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Noam Chomsky Warns On Threats Posed By The Elites

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posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 02:18 PM
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A Warning From Noam Chomsky on the Threat Posed By Elites
As America’s economy and politics continue to unravel, it is clear that the elite mentality and the system it has created will produce more and more victims in the years to come

This mentality described by Chomsky includes the following elements: (1) a single-minded focus on maximizing short-term elite economic and military interests; (2) a refusal to let other societies follow their own paths if perceived to conflict with these interests; (3) continual and massive violations of international law; (4) indifference to human life, particularly in the Third World; (5) massive violation of the U.S. Constitution, especially through the executive branch’s seizure of the power to wage unilateral and unaccountable war in every corner of the globe; (6) indifference to U.S. and international public opinion, which is often more progressive and humane than that of the elites; (7) a remarkable ability to “manufacture consent,” aided by the mass media and intellectuals, that has blinded most Americans to the truth of what their leaders actually do in their names.





In today’s system, Chomsky explains, to “stay in the game,” CEOs must maximize their own short-term profits while treating the costs of doing so as “externalities” to be paid by the taxpayer. In the case of climate change, however, “externalities happen to be the fate of the species.” An imperial mentality which has primarily threatened the Third World in the past, in other words, has now become a threat to the survival of not only America but all civilization as we know it






The real choice, Chomsky makes clear, is not free enterprise versus statism, but state capitalism for (A) the few or (B) the many. The latter would include breaking up the banks, a focus on job creation and safety net expansion where needed, single-payer health insurance, higher taxes on the wealthy, far lower military spending, public members on corporate boards, greater employee workplace control and, above all, a new public-private partnership to see America become a leader in a clean energy economic revolution.



Orwell 1984



It was not by making yourself heard but by staying sane that you carried on the human heritage. ... [Doublethink is] to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it. ... [Continuous] war involves very small numbers of people, mostly highly trained specialists. … The fighting … takes place on the vague frontiers whose whereabouts the average man can only guess at. …
—George Orwell, “1984”


I thought this was interesting and I always like Chomsky's analysis. I feel he is in the people's corner, bringing light to various travesties that many remain unaware of. I know he get's a lot of criticism for being anti-American, but it is another situation where critique of our Govmnt or policies get's lumped in with hating America. I don't feel this is the case and I am always glad to hear is perspective.

Peace




posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 02:40 PM
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I find it hilarious that Chomsky is now saying what CTers have been saying for years.
The economic and social turmoil promote political extremism. I foresee the possibility of a popular 3rd party figure coming into power after Obama who promises to fix all our problems, and incites race/class wars. I think this figure may also bring us into wars we simply can't win. It seems America is shaping up to be the bad guys of ww3. I'm sure the history books will claim this war started some time ago, and we were always in the wrong.


S + F

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posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 03:01 PM
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Hello unityemissions!
It is a bit humorous to see stuff reach mainstream that many of us here are already thoroughly aware of! But as long as more people see it, at some point, the better.

What kind of 3rd party do you suspect will be formed? A beneficial one(to the people), or a new kind of power clan that changes the language but still dominates the scene, caters to special interests, and cares little about the people?

Thanks for the reply,
Peace


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posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 03:11 PM
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I take the angle that globalists are pretty much in complete control of the nations which have a central bank. Nearly all of them. It seems pretty obvious to me that they seek to destroy western civilization, so as to bring about their Agenda 21 plan.

From this perspective, I think the puppet will speak of one thing (being for the people) , while ultimately being the last nail in the coffin. There already seems to be some steam gaining for a third party. People are beginning to "wake up"
except they don't realize just how many steps behind they are. They still think this war can be won politically, and that the people still have a say without force. We will learn the very hard way.

By the end of it all, people will beg for peace, beg to end the suffering, and beg for a leader to bring about order. Enter the NWO. It's not all doom & gloom, though. There IS reason behind their actions. If you would like I can further explain my rationale in private. It's a bit off-topic.



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 03:19 PM
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Hitler and the Nazi's rise was due to disenchantment from the war, an economic depression and hyperinflation. But before their rise to power Germany was considered as one of the most developed and humane societies at that time, they had universal health coverage and other progressive things before its' time. But just look what happens when things go bad, you can have a monster rise to power in a civilized country.

Noam Chomsky has been right on most things, rising from the Vietnam anti-war period. An intellectual willing to challenge the elite, question their authority and defy their propaganda. The elite are just wishing for his demise.

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posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 03:21 PM
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Well actually Chomsky is a marxist and and marxists have been saying this for decades. This is almost not even news. ATSers say "TPTB" Marxists say the "Global capitalists."

No news really.



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 03:47 PM
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I hear you, the ole "problem, reaction, solution" notion eh?

I would be interested in what you have to say off topic. I too have wondered if anything "positive" is mixed in with any of these changes happening

Any links or threads?
You can u2u me too.

Thanks



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 07:01 PM
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I must say, I never paid much heed to much of Chomsky's considerations because in the past, I felt he was too accommodating of the elite control model. Further, I inferred from his presentation that he was a sort of 'ivory tower' intellectual who preferred to see what he wanted to see as opposed to what seemed evident to many of us.

In light of the excerpt the OP has provided I am prepared to amend that perception to propose that even he may be waking up.

For nearly a decade, I have observed most of everything he has encapsulated in his own manner. While I only arrived hear a scant few years ago, all that time I found that we have been exchanging such observations between us..., and been tiresomely stigmatized as conspiracy lunatics.

My how the worm turns.

We (our entire planet) have a problem. These people, and I know I needn't elaborate on to whom I refer, have made a club; and, to coin the great Carlin's line "We ain't in it!"

It scarcely seems possible that we could be so utterly mesmerized, so effectively marginalized, that as a whole, they have free reign. We refuse, in most cases, to be the subjects of some person's rule; yet a 'club' can subjugate and exploit us?

Have we come to the point yet of realizing that our lives have collectively been reduced to 'factors' in a 'game?' We can not even win, only the club can win. We have a society of royals in our midst; and they are the most sociopathic kind of royals; the kind that hide behind money, and manufactured glory.

Well, it is nice to see that Mr. Chomsky is finally realizing the parameters of the game.



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 07:22 PM
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Hello Maxmars, thanks for the comments and applause, it means a lot to me.



It scarcely seems possible that we could be so utterly mesmerized, so effectively marginalized, that as a whole, they have free reign. We refuse, in most cases, to be the subjects of some person's rule; yet a 'club' can subjugate and exploit us?



This has always troubled me too. I think part of it is being enslaved by economic servitude, and being constantly distracted, trying to make ends meet.

Then there is that constant factor of people who just don't want to hear any bad news or anything that challenges their perspective, because, in the words of most of my family and friends, "I don't want to know about that."

I wish there were more folks with the concern and determination for seeking and spreading truth. I try and apply some empathy too because, while I personally don't have any children, I know plenty of people who do and they seem to not have any time for discovering truth, and they don't want to bring any strife into their family sanctity. And sometimes, I don't want to bring them all down with doses of reality. So I try and share what I can without overwhelming any sheeple, even though at times I wanna stand from the mountain top and shout! So it has become a challenging balancing act for me.

This is why I feel so at home here at ats, and I feel a responsibility to keep up the good fight and deny ignorance!

Peace and Respect

*addendum* Not sure if you have ever watched Chomsky's Manufactured Consent, but I always recommend it as one of the better red pills to take.

Manufactured Consent
www.hulu.com...



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posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 01:04 AM
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For me personally, Chomsky has always had valid and thought provoking things to say.



Then there is that constant factor of people who just don't want to hear any bad news or anything that challenges their perspective, because, in the words of most of my family and friends, "I don't want to know about that."


I think the above quote is so true! How can you educate and inform someone who has their eyes closed and fingers in their ears? We need to hijack the fox news for a few minutes ;P




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