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Noam Chomsky; racial cleavage; La Raza & power brokering

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Aristotle said in a pure democracy the poor get together and take property of rich.  James Madison made sure in the Constitution and formation of legislature, that safeguards were in place to protect the ruling class.

Like Aristotle, Madison argued - there are only two ways for democracy and business elite to co exist:

Reduce inequality or muffle democracy.  Don't allow the poor to be tempted to take control.

The 1960s and 70s were a watershed 

The once passive population organized and pressed demands agst. the status quo.  Activism was involved in decision making thru their efforts.

against proxy wars

agst. racial divide, more minority rights demanded

Women's rights and recognition of Earth movement changed our relationship to environment.

The national consiousness changed.

it changed consciousness

Questions/protestors caused and produced fear

Powell memorandum 1970s was a study that produced information in which the elites thought they were losing their grip on the masses.  

Jon and Albert talk about what it's like to be Latino in America