Monday, April 19, 2010


"Livin' la Vida Loca"

This is a rare and unique article by the great Chris Hedges about the very great Noam Chomsky. Outstanding

Noam Chomsky is America’s greatest intellectual,
  • written nearly 100 books,
  • has for decades deflated and exposed the lies of the power elite and the myths they perpetrate
  • blacklisted by the commercial media
  • a pariah by the academy

He dismisses our two-party system as a mirage orchestrated by the corporate state. He is the nation’s most prescient critic of unregulated capitalism, globalization and the poison of empire.

Warning us that we have little time left. We are very similar to late Weimar Germany
United States is extremely lucky that no honest, charismatic figure has arisen,” yet. It will be more dangerous than Germany. The United States is the world power. The crazed Republicans, who will sweep the next election.” “I have never seen anything like this in my lifetime,”

He reminds us that genuine intellectual inquiry is always subversive.

Chomsky is hated, and perhaps feared, more among liberal elites than among the right wing...

“I cannot tell you how many people, myself included, and this is not hyperbole, whose lives were changed by him,” said [Norman]Finkelstein, who has been driven out of several university posts for his intellectual courage and independence.

This is well worth the read.

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