“As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, then the powerful can do as they please, and those who survive will be left to contemplate the outcome.” ā€” Noam Chomsky

25 thoughts on “Noam Chomsky Quote

  1. And this is actually what’s happening, the powerful are always above the law. Especially at this side of my country. God help us

  2. This is so true..I guess that’s why africa especially my country is undeveloped.. the passive attitude of the populace will give the leaders room to do whatever they like..great quote

  3. This is the scenario of almost every country. The powerful people is driving the poor at their wish. I doubt whether even a small section understands that power should come with responsibility.

  4. This is a clear and meaningful quote. Most leaders dictate based on the passive arrive of the citizens.

  5. Wow, just 100% right. They are diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, building wealth on the less privileged is bad. So painful

  6. This is very true. We should not be swayed or carried away by our emotions all the time, or else, what we can only do is just being abused.

  7. sure, this is what the powerful wants. They want everyone subdue so that they can rule terribly and whatever be they outcome is non of their business.

  8. It is funny how we always kick the vunerable the more. Someone is already down and someone is kicking them more. I think the more we leave for the powerfuls, they more we will be enslaved.

  9. We are always focusing on the small things and never seeing the bigger picture. The quote is very true.

  10. The general population is always distracted by something. That’s why the powerful are always taking advantage.

  11. This is one of those very insightful quotes. It touches on the very core of injustices in our society today.

  12. Hatred of the vulnerable is something every single person ought to shun. It is the root cause of most of our problems.

  13. As long as the general population continues to slumber in ignorance, the powerful will continue getting powerful. It’s sad really how imbalanced the world is.

  14. Well we are the result of our same actions, our bad actions will affect our future. Indifference to the problems of society affects an entire country.

  15. This has always been the history of man. There will always be those who take advantage of the weak and vulnerable and those who do not even show they care.

  16. It is just another way of saying ” All it takes for evil to thrive is a few good men who does nothing. which is very true and the sad thing is the innocents are likely to pay the price than those who are the targets.

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