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Old 12-05-2010, 10:02 PM
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Default Re: An Advertisement for Openness (Glenn Greenwald & Matt Welch)

Originally Posted by operative View Post
, so too must Chomsky's ideology inevitably result in an intellectual elite forcing a social arrangement that protects the collective rights against the self-interest of the individual. Chomsky of course will probably never explicate this--he's neglected to more fully flesh out specifics on his own proposals in favor of attacking the United States. But there's simply no other way to achieve Chomsky's vision. And, the attack on the societal elites and the call for an end to property rights is basically the Khmer Rouge without the Killing Fields.
No, no, no. Just because another way to achieve Chomsky's "vision" (which you don't seem to have a solid grasp of) does not occur to you, does NOT mean that, q.e.d. he must believe in Bolshevism. Again, Chomsky has been explicit and repetitive in his absolute rejection of Bolshevism and authoritarianism-- whether that be in Lenin's Soviet, Mao's CCP, or General Electric's boardrooms.

As for attacking the United States, his stance is to object first to crimes in which he is a participant, and to urge others who can do something to stop them to take action.
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