Chomsky Warns of Risk of Fascism in America
Noam Chomsky, the leading leftwing intellectual, warned last week that fascism may be coming to the United States.
“I’m just old enough to have heard a number of Hitler’s speeches on the radio,” he said, “and I have a memory of the texture and the tone of the cheering mobs, and I have the dread sense of the dark clouds of fascism gathering” here at home.
Cheering mobs? or angry mobs? Didn't you get the memo from Nancy Pelosi Noam? These mobs are angry. What does Noam suppose they are cheering about? Query-some. The only cheering crowds are for the well spoken orator swept in to power not because of an understanding of his ideology but because of a rejection and dissatisfaction with a war time president who was not able to deliver a victory. Sound familiar?
Chomsky invoked Germany during the Weimar Republic, and drew a parallel between it and the United States. “The Weimar Republic was the peak of Western civilization and was regarded as a model of democracy,” he said.
And he stressed how quickly things deteriorated there.
“In 1928 the Nazis had less than 2 percent of the vote,” he said. “Two years later, millions supported them. The public got tired of the incessant wrangling, and the service to the powerful, and the failure of those in power to deal with their grievances.”
I do see the parallel. However, I would say that the regime he fears is already here. The far far left (socialists) only had 10% of the vote. But the public got tired of the incessant wrangling, and the service to the powerful, and the failure of those in power to deal with their grievances. Enter the Obama administration.
When farmers, the petit bourgeoisie, and Christian organizations joined forces with the Nazis (National Socialists), “the center very quickly collapsed,” Chomsky said.This is exactly how Obama was elected, and his National Socialism agenda began.
“The level of anger and fear is like nothing I can compare in my lifetime,” he said.I am sorry but I have to through a flag on the play here. Nice try. But are you seriously suggesting that now is a scarier time than the violent 1960's? Really? How so? Bill Ayers and the underground blowing up public buildings was benign in comparison with angry tax payers carrying signs? I'm sorry, that is being intellectually dishonest. It is evidence that Noam is merely playing his part in the Saul Alinsky tactic of accusing the other side of the things that you are doing.
I am old enough to remember watching the news in the 60's on my mom's black and white TV. What I saw back then is all out war compared to a Tea Party protest. If Tea Party protests are scary and convey violent undertones, then the far left violence at strikes and anti-war protest are full blown insurrections. The fact that the left thinks they can spin what is going on, and make the country believe that there should be real fear out there is an insult to ones intelligence.
They decried the anti-terror movement as the politics of fear. Somehow they believe you should not fear people who have and still desire to kill thousands of Americans at a time. But fed up tax payers? Well, then by all means use the politics of fear to change the subject.
Fascism isn't coming Noam, it is here!