Dead Wild Roses: Noam Chomsky On Trump and American Politics

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Dead Wild Roses: Noam Chomsky – Media Priorities…

Where do elite priorities lie?  Follow the coverage. “Q: Moving on, has the media changed landscape since you wrote ‘Manufacturing Consent’ in 1989? Is the media manufacturing consent now? A: Well, we didn’t actually say that media is manufacturing consent; we said that -that is what they are trying to do. We discussed the nature ...

Politics and its Discontents: Free Trade Is Never Free

While it is beginning to look like International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland’s departure from CETA negotiations was more of a ploy than the end of talks, the hiatus at least gives Canadians the opportunity to once more reflect on its dangers, the same dangers that afflict other so-called free trade deals. The fact is, free ...

Dead Wild Roses: The State of the Republican Party – Noam Chomsky

As far as concise descriptions of the state of the GOP in the US go, this is fairly accurate and sadly amusing all at the same time. “It is important to bear in mind that the Republicans have long abandoned the pretence of functioning as a normal parliamentary party. Rather, they have become a “radical ...

Dead Wild Roses: Noam Chomsky – On Pornography

“(Asked about his stance on pornography, in response to perceived endorsement of Hustler, who had tricked Chomsky into giving an interview for the magazine.) Pornography is humiliation and degradation of women. It’s a disgraceful activity. I don’t want to be associated with it. Just take a look at the pictures. I mean, women are degraded ...

The Disaffected Lib: Well Isn’t That Just Typical – Two Old Jews…

Who just happen to be totally awesome – Noam Chomsky and Bernie Sanders. Chomsky is plainly on board with Sanders quest for the Democratic presidential nomination only he doesn’t think the Vermont senator has a chance. I’m glad that Sanders is running. A good way to bring important ideas and facts to people. His candidacy ...

drive-by planet: Risk of ‘accidental’ nuclear war: Chomsky on the ‘worst case scenario’

It’s hard to imagine a scenario in which any world power would deliberately start a nuclear war given the dire consequence for the planet. Rational thinking and the will to survive prevents us from believing that any nation… any leader… could be crazy enough to intentionally unleash what could wind up being a terminal war ...

Dead Wild Roses: Noam Chomsky Spoke at the UN in October – I Didn’t Hear About it Either.

Ah, the joy of the free press down in the US.  Let’s catch up with Noam as takes us through some possible solutions to the Palestine/Israel conflict.   Filed under: Education, International Affairs, Media Tagged: Israel, Noam Chomsky, Palestine, UN

drive-by planet: Risk of ‘accidental’ nuclear war: Chomsky on the ‘worst case scenario’

It’s hard to imagine a scenario in which any world power would deliberately start a nuclear war given the dire consequence for the planet. Rational thinking and the will to survive prevents us from believing that any nation… any leader… could be crazy enough to intentionally unleash what could well wind up being a terminal ...

Dead Wild Roses: US Support of Fundamental Islam – The Alternative is Worse.

In the crazy fun house world of imperial politics nationalist regimes are less preferable than radical religious ones.   Noam Chomsky and Andre Vltchek discuss the motivations of empire in the Middle East in this selection from the book: On Western Terrorism – From Hiroshima to Drone Warfare. “Noam Chomsky: “Anyhow, going back to the Middle ...

drive-by planet: Chomsky on Israel’s Gaza assault – ‘hideous atrocity, sadistic, murderous’: video interview

In this edited Democracy Now interview Noam Chomsky graphically describes the vicious cycle of violence Israel visits time and again on Gaza… with particular reference to the most recent Israeli military assault dubbed Operation Protective Edge. It’s a hideous atrocity, sadistic, vicious, murderous – totally without any credible pretext. It’s another one of the periodic ...

Dead Wild Roses: Noam Chomsky on The Nightmare in Gaza

The following article reproduced in its entirety from Altnet.org.    Noam Chomsky explores the history of repression and violence that stand as precursors to the current conflict. August 7, 2014  |     Amid all the horrors unfolding in the latest Israeli offensive in Gaza, Israel’s goal is simple: quiet-for-quiet, a return to the norm. ...

The Canadian Progressive: Noam Chomsky on media’s “shameful moment” in Gaza

by: Democracy Now!  | Posted Mon. Aug 11, 2014 As a new 72-hour ceasefire takes hold in Gaza, we turn to part two of our interview with world-renowned dissident and linguist,MIT Professor Noam Chomsky. Criticizing U.S. media coverage of the Israeli assault on Gaza, Chomsky says: “It’s a shameful moment for U.S. media when it insists on being ...

Politics and its Discontents: A True Critical Thinker

For many decades Noam Chomsky has been fearlessly fighting for truth. His capacity for incisive critical thinking and unwillingness to submit to the bluster of the right is much in evidence in this excerpt from a 1969 edition of William Buckley’s Firing Line. Would that today’s progressives were as tenacious. Enjoy: h/t The Knowledge Movement ...

Politics and its Discontents: What Stephen Harper, Tim Hudak And The Rest of The Neocons Really Think

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Politics and its Discontents: Sound Familiar?

H/t Occupy Canada “You can’t control people by force anymore, but you can get them to focus on nothing but maxing out five credit cards, okay you got them.” H/t Noam Chomsky Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Noam Chomsky On Pope Francis And Liberation Theology

Given past American behaviour, Pope Francis had better be careful if he begins to practise what he preaches, considering what Noam Chomsky says here: Recommend this Post

Dead Wild Roses: There is always a Class War going On – Noam Chomsky

From an article at Counterpunch, I suggest you go there and read the whole interview with Noam Chomsky: “Well, there’s always a class war going on. The United States, to an unusual extent, is a business-run society, more so than others. The business classes are very class-conscious—they’re constantly fighting a bitter class war to improve ...

drive-by planet: Noam Chomsky in Montreal: Canada on fast track to "destroy the environment"

 Chomsky in Montreal/ Tar Sands/ Syncrude upgrader plant north of Fort McMurray Noam Chomsky was in Montreal last week on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Canadian Dimension magazine. While in the city he delivered a speech. In an interview covered by the Guardian, Chomsky took direct aim at the energy policies of the ...

Cowichan Conversations: Oh Canada! We Were Once Respected, But Now We Are Despised!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger PM Stephen Harper set out to change Canada so that it would not be recognizable. He has succeeded in spades and at the same time as he is being damned , by association so are we all. He has diminished our sense of pride and replaced it with shame. All Canadians must recoil ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: More On The Piraha (My Favorite Folk)

The Piraha are a small tribe living along the Amazon with an extremely peculiar…simple, primitive…language: Among Pirahã’s many peculiarities is an almost complete lack of numeracy, an extremely rare linguistic trait of which there are only a few documented cases. The language contains no words at all for discrete numbers and only three that approximate ...

Politics and its Discontents: America: A Superpower Of Near-Demonic Dimensions

So says Noam Chomsky in this 2003 video produced for the BBC. I find little with which to disagree in his analysis: Recommend this Post

drive-by planet: Democracy Now interview with Noam Chomsky on Syria and related matters: U.S. ‘torturing’ Iran for 60 years

In this talk hosted by Democracy Now, Noam Chomsky raises a number of key points with respect to the U.S. government’s approach to Syria and Iran. He also addresses the self-serving attitude of the U.S. with respect to international law. The spectacle of Barack Obama, a president known for his predator drone “kill list” that ...

Dead Wild Roses: The First and Second 9/11 – The Hidden End of Chilean Democracy

   Greetings gentle readers, should we not consider the first 9/11 and also mourn for its victims?  The first 9/11 essentially ruined Chile as a country; Chile was thrown backward into dictatorial hell where thousand of its citizens were systematically abducted, tortured and murdered.  Why we choose not to mourn Chile’s 9/11 is because we ...

Politics and its Discontents: Oh, How The U.S. Right Must Hate Him

If you’re not sure why, watch this short Noam Chomsky video, in which he shares his thoughts on Edward Snowden and American hypocrisy: Recommend this Post