Posted 5 years ago on April 17, 2012, 6:22 p.m. EST by gnomunny
from St Louis, MO
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Apparently they think we're all children, incapable of handling reality. Or, maybe they're afraid we can? These Time covers say it all. Regular Kos readers may have already seen this:
Edit: I decided to add a little meat to the bone, not in a cheesy attempt to bump the thread, but I thought if you guys could see how some of these characters really feel about the 'unwashed masses' it might give a bigger picture of what's going on when you look at those covers.
Walter Lippman, a mass-media pioneer and Pulitzer Prize winner, was quoted back in 1922 in the magazine 'Public Opinion' as feeling the masses (now referred to as "the consumers") were a "bewildered herd" that needed to be guided by a governing class.
Then there's Harold Lasswell a leading political scientist and communications theorist of his day. His feelings can best be summed up by his statement that "we (meaning them, not us) must recognize the ignorance and stupidity of the masses and not succumb to democratic dogmatisms about men being the best judges of their own interests."
Something to consider next time you're thinking about 'free will.' These reptilian shape-shifting pod people think we're stupid. I'm joking, of course, they're not reptilian shape-shifting pod people. Most, if not all, are regular people like you and me.
But they do think we're stupid.