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Commentary :: Politics
Chomsky and 911
01 Nov 2007
My response to the distribution of Establishment Liberal Coolaid. Don't drink the ELC!
Chomsky and 911

By Lloyd Hart

My response to the distribution of Establishment Liberal Coolaid. Don't drink the ELC!

The Coolaid:

Chomsky dispels 9/11 conspiracies with sheer logic...
By PeeWee
Noam Chomsky explains why he doesn't believe there was a conspiracy.
http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/10/367733.shtml

The response:

Like a lot of folks on the left Chomsky has drank the liberal establishment coolaid. Remember, in 2004 Chomsky, Naomi Klein and many others came out against the third party option. I interviewed Naomi Klein in Aug 2004 http://dadapop.com/Naomiklein.mov in NY during the RNC protests and she had a hard admitting she was a supporter of my party, the New Democratic Party in Canada - the third party up there - right after she was speaking out against the "Third Rail" as they were calling it - in a debate with socialist Ahmed Shawki and Ralph Nader's running mate Peter Comejo.

Now a vanguard of lefties and establishment liberals are coming out and regularly attacking the 911 Truthers because the establishment are absolutely terrified that the 2008 Presidential election campaign is going to become disrupted and may even possibly become the main battle ground for 911 Truthers.

So, marginalize, marginalize, marginalize.

If Chomsky actually spent any time on JFK, MLK, RFK or Watergate or Iran Contra or 911 the fascist establishment would have been buried a long time ago. But Chomsky is a linguist and a philosopher who is deeply unsettled by events so obviously perpetrated by the fascist establishment that he ignores these events as if they never happened. Chomsky claims these great events that shake the very ground he walks on, that we walk on are irrelevant to building a movement that he claims will one day out politic the fascist establishment. He says forget JFK, MLK, RFK, Watergate, Iran Contra and 911 "Build the movement" "Build the movement" This behavior of Chomsky's would be best described as if President Franklin Delano Roosevelt justified to himself that with holding the truth about the Holocaust from the American people in the thirties and during WWII would one day helped defeat anti-semitism.

I have a great deal of love and respect for Noam Chomsky as one of my greatest teachers but like myself and everyone I know he has his mortal failings. The "Build the movement - Ignore the events" approach is Chomsky's greatest failing, In placing himself in this position Chomsky has betrayed his belief in the movement that he claims to be apart of.

But thats ok. He built his pulpit that he teaches from and he is also allowed to destroy it without losing our respect for him. Chomsky's great body of work will live on long after his death and will be apart of the dialogue for centuries to come. If we view Noam Chomsky as mortal we can find a way to understand why he took this approach with his work and probably realize that it is something deep and personal within him and not the gospel truth.

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