I posted my songs on myspace.com\realityenhancer. It allowed me to type in my lyrics, which I'd never done. Powerful stuff! The following are the lyrics from the 'speech remix' Dark Chomsky.
The essence of Democracy -- you don't have to move far from the Cambridge Elite. Propaganda - conscious manipulation of the organized habits and opinions for controlling of the masses - the public mind.
How come people are deluded if we have the right to vote? And we MUST vote. It's the central feature of a democracy. I mean, these lies are glaringly obvious. It's the way to maintain power structures, authority structures, and wealth.
These aren't particularly subtle facts. Rhetoric. They must regiment people's minds as efficiently as the armies regiment the body. Everyone lies to people all the time -- first you convince yourself that its' true. We are so deeply overwhelmed by doctrine and propaganda.
If you go back to the origins of American society, it was founded by the principle that was stated very explicitly by the leading framer, James Madison, at the Constitutional conventions, that
You can't even think in other terms. That "The primary responsibility of government is to protect the opulent (the minority) against the masses (the majority)."
Obviously that's intolerable.
And the same is true about the masses calling for redistribution of property - nowadays we call that agrarian reform. "The masses have to be controlled (by ensuring that the rights of property prevail), they have to be controlled in the workplace, kept out of the public arena."
He recognized that it's a problem now, he was already concerned. "They're not going to understand the need to protect the needs of the minority of the opulent against the majority. They're going to have all these strange levelling impulses. They'll do all kinds of things which will mess the world up in horrible ways, make property more equatibly distributed. That's a danger. Equal distribution of life's blessings is a danger. So we've got to keep them out of the public arena somehow, and make sure it's just us smart guys. It's for their good."
But he said the danger will get more severe over time. Which is what the govt is all about - to interfere where they don't belong. To protect the minority of the opulent against the majority, to marginilize the disposessed, to interfere where they don't belong, like in the public arena.
He says that "We must not succumb to the democratic dogmatism about people being the best judges of their own interests. They are not. We are the best judges."
Private power is the tool and tyrant of government. It overwhelms it by its combinations, it's bribed by it's largesses. This is what the government is all about - lies and rhetoric. This is the industrial capital system of today. Propaganda.