Tag Archives: Noam Chomsky
“Since armies can reach each other regardless of the thousands of miles which lie between them friends have to show that they are just as independent from spatial distances as enemies so let’s continue shooting our long-distance missiles of friendship to each other in order to show that those who are inventive only in order to destroy that we are just as able to nullify space as they are.” Gunter Anders
“And it’s not just the pandemic. Much worse than that are the attitudes of skepticism about global warming. So, one rather shocking fact that I learned recently is that during the Trump years, among Republicans, the belief that global warming is a serious problem — not even an urgent problem, just a serious problem — declined about 20%.”
“it’s the same story as always, just like Glasgow. It’s those the voices in the street which can end this tragedy of the Assange torture and persecution, like everything else, like the civil rights movement, like the social democratic initiatives in the 1930s, the New Deal measures, like the antiwar movement, like the women’s movement, everything, always the same answer.”
“According to the Constitution, Article I, Congress has the sole right to declare war. But that provision has long been dispatched to the ashcan, along with other inconvenient provisions of the document that we are taught to revere.”
People power, education, persuasion, organization, persistent, action, leads to change.
January10 , 2020, BREAKING: “House approves war powers resolution to restrict Trump on Iran.” “The House must of listened. If only the Senate would.
Noam Chomsky: The current moment is the most grim moment in human history and the wrecking ball in the White House just doesn’t give a damn. He’s having fun. He’s serving his rich constituency. So what the hell, let’s destroy the world.
Trump is an effective con man who has a good sense of what animates his voting base. …that withdrawing a few hundred troops would appeal to the sector of the population that resonates to his message that America is foolishly expending its blood and treasure to help “unworthy” people…
Only about 25 percent of Republicans (36 percent of the more savvy millennials) recognize that humans are responsible for global warming. Shocking figures.
RS: The governments that all attacked Israel [in the Six-Day War}…they all made peace with Israel. The only people that didn’t make peace were the Palestinians, and the Palestinians were actually occupied by these Arab governments.
Western Sahara, where peaceful protesters, led by women, are beaten in the streets. Thousands have been tortured, imprisoned, killed and disappeared while resisting the Moroccan occupation. AMY GOODMAN: Today a Democracy Now! exclusive: “Four Days in Western Sahara: Africa’s Last Colony.”
The next step toward attaining a world free of nuclear weapons must involve the nuclear armed states. Disarming nuclear weapons should not be a difficult process since we have the technical expertise and verification procedures in place.
“Pat Tillman showed me I could resist the indoctrination”