This is disgusting. The man who wrote Year 501, Deterring Democracy, and Rethinking Camelot is today a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Democratic party. However, it’s not just Chomsky. It’s basically the entire U.S. left.
Other than Jimmy Dore, there is no left in the United States. Everyone on the left says, “Oh, these problems we face like global warming, massive corruption, and war are so terrible and urgent,” but as soon as someone suggests a strategy for dealing with them, everyone circles the wagons around their preferred politicians. How many people, say, criticize AOC from the left? Everyone carries her water and makes excuses for her.
It’s a good business model though. You raise money from people who are comfortable and who, while they might like Medicare for all or a $15-an-hour minimum wage, don’t really need it and certainly don’t like making waves. Someone whose name I no longer remember told me several decades ago that that left doesn’t need a revolution and, deep down, doesn’t really want one. (Interestingly, perhaps only to me, he was a friend of Michael Albert.)
Chomsky embodies that sentiment.
If you’re a diabetic, you don’t just measure your blood sugar. You have to actually do things to manage it, like watching your carbs and perhaps taking medication. The left is like a diabetic that relentlessly checks its blood sugar, then goes to the donut shop only to be left wondering why its glucose is so high. But those cream sticks just taste so good, and all our friends like them and we don’t want to be the odd one out.
The left in this country deserves to be destroyed.