Chomsky on the US right – plus more

Posted: April 26th, 2010 by: h2

The Energy Bulletin linked to this Noam Chomsky comment on the right in the USA.

“I’m just old enough to have heard a number of Hitler’s speeches on the radio,” he said, “and I have a memory of the texture and the tone of the cheering mobs, and I have the dread sense of the dark clouds of fascism gathering here at home.”

“Ridiculing the tea party shenanigans is a serious error,” Chomsky said.

Their attitudes “are understandable,” he said. “For over 30 years, real incomes have stagnated or declined. This is in large part the consequence of the decision in the 1970s to financialize the economy.”
The Progressive – Chomsky Warns of Risk of Fascism in America

I also found an interesating site,, for a more interesting view of modern religious questions. Their article on Sarah Palin suggests that maybe there’s not quite as much to worry about from the far right as Chomsky thinks, but he’s also right to point to the problem.

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