VIDEO: With Unrelenting Logic Noam Chomsky Shatters the Myths that we are Politically Enculturated into Believing
Noam Chomsky, who is now 88 years old, began reading political pamphlets in bookshops on the Lower East Side of Manhattan when he was 14 years of age. He experienced the Great Depression, and he was immersed in the momentous events of the 20th century as they occurred. Thus Chomsky sees history not only from the standpoint of others, but of “being there” and “being other”.
At Garn Press we look to Chomsky for perspectives on human troubles that powerful elites would keep from us. He constantly reminds us of the empirical evidence of lived experience. From him we learn about people who have been dismissed, accounts of events that have been redacted, or PR rewritten. He insists that we challenge the officially sanctioned accounts of the political events that negatively position and shape us. He constantly reminds us to question what we know and what we do not know.
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With unrelenting logic Noam Chomsky shatters the myths that we are politically enculturated into believing. He encourages us to consider:
- How life-death decisions are made to protect the power and privilege of the few against the interests and needs of the many;
- How the reduction of decision making to the linear ranking and sorting of people and events can be used to support mal-adaptive intentions;
- How immoral acts can be explained away by political decision makers.
Chomsky holds the super-rich elites who have power and privilege accountable and we should do the same.