NOT the Majority Opinion

~~~ Η ελληνική πραγματικότητα υπάρχει μόνο στο μυαλό εκείνων που δεν μπόρεσαν (ή δεν ήθελαν;) ποτέ να ξεφύγουν από αυτήν ~~~



Monday, October 31, 2005

Orwell Rolls in his Grave


"All over Oceania this morning there were irrepressible spontaneous demonstrations when workers marched out of factories and offices and paraded through the streets with banners voicing their gratitude to Big Brother for the new, happy life which his wise leadership has bestowed upon us.

"For the moment [Winston] had shut his ears to the remoter noises and was listening to the stuff that streamed out of the telescreen. It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grams a week. And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grams a week. Was it possible that they could swallow that, after only twenty-four hours? Yes, they swallowed it . . . with the stupidity of an animal."
-- from Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

Ένα πολύ ενδιαφέρον ντοκιμαντέρ για τα μέσα ενημέρωσης στις ΗΠΑ. Θέτει το ερώτημα: Μπορεί το σύστημα των μέσων ενημέρωσης που ελέγχεται από μερικές πολυεθνικές εταιρίες που έχουν την δυνατότητα να καθηλώνουν όλες τις αντιτιθέμενες φωνές να μετατρέψει τα ψέματα σε αλήθεια;

Τα ερωτήματα που θέτει το φιλμ για τα μέσα ενημέρωσης στις ΗΠΑ, εύκολα μεταφέρονται σε οποιαδήποτε άλλη χώρα.

Μια πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα κριτική του φιλμ βρίσκεται στην διεύθυνση

Ένα απόσπασμα της κριτικής: Punctuated with quotes and phrases from George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, this film takes issues that many people may already suspect to be true and presents it with sound and video. The movie is a good presentation of how American society has turned into an oligarchy of frightening proportions. In some sense, Orwell Rolls In His Grave is a pretty depressing film. To think that the wealthiest one-tenths of one percent of the country is in control of the largest corporations, the executive and judicial branches of government and the mass media is something that challenges our notions of freedom and democracy.


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