has turned into
one nation under the influence
of one drug
Television, the drug of the Nation
Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation"
I thought this would be an appropriate Debut for the Friday Morning Music Café, especially for all of those taking “Media and Communications Theory.”
Michael Franti, is a San Francisco native and political activist. He was certainly ahead of the curve in popular culture when this song was released in 1992. This is a current “hot-button” political topic amongst the political left.
Friday, August 31, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Last December I argued that the emerging “liberal blogosphere” was and would continue to play a major role in US politics. Last month, every Democratic candidate for president attended the 2nd annual Yearly Kos (a convention of left-wing, liberal, and democratic partisan bloggers). Have a look at all the candidates’ websites and you’ll find links and tools to all the major online social organizations. The candidates furthermore employ full-time "bloggers" as part of there core campaign staff. Perhaps a better way to guage their political effectiveness is by how the "right-wing" portrays them.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
The US writer Noam Chomsky talks about the mechanisms behind modern communication, an essential instrument of government in democratic countries – as important to our governments as propaganda is to a dictatorship.