Actually, there was a description byâ€”a very succinct account of all of this by a former high Jordanian official whoâ€™s now director of Middle East research for the Carnegie Endowment, Marwan Muasher. He said, “This is the principle.” He said, “There is nothing wrong. Everything is under control.” Meaning, as long as the population is quiet, acquiescentâ€”maybe fuming with rage, but doing nothing about itâ€”everythingâ€™s fine, thereâ€™s nothing wrong, itâ€™s all under control. Thatâ€™s the operative principle. – Noam Chomsky on Democracy Now!