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USA Leftist Guru, Professor Chomsky : - "Trump is Right on Russia !"

Written by ACM
Tuesday, 21 August 2018

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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Surprisingly, after well-known Leftist American Journalist Glenn Greenwald (See: ...), it's even the World-Famous Leftist Intellectual "Guru", Professor Noam Chomsky himself, who has just launched a vibrant Appeal to Back new US President Don Trump, an atypical Rightist, at least on the "Hot" Issue of alleged "Russian interference" at the latest US Presidential Elections of November 2016, according to a Video Interview at the American News Website "Democracy Now", earlier this Summer 2018, from which "Eurofora" Publishes the Main Abstracts (concerning more particularly Europe) in Full Text, now that the Latest Developments around Controversial Attorney Mueller's so called "Investigation" approached a Crucial Threshhold, on the way towards the forthcoming "Mid-Term" US Congress/Senate Elections on Autumn 2018,  of Decisive Importance for USA's and the World's Future :


Chomsky, a MIT and Arizona Universities' Professor on Linguistics, is also a Philosopher and a Popular Anti-War Dissident, Internationaly known since his 1967 Pamphlet on "The Responsibility of Intellectuals", against Vietnam War, and was Voted the "World's Leading Intellectual" on 2005, at a Global Poll co-organized by UK magazine "Prospect" and USA Magazine "Foreign Policy".


Greenwald has earlier Denounced the risk of an UnDemocratic, Oppressive and War-mongering "Deep State" against President Trump, (See : http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/journalistgreenwaldfortrumpondeepstate.html), while Chomsky now Slams mainly Establishment's Medias.


They have both sharply Criticized various Other aspects of New US President Don Trump's policies, but strongly Supported, particularly, his pro-Peace policy in World Affairs, as well as Anti-Establishment Medias stance.


Chomsky and Greenwald supported the atypical Leftist Candidate Bernie Sanders of the Democratic ("Socialist"/Liberal) Party in the 2016 US Presidential Election of 2016,  who was notoriously Undermined by the DP's Leadership in favor of Establishment's Hillary Clinton, in a Scandal revealed by "WikiLeaks".


Atypical Rightist Candidate Don Trump, just after Winning the Conservative GOP Party's Nomination, since the Summer of 2016, launched an Original Political Appeal towards several sincere, values-driven Anti-Establishment Leftists, particularly at his landmark Speech in Ohio's Cleveland, (See: ..., etc).


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 - "Trump... is probably Right when he says that we (USA) should have Better Relations with Russia", stressed nowadays Chomsky, in his Summer 2018 Video-Interview to US News Website "Democracy Now", with Amy Goodman.


 - That's one of the "Issues on which, what Trump says, for whatever reason, is Not UnReasonable", he underlined.


 => Therefore, "Being drag to the Mud for that, is Outlandish Rubbish , Professor Chomsky criticized, at a moment when most Establishment's Medias grossly slander President Trump, mainly in relation with Controversial Special Attorney Mueller's "Investigation" on alleged Russian "Interference" in the 2016 US Presidential Elections.


Mueller has Failed, however, until now, to find any trace of "Collusion" with such alleged Russian attempts, and has been Limited only into Attacking some Former Aides of Trump for various Other, irrelevant Issues, such as ... 12 Years Old Tax problems, alleged payments to American Porn Stars for shady 2006 claims, ro Contradictory Statements on Minor points Before the 2016 Elections, (etc)...


- In fact, "if you are Really Concerned with our (US) Elections, and how they operate, how they are related to what happens in a Democratic Society", then, "take a look at a (so-called) "Russian Hacking" is absolutely the Wrong place to look !", Chomsky pointed out.


- The MIT Professor strongly Criticized those Establishment's "Medias (which) are Focusing on (such) Marginal Issues", which are "Not among the Issues that Should be under Discussion", (such as, f.ex., Natural Environment, World Peace, Economy, etc), but, on the Contrary, belong "on what I Believe is a Marginal Area : F.ex. the "Huge" Issue of Interference in our (US)pristine Elections : Did the Russians interefere in our (USA) Elections ? An issue of overwhelming attention at the (Establishment's) Medias", But, "for most of the World, it's a Joke !"


- Because, "First of all, if you are interested in Foreign Interference to our (US) Elections, whatever the Russians might have done, can Barely be compared, ... with what Other States have done"... even "openly, poisonously, and with enormous support". Because it "vastly Overwhelms anything the Russians might have done". F.ex., inter alia, also : "to Speak to US Congress without informing the US President, Call the US Congress and Senate to Reverse an US President's Policy", etc.


 ++ Moreover, "for the Elections themselves, it has been Demonstrated very conclusively, that, for a Long Period, US Elections have been very much a Bore : You can Predict the Outcome of Presidential or Congressional Elections with a remarquable precision, simply by looking at Campaign Spending", Chomsky denounced, (speaking, f.ex., after the Exceptionally Big private Funds gathered by Obama, from Big Pharma and other varous sources, on 2008 and 2012 US Presidential Elections : The Biggest in US History, even compared to multi-Millionaire Rockfeller !)...  


+++ And "that's only 1 Part of it : Lobbyists practicaly Rape Legislation and Congressional Principles in Massive ways. The concentrated Private Capital, (Corporate sector/SuperWealth), Intervene Massively, Overwhelmingly in our (US) Elections. To the extend that the most Elementary Principles of Democracy are Undermined", Chomsky strongly criticized.


 - "Of course, all that" can be "Technically (il)Legal"... But that tells you something about how the system functions".


++++ In Addition, "one of the most Elementary Issues of a well functioning Democracy is that Elected Representatives should be Responsive to those who Elected them", (i.e. Voting Citizens). "Nothing more Elementary than that".


- But, "we know very well that it simply is not the case in the US". On the contrary, "there is ample Litterature, mainstream Academic Political Science, simply comparing Voters' attitudes with the Policies pursued by Representatives, which shows that a Large Majority of the Population, are simply disenfranchised. Representatives are Not paying Attention to their Voices, they are not listening to them. But they are listening to the voices of ...(1%) : the Rich and the Powerful, the Corporate sector", etc.


 - "Well, you see, Occasionaly, some attention to these matters (even) in the (Establishment's) Medias. But, they are very Minor, as compared to the Extremely Marginal Question of "Russian Hacking""...


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    - So, in fact, "we (USA) shouldn't refuse to Deal with them (Russians), for whatever Infractions they might have carried out, (which certainly exist) : that's just Absurd", Chomsky urged, as a matter of General Principle.


    +"Same, Russia shouldn't refuse to deal with the USA, because the US (under former UK PM Tony Bliar's tricky pressure) carried out the Worst Crime of the Century : I.e. the Invasion of Iraq, that was much Worse than anything Russia has done. But they shouldn't refuse to deal with us for that reason", he added.


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    >>> Because "We have to move towards a Better Way", since, Nowadays, "at the Russian Borders there are very Extreme Tensions, that could Blow up at Any Time".


    - And "we could, in fact, be in Nuclear War. Terminal for the Species and Life on Earth. We are very Close to that !", Chomsky sternly Warned.


    => So that, "1st, we Should do things to Ameliorate that" dangerous situation.


    + "2nd, we should ask Why : F.ex., "Watch  how NATO Expanded after the Collapse of the Soviet Union (1991+), in Violation to formal Promisses to Michael Gorbatsov", he reminded.


    - Indeed, NATO "Expanded right to the Russian Borders", and "the US offered to the West even Ukraine (since the 2014 Bloody Clashes at Kiev, followed by the Eastern Regions, etc), towards NATO : That's a kind of Hard way under Russian Geo-Strategic Concerns", Professor Chomsky noted.


    - This was done "mostly under Clinton (DP), partly under Bush (GOP), .... further under Obama (DP)", he observed, (obviously criticizing the War-Mongering and Globalist tendencies mainly of "Socialist"/Liberal recent US former Presidents, which extend a longer, Historic trend, visible already as early as, at least, since the former "Cold War" Period of 1948-1952 with Truman, 1964-1969 with Johnson's aggravated "Vietnam War", etc).


    => "So, Yes, there are Tensions at the Russian Borders" recently, he stressed.


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    >>> "And these are Issues that Should be of a Primary Concern, for the Fate of an Organized Human Society, (since) even the Survival of the Species, Depends on this", Chomsky warned.


    - But, "How much Attention has been given to these things (by Establishment's Medias), "... as Compared to whether Trump lied about something, etc. ?", he critically asked.


    => - "I think that those seem to me (to be) the Fundamental Criticism of the (Establishment's) Medias", Professor Noam Chomsky  concluded.

 

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