Noam Chomsky: The Republican Party Is The Most Dangerous Organization In History

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Renowned linguist, cognitive scientist and historian Noam Chomsky says the Republican Party is a danger like no other.

Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Laureate Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Arizona, on the danger of the Republican Party:

If media were functioning seriously, every day the lead headline would be this amazing fact—that in the entire world, every country is trying or committed to doing at least something. One country—one!—the most powerful country in history—is committed to trying to destroy the climate. Not just pulling out of the efforts of others, but maximizing the use of the most destructive means.

There’s been nothing like this in history. It’s kind of an outrageous statement, but it happens to be true, that the Republican Party is the most dangerous organization in human history. Nobody, not even the Nazis, was dedicated to destroying the possibility of organized human life. It’s just missing from the media. In fact, if you read, say, the sensible business press, the Financial Times, Businessweek, any of them, when they talk about fossil fuel production, the articles are all just about the prospect for profit. Is the U.S. moving to number one and what are the gains? Not that it’s going to wipe out organized human life. Maybe that’s a footnote somewhere. It’s pretty astonishing.

From Chomsky's March interview with the Institute for New Economic Thinking.

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I have followed Dr. Chomsky for years. His intellectual brilliance is "off the charts". I note his comment regarding the Nazis. Yes, the Germans are VERY organizational. They were not out to destroy Germany, but to turn the entire world into a Global Germany. As an aging Boomer who served in highly classified MIL Intel as a very young Airman stationed in Germany, I "fell in love" with Germany. Thank you, Dr. Chomsky for your erudite contributions to society!


Well, they may not have intended to destroy Germany, but the Nazis did intend to eliminate my people from Europe, including 80 or so of my relatives living in Poland and other parts of Europe.


The repukes are using $4.5 trillion to finish deforestation which the 9th district court determined is the cause of global warming. Russia and Brazil are #s 1&2 clear cutting. If we planted 15 million square
miles of trees the co2 level would be 280 ppm in 8 years.

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