A Passage From The Empire Of Illusion Analysis

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Authentic or Maybe Just Cunning “The sad thing about artificial intelligence is that it lacks artifice and therefore….” A passage from the “Empire of Illusion” by Chris Hedges supports the claim that “ an essential skill… is artifice”. In a political and consumer culture, artifice is essential to becoming well known and successful. Yes, many people make up narratives and stories with facts to appeal to have the qualities needed to obtain power. However, it is not appropriate to use this skill. People don’t know whether their political leaders are honest and sincere. As long as they can qualify and perform as a leader. Political leaders act as if they are honest and understanding, but it is just a cover up from the real person underneath. …show more content…
They need to be wise and have an accurate picture of how the world should look. Some leaders don’t care about the democracy because they don’t want to be accountable to the people. A quote from George Orwell states that “no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end. The object of power is power.” Most political leaders use mass propaganda to create faux intimacy with citizens to seem relatable and likable in the public eye. They need to only seem like they have the skills to qualify. Next, is a narrative, usually given to them by their handlers. One that relates to the people and makes it seem as if they understand and are on the same level as the people. The same goes for business …show more content…
Corporations do not worry about the needs of the people, they care about the profit earned each day. Sure there are situations where caring for customers helps maximise profits, but rest assured if the two were to clash, the profits will always come before the people. Unless it becomes a serious matter and is prevented by legislation. However, the government and big businesses are aligned, with corruption and ex-politicians often at the boards for these companies they are able to “ unduly and undemocratically influence our legal systems towards a corporate controlled

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