Chomsky’s Hypocrisy Knows No Limits: Tweets About “voluntary propaganda of the intellectual class”

by Scott Creighton

I follow Noam’s Twitter feed, Daily_Chomsky and today these little gems popped up telling his followers to actively work to counter voluntary propaganda from the intellectual class. Immediately I recalled Noam’s little “Truther” debunking he offered up last month at the University of Florida in which he ultimately concluded that no one in the Bush administration contributed to the events of 9/11 or planned them because “they aren’t lunatics”

Well, I debunked his debunking, basically doing exactly what Mr. Chomsky suggested we all do today… I countered his voluntary propaganda and I think I did so quite effectively, since Chomsky himself is on record saying that there is no evidence bin Laden had anything to do with 9/11. Well, if Chomsky knows that bin Laden didn’t do it, then who does he think did?

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Noam Chomsky’s 9/11 “Truther” Debunking Debunked: Yes Noam, They Were Lunatics

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE:

Chomsky’s Hypocrisy Knows No Limits: Tweets About “voluntary propaganda of the intellectual class”

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Chomsky’s conclusion: “They weren’t lunatics so they didn’t do it”

Noam Chomsky is dead wrong regarding 9/11 and you don’t have to be a physicist to understand it. You just have to think for a minute.

What is being hailed as the End-All-Be-All of “truther debunking” is disturbing to watch. This video is mentioned on places like the Huffington Post as something to show to “anyone who still buys into the 9/11 truther stuff”. It’s a video of Bob Tuskin asking Noam Chomsky a question about Building 7 at a speech Noam gave at the University of Florida.

(see video at the end of this article)

Here is my effort at debunking a man who I have defended for apparently far too long. His ignorance of the geopolitical climate prior to the invasion of Afghanistan is, quite frankly, unforgivable given his acute awareness of such matters. His forgetting that he himself has stated on many occasions that there is no evidence of bin Laden being involved in 9/11 is also quite telling here. I will break down his 3 uncontroversial “facts” which prove the Bush administration had nothing to do with 9/11 and I will also expose his hypocrisy and the petty little debunking tricks he uses to marginalize those of us who still question the events of 9/11.

But in the end, it’s his statement that the Bush administration wasn’t run by lunatics that leaves me most disgusted by the man and the activist I revered so much because it is a lie and he knows it is a lie.

Ergo, here I offer my Chomsky mia culpa by way of debunking his pathetic debunking of 9/11 truth activists. To my great shame and disappointment, Noam Chomsky exposes himself as not only a left-wing gatekeeper but also a flat out liar and hypocrite.

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U.S. Attack on Syria Without U.N. Approval is a War Crime: Chomsky

(Noam Chomsky says the exact same thing that I said. Congressional approval means bunk. )

Ryan Grim, Huffington Post

A U.S.-led attack on Syria without United Nations support would be a war crime regardless of congressional approval, Noam Chomsky, the antiwar activist and author, said in response to President Barack Obama’s announcement that he would seek Hill approval.

“As international support for Obama’s decision to attack Syria has collapsed, along with the credibility of government claims, the administration has fallen back on a standard pretext for war crimes when all else fails: the credibility of the threats of the self-designated policeman of the world,” Chomsky told HuffPost in an email.

Chomsky recently traveled to the region to learn more about the Syria crisis, and his comments there led some to believe he was open to military intervention if negotiations failed to produce peace. “I believe you should choose the negotiating track first, and should you fail, then moving to the second option” — backing the rebels — “becomes more acceptable,” he said.

But his comments to HuffPost indicate that he remains opposed to any military action that came without U.N. approval.

[T]hat aggression without UN authorization would be a war crime, a very serious one, is quite clear, despite tortured efforts to invoke other crimes as precedents,” he added.

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FBI Director Robert Mueller is a Domestic Terrorist – Just Committed Act of Terrorism in Congress

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Robert Mueller also suggested that obeying the constitution just takes too much darn time. Your constitutional rights are such an inconvenience …

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“”Governments should not have this capacity. But governments will use whatever technology is available to them to combat their primary enemy – which is their own population,” Noam Chomsky

FBI director Robert Mueller just committed an act of domestic terrorism, another act of domestic terrorism, this time in congress. That is if you accept the FBI’s own definition of domestic terrorism:

“Domestic terrorism is the unlawful use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group or individual based and operating entirely within the United States or Puerto Rico without foreign direction committed against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof in furtherance of political or social objectives.” FBI (dot) gov definition of terrorism

Yesterday I wrote an article wondering if FBI Director Robert Mueller had issued a not-so veiled threat to congress when he suggested that there may be another “terrorist” attack if they shut down the NSA blanket surveillance program. My conclusion was reached after reading two articles written about Mueller’s testimony in congress, one of which was an AP story.

This morning I viewed a brief video clip of part of that testimony on NBC News and it turns out the AP story didn’t accurately report on his exact words. Without any doubt, FBI Director Mueller directly threatened members of congress with another “terrorist” attack if the NSA blanket spying program were to be cancelled or “go dark” as he put it.

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Why We Do What We Do; “breaking through the media and general doctrinal barriers”

by Scott Creighton

In a recent interview, Noam Chomsky lays out why it is we do what we do. It’s a good interview. He also says he expects Israel will do something underhanded in the Gulf in order to provoke a war with Iran (good article at Washington’s blog on this subject) but that they don’t want to be seen casting the first blow because Israel is afraid of being considered a pariah state here in America as it is in the rest of the world.

This is a small section of the interview which can be found at Counterpunch.

LEZAMA: Just abide to the two state solution, and the conflict is eliminated? What about the idea that Gaza and the West Bank be contiguous?

CHOMSKY: That’s required!

LEZAMA: Right.

CHOMSKY: That is part of the Oslo agreement. The Oslo agreement stipulates explicitly that the West Bank and Gaza strip are a single territory. Ever since they signed the Oslo agreement, the United States and Israel have been dedicated to undermining them. The U.S. can violate law freely but it is never reported. Everybody else is too weak to do anything about it. The U.S. is just a rogue state.

LEZAMA: What should people in the U.S. be doing in response?

CHOMSKY: They should be breaking through the media and general doctrinal barriers to come to know what is going on. They should be helping people learn about this. I don’t have any secret sources of information. Everything I have said is public knowledge, but it is not known by anyone. The problem is self-censorship; the media just don’t report anything about it, and rarely do. There is just a tremendous amount of propaganda and indoctrination so people don’t know what is going on. This is not the only case, but it is an important one. Everything I have just mentioned is straight on the public record. What activists ought to be doing is place this in the public’s attention.

Chomsky on Ron Paul’s Libertarian Policies: “This is Just Savagery”… “a Call for Corporate Tyranny”

This is what happens when a Paulbot runs over to a liberal event hoping to get some dissatisfied democrats on board the “Revolution” Express. He gets a dose of reality.

Ron Paul is anything but an anti-establishment candidate. If corporatism is the problem then Ron Paul and his neoliberal libertarian agenda is nothing more than a concerted effort to make young naive voters beggars to their own demise.

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Noam Chomsky – The Myth of the Liberal Media

by Scott Creighton

This is a must watch film, not so much for what it says about the filtering mechanisms of the corporate media, the readers here certainly understand those and have understood those for years. But the real reason to watch this is to see how back in 1995, the Clinton administration was really pushing for the very neoliberal attacks we see taking place right now. In fact, for those out there who consider themselves libertarian and therefore outside the framing of the political insiders, it’s curious that the very arguments they level at us for promoting “liberty” be destroying the social safety net that keeps us “enslaved” was actually Clinton’s old propaganda and the far right’s propaganda from their combined attacks on social security, welfare, and Medicare.

I also should point out that the other day I criticized Kevin Zeese for suggesting Obama’s volunteerism program as the new path of action for the Occupy Wall Street movement when in fact, it’s worse than that. The “volunteerism” push actually dates back to 1997 and it was Bill Clinton’s solution for their attack on welfare. The idea being that they could attack welfare and then get people to volunteer to help people who start starving as a result of their aid being cut by the Clintons. Interestingly, Colin Powell also became a front man for this campaign. Beautiful huh? Zeese dusting off an old Bill Clinton/Colin Powell bit of propaganda and suggesting that as a direction for the OWS movement.

This film was made in 1997.

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Noam Chomsky at the Syracuse Peace Council May 11th 2011

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Noam Chomsky: “The U.S. and Its Allies Will Do Anything to Prevent Democracy in the Arab World”

You have to look really hard to find a better understanding of the geo-political world today than that which Noam Chomsky offers.

“On the other hand, the Times wasn’t lying when they said that it led to the region’s stability. And the reason is because of the meaning of the word “stability” as a technical meaning. Stability is—it’s kind of like democracy. Stability means conformity to our interests. So, for example, when Iran tries to expand its influence in Afghanistan and Iraq, neighboring countries, that’s called “destabilizing.” It’s part of the threat of Iran. It’s destabilizing the region. On the other hand, when the U.S. invades those countries, occupies them, half destroys them, that’s to achieve stability. And that is very common, even to the point where it’s possible to write—former editor of Foreign Affairs—that when the U.S. overthrew the democratic government in Chile and instituted a vicious dictatorship, that was because the U.S. had to destabilize Chile to achieve stability. That’s in one sentence, and nobody noticed it, because that’s correct, if you understand the meaning of the word “stability.” Yeah, you overthrow a parliamentary government, you install a dictatorship, you invade a country and kill 20,000 people, you invade Iraq and kill hundreds of thousands of people—that’s all bringing about stability. Instability is when anyone gets in the way.”  Noam Chomsky

The transcript of this video is found here.

Meanwhile Alan Dershowitz literally throws a hissy-fit over Noam Chomsky’s op-ed piece called “My Reaction to Osama bin Laden’s Death.”. Allan Mendenhall tears Dershowitz a new one as he reviews his latest Chomsky hit-piece for Counterpunch.

Remember, Chomsky has stated on many occasions that there is absolutely no valid evidence to support holding bin Laden responsible for the events of 9/11 and in fact, the relevant evidence shows he was not responsible for 9/11 at all.

This of course infuriates globalist warmonger cheerleaders like Alan Dershowitz and really leaves one wondering who the real “terrorists” are in the first place.

Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky

Chris Hedges on the rise of the corporate class

Conversation with Chris Hedges

Noam Chomsky: The Conscience of America

Noam Chomsky on Newsnight BBC

Fake Democracy – Noam Chomsky

Forgetting Francisco Lotero: Noam Chomsky Peddles End of Humanity Fear-Mongering for the IMF and Big Oil

by Scott Creighton

Modern psychology has a word that is probably used more than any other word in psychology, it is the word maladjusted. Maladjusted. I would like to say to you today that there are some things in our society, some things in our world,  for which I am proud to be maladjusted. And I call upon all men of good will to be maladjusted to these things until the good society is realized.” Martin Luther King.

Its the end of the humanity as we know it folks. Its the end of humanity because for the next two years the republicans will control one of our two houses of congress, the least powerful one at that, the House of Representatives.  At least, that is what Noam Chomsky has said.

Forget the fact that they only hold office for 2 years. Forget about the fact that the republicans in the House just repealed the corporatist ObamaCare bill which, according to Dennis Kucinich (before his great “transformation”) is actually worse than doing nothing on health care.. forget that it was a largely symbolic gesture since the corporatist democrats will kill the effort in the senate. Forget the fact that Obama is rushing as fast as he can in infuse as many bankers and corporate CEOs into the inner workings of his administration. Forget the fact that Obama now claims the right to kill U.S. citizens just because he wants to with no due process of law. Forget the fact that Hilary Clinton is running around trying to pick new wars with any nation she can in service to the MIC and the bankers.

Forget all of that.

Its the end of humanity as we know it folks. This is the message that Noam Chomsky delivered to us through a recent Nation magazine interview on the subjects of climate change and peak oil, of all things. Republicans… climate change… and peak oil. Fear mongering taken to an all new level. Somewhere little Francisco Lotero rolls in his grave.

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Noam Chomsky: Breaking the Israel-Palestine Deadlock

by Noam Chomsky from Information Clearinghouse

While intensively engaged in illegal settlement expansion, the government of Israel is also seeking to deal with two problems: a global campaign of what it perceives as “delegitimation” – that is, objections to its crimes and withdrawal of participation in them – and a parallel campaign of legitimation of Palestine.

The “delegitimation,” which is progressing rapidly, was carried forward in December by a Human Rights Watch call on the U.S. “to suspend financing to Israel in an amount equivalent to the costs of Israel’s spending in support of settlements,” and to monitor contributions to Israel from tax-exempt U.S. organizations that violate international law, “including prohibitions against discrimination” – which would cast a wide net. Amnesty International had already called for an arms embargo on Israel. The legitimation process also took a long step forward in December, when Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil recognized the State of Palestine (Gaza and the West Bank), bringing the number of supporting nations to more than 100.

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Noam Chomsky on Taming the Bewildered Herd

(The “crisis of democracy” in the 1960s gave birth to the Lewis Powell memo of 1971 which served as a blueprint for how they needed to retake control of America, and by that I mean the corporate and banking elites and the special class of their servants in politics and the media. From that was born the “think tanks” and the Libertarian Party and basically the need to instill the neoliberal ideology that would later permeate our society’s “special class, ie. the “Washington Consensus” )

Noam talks about how Walter Lippman defined modern “democracy” – “you need something to tame the bewildered herd (so they don’t cause trouble) and that is public relations or manufactured consent…. the media, the schools, the popular culture has to divide for the political class… it has to instill the proper beliefs.”

“and if the specialized class (politicians like Ron Paul, Clintons, Bush, Obama, ect. and media figures like Wolf Blitzer, Glenn Beck, Rachel Maddow, Jon Stewart, ect.) can come along and say “I will serve your interests” (to the elites) then they will be allowed to be part of that group…. that means they have to have instilled in them the beliefs and the doctrines that will serve the interests of private power. Unless they can master that skill they are not part of the specialized class.”

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“State propaganda, when supported by the educated classes, and when no deviation is permitted from it, can have a big effect. It was a lesson learned by Hitler and by many others and it has been pursued to this day…. the Business community learned alot from the successes of the Creel Commission and creating the Red Scare and its aftermath and in fact the public relations industry underwent a huge expansion at that time” Noam Chomsky

The Vietnam Syndrome – the “sickly inhibitions against the use of military force”

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Chomsky: No Evidence That Al Qaeda or bin Laden Carried Out 9/11 Attack

by Scott Creighton

I have written several times in the past that I thought Noam Chomsky was more of a Truth advocate than he really let on. I suggested people read his 2006 book Failed States and kind of read “between the lines” to get the real message that he was trying to leave his readers with.  Several readers took exception with that theory of mine (the list is growing longer by the day) preferring to recite the status quo Truth movement opinion of Mr. Chomsky, that he was “limited hangout” at best, and/or something else altogether.

I have even pointed out comments made by Chomsky in public that would tend to make him at least appear to be moving to our side; statements like “the supposed hijackers of 911 were never accurately identified by the US and they still haven’t been” and “the US doesn’t want to put “terror” suspects on trial in civilian courts because they have no evidence” these statements were made on Democracy Now back in March of 2010 yet pretty much went unnoticed by the majority of the Truth movement.

A few days ago some news came out that makes my position a little easier to swallow for my fellow Truth advocates, or at least, it should. This has shaken up the Truth movement a bit and they have been chatting about it on Blogger for quite sometime now.

Renowned Jewish-American scholar Noam Chomsky says US invasion of Afghanistan was illegal since to date there is no evidence that al-Qaeda has carried out the 9/11 attacks.

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Justice for Fallujah Fundraiser: Noam Chomsky

The Justice For Fallujah Project Fundraiser, 9/16/2010
Paulist Center, Boston, MA
http://www.thefallujahproject.org

Recorded and edited by
Charngchi Way
Additional audio by
Jason Pramas

(The coup of 1958 by Abd al Karim Qassim terrified the British and U.S. monied interests… quoted at the time as saying “… Qassim might attempt to redistribute wealth in an attempt to build a strong, democratic Iraq that could help free other Arabs and afro-Asians. He might, they feared, even adopt Nassir’s plan to use Saudi resources to improve living standards for Arabs everywhere.”  “Eisenhower declared this was a Kremlin plot to undermine the West… so anyway, the Iraqi coup, was a “dangerous virus” in diplomatic literature, and it had to be quickly illiminated, and it was illiminated. John F. Kennedy, who was a speciallist in murderous military coups, which instituted vicious brutal dictatorships, carried out one with the help of the British in Iraq in 1963, CIA organized a coup and did throw out the government, ended these threats, the CIA distributed the Baath Party as the ones who executed it, and (the CIA) distributed lists of leftists who should be assasinated, there were lots of killings, they also went beyond, killed all sorts of professionals, teachers and so on…”)

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