The Chomsky ContradictionSubmitted by HuskerSkier on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 14:48
While I do have a large amount of respect for Noam Chomsky, I find it somewhat troubling that one of our "greatest minds" doesn't seem to understand the concept of liberty. Here is a clip where comments negatively regarding Ron Paul and the libertarian philosophy:
In it he says "This goes for the whole libertarian philosophy... if you think it through, it's just a call for corporate tyranny"
Obviously here would be a good time to ask why corporations don't support the libertarian philosophy, since they would gain total control according to Noam. But he goes on to state why:
he says "but it's all academic, because the business world would never allow it to happen... they cannot live without a powerful nanny state."
So Noam just explains why the corporate world is against liberty - because they "cannot live without a powerful nanny state", but fails to realize this completely contradicts his statement that libertarian philosophy is a call for "corporate tyranny".
This is a contradiction that so many, especially "progressives", make. I refer to it as the "Chomsky Contradiction". Now Noam is a smart guy, and I'd love to hear him (or anyone) explain it too me (maybe I am missing something)... but maybe it's Noam who needs to "think it through".
Keep thinking Noam, keep thinking.
UPDATE: I used to have respect for Noam Chomsky, but after this discussion I no longer feel that way.