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.
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.
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.
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.”