To make sense of political discourse, it’s necessary to give a running translation into English, decoding the doublespeak of the media, academic social scientists, and the secular priesthood generally. Its function is not obscure: the effect is to make it impossible to find words to talk about matters of human significance in a coherent way. We can then be sure that little will be understood about how our society works and what is happening in the world—a major contribution to “democracy,” in the PC sense of the word.
Source: Noam Chomsky, How The World Works: Socialism, Real and Fake.
Posted on 21 March, 2013, 11:19pm. This post has 2 notes.