All this talk is nice and provocative, but until more is collectively expected from our elected officials, senators, representatives, there will always be people like Mr Chomsky, sitting on the sidelines telling us the truth--of which we should know but have not yet heard.  And the automaton will chug along, regularly depositing people like Bush/Cheney in to positions of power, and fouling up the world everywhere.  The macrocorporations are getting their way--it is their automaton--and we are working in its belly, keeping it going, and getting the shaft.  Until we demand better, this will be our lot+