“In a situation of manipulation, the Left is almost always tempted by a “quick return to power,” forgets the necessity of joining with the oppressed to forge an organization, and strays into an impossible “dialogue” with the dominant elites. It ends by being manipulated by these elites, and not infrequently itself falls in an elitist game, which it calls “realism.”
Manipulation, like the conquest whose objectives it serves, attempts to anesthetize the people so they will not think. For if the people join to their presence in the historical process critical thinking about that process, the threat of their emergence materializes in revolution…One of the methods of manipulation is to inoculate individuals with the bourgeois appetite for personal success. This manipulation is sometimes carried out directly by the elites and sometimes indirectly, through populist leaders.”
― Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed
See More on Neo Liberalism and Transnational Trade deals at the Super Cometent ( Super Samrt) Democracies Channel.
Trailer Super Competent Democracy
Indonesian anti neo-liberal song.
Green European Group against CETA.
Link to Lexit the Movie.
Link to DIEM 25 the Euro reform movement.
Roy Madrons Rescuing Democracy Blog.
See Notes and More from Roger at his Blog.