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Noam Chomsky: Unhinged Nitwit ^ | 12/04/10 | Ellis Washington

Posted on 03/24/2011 4:55:12 AM PDT by EllisWashingtonReport

For years I have followed the controversial career of Noam Chomsky, MIT professor of Linguistics and prolific writer on political philosophy. A self-described "libertarian socialist," in my view an oxymoronic political philosophy, he summarizes as challenging all forms of authority and attempting to eliminate them if they are unjustified – for which the burden of proof is solely upon those who attempt to exert power.

Fifty years since publishing his work on transformational grammar, "Syntactic Structures" (1957), Chomsky is viewed as a demigod among the progressive left and a demagogue to the conservative right. According to reconstructed '60s radical David Horowitz's definitive article on Chomsky, this MIT professor is the patron saint of "the legions of '60s radicals who have entrenched themselves in American universities to indoctrinate students in their anti-American creeds. The New York Times calls Chomsky 'arguably the most important intellectual alive,' and Rolling Stone – which otherwise does not even acknowledge the realm of the mind – 'one of the most respected and influential intellectuals in the world.'"

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To: Matchett-PI
Chomsky info BookMark for later.

Thanks M-PI
21 posted on 03/24/2011 7:45:57 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: Calvin Locke

You know as well as I do that there is a liberal, incestuous, love affair going on between liberals in academia and the literary world. I remember when I was a lot younger reading book reviews and other forms of literature where a particular lib would be awarded the genius other liberals. When I finally realized that practically everyone in the literary world was a leftist-lib, it all made sense. That's why an idiot like Cornel West who spouts gibberish at every occasion is called a genius, and Thomas Sowell is virtually unknown to most Americans.

22 posted on 03/24/2011 7:46:30 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Tainan

You’re welcome!

23 posted on 03/24/2011 8:16:06 AM PDT by Matchett-PI ("Freedom's Just Another Word For Nothing Left to Tax " ~ Gagdad Bob)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I miss William F. Buckley.

24 posted on 03/24/2011 8:20:15 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: driftless2
My question to you is: how did you manage to stay awake?

I'm convinced Chomsky's "success" (if that's what we'll call it) is from the fact that he speaks in measured tones, is grammatically correct, and can cite history. Each of his sentences on their own sound plausible. In sum - he learned early on to speak, and look like, an "academic."

His logic is absolutely convoluted though. Everything rests on completely unprovable leftist assumptions and the typical leftist cliches. In sum, his Leftism is his RELIGION.

25 posted on 03/24/2011 9:08:26 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Matchett-PI

You make an important point IMHO.

While individuals like Gandhi may have made historic achievements in their lives, it is important to keep in mind the fact that such accomplishments do not necessarily qualify them as infallible demi-gods whose every word on any subject must be taken as gospel wisdom.

26 posted on 03/26/2011 4:45:30 AM PDT by Senator John Blutarski (The progress of government: republic, democracy, technocracy, bureaucracy, plutocracy, kleptocracy,)
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To: Senator John Blutarski

I agree. Thanks for your comments!

27 posted on 03/26/2011 7:32:25 AM PDT by Matchett-PI ("Freedom's Just Another Word For Nothing Left to Tax " ~ Gagdad Bob)
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