READER COMMENTS ON
"VIDEO - Noam Chomsky On US Effort To Spread Democracy"
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 12/19/2006 @ 8:36 pm PT...
Yep...saw this today...yesterday DNOW! had Howard Zinn. You don't see these guys anywhere else.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 12/19/2006 @ 9:01 pm PT...
So why can't we get corporate media to report these kinds of things? Oops, I forgot, it's CORPORATE media, I guess that pretty well answers it.
We need 100 Noam Chomskys on 1000 networks all throughout the world spreading the truth. We need to fund PBS massively and get other competing PBS-like networks (including sattelite radio/tv)to broadcast these kinds of things with as much frequency as CSI or Law and Order episodes.
Until we figure out a way to make the truth financially attractive, we will have to search far and wide to find it. And not everyone has the initiative to search beyond their PC or TV or radio.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 12/20/2006 @ 5:40 am PT...
Here is a link to Noam's website.
Remember that Noam was the favorite writer of Pat Tilman, the football guy who quit his fortune to join to fight in Afghanistan.
Then his own unit killed him.
The Army lied to the world, his parents, and his brother about it.
He was probably murdered or fragged by bad soldiers who did not like his ideas ... (he was anti Iraq war and did not think preznit blush was a good president).
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 12/20/2006 @ 10:10 am PT...
At the end of the day, if someone can make money on it, the public can be left to suffer for it.
I keep telling anyone that will listen (that I'm pretty sure isn't gonna kill me) that Corporate America is destroying this country.. why? .. because IT'S PROFITABLE, that's why.
Once they use us up, they will move on. This whole "bringing democracy to the world" cover is so they can continue to meddle and break up 'bad governments' with the lives of those in the countries they operate in today. For now, that means killing Americans to break up the middle east so they can open up their McDonalds and Burger Kings and Wal-Marts. Go take a look at how the Islamic extremeists got their start into being "worried" and why they "hate the west" so much... it ties back to Egypt and the 'modernizing and westernizing' of it, and all the greed and selfishness and lazyness and ignorance that goes along with it.
America's breed of "capitalism" requires destruction of the masses and planet. It's consuming us now, and using us to teraform other nations to be suitable for it's infestation. It's just sad that America has fallen so far, and to such an EASILY defeatable foe. But that foe feeds us poisons and plays on human's nature of greed and buys those in power with money and drugs and the intoxication of power.
America is dying, and with her, any chance of the world at large of avoiding major growing pains as we shed the deathly grip of Corporatism.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 12/20/2006 @ 4:51 pm PT...
Sign the Petition: Immediate Withdrawal of US Troops From Iraq
Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn are among the creators of this petition. Please sign it.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 12/21/2006 @ 7:09 pm PT...
Savantster #4 --- Yes. I was watching a program on Free Speech Network about the how the pharmaceutical companies are manipulating the public into believing something is wrong with itself in order to develop a markets for drugs that are unnecessary. One drug company executive was quoted as saying something like, "It's wonderful to go in a create a new market where there was previously no perception that it was necessary."
A woman being interviewed said something that I thought was one of those obvious but usually unstated things - Corporatism has no brain. That is why it is so dangerous and is literally destroying the world. The explanation for everything is, "We must develop markets", or, "We have our shareholders to consider", or "It's business and we must grow to survive". It only looks at itself and its own mechanism. Reason, facts (other than those of its own mechanism), consciousness and morality are beyond its realm of perception. It's brainless. Yet it is in control.
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 12/22/2006 @ 1:19 am PT...
This illustrates your point exactly.
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COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 12/22/2006 @ 8:02 am PT...
I just have my 113 lb. dog lie on 'em until they get over it.
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 12/24/2006 @ 2:16 am PT...
They won't let me have pets at my condo. Just one more thing to worry about I guess!