In 1975 the Advertising Coucil launched its 'big government is bad' campaign (again successful: in 1974, 42% agreed; by 1980: 60%), paving the way for the Regan and Bush years, government deregulation, the privatization of government assets and as much of the social security system as possible...










The Blending...


It seemed 'prudent' to 'resituate' the tools of propaganda by blending them in with a new name, a name legitimized by an academic 'theory' of economics.

A market fundamentalist ideology called Neo-Conservatism
came to be, consisting of a mish-mash of ridiculous 'claims' (videoclip): which would be laughable- but are, in fact, taken seriously. This blending strategy has been an astonishing success!
Neoconservatism pervades every area of our economiy...

Today, in North America, NEOCONSERVATIVISM nonsense is everywhere! It dominates both major political parties in Canada and the USA. It seems more like theology than ideology: to dare to question is equivalent to a violation of the sacred; renders one suspect of possibly having 'socialist' tendencies...

In Canada, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has referred to Canada as being in danger of becoming a 'socialist' country "in the worst sense of the word". (The 'danger' socialism poses; or what 'the worst sense of the word' means- are, of course, never explained).

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