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.

[read the rest, here]

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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