A Morton’s fork is a choice between equally unpleasant alternatives. This is what has us voting for a candidate in elections, choosing between Coke and Pepsi, between Dodge and Ford, between LA Lakers and Chicago Bulls, between NBC and Fox.
OccupyWhatever suggest that we stay on the same see-saw, although on the other half for a change. It’s their reluctance to admit that there’s more to the world than this millenia-old see-saw that is most disturbing.
The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum – even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there’s free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate. – source