Skip to comments.Chomsky: Obama ‘Determined To Demolish The Foundations Of Our Civil Liberties’
Posted on 06/06/2014 11:53:31 PM PDT by grundle
Progressive hero Noam Chomsky is terrified of the surveillance state that has developed during the tenure of President Barack Obama, calling it a grave threat to our fundamental civil liberties.
In a column published Monday, Chomsky writes that the documents revealed to the public by Edward Snowden show a system that is flagrantly violating the principles of the Constitution.
It is of no slight import that the project is being executed in one of the freest countries in the world, and in radical violation of the U.S. Constitutions Bill of Rights, which protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures, and guarantees the privacy of their persons, houses, papers and effects, Chomsky said.
Much as government lawyers may try, there is no way to reconcile these principles with the assault on the population revealed in the Snowden documents.
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What’s he complaining about?
He’s got the President he’s always wanted.
Maybe he is finally waking up.
Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!
He finally grew a brain?
“Maybe he is finally waking up.”
Don’t count on it. He is just using some reverse psychology.
Actually George Orwell did envision it all and its totality. Orwell did not know computer mining of data. Orwell did know the totalitarian state.
>> He finally grew a brain?
I’m thinking attention whore.
Love how these commie pukes are suddenly acting horrified about their commie puke president.
Noam should be on the lookout for roaming death panels.
Wow, Chomsky, hypocrite much?
FIFTY YEARS you’ve been pushing socialism while decrying big brother, as if the two were different, you freaking million IQ brainiac FOOL.
Now you’re afraid? NOW? You helped MAKE Obama, with every ounce of energy and opportunity and influence you had in your entire life!
Go to hell, you bastard.
I want to be shocked by his sudden epiphany, but I’m too cynical.
I’m thinking that the left is starting to position itself as if it was they that warned America about Obama and the right got him into office somehow.
Interesting point. Obama claims to be like Lincoln and Reagan, so maybe you’re onto something.
Government can’t play its role of god without omniscience.
Don’t blame it on Obama Norm. The American left has always been about our return to serfdom.
When you have lost Chomsky.......
There are progressives and there are Progressives it seems. Chomsky has made a good living saying Socialist and even sometimes libertarian things. I think he likes to think of himself as a Free Thinker. Like Orwell he is able to understand Communist like tyrannical behavior when he sees it and extrapolate it to it’s ultimate end. Like Orwell too he is unable to see that his own thinking, no matter how well intentioned, ultimately leads to this sort of behavior as there are a good proportion of the population who want to be free - who don’t want to kiss the ring on the hand of their masters no matter how benevolent. These people are a major inconvenience to the State and must be watched and silenced.
Because you're about to be audited.
Welcome to the party, commie.
....from a fool who’s spent his life asleep?
Wow! Mixed feelings Alert!!! Chomsky worried about Zero and the 0bamunists, and their intrusion into the lives of the people...
Remain calm and stay indorrs. Flying Pigs will pass overhead any minute now...
>>Actually George Orwell did envision it all and its totality. Orwell did not know computer mining of data. Orwell did know the totalitarian state.
Yes, and it almost killed him. He fought with the Anarchists in the Spanish Civil War, and they were purged by their “allies”, the Communists. He barely made it out of Spain alive, and ultimately not due to the Nationalists under Franco.
Homage to Catalonia tells of his time in the Spanish Civil War and is a good, quick read, well worth it. His experience there was very informative to his later anti-Totalitarian fiction.
Chomsky was a chumpsky for failing to see that Obama wanted to control us as much as possible.
Obviously, this old Leftist is also a racist. How will the NY Times and Huffington Post spin this?
Agreed. This is so illogical coming from someone that never respected the Constitution and Bill of Rights as applied to the nation and citizenry save criminals. He thought he could get the uber state and keep the 4th Amendment?
George Orwell was a socialist who got a clue. Maybe?
Birds of a feather...
Yet, how come after lifetimes of being commie infiltrators in our institutes of higher socialistic learning they have never discovered that the natural progression of their alien ideologies is to fascism, repression, suppression, and yes, to spying, wuretapping, surveillance, bugging, watching, informing and shadowing.
In short, a police state.
How stupidly blind can they be!!!
There's nothing like educated fools...and our education system is chock full of them. They care little what WE think, they know we're not about to change our thinking at our ages. The commies ALWAYS go after the malleable minds of the youth...and Chomsky, a long-time left-wing radical activist, has been in hot pursuit of young minds after years at MIT and other educational institutions.
What is he? A brilliant professor of linguistics.....or an ideological fool, a Pied Piper and a subversive?
They got what they voted for, TWICE, and we’re all paying for it.
What would be really nice would be if people like the Koch brothers would start funding progressive candidates who would attack and undermine the Democrats from the Left, like Nader did to Gore. These days the “libertarian” candidates are inevitably the ones attacking and undermining the Republicans/Conservatives.
Well, a stopped clock is right twice a day.
That just makes too much sense. Heh. The ‘risk of discovery’ would elicit unending howels/stories from the corru+pt, criminal DBM libtards, unlike when (leftist icon) Nader was exposed, which they effectively buried on page D17. Plus, I don’t think so many LIVs would even know what to make of it. And we are now truly, sadly a Nation of LIVs.
Let me see if I’ve got this straight: The America Chomsky has been saying for years is totalitarian, evil, malicious and beyond redemption is being ruined by Obama? You’d think he’d be doing the “Palestinian World Trade Center Attack” street dance!
You’ve got to be really wacked out if your side loses Noam Chomsky. It’s always a badge of honor when he denigrates the right, but the left?
talk about strange bedfellows!
Chomsky is so smart he’ll write an entire book to answer a question the rest of us idiots can answer with one word, yes or no.
To paraphrase the story about Lyndon Johnson, “When ya lose Chomsky, you’ve lost the country.”
Not to mention creating general chaos all over the country. The newest being dumping illegal alien kids on Jan Brewer out in AZ.
Why don’t you go back to telling everyone that Pol Pot is the greatest thing since sliced bread and all the bad news coming out about the killing fields in Cambodia is all evil American propaganda!?
Or, maybe you can do another tour in Pakistan, speaking on the radio, giving interviews to newsies and giving lectures to standing room only audiences about how our invasion of Afghanistan is really just an evil plan to slaughter 1 million Afghans through starvation!?
Dang it. Now I’m conflicted. If Chomsky’s against it, I kinda, sorta feel like I should be for it.
Good grief! I didn't even know he was still around. I quote him on one of my web pages [re: Babel (?)] saying - I think back in the 50's - that we need to find the common roots of grammar in search of a common language. We might as well be searching for the Flying Dutchman ship or the philosopher's stone.
How do we tell these folks that their heads are so far in the clouds that they are suffering from hypoxia?
I think it was Sol Alinsky - or maybe Bill Ayers - that said that in order for communism to work in America it would be necessary to kill at least 20 million Americans. Would they mind if we started with them?
But they are like that environmentalist - ? Einhorn - who killed his girl friend and stuffed her in a closet for a few years... then fled to France where it is expected that you will kill your girl friend if you are a good and reliable Leftist.