Noam Chomsky’s Recipe For Revolution
Anti neo-capitalist campaigner and acclaimed philosopher Noam Chomsky suggested British anti-austerity leader Britain’s Jeremy Corbyn needs the public to defend him against establishment ‘defamation and destructive tactics’, in an interview published this week on Salon.com in which he also advised activists to think long-term about how to gather popular support.
“It’s not that complex,” the radical intellectual MIT professor and author of over 100 state-of-society books suggested.
“The task of organizers and activists is to help people understand and to make them recognize that they have power that they’re not powerless. People feel impotent, but that has to be overcome,” he advised. (Salon.com)
Chatting to Salon in 2013 about the brutality of America’s class war (in an interview headlined ‘America hates its poor’) the Professor suggested encouraging generosity of spirit could be an equally disruptive tool.
“If you care about other people, that’s now a very dangerous idea. If you care about other people, you might try to organize to undermine power and authority,” said the Professor.
“That’s not going to happen if you care only about yourself. Maybe you can become rich, but you don’t care whether other people’s kids can go to school, or can afford food to eat, or things like that. “ (http://bit.ly/1bi3AYd )
Noam Chomsky on the War on Drugs in 2002 (a ‘technique of social control’ intended to frighten and remove dissatisfied and economically ‘useless’ people): “They (US authorities) have good evidence from their own research studies showing that if you want to deal with substance abuse, criminalisation is the worst method.
Drugs play a role similar to communism or terrorism, people huddle beneath the umbrella of authority for protection from the menace . . . “