The Politics of Voice vs. The Politics of Noise
Can you tell the difference between the sound of a voice and the sound of noise?
A voice has something to say and noise does not.
A voice elicits a response and noise triggers a reaction.
Different voices can enhance learning and create collective knowledge
Different noises enhance chaos and baffle thought
Voice exposes the violation of human rights and expresses human dignity
Noise imposes abstractions and drowns out actual human experiences
A voice evokes a vocation
Noise creates static
To acquire one’s voice is a major human achievement
To make a lot of noise is a human failure
The Arab Spring voiced the human spirit
All of us now face the politics of noise.