Lew Rockwell Blog
Nov 21, 2012
I lost my remaining respect for the socialist Noam Chomsky when he told me, in 2008, that he would support the killer Hillary over the peacemaker Ron Paul. Why? Because Chomsky hates the idea of private property, and a society based on it (i.e., a civilization). But it gets worse for the admirer of the Khmer Rouge (who sought to abolish all private property, going beyond Lenin and Mao).
Writes Danny Sanchez:
Chomsky says that Ron Paul’s ideas are “savage.” For a true example of “savage ideas,” consider Chomsky’s support for murderous UN sanctions on Iraq during the Gulf War period.
Rothbard had Chomsky’s number when he wrote:
“It started with the Gulf War, when lifelong anti-war warriors, people like the Red troubadour Pete Seeger and the Reverend William Sloane Coffin, suddenly whooped it up for war. Even Noam Chomsky, left-anarchist and always a gutsy battler against American war, supported the Gulf War. The argument given by these people was that this was the holy ‘United Nations’ conducting the battle and not really the United States. In short, that the cause of a war-making world government is more important to them than anti-war principles. Showing that these people were not really against imperialism or foreign military intervention (they were always, of course, in favor of foreign economic intervention such as foreign aid), but in favor of world government imperialism, and war-mongering….”
Noam Chomsky doesn’t hate private property. He only hates OTHER PEOPLE’S private property.
“Yet this man of the people, who is among the top 2 percent in the United States in net wealth, moved his family out of Cambridge, Massachusetts—hardly a working-class district to begin with—to the even more affluent wooded suburb of Lexington, where he was even less likely to mingle with blue-collar types. Moreover, he made the move around the time forced busing was being imposed on the Boston area; Lexington was exempt from the court order. Today, America’s leading socialist owns a home worth over $850,000 and a vacation home in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, valued in excess of $1.2 million. Chomsky’s home on the Cape is smack in the middle of a state park, which prevents any condos from going up nearby and obstructing his view. And don’t look for oppressed minorities in either neighborhood. This self-described admirer of the Black Panthers, who says intellectuals must combat “all forms of racism” and complains that America “excludes” blacks from large parts of the country, owns a home in a town with a black population of 1.1 percent.” [bold mine]
Read the entire article that this was pulled from. The author writes about how Chomsky also made a nice living working for his much-hated Pentagon. By the way, it appears to me that the author is a right-winger—but that doesn’t seem to matter in terms of the facts about Chomsky’s hypocritical personal bourgeois life.
This article was posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 5:17 am