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Monday, October 16, 2006

Noam "I Hate Capitalists So Much That I Decided To Become One" Chomsky

-I've never liked Noam Chomsky, usually for the myriad of things that he speaks out about every issue. I'm very happy to say that he has slid down the scum slide even more.


I've recommended it before, and I'll do it again; Peter Schweizer's book, -Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy, properly reveals the hypocrisies that some of the most prominent liberals partake in on a day to day basis. The author, Pete Schweizer, published an essay that was adapted from his book, which is where I got these paragraphs from. So I'm just going to list a couple of factoids about good ole' Noam here...

"Chomsky’s marketing efforts shortly after September 11 give new meaning to the term war profiteer. In the days after the tragedy, he raised his speaking fee from $9,000 to $12,000 because he was suddenly in greater demand."

"Corporate America is one of Chomsky’s demons. It’s hard to find anything positive he might say about American business. He paints an ominous vision of America suffering under the "unaccountable and deadly rule of corporations." He has called corporations "private tyrannies" and declared that they are "just as totalitarian as Bolshevism and fascism." Capitalism, in his words, is a "grotesque catastrophe."

But a funny thing happened on the way to the retirement portfolio.

Chomsky, for all of his moral dudgeon against American corporations, finds that they make a pretty good investment. When he made investment decisions for his retirement plan at MIT, he chose not to go with a money market fund or even a government bond fund. Instead, he threw the money into blue chips and invested in the TIAA-CREF stock fund. A look at the stock fund portfolio quickly reveals that it invests in all sorts of businesses that Chomsky says he finds abhorrent: oil companies, military contractors, pharmaceuticals, you name it."

"When I asked Chomsky about his investment portfolio he reverted to a "what else can I do?" defense: "Should I live in a cabin in Montana?” he asked. It was a clever rhetorical dodge. Chomsky was declaring that there is simply no way to avoid getting involved in the stock market short of complete withdrawal from the capitalist system."



-The list virtually goes on forever, and the worst part (for Noam anyways), is that these facts just scratch the surface. The link provided at the top of this post shows everything else that this bigot does in his spare time. I also see that he's coming out with a new book...

-If Bono likes it, it's got to be a "must-read"!

-I'll leave this post with a quote; all you have to do is put it in perspective:

"There’s a famous definition in the Gospels of the hypocrite, and the hypocrite is the person who refuses to apply to himself the standards he applies to others. By that standard, the entire commentary and discussion of the so-called War on Terror is pure hypocrisy, virtually without exception. Can anybody understand that? No, they can’t understand it."
—Noam Chomsky, Power and Terror, 2003

-Noam Chomsky is such a hypocrite that I doubt his own definition of hypocrisy applies to himself. Next time speak for yourself, Chomsky.


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