Anone up for a rant on Ferguson by Noam Chomsky? There is even a video!

This joke pic is about Chomsky ranting about Israel, but the same idea applies — he will discuss anything

Earlier this week professor Noam Chomsky, linguist, political activist and one of the greatest thinkers of our time, sat down for an interview with GRITtv’s Laura Flanders. During the nearly 26-minute interview, Flanders and Chomsky discussed the war in Iraq, ISIL, the climate agreement with China, and Ferguson, Missouri, among other topics.

On the subject of Ferguson and race in American society Chomsky delivered his take in the context of American history. Part of the interview has been transcribed below:

“There are prospects, but it is going to be very hard. This is a very racist society; it’s pretty shocking. What has happened with regard to African-Americans in the last 30 years actually is very similar to what Blackmon describes happening in the late 19th century.”

“The constitutional amendments after the Civil War that were supposed to free African-American slaves — it did something for about 10 years, then there was a North-South compact that granted the former slave-owning states the right to do whatever they wanted. And what they did was criminalize black life, in all kinds of ways, and that created a kind of slave force … It threw mostly black males into jail, where they became a perfect labor force, much better than slaves.”

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h/t James Taranto, who classified it as a “Bottom Story of the Day”

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  • G

    “…he will discuss anything”

    He shares this attribute with others like David Suzuki and most Canadian journalists.

    Have you ever been to a Christmas party with one of the media dicks? They are absolute experts on everything. They have no humility and their opinions are always 100% predictable.

    • G

      It’s an attribute also shared by Canadian judges. It doesn’t matter what they pompous, self important blowhards are content to bluster and pontificate on it.

      • Frau Katze

        There are some very bad judges out there.

      • DD_Austin

        It’s an attribute shared by all, we all got opinions.

        the problem is Judges abuse their positions and are never
        “dis-appointed” by the leftist justice system after being appointed.

        Same goes for pants pissers like Chomsky, only he was appointed
        by the leftist university system

        And the common theme is government appointed for life assholes..

  • Jade

    ‘one of the greatest thinkers of our time’!!! Really ????? Really. Says who others than progressives elitist??

  • Surele Surele

    Mercy! I just ate.

  • Alain

    Another old commie who is well past his best before date.

  • Ed

    His age will soon silence his voice… and there will be no grief.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    “Anyone up for a rant on Ferguson by Noam Chomsky?”
    Nope. Gave the whole thing a miss, thanks. Next post. 😉

    • AlanUK

      DITTO
      Life is too short …