Thursday, June 11, 2015

Chomsky on Obama et al

Noam Chomsky is no more an admirer of Obama than am I. In an interview published today he says that Obama is “an opportunist”  and that Hillary Clinton is “much the same, only more militant.”  He goes on to say that he has not been disappointed in Obama, because he didn’t expect anything. “His portrayed idealism could not be taken seriously,”  he says and, “The policies he was proudest of I thought were awful.”

I particularly like the part where he says that Obama has "essentially rescinded the principle that was established in the Magna Carta 800 years ago”  with his policy of assasination by drone. You are no longer innocent until proven guilty by a jury of your peers, you are dead if Obama decides you are dead.

He’s even more critical of Kennedy, and all of this is because, unlike today’s Democrats, he’s an actual Liberal. Read the whole interview, and you’ll get an understanding of what today’s generation has missed by not experiencing the Depression. We think times are bad today. How little we know.

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