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Monday, April 18, 2005

Noam Chmosky -- Must listen/read!

I saw a DVD on Noam Chmosky - 'Manufactirung Consent' - and became an instant fan of him! He is MIT Professor of Linguisitics and has done some excellent work there but he is sought after Speaker more for his Political views. He is considered Ultra-Leftist but the better thing is if you listen to him for sufficient time (you need to give him enough time to explain his views as they are so out of the ordinary that you would not have thought like that and will not like/agree when he initially makes the comment - but as he explains, it becomes very clear why he is saying something!)

Some of his views are (I don't necessarily agree with them - but it is amazing how he explains these):

- " If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged. " http://www.chomsky.info/talks/1990----.htm

- His contempt for the two political parties is visible in this " Elections Run by Same Guys Who Sell Toothpaste " http://www.chomsky.info/talks/2005012502.htm

- He is Jewish but is against the Israeli "terrorism" against the Palestinians!

What is evident after a seeing a number of his interviews and programs on him is that lots of people who take position against him do not even understand why he has said something or done something - there are a number of examples that I found but this is the best http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noam_Chomsky#The_Faurisson_affair
Faurisson, a French Professor, had said something stupid about Holocaust and all that Noam Chmosky wanted was that 'Right to Freedom of speech' should be given to Faurisson. And, what lots of people blame is that Noam Chomsky "supports the views expressed by Faurisson"! What can be more ridiculous?

Similarly, when Noam Chmosky expresses his views against NAFTA (as the current NAFTA is) - it becomes controversial - without waiting for Chmosky to explain that there were alternate possibilities to create the NAFTA and the one that was chosen was not the right one for people (instead it was good for the investors)!

I spent a lot of time going through audio/video/written material about him and was simply fascinated. If you need more info - www.chomsky.info can be a good starting point. Wikipedia has good information as well on him http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noam_Chomsky and if you a BitTorrents user then you will be delighted to see a large number of them available at http://www.chomskytorrents.org/

And something that he emphasizes a lot and I feel that is true - He loves USA a lot and do not get confused when he expresses his contempt for those in power (Government and Media). And he has a number of things that he points very clearly that only US offers ('Right to Freedom of Speech' being at the top).

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