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This paper explores some ways in which the global strategic agenda is being bent by what may be usefully labelled as conspiracies against open and transparent dialogue. Whilst the intentions of those engaged in this process may be beyond reproach, the effect on democratic processes may be usefully questioned.
The basic argument here is that the ways in which 'globalization' is being enthusiastically defined by various conspiracies effectively depends on a form of conceptual displacement or distraction towards what might be termed the 'glo-ball' -- a glittering, mediatized, trendy creation that is the focus of media attention. This functions rather like a child's rattle -- or that of a rattle-snake -- in deliberately pulling attention away from other processes and phenomena. It is this distraction which allows the unpleasant reality of the underprivileged to be marginalized in their various 'lo-cal environments' -- a dietary marketing term appropriately associated with the low-calorie conditions of malnourishment to which people are condemned by glo-ball-ization.
The media is full of references to 'globalization'. Many trend setters, academic and otherwise, contribute to descriptions of the inevitability of this process.
Front organizations / projects: foundations,
Selective maniuplation of comprehensive / representative:
Manipulation of discourse: dys-course
Same techniques as during the Cold War -- but 'not cold War'
Sloppy articulation of motherhood ideas
Global Heart Foundation
Fuzzy glow environments
Touching the heart: Motherhood
Strange attractors allowing for multople definition -- attracting and elusing the definitional process
Feeding the whole public dsicourse back into a new process (Media)
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