Chomsky Declares the Republican Party to Be Dangerous

says the man who thought that the Khmer Rouge was no big thing:

Author Noam Chomsky has claimed the United States Republican Party is “the most dangerous organisation in human history”, arguing it is supported by voters because “white supremacy is very deeply rooted in the United States”.

Mr. Chomsky – a world-famous and influential linguist, philosopher, and anarchist – is known for his attacks on capitalism, ‘American imperialism’, and the Vietnam War.

Hosted by the BBC, the academic and author was invited to argue that President Donald Trump’s administration is more of a threat to humanity than Islamic State and North Korea on prime time UK television.

“Is [Islamic State] dedicated to destroying the prospects for organised human existence?” he asked, defending claims in his book that the Republicans are “the most dangerous organisation on earth”.

The U.S. under the Republicans “is not only… not doing anything about climate change, but we’re trying to accelerate the race to the precipice”, he added.

“Trump’s only ideology is ‘me’, its not Hitler or Mussolini, but deeply authoritarian and very dangerous,” Mr. Chomsky concluded later, after claiming the U.S.’s attitude to climate change was unique, and uniquely dangerous.

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  • Spatchcocked

    He had tenure….he was always certifiable of course but he had tenure.

    • Dammit.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Jim!

        • Um … yes?

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Star Trek reference.
            Dammit Jim!
            He’s dead.

          • I knew …. that ….

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I work with people who don’t know those references.
            It’s getting to be a bad habit of having to set up the story all the time that I’m starting to not realize when people do.

          • People are not as sophisticated anymore.

          • felis gracilis

            I definitely recall one episode where Bones expostulated: “Jim, they got his brain”.
            I think that might apply in the case we are discussing here.

          • Watchman

            “Objection your honour! Assumes facts not in evidence. There is no proof that Chomsky ever had a brain.”

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Chomsky once defended Pol Pot and kept it up for well over a decade, but would never defend Trump.
    That tells you all you need to know about the man and how warped his mind is.

    • Killer Marmot

      He was a big fan of Hugo Chavez as well.

    • Let him do so in Phnom Penh.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Fuck, I hate how the Vietnamese spell what should be real words.

        • The capital city actually means “Penh’s Hill”. Lady Penh founded the city. Phnom is the Khmer word for hill.

          Knowledge is power.

        • Slickfoot

          Ya know, the one positive contribution the French made was to give the Vietnamese the western alphabet, unfortunately they gave them that atrocious French spelling too.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      ‘organised human existence’

      That’s the fucking money quote right there.

      • El Martyachi

        The axiomatic righteousness of leftist organizing principles is always unquestioningly beyond reproach.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          They never can answer who it is being organized for and why.

          • El Martyachi

            They don’t need to, being on the right side of history and all.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            The right side of history is an incremental luxury they fail to understand will lead to their ruin.

          • El Martyachi

            You’re so optimistic.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        ‘organised human existence’ is a bit overwrought, even by Chomsky standards.
        I guess that’s how you say “literary Hitler” when you have a PhD.

      • Shebel

        That is a good one— ‘organized human existence’ —-
        Takes a good man to make a good quote.
        Takes a Better man to dissect it.

  • Jaedo Drax

    Noam Chomsky – Big Government Anarchist

  • simus1

    Once upon a time the Bolsheviki Bullshit Commune rolled the dice and jumped head first into venture capitalizing all sorts of cutting edge Global Warming cure all start ups via their pension fund. The fund manager didn’t think it was a good idea. He was oh so right and losses were yuge. You would think they would have learned something about the real world from that but noooooooooooo.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Doesn’t it work like a Ponzi scheme where they make their money first and scarper only to leave the suckers holding the bag?

    • El Martyachi

      Yeah.. who absorbs those losses?

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        I suspect it is ultimately the U.S. taxpayers.
        Look at how much Obama pumped into green energy over the last 8-years.
        I’m sure that helped the share price a bunch.

  • canminuteman

    He is an Effing idiot. He is an “anti capitalist anarchist”. I wonder if it has occurred to this genious that in the absence of government people will be capitalists. It takes the power of genocidal governments to stamp out capitalism which is the default economic system of humanity.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      And that’s why I like the show called Into the Badlands.

    • Watchman

      “anti capitalist anarchist” a.k.a. “Communist working towards the fall of Western Civilization”

  • Norman_In_New_York

    He gives Trump the ultimate complement. Anything that he says is bad has to be by definition good.

  • Alain

    That old commie drama queen is irrelevant as far as I am concerned and always has been from day one.

  • ntt1

    just a silly old man. and like most leftists, trying to be ever more out there to garner publicity of any kind. as comedians fade they will do anything to be funny ,as aging leftwing polemicists edge into dementia, they will state the most outrageous crap just to be relevant for just a bit longer.

  • Bla Bla

    Reopen the asylums… Padded cell for all eternity…