Noam Chomsky: Elections Today – Uninformed People Making Irrational Decisions

Noam Chomsky

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Dandelion Salad

with Noam Chomsky

on Mar 8, 2012

Chomsky Interview Part 1




on Mar 12, 2012

MIT Professor Emeritus of Linguistics Noam Chomsky on the electoral process in America.


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  4. Patrick, you may believe you have lived in such a way as to be governed by asswholes.
    I do not.
    But “direct democracy?”
    Surely, you cannot have forgotten the lesson of (e.g.) Prop. 8 in California?

  5. Are they really uninformed people making irrational decisions, I wonder? If you trust “The Wisdom of Crowds” you might think they are coming to a consensus.

    As has been said “people get the government they deserve”.

    Perhaps it’s more true that people make decisions based on emotion rather than logic – it’s a psychological issue. Americans, for example, go to war because of American exceptionalism found in oft-repeated slogans like “God bless America”.

    I think we need more direct democracy where people vote on every issue themselves. Forget representative democracy !!

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