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Candy from Babies

Published: January 19, 2009, Author: JayTaber

Manufactured to Mollify

While the theatre of presidential pageantry is manufactured to mesmerize an infantile audience, the cult of personality that precedes this pageantry is manufactured to mollify. Within this mediation of culture, citizens-as-consumers are raised on a daily diet of pablum like The Man from Hope (Clinton) or The Candidate of Hope (Obama), never once pausing from the spectacle to recognize the obvious pattern of repetition used in soothing their anxieties. By the time they have been stuffed with bromides ad nauseam, the helpless have become so hopeless, that fleecing them is like taking candy from babies.

Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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