07. Noam Chomsky's Anti-American Obsession




Published on Nov 25, 2013

When examining Comrade Chomsky, like other radicals, it is important to not only examine what he says (though what he says is often wrong), but what he is not saying. Utopian revolutionaries butchered millions of people in the 1900s, and the United States of America, a creature of the Enlightenment, did the heavy lifting to stop them before the socialist cancer killed human civilization in its entirety. Now that the evils of socialism have become manifest, all Chomsky can provide is nihilism. But the genius of Chomsky's nihilism resides in this-- his ability to combine cynicism and idealism to argue that everything that exists deserves to be destroyed. The idealism — Chomsky's vague notion of anarchism — functions as an impossible standard to condemn the West-- no matter how much good we do, since we can always to better, we're bad. That's all it is; it is not a program, and Chomsky has been more than willing to support dictatorships when they are against free enterprise and/or the United States. The cynicism steps in when Chomsky implies that everything is equally bad, as if the crimes of the United States are comparable, if not worse, than those of Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia, and Mao's China. The goal is not self-affirmation, but self-destruction, and Chomsky's meeting with the Party of God (the Hezb'Allah) symbolizes everything this man is about. If no model of the revolutionary future exists, then revolution *is* destructive suicide and nothing else. - Jason H. Bowden

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