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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

So I picked up a sandwich I saw on the sidewalk and ate it.

Big Gav pointed out the latest Anti-Chomsky readings and so provided me with a compendium of every third-rate conspiracy theory that Mr. Chomsky has dismissively and probably rightly ignored. Apart from the faked moon landing, the face on Mars, and a few Weekly World News items, the author, Daniel Abrahamson, covers every discarded sandwich on the sidewalk. I think Chomsky sets off most people when, during a speech, he casually leads with a remark like "anybody that has spent 5 minutes looking into this can clearly see". He clearly irritates the gullible. Did you know that the most recent edition of the Merriam-Webster dictionary does not include the word gullible?
This document was discovered in the National Archives and has been the subject of mainstream articles by ABCNEWS and others. It stands as clear evidence that the U.S. government has designed plans to engineer terrorist attacks and blame them on foreign enemies. Yet Noam Chomsky does not think the Northwoods document matters:
ABC News as a paragon of objectivity and the second coming of Thomas Paine! To take a simple reality check of the current SCLM media situation, I don't think Chomsky has appeared on network television since the Dick Cavett or Tom Snyder days.

In the end, after reading the diatribe, Chomsky sounds more reasonable than ever. To whit, he wrote this blog item over a year ago that I also remember posting on:
Chomsky posted an entry called "Peak Oil" on his blog in June, 2004, writing the following: "The basic theory is incontrovertible. The only questions have to do with timing and cost."

I agree, we have other things to worry about than a New World Order created by either the Bilderberg group, the Council of Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, the Free Masons, the United Nations, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Club of Rome, the Sierra Club (!), or whatever they call a meeting of more than two billionaires at a time.


Professor Blogger Phila said...

It's amazing the way it's become "obvious" that Chomsky's a fool, a madman, &c. You supposedly degrade yourself even by mentioning his name.

I've asked people many times to explain...but apparently it's so well known that he's a fraud that questioning the fact simply invites ridicule.

12:54 PM  
Professor Blogger @whut said...

Your use of "obvious" would make Chomsky proud. That is exactly it, Chomsky dismisses this stuff with such laid-back charm that it gets people's blood absolutely boiling. I have no other way to explain it.

12:59 PM  
Professor Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember, in the wingnut's black-is-white world the fact that Chomsky is usually correct is clear evidence of incompetence and senility.

8:34 PM  
Professor Blogger @whut said...

good'un, i'll file that quote.

8:24 PM  

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