Sep 08 2007

Buy Chomsky’s book, says Osama bin Laden

Published by at 12:56 am under 9/11,human rights,terrorism,WorldView

The intellectual left throughout the entire Western world must be having a rough day.

The brilliant left-wing American intellectual and constant critic of American foreign policy has been bestowed with a glowing testimonial by none other than terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.

Coming on the heels of petrol-powered socialist crusader and Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez’ recent praise of Chomsky’s intellectual heft, Osama’s statement pretty much cripples the intellectual left at a stroke. After all, once you’ve got the world’s most famous terrorist thug proudly in your corner, it’s probably time to give up the university lecture circuit.

All those who continue to cite Chomsky’s work to critique US involvement in the world are now suspect, tainted by Osama’s poison handshake.

Of course, Chomsky and his fans (many of whom can be found right here in Vancouver – the left coast) are no doubt disgusted by the announcement of Osama’s seal of approval; the American-born critic has stated that despite its foreign policy failings, its democracy and freedoms help it to remain the greatest country in the world. And while Chomsky critiques American military involvement overseas, he has stated clearly in his books that terrorism such as the 9/11 attacks ought to be condemned in the most extreme terms.

The problem is, many fans of Chomsky absorb only the professor’s well-constructed criticism of US and Western policy. They purposefully ignore Chomsky’s appreciation of US achievements and his hopes for his homeland to one day rise again to its full potential as a bastion of freedom and human rights.

Just for the record, Osama – Chomsky is Jewish. Ouch.

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6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Buy Chomsky’s book, says Osama bin Laden”

  1. on 08 Sep 2007 at 12:24 pm

    All those that quote Chomsky to advocate more sane policies are now smeared as being aligned with Osama Bin Laden?

    Wow, right out of Hilter’s little playbook.

    The only people that will make these connections are with the terrorists and Bush–parties that use terror to achieve their economic and political goals. This is the empire in a nut-shell.


    You are losing. Sane people, the majority of the world, reject your terror and fanaticism.

  2. on 08 Sep 2007 at 4:17 pm

    I’m sure Chomsky must be pleased. He doesn’t have to do anything and he gets endorsed by Hugo Chavez (remember that wonderful UN rant?) and Osama. Free publicity!

    As for the above quote… wow, condescending much?

  3. on 11 Sep 2007 at 1:22 am

    “are no doubt disgusted by the announcement of Osama’s seal of approval”

    Logical fallacy: guilt by association.

  4. on 01 Oct 2007 at 12:32 am

    Chomsky being “Jewish” is just a statement of his racial origin. I’m pretty sure he’s not a practicing, God-believing Jew.

    More importantly (with regards to whether Osama Bin Laden is “supposed” to dislike the man): Is Chomsky a Zionist, i.e. does he believe that a country should have been created in the Middle East for the benefit of people of a particular racial heritage?

    And I completely agree with “anonymous”, that your guilt by association argument is… well, not an argument at all, just rhetoric.

  5. on 01 Oct 2007 at 4:26 am

    Jan, I actually agree with you that Chomsky fans ought not to be considered guilty by association just because Osama happened to read him. I’m actually a fan of Chomsky, so I’d be tarring myself with the same brush if I believed the charge should stick.

    I was simply observing that Chomsky’s writings have indeed provided some intellectual backing to thugs who hijack such ideas for their own murderous ends.

    As for your definition of Zionist, I’m sure you’re aware that there is no such thing as a Jewish race, in the layman’s definition of a group of people easily categorized by physical characteristics and genetic markers. Ethiopian Jews have the same right to citizenship in Israel as Russian Jews, or a Canadian First Nations person who might choose to convert, for that matter.

  6. on 01 Oct 2007 at 9:24 am

    If we have to avoid the word “race”, then let’s agree that “heritage” is still valid. If someone is born from a Jewish mother, voila! they’re Jewish.

    And I’ve heard several Jewish people insist on the above definition.

    Another word expression often used is “the Jewish people”.

    Yes, there are people who convert to Judaism too, I know. But their numbers are very small in the larger scheme.

    In my humble opinion, the state of Israel is a case of “two wrongs don’t make a right”.

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