Noam Chomsky: 2016 Election Puts US at Risk of “Utter Disaster”

Noam Chomsky: 2016 Election Puts US at Risk of “Utter Disaster”

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 00:00By C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout | Interview

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky

Most US presidential candidates are hardly addressing the major issues confronting humanity, says scholar Noam Chomsky. While the 2016 elections are critical for the future, he adds, people’s energies “should be directed substantially toward developing a popular movement that will not fade away after the election.”

We live in critical and dangerous times. Neoliberalism is still the supreme politico-economic doctrine, while domestic societies continue to deteriorate as public investment and social programs and services are scaled down further so that the rich can get richer.  

Concurrently, political authoritarianism is on the rise, and some believe the United States is ripe for the emergence of a proto-fascist regime. In the meantime, the climate change threat intensifies as political leaders continue to lack the courage and vision to move forward with alternative energy systems, putting at risk the future of human civilization.   Read the Interview 

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  • Gigi  On 03/11/2016 at 8:24 pm

    Sorry, but voting for the lesser evil in this corrupt system is kicking the can down the road.

    In Guyana, the benefit of having the greater evil in power is that PPPites will finally TAKE ACTION to create their own independent country and rid themselves once and for all of those parasites eating away at the host. PPPites, you do know that the host will not survive if it stays on for this second attack.

    Support a two-state separation of Guyana. NOW!

  • demerwater  On 03/12/2016 at 6:10 am

    Parasitism! Or, in modern parlance – Consumer-resource systems!
    There is an analogous example in nature for real life manifestations of the phenomenon.
    The successful ones are the roundworm, hookworm and tapeworm.They exist at the surreptitious expense of the host without destroying it – almost indefinitely. We all know of persons who can be aptly categorized here.
    Then there are some less street-smart ones; like Ebola which quickly destroy the host and now, they themselves have to suffer the inconvenience of finding a vector to take them to another host.
    And we can all think of people who fall in this category.
    Then there are the really, really clever ones; like the TB bacillus. When conditions get adverse, this parasite stimulates the host to encapsulate it in an egg-like structure. Therein it waits, in suspended animation, for conditions to get favorable. Then it breaks out once more to debilitate its host.
    Rather like partitioning, isn’t it?

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