Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Power of Media 

I find it interesting that it took Chavez' gagging of a popular TV station to bring protesters into the streets.

Chavez has been systematically destroying the Venezuelan economy since his last "election" to the Venezuelan presidency, causing shortages of food and other goods, mass unemployment, destruction of productive industries and decaying infrastructure, but none of those things had the effect that closing down RCTV did.

Marx said, "Religion is the opiate of the masses." Perhaps at the time that was true, but today I think it would be more accurate to say that TV is the opiate of the masses. And if you get between an addict and his fix, you'd better watch out!

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