly or even listening attentively, much less reading, but one that can be jerked around by any sexy come-on or dumbed down slogan.

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