Chomsky is Voter Shaming
December 14th 2020 On his December 14th show Owen Jones asked Noam Chomsky how much he blamed successive Democrat administrations, ie Clinton and Obama, to the rise of Donald Trump? Chomsky replied:
They carry a “Very high responsibility”. “The Democrats have essentially abandoned any pretense of concern for the working class by the 1970s”
That’s true and pretty obvious. Yet Chomsky goes on Briana Joy Grey’s podcast called “Bad Faith” and tried to vote shame her and sheep dog her into voting for Joe Biden claiming the responsibility of future generations hinged on defeating Trump – while ignoring the fact that there is a strong argument that a Biden administration may not be any better. Corporate Democrats are big advocates for “fracking” for instance. I think it’s irresponsible to suggest that the Biden Democrats, by their very corporate nature, are going to save the world from global warming as Chomsky is certainly implying.
What concerns me even more here is Chomsky’s insensitivity in comprehending the views of this intelligent young woman. Grey is a prominent activist and a strong media talent that is working for something better than Biden or Trump. Yet Chomsky just interacts with her with smug disregard for the points she was making as if she were a child. I’m so disappointed in Chomsky here.
Jimmy Dore saw this and said on his show that he liked the previous Chomsky better. I agree. That Chomsky opened people’s eyes to many realities of modern America. This later Chomsky does not seem to know who’s on his side in our collective fight for a better world. Maybe it’s time for Chomsky to retire if he’s only going to belittle a rising young star of the political left such as Briana Joy Grey.
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