Noam Chomsky: Seeing Donald Trump win reminded me of listening to Hitler's rallies as a boy. Is the Hitler comparison fair?
Another stupid MARXIST mad man who has done a huge amount of damage to our country through his political hogwash.
He's not a Marxist.
It is vile, and just plain wrong on so many levels.
Chomsky is my idol.
Why is that? He seems to be anti everything.
He's a linguist and an anarchist anti-capitalist. I'm an anarchist, anti-capitalist, and an aspiring linguist.
And I'm fascinated by foreign policy, and he has lots of great ideas on the role of business interests in American/western foreign policy.
Please, wasdarb, I always knew you were far Left but idolizing a Communist hack like Chomsky?
Sicking, irresponsible, immature,
And get over it! Things Children..say!
Hitler was a far better speaker and delivered speeches with much more emotion.
Saying there's zero comparison is dishonest, especially with his rhetoric, but he isn't as violent.
Chomsky saying it says it all. Little credibility
Definitely a liberal asshole!
He's not a liberal.
Okay Doctor, by your standards; but to me this self described Anarchist and believer of libertarian socialism is probably not a conservative. Since he was an anti-Vietnam War Activist, he appears a bit liberal to me.
There are more options than liberal and conservative.
Is insane one of those options?
How about anarcho-syndicalist? That's what he is.
Doctor, we actually established self managed work groups at the Eastman Kodak Company. I even wrote a paper about what we did, and why we liked it so much. We called it "worker empowerment". Not bad for Capitalists, huh. Imagine my surprise, learning from you that leftwing Liberals had hijacked it from us!
Actually, l bet Trump has also employed the concept, as he is very well read and willing to try new ideas. Oh those evil corporations. Self Managed Work Groups showed us that everyone didn't need to be a college graduate to get ahead!
Leftism existed long before your worker self management. And the capitalists were still stealing from the workers. Take the self management another step, and also manage the allocation or resources. You save millions on not paying a CEO!
Oops, I actually agree with you on something. No CEO is worth six hundred times what an average employee makes! That is due to an idiotic system in which CEOs serve on each other's Boards of Directors and approve each other's salary increases. It's "cronyism at its worst, and one I would like to see done away with.
I'm glad you think so, that would be a huge step in the right direction. There's a politician in France running for president in 2017 who wants to introduce legislation which would mandate that CEOs can't make more than 11 times their lowest worker. I think this is a good measure, but I'd prefer to see the position eliminated and its responsibilities relegated to the workers to be handled democratically in the workplace.
Chomsky doesn't think Hitler overall is comparable to Trump btw, he argued that Hitler was highly ideological, unlike Trump.
I hate comparisons to Hitler, they are always more emotional than logical. Don't get me wrong I hate Trump, but few are as bad or worse than Hitler.