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Noam Chomsky asserts that the power elites of society shape public opinion and set the agenda for our society- and that in this way they maintain their system of control There are a small number of people that are given permission to use up the Earths resources The problem is that the people who are not in this small number are led to believe that these issues are not important and so are discouraged from having an opinion He argues that because of this that real democracy is subverted and we do not even debate the important issues at hand such as the depletion of the Earths resources In my paper I will discuss why I believe that Chomskys assertion is in fact true In many ways Noam Chomskys viewpoint points to factual and relevant information Large corporations along with the media control a large part of our daily lives Each day when we turn on the news we are getting in a sense entertained for 30 minutes A great deal of important information is diluted for the sake of the viewer There can be nothing that actually drives them to sit down and think about an issue for that would depress the viewer and thus lose them as an audience There is a great lack of real news out in the world today Shows such as Entertainment Tonight show this phenomenon-where people would rather learn about the glamour and excitement than depleting resources We as a society are led away from thinking that there even is a problem and for the people that do believe that there is a problem we merely label them as overreacting In order to find the real and important information one has to dig deep into government files and alternative news stories It is not that the info is not available its just that the info that is available is extremely hard to find This is
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