“Schools are by no means the only instrument of indoctrination.

Other institutions work in tandem to reinforce the indoctrination process. Let’s take what we are fed by television. We are offered to watch a string of emptyminded shows that are designed as entertainment but function to distract people from understanding their real problems or identifying the sources of their problems.

Instead, those mindless shows socialize the viewer to become a passive consumer.

One way to deal with an unfulfilled life is to buy more and more stuff. The shows exploit people’s emotional needs and keep them disconnected from the needs of others. As public spaces are more and more dismantled, schools and the relatively few public spaces left work to make people good consumers.”

Extras din: Chomsky, Noam. “Chomsky on Mis-Education (Critical Perspectives Series: A Book Series Dedicated to Paulo Freire).”