If any of us have issues with Chomsky, those issues are only valid if those with the issues are doing what he is doing. Speaking truth to power. Day in day out.satanmcnugget said:Chomsky is an octogenarian now
the fact that the man does what he does is unbelieveable to me...he TRAVELS at an age when many have given it up.......i have many issues with the man, too...but as i have grown older, ive come to realize that the fate of the world doesnt rest with Chomsky (or any of the heroes of the ultra-left)
it rests with us
Untrue [Hersh was exposing the paranoia of the Bush Administration]. Jahanbegloo was arrested for very different reasons. And with enought lobbying and (non-sensationalist) pressure he will be released ...Oliver Craner said:They didn't start arresting academics, journalists or students until the Seymour Hersh expose.
Get off your high horse you sanctimonius git. Just cos youve been myopically obsessing over the crimes of our official enemies, doesnt mean we all have to. Most of us already know what they get up to.oliver craner said:Or: it has to be a mate of Chomsky before any of you deign to notice this shit?
You're as hypocritical as your enemies.
No - and even if it were, its a damn sight less hypocritical than supporting illegal US/UK military actions in the mid-east (and all that entails) whilst at the same time professing concern for the welfare of the peole who live there.oliver craner said:Well, alright. True though, isn't it?
Thats not the case though Luka.luka said:really though, if you read the boys blog the arguments are all set out. you're not going to change his mind by calling him insane. its difficult but you lot really have to get your head around the idea that he just has a different take on it. its not becasue he's a fascist or a retard or a bloodthirsty devil worshipper. he's certainly set out his argument with far greater detail and clarity than you lot, its just you consider what youbeleive to be self-evident and so you thinik oliver should have to continually justify himself while you don't.
So what? So did Kissinger! (joke!)now, it drives me mad too, don't misunderstand me, but don't insult the boy. he thinks about it.