monkey blind, deaf, and mute (chomsky’s blindness re: 9/11)

“The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum.”

“One of the major consequences of the 9/11 movement has been to draw enormous amounts of energy and effort away from activism directed to real and ongoing crimes of state, and their institutional background, crimes that are far more serious than blowing up the WTC would be.”

–Noam Chomsky

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Many of us on the left side of the political dial who recognize the need and importance of fighting for a more thorough, truly independent investigation of the events of 9/11 are still scratching our heads trying to figure out what the hell is wrong with MIT linguist and activist Noam Chomsky.  Chomsky has taken on power and privilege for years and many people (myself included) will always admire his work and scholarship.  Noam, however, seems to have lost his fabled ability to look at the deeper issues, and has basically refused to take any of the claims of 9/11 truthers seriously.

Noam, like others on the left who refuse to take anything but the official government theory seriously, apparently believes that uncovering the real culprits behind 9/11 is of little significance to the future of this country, that it draws our attention away from more important things.  The Bush regime and its fascists backers have gone after their long-held agenda with a vengeance since the “new Pearl Harbor” on 9/11, and have seriously altered the nature of our government in relation to the governed.  Proving the lie that is 9/11 would be the catalyst we need (as radicals who believe only very radical, deconstructional change is going to help the US survive as a viable nation) to bring about (or catalyze, if you will!) the substantive change we need to alter the complete political paradigm in this country (providing us a natural catalyst to facilitate change).

Noam’s obstinance is confusing considering the mounting evidence that the official story of 9/11 was itself a bizarre, far-fetched conspiracy theory.  I honestly don’t think that any sane person seriously weighing the evidence against the official conspiracy can, for long, deny that there’s legitimacy there, but Noam is sticking his fingers in his ears, covering his mouth and ears with his hands, and apparently, disconnecting common sense from his cerebellum.

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~ by free71 on September 3, 2007.

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