Skip to comments.Noam Chomsky: Venezuela is an Example of True Solidarity (mega barf alert)
Posted on 02/19/2006 6:58:15 PM PST by Thunder90
"Venezuela, by sending heating oil free of charge for poor and homeless people and at very low prices for those that can pay, is giving a great example of cooperation and solidarity with the American people; and the whole world is bearing witness to it," said the outstanding scholar, historian and university professor Noam Chomsky during a presentation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The event brought together professors, researchers, politicians, scholars, journalists, and social leaders from that city.
Chomsky, who is also well-known in the field of linguistics, has lashed out the Bush administration foreign policy through his books and speeches in international events.
He explained that the majority of Americans receive little or no information at all about the achievements of the Bolivarian revolution led by President Hugo Chavez, because the mass media only highlight the negative side and remain silent about the positive.
The writer and MIT linguistics and philosophy professor who dedicates a great part of his activities to giving lectures at universities, trade unions and organizations announced that he will visit Caracas in late October to participate in conferences and forums on how the Latin American situation is being viewed from the US perspective. He said that in his presentations he will approach the Venezuelan situation from the angle of its achievements, accomplishments, targets and programs.
On this occasion, Chomsky took part in a panel discussion on the origins and consequences of terrorism. Also participating were British priest Geoffrey Bottoms, a defender of humans rights and activist for world peace and justice, as well as journalist and moviemaker Bernie Dwyer, who lives in Havana.
Before the panel opened, there was a screening of the documentary "Mission Against Terror," which denounces the detention of five Cubans in the United States for fighting terrorism. At the same time it investigates the terrorist activities of Orlando Bosch and Luis Posada Carriles the masterminds of the mid-air bombing of a Cubana Airlines DC-8 off the coast of Barbados on October 6, 1973 that killed all of its 73 passengers and crew members.
Throughout the discussion, Chomsky referred to the Venezuelan political process as an example for Latin America and the rest of the world, underscoring the policies that have achieved countless successes, especially in the educational and healthcare fields. These have strengthened the Venezuelan people's dignity, he said.
"Venezuela has successfully challenged the United States, and this country does not accept challenges much less if they are successful. That's the heart of the matter," said the writer.
On the other hand, he pointed out that according to Bush's foreign policy, the United States believes that it has the privilege of labeling any country or person as terrorist. "And by following that precept we would have to accept that our own air force might bomb Washington, as the US government is harboring Luis Posada Carriles and has turned a deaf ear at Venezuela's request for the extradition of one of the most notorious terrorist in this continent, who is about to be released," said Chomsky.
He went on to say that "Posada Carriles, a former CIA operative, escaped from a Venezuelan prison where he was being held while facing trial for the attack on the Cuban plane and other charges. He was later admitted into the US and sent to El Salvador, where, among other activities, he organized Nicaraguan Contras along with Captain Oliver North." "Now," said the US scholar, "the Cuban-born terrorist is in a jail in El Paso and the Venezuela´s request for his extradition has not been responded to. Everything seems to be in a limbo; and probably Posada will show up tomorrow in Miami, walking around freely. So there is a remarkable contradiction between what is said and done in this country with regards to terrorism."
I think in reality he doesn't hate the US... but he hates himself so much that he project that hatred onto something else. Someone pray for him for he is a nut job.
Chomsky has actually said that North Korea is a model state.
"Moonbats are always attracted to dictators."
Indeed! Like flies on horse-apples.
I'd use the earthier term, but dont want to violate the House Rules.
Cindy Sheehan, Cuban-lovin' singer Belafonte, Jesse Jackson,etc. now Chomsky ... they all love socialist dictatorships. This is probably the happiest they've been since eastern europe was under Soviet occupation.
Why do homeless people need home heating fuel. Isn't that a lot like throwing cake at the starving?
I noticed in the article that Chomsky is bad mouthing Ollie North.
Poor Noam: all he knows is whoring himself to dictators, licking their boots for a pat on the head.
Chomsky totally ruined the art of diagramming sentences and has gone downhill from there.
it's exactly the sort of people cheering this on who would be the first to go down if they lived there."
Nah, they all imagine themselves being the minister of culture in such a state. They would in any case be the kind of lap-dog sycophants who sell their soul for a sinecure rather than speak honestly and end up in front of the firing squad.
I just wonder if Chomsky, who once praised the genocidal dictators of Cambodia (Khmer Rouge), believes his own lies here, or if in his heart he knows this is bunk and is just saying it to tear down on USA, which he apparently hates with a passion?
It makes Chavez look good.
Communism will prevent homelessness, but will put everyone in a freezing, small teniment. If you speak out against it, you will go to the gulag
I don't get it... why people have this love affair for command economies and totalitarianism...
Mr. Chomsky's Neighborhood:
Noam Chomsky is NOT an anarchist. I think that he belongs to either the WWP or the RCP.
I think they think that when the commies are in charge, they are going to turn to the bats and put them in charge of telling people what to do. History will show that they put the "intellectuals" up against a wall and shoot them first.
So why doesn't the a$$hole Noam CHOMPSKY move there?
Oh, that's right. He's busy getting rich off of idiots who buy his crap. Hypocrite.
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