Neoliberal democracy. Instead of citizens, it produces consumers. Instead of communities, it produces shopping malls. The net result is an atomized society of disengaged individuals who feel demoralized and socially powerless. In sum, neoliberalism is the immediate and foremost enemy of genuine participatory democracy, not just in the united states but across the planet, and will be for the foreseeable future.
We recriminalized black life. Incarceration rates since the 1908s have gone through the roof, overwhelmingly black males, women and hispanics to some extent. Essentially re-doing what happened under reconstruction. That's the history of african americans - so how can any one say there's no problem. Sure, racism is serious, but it's worse than that.
A principle familiar to propagandists is that the doctrine to be instilled in the target audience should not be articulated: that would only expose them to reflection, inquiry, and, very likely, ridicule. The proper procedure is to drill them home by constantly presupposing them, so that they become the very condition for discourse.
There is pakistan's relationship with afghanistan which will also be a very tricky issue in the coming years. Then there is a large part of pakistan which is being torn apart from american drone attacks. The country is being invaded constantly by a terrorist superpower. Again, this is not a small problem.
England shouldn't have the real freedom of vote and we shouldn't either. Because as [james madison] put it, one of the primary goals of government was to protect the minority of the opulent against the majority, to make sure the opulent maintain their rights. The constitutional system was structured to ensure that outcome.
The main purpose of advertising is to undermine markets. If you go to graduate school and you take a course in economics, you learn that markets are systems in which informed consumers make rational choices. That's what's so wonderful about it. But that's the last thing that the state corporate system wants. It is spending huge sums to prevent that.