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Noam Chomsky: Obama's Attack on Civil Liberties Has Gone Way Beyond Imagination

 

"I personally never expected anything of Obama, and wrote about it before the 2008 primaries. I thought it was smoke and mirrors. The one thing that did surprise me is his attack on civil liberties. They go well beyond anything I would have anticipated, and they don't seem easy to explain. In many ways the worst is what you mention, Holder vs. Humanitarian Law Project. That's an Obama initiative and it's a very serious attack on civil liberties. He doesn't gain anything from it he doesn't get any political mileage out of it. In fact, most people don't even know about it..." (cont'd via link above)

 

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http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/noam-chomsky-obamas-attack-civil-liberties-has-gone-way-beyond-imagination?paging=off

Noam Chomsky: Obama's Attack on Civil Liberties Has Gone Way Beyond Imagination

 

"I personally never expected anything of Obama, and wrote about it before the 2008 primaries. I thought it was smoke and mirrors. The one thing that did surprise me is his attack on civil liberties. They go well beyond anything I would have anticipated, and they don't seem easy to explain. In many ways the worst is what you mention, Holder vs. Humanitarian Law Project. That's an Obama initiative and it's a very serious attack on civil liberties. He doesn't gain anything from it he doesn't get any political mileage out of it. In fact, most people don't even know about it..." (cont'd via link above)

This is one dumb OP. If you were familiar with his work, you would know he criticizes democrats and so called liberals AS MUCH as any others. The left can handle healthy self introspective criticism, which is a good thing as they are mostly full of shit. The right has no tolerance for it. You didn't know this, that tells me you don't listen to his material yourself, you're a parrot repeating some utter bullshit you heard not knowing how ridicules it is. Go learn something for yourself, quit being a parrot.

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dude, chomsky espouses individual freedom...yet despises the capitalist system...how the hell can that be?

 

Because lack of meaningful rules is not freedom. Because the choice between Pepsi and Coke is not freedom. Because capitalism is not freedom but a yoke worn by many to the benefit of few. But you will line up to wear it and praise your farmer/master because he is light with the whip and lets you make meaningless "choices" that create no change from the ecocidal, suicidal path we are on.

 

Remember...growth for the sake of growth is the motto of cancer, and always kills the host (which kills the disease)

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Grammar Nazi Fail.

 

It's = it is, which is not proper in the sentence. Look again.

I would fail, I'm not a grammar Nazi, I was accusing you of being one, then you corrected me again. ^_^

 

 

Aren't all campaigns so?

Didn't The Obama campaign people get some sort of marketing award ?

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I would fail, I'm not a grammar Nazi, I was accusing you of being one, then you corrected me again. ^_^

You corrected my post via your quoting of it, and then referred, ambiguously, to grammar nazi, while being wrong in your correction of my post.

 

Didn't The Obama campaign people get some sort of marketing award ?

So they were award-winning smoke and mirrors? :lol:
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Because lack of meaningful rules is not freedom. Because the choice between Pepsi and Coke is not freedom. Because capitalism is not freedom but a yoke worn by many to the benefit of few. But you will line up to wear it and praise your farmer/master because he is light with the whip and lets you make meaningless "choices" that create no change from the ecocidal, suicidal path we are on.

 

Remember...growth for the sake of growth is the motto of cancer, and always kills the host (which kills the disease)

you are bringing jealousy into the equation.. IF I WORK HARD ALL MY LIFE, SAVE MY MONEY...INVEST MY DOLLARS INTO STARTING A NEW BUSINESS...shouldn't i be able to hire anyone i want? shouldn't i be able to fire anyone i want? shouldn't i be able to sell my product or service at any price i want? you see, individual freedom is expressed through capitalism. that is the point of capitalism. so long as you don't knowingly endanger anyone or lie to them...you should be able to do what ever you want...

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Because lack of meaningful rules is not freedom. Because the choice between Pepsi and Coke is not freedom. Because capitalism is not freedom but a yoke worn by many to the benefit of few. But you will line up to wear it and praise your farmer/master because he is light with the whip and lets you make meaningless "choices" that create no change from the ecocidal, suicidal path we are on.

 

Remember...growth for the sake of growth is the motto of cancer, and always kills the host (which kills the disease)

 

Speaking of insane, look who pops up. :D

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you are bringing jealousy into the equation.. IF I WORK HARD ALL MY LIFE, SAVE MY MONEY...INVEST MY DOLLARS INTO STARTING A NEW BUSINESS...shouldn't i be able to hire anyone i want? shouldn't i be able to fire anyone i want? shouldn't i be able to sell my product or service at any price i want? you see, individual freedom is expressed through capitalism. that is the point of capitalism. so long as you don't knowingly endanger anyone or lie to them...you should be able to do what ever you want...

That's part of the problem. Sometimes, Free trade economies get people seriously hurt if not killed. Ergo, The need for rules.

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Speaking of insane, look who pops up. :D

i wonder how long it is going to take her to mention fellatio

 

 

That's part of the problem. Sometimes, Free trade economies get people seriously hurt if not killed. Ergo, The need for rules.

 

 

no lying no stealing and no knowledgeable harmful sh it...pretty easy

 

how many fda approved drugs kill people later down the road?

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So now you're working under the assumption that the bosses won't lie or steal.

wel if it is criminal they would face the charges...dude, if you hate capitalism fine, but dont pretend to cherish individual freedom then

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Because lack of meaningful rules is not freedom.

Neither is it capitalism. Meaningful rules would be rules like contract law, safe operations, etc. Meaningful rules do not include McJobs-destroying increases of minimum wage, for example.

 

Because the choice between Pepsi and Coke is not freedom.

Unless that's what the people want as their choices. Capitalism allows for competition, consumer choice, the rise and fall of supply and demand. Socialism causes brand destruction via over-regulation and forces choices consumers do not want in the guise of 'freedom', which is really just government greed bolstered by lobbyist $$$.

 

Because capitalism is not freedom but a yoke worn by many to the benefit of few. But you will line up to wear it and praise your farmer/master because he is light with the whip and lets you make meaningless "choices" that create no change from the ecocidal, suicidal path we are on.

Flowery poetry =/= reality.

 

Remember...growth for the sake of growth is the motto of cancer, and always kills the host (which kills the disease)

Remember... misdiagnosis of cancer, coupled with unnecessary 'medicine', kills the host too, which causes expensive malpractice suits, and raises the cost of everything medical.
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