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Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky Quotes

❝Education is a system of imposed ignorance.❞

❝He who controls the media controls the minds of the public.❞

❝We shouldn't be looking for heroes, we should be looking for good ideas.❞

❝I was never aware of any other option but to question everything.❞

❝Education is a system of imposed ignorance.❞

❝For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit.❞

❝It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies.❞

❝See, people with power understand exactly one thing: violence.❞

❝Do you train for passing tests or do you train for creative inquiry?❞

❝If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion.❞

❝Science, as everyone knows, is responsible, moderate, unsentimental, and otherwise good.❞

❝It is important to bear in mind that political campaigns are designed by the same people who sell toothpaste and cars.❞

❝The more you can increase fear of drugs, crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all of the people.❞

❝Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.❞

❝If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.❞

❝It's not radical Islam that worries the US -- it's independence❞

❝Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines that everybody else is saying,... [o]r else you say something which in fact is true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.❞

❝I think it only makes sense to seek out and identify structures of authority, hierarchy, and domination in every aspect of life, and to challenge them; unless a justification for them can be given, they are illegitimate, and should be dismantled, to increase the scope of human freedom.❞

❝If you assume that there is no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, that there are opportunities to change things, then there is a possibility that you can contribute to making a better world.❞

❝All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.❞

❝The internet could be a very positive step towards education, organization and participation in a meaningful society..!!❞

❝The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don't know how to be submissive, and so on -- because they're dysfunctional to the institutions.❞

❝The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum...❞

❝Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.❞

❝It is easier to go to the Internet than to go to the library, undoubtedly. But the shift from no libraries to the existence of libraries was a much greater shift than what we've seen with the Internet's development.❞

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