Manufacturing Dissent ~ Who Is Behind Wikileaks?

by Michel Chossudovsky

Wikileaks has the essential features of a process of “manufactured dissent”.

It seeks to expose government lies.

It has released important information on US war crimes.

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But once the project becomes embedded in the mould of mainstream journalism,

it is used as an instrument of media disinformation:

“It is in the interest of the corporate elites to accept dissent and protest as a feature of the system

inasmuch as they do not threaten the established social order.

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The purpose is not to repress dissent, but, on the contrary,

to shape and mould the protest movement,

to set the outer limits of dissent.

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To maintain their legitimacy, the economic elites favor limited and controlled forms of opposition …

To be effective, however,

the process of “manufacturing dissent” must be carefully regulated and monitored

by those who are the object of the protest movement.”

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