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- Sep 5, 2005
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Captain America said:Thanks for the Chomsky info Gardener. I truly know little or nothing about the man. How come folks on the right demonize liberals and associate them to Chomsky? He does not sound like somebody me and my liberal friends would cozy up too. To me, he just sounds like another O'reilly, Limbaugh, Moore, Coulter, (the list goes on) blowhard. Albeit, his feathers may be a different color, it sounds to me like he's just another cuckoo like the rest of 'em.:roll:
I think the reason the idealogues of the right associate Chomsky with liberals is because they can. Too few liberals stand up to distance themselves from him, and so it makes for easy pickings.
Yes, he is much like Coulter et al because his role is much like that of the pamphleteers of old -- he is dealing in the creation of perception and his appeal is to people's emotions rather than their intellect. His use of hyperbole is very much like that of those on the far right in terms of degree, what with his relentless comparisons of Israel or the United States to Nazi Germany and whathaveyou. If you read through his polemics and just look for the way he uses adjectives, the hyperbolic nature of his writing should jump off the page at you.
I'll take somebody like Thomas Freidman any day.