Manufacturing Dissent: the Anti-globalization Movement is Funded by the Corporate Elites

FROM GLOBAL RESEARCH

The People’s Movement has been Hijacked

by Michael Chossudovsky

In this article, we focus on a related concept, namely the process of “manufacturing dissent” (rather than “consent”), which plays a decisive role in serving the interests of the ruling class.

Under contemporary capitalism, the illusion of democracy must prevail. It is in the interest of the corporate elites to accept dissent and protest as a feature of the system inasmuch as they do not threaten the established social order. The purpose is not to repress dissent, but, on the contrary, to shape and mould the protest movement, to set the outer limits of dissent. Read on »



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