Noam Chomsky: Ridiculing the tea party shenanigans is a serious error

Updated: April 20, 2010, added link to the transcript


April 10, 2010 — Noam Chomsky “THE ROLE OF THE RADICAL INTELLECTUAL: SOME PERSONAL REFLECTIONS” Thursday, April 8, 2010.

NOAM CHOMSKY, Havens Center, Orpheum Theater, Madison WI 4/2010


Chomsky Warns of Risk of Fascism in America

By Matthew Rothschild
The Progressive
April 12, 2010

Noam Chomsky, the leading leftwing intellectual, warned last week that fascism may be coming to the United States.

“I’m just old enough to have heard a number of Hitler’s speeches on the radio,” he said, “and I have a memory of the texture and the tone of the cheering mobs, and I have the dread sense of the dark clouds of fascism gathering” here at home.


via Chomsky Warns of Risk of Fascism in America | The Progressive




Remembering Fascism: Learning From the Past

by Noam Chomsky
t r u t h o u t
21 April 2010

Madison: Radical, Intellectual Retrospective, April 8, 2010

I don’t have to say how pleased and grateful I am for this honor, which also offers an occasion to look back over the years. What comes to mind with particular salience is the earliest years, perhaps because I’ve been thinking a lot about them lately, for other reasons. They were, of course, formative years for me personally, but I think the significance unfortunately goes beyond.


via Scoop: Noam Chomsky: Remembering Fascism.


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18 thoughts on “Noam Chomsky: Ridiculing the tea party shenanigans is a serious error

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  14. I dearly love Chomsky but he misses the elephant in th living room. Our own Federal Government run by the corporations, is already in charge of the velvet glove fascism we find our selves living in …

    Citizens are losing their rights to speech and privacy. The left is cut off from the MSM while the Feds can issue “secret warrants” to search your home, interview, friends, relatives and co-workers that can’t reveal their conversations under penalty of law. The Feds can intercept and examine your phone, internet and mail without question.

    Chomsky misses what is right in his face, the police state already in place. The Tea Party is another tactic of fear that will have people demanding the state take action, and more of their rights for protection. The PTB don’t want to initiate the coming police state, they want the public to demand it …

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  16. That title is an attention grabber (in the true tradition of Headlines… Naomi Wolf would love the original title…), but of course Noam is being facetious. Indeed it’s ‘nothing to laugh at’ for real…

    If ridiculing the teaburthers is how we cope with their ‘suspended logic’, it’s better than capitulating or ignoring. This is a seriously ugly group, the very worst part of amerigoon kulture.

    The Teabirther ‘big government’ budget problem is debunked by the Botch tax-cut and his $3 trillion war (which they all worshipped at the time), their motivation remains purely racist.

    I liked the part about the Anarcho Syndicalists and agrarian collectives in Spain 1936 (Lincoln Brigades notwithstanding, colonialist/fascist crazy Spaniards are not worth dying for!). Now labor and production/agrarianism in the USA is no longer the problem, it’s the ‘financialization’ of society, a far greater abuse than the industrialists ever were…

    (Intellectuals sure can run on, need to watch the second half someother time soon! This man is beyond brilliant).

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