Chomsky vs Limbaugh: Or, Angels vs. Pigs
As long as Chomsky represents the left and Limbaugh represents the right and Chomsky is read by a hand full of people who read Truthout and Limbaugh is heard on popular radio stations; we have exactly what our world looks like in a snap shot. The voice of Chomsky is the most loyal liberal voice on the air waves, but it is hardly heard on national media.
Is he too smart, are we too passive? Obama wants a legacy as a great compromiser, he will compromise our entire agenda to the wealthy right. It seems to me that the ultra right has used religion to hand out capitalism around the world and primarily here at home. As all three houses of government move toward corporatism, we might as well expect the supreme court to grant voting rights to republican robots. How different would it be than granting those rights to corporations.
The America of post-world war 2 is fading into a memory, a snap shot of what we use to be. We were far from perfect, but after the Great Depression there were political characters that captured the imagination of the American People. Those who had boot-straps pulled them up and help to lift those folks who had no shoes. (http://www.truth-out.org/america-decline/1312567242)
When a nation has moved so far to the right and it has done so by mesmerizing the electorate we can expect a fascist environment, an oligarchy. It would not surprise me to hear, "the gentleman from Phllip Morris, yields to the gentleman from Enron."
We need common mission and Chomsky so elegantly provides the voice of the left. We have to find a way for it to be made more public. As long as Chomsky's voice is muffled in the hallowed halls of academic Amerika, we can be certain that it will be enshrined, but it will not be heard.
We need a mission to get Chomsky's voice out.....