Hero of the Left, respected historian, and astute political commentator Noam Chomsky demonstrates his monumental ignorance:
Noam Chomsky’s infamous reputation as a self-loathing Jew notwithstanding, he is considered a leading intellectual on the left. He is an MIT Professor of linguistics, prolific pamphleteer, and highly influential leftist. He is known for his extreme views (e.g., that America is worse than Nazi Germany) and “The so-called War on Terror is pure hypocrisy, virtually without exception.”
The principal theme of what may be loosely termed Chomsky’s intellectual oeuvre: Whatever evil exists in the world, the United States is to blame. His intellectual obsession is America and its “grand strategy of world domination.” In 1967 Professor Chomsky wrote that America “needed a kind of denazification.” The Third Reich has provided him with his central metaphor for his own country ever since.
Chomsky also has vehement critics who see him as part of the far left fringe of the American political spectrum, and even the intellectual elites “consigned him to oblivion” for a time during the late 1980’s and 1990’s. The war in Iraq has catapulted him back into the spotlight. Chomsky’s political views do not seemed to have changed much since the 1960’s, unlike many others who also joined the New Left anti-Viet Nam War movement. When you hear him, you enter a simplistic, inverse moral universe. The US is always the bad guy, the Nazi-like nation in today’s world. All anti-Americans, whether they are dictators or guerilla movements, are the good guys as long as they resist American power and influence.
Chomsky reserves special animus for Israel. Ironically, he is Jewish and briefly lived on a kibbutz before the 1967 War, but that did not soften his anti-Israel stance. Nor has it kept him from taking positions on aspects of Jewish life and history that are difficult to separate from anti-Semitism, such as the preface he wrote for a book by French Holocaust denier, Robert Faurisson. (DTN)
Noam Chomsky: “The Republican Party has become the most dangerous organization in world history”
Not the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Not the National Socialist German Workers’ Party. Not the Khmer Rouge. Not the Islamic State. No, none of them are “the most dangerous organization in world history.” That honor, as far as Noam Chomsky is concerned, belongs to the Republican Party of the United States.
This is the kind of hysterical rhetoric that is inciting the anti-Trump riots. Democrats are behaving as if Satan himself (or Hitler, with whom, as they always do with those they hate, they’re actively likening Trump) were about to become President of the United States, and their witless ground troops are believing them.
Chomsky is serious, however: he says that the claim that the Republican Party is the most dangerous organization in world history “may seem outlandish, even outrageous. But is it? The facts suggest otherwise. The party is dedicated to racing as rapidly as possible to destruction of organized human life. There is no historical precedent for such a stand.” Because many Republicans reject the theory of global warming, they’re the most dangerous organization in world history. It isn’t even proven, and yet for Chomsky it’s the central dogma, and all who dissent from it are the summit of evil.
This ridiculous hyperbole and sky-is-falling rhetoric is why people are fed up with the political and media elites: they’re squandering their political capital and moral authority on outlandish and baseless demonizing of those who dissent from their line, and what they’re doing is increasingly obvious to the general public.
“Noam Chomsky: ‘The Republican Party Has Become the Most Dangerous Organization in World History,’” by C.J. Polychroniou, TruthOut, November 14, 2016:
…Q. Noam, the unthinkable has happened: In contrast to all forecasts, Donald Trump scored a decisive victory over Hillary Clinton, and the man that Michael Moore described as a “wretched, ignorant, dangerous part-time clown and full-time sociopath” will be the next president of the U.S. In your view, what were the deciding factors that led American voters to produce the biggest upset in the history of U.S. politics?
A. Noam Chomsky. Before turning to this question, I think it is important to spend a few moments pondering just what happened on Nov. 8, a date that might turn out to be one of the most important in human history, depending on how we react. No exaggeration.
[An] event took place on Nov. 8, which also may turn out to be of unusual historical significance for reasons that, once again, were barely noted.On Nov. 8, the most powerful country in world history, which will set its stamp on what comes next, had an election. The outcome placed total control of the government—executive, Congress, the Supreme Court—in the hands of the Republican Party, which has become the most dangerous organization in world history.
Apart from the last phrase, all of this is uncontroversial. The last phrase may seem outlandish, even outrageous. But is it? The facts suggest otherwise. The party is dedicated to racing as rapidly as possible to destruction of organized human life. There is no historical precedent for such a stand.…
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