With the holidays approaching, what better time to step back and take a look at modern consumer culture?
“The minute you start defining human identity away from the idea of engagement and citizenship, and more in terms of consumption, then everything becomes a product to be sold,” Ewen tells Hedges. “In many ways, what Trump represents is a product that speaks to what is missing from people’s lives. And although I’m not sure he has a clear, theoretical understanding of the role he is playing, he’s somebody who is evoking the pictures that people carry around in their head.”
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Propaganda has no power. In the info age, ignorance is chosen.