A Quote by Butler Shaffer on state and authority

The authority of the state is grounded in consensus-based definitions of reality, whose content the state insists on controlling. This is why so-called "public opinion polls," rather than factual analysis and reason, have become the modern epistemological standard, and why imagery – which the entertainment industry helps to foster – now takes priority over the substance of things.

 

Butler Shaffer

Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com/shaffer/ebook/19.html

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