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Old May 2nd, 2017, 04:32 PM   #1
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Noam Chomsky: GOP most dangerous organization in history

Chomsky on the GOP: Has Any Organization Ever Been So Committed to Destruction of Life on Earth?

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...AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to ask you about this comment that you made that the Republican Party, you said, is the most dangerous organization in world history. Can you explain?

NOAM CHOMSKY: I also said that it’s an extremely outrageous statement. But the question is whether it’s true. I mean, has there ever been an organization in human history that is dedicated, with such commitment, to the destruction of organized human life on Earth? Not that I’m aware of. Is the Republican organization—I hesitate to call it a party—committed to that? Overwhelmingly. There isn’t even any question about it...
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Old May 2nd, 2017, 04:42 PM   #2
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The guy's obviously a pure doofus.
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Old May 3rd, 2017, 12:00 PM   #3
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I understand he was once a smart dude. however, it seems that his cheese must have fallen off of it's cracker.
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Old May 3rd, 2017, 01:47 PM   #4
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I understand he was once a smart dude. however, it seems that his cheese must have fallen off of it's cracker.
The higher they climb, the harder they fall.
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Old May 3rd, 2017, 01:53 PM   #5
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Neither of you is sufficiently worthy to kiss his shoelaces.

He is America's Sakharov and Solzhenitsyn rolled into one.
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Neither of you is sufficiently worthy to kiss his shoelaces.

He is America's Sakharov and Solzhenitsyn rolled into one.
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Old May 3rd, 2017, 03:28 PM   #7
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Why are you such a hypocrite supporting such a TOTALITARIAN, at the same time boast being anti-totalitarian???
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Why are you such a hypocrite supporting such a TOTALITARIAN, at the same time boast being anti-totalitarian???
"Magic words of poof-poof-piffle
Make me just as dumb as Aufgebliffle."
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There was, as most of you know, I’m sure, a very important conference underway in Morocco, Marrakesh, Morocco. Almost roughly 200 countries at the United Nations-sponsored conference, which was—the goal of which was to put some specific commitments into the verbal agreements that were reached at Paris in December 2015, the preceding international conference on global warming. The Paris conference did intend to reach a verifiable treaty, but they couldn’t, because of the most dangerous organization in human history. The Republican Congress would not accept any commitments, so therefore the world was left with verbal promises, but no commitments. Well, last November 8th, they were going to try to carry that forward. On November 8th, in fact, there was a report by the World Meteorological Organization, a very dire analysis of the state of the environment and the likely prospects, also pointed out that we’re coming perilously close to the tipping point, where—which was the goal of the—the goal of the Paris negotiations was to keep things below that—coming very close to it, and other ominous predictions. At that point, the conference pretty much stopped, because the news came in about the election.


And it turns out that the most powerful country in human history, the richest, most powerful, most influential, the leader of the free world, has just decided not only not to support the efforts, but actively to undermine them. So there’s the whole world on one side, literally, at least trying to do something or other, not enough maybe, although some places are going pretty far, like Denmark, couple of others; and on the other side, in splendid isolation, is the country led by the most dangerous organization in human history, which is saying, "We’re not part of this. In fact, we’re going to try to undermine it." We’re going to maximize the use of fossil fuels—could carry us past the tipping point. We’re not going to provide funding for—as committed in Paris, to developing countries that are trying to do something about the climate problems. We’re going to dismantle regulations that retard the impact, the devastating impact, of production of carbon dioxide and, in fact, other dangerous gases—methane, others.


OK. So the conference kind of pretty much came to a halt. The question—it continued, but the question was: Can we salvage something from this wreckage? And pretty amazingly, the countries of the world were looking for salvation to a different country: China. Here we have a world looking for salvation to China, of all places, when the United States is the wrecking machine that’s threatening destruction, in—with all three branches of government in the hands of the most dangerous organization in human history.
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"Magic words of poof-poof-piffle
Make me just as dumb as Aufgebliffle."
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Proof is in the pudding.

Noam Chomsky: The Last Totalitarian: Noam Chomsky: The Last Totalitarian | World Affairs Journal

"There are a couple of main points that should be made. First, Chomsky is an absolutely shameless liar. A master of the argument in bad faith. He will say anything in order to get people to believe him. Even worse, he will say anything in order to shut people up who disagree with him. And I’m not necessarily talking about his public critics. If you've ever seen how he acts with ordinary students who question what he says, it's quite horrifying. He simply abuses them in a manner I can only describe as sadistic. That is, he clearly enjoys doing it. I don't think anyone ought to be allowed to get away with that kind of behavior."
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Old May 4th, 2017, 04:02 AM   #11
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An example of a Choam Nomsky big lie:

The greatest of them all is his claim that there was (and possibly still is) an alliance between the United States and the Nazis. It's so blatantly deranged that several Chomsky admirers I've spoken to simply denied outright that he ever said it.

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Since the USA has an out-of-control militaristic Nazoid government, I'd say the claim is justified.
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And this is not just at the national level. The Republican Party, whatever you want to call it, has been doing this at every level. So, in North Carolina, a couple of years ago, where the Legislature, mostly thanks to gerrymandering, is in the hands of the Republicans, there was a study. They called for a study on the effect of sea level rise—on what sea level rise might be on the North Carolina coast. And there was a serious scientific study, which predicted, in not—I forget how many years—not a long time, about roughly a meter rise in sea level, which could be devastating to eastern North Carolina. And the Legislature did react, namely, by passing legislation to ban any actions or even discussion that might have to do with climate change. Actually, the best comment of this—I wish I could quote it verbatim—was by Stephen Colbert, who said, "If you have a serious problem, the way to deal with it is to legislate that it doesn’t exist. Problem solved."
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Old May 4th, 2017, 04:18 PM   #14
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Since the USA has an out-of-control militaristic Nazoid government, I'd say the claim is justified.
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A better explanation: You are DELUSIONAL, and are clueless what you are talking about.

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The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War

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The author also of a previous, well-received book, American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002), Bacevich has become an established critic of U.S. policy. His excellent analysis of American militarism reinforces that stature.

The essence of his views is encapsulated by statements at the beginning and end of the book: "Today as never before in their history Americans are enthralled with military power"; and "America will surely share the fate of all those who in ages past have looked to war and military power to fulfill their destiny. We will rob future generations of their rightful inheritance. We will wreak havoc abroad. We will endanger our security at home. We will risk the forfeiture of all that we prize".

For conservatives who might be uneasy about this objective, Bacevich sets the tone for the book by quoting James Madison: "Of all the enemies of public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded.... No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare." He then states, "The purpose of this book is to invite Americans to consider the relevance of Madison's warning to our own time and circumstances". Thus, Bacevich seeks to refocus Americans' attention on how the United States has gone astray from its founders' principles.
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