On the one hand, the historic election of Barack Hussein Obama, as the US’s 44th President and the first black man to hold the nation’s highest office was seen by many as an event unlike no other. The election literally embodied it’s slogans of “Hope” and hoped for “Change.” Many on the left fought hard during Obama’s campaign and celebrated harder after his victory. But what about the living, breathing God’s of the far left? What do they have to say about the Senator from Illinois’ ascension to power?
Noam Chomsky, MIT linguist extraordinaire, tireless critic of everything American, Buddhist of the neo-Bolsheviks and, along with Jerry Lewis, the only American beloved by the French intelligentsia, was asked about Obama’s Middle East Policy during an interview with the progressive radio talk show Democracy Now:
AMY GOODMAN: Itâ€™s good to have you with us. Well, letâ€™s start off by your response to President Obamaâ€™s statement and whether you think it represents a change.
NOAM CHOMSKY: Itâ€™s approximately the Bush position. He began by saying that Israel, like any democracy, has a right to defend itself. Thatâ€™s true, but thereâ€™s a gap in the reasoning. It has a right to defend itself. It doesnâ€™t follow that it has a right to defend itself by force. So we might agree, say, that, you know, the British army in the United States in the colonies in 1776 had a right to defend itself from the terror of George Washingtonâ€™s armies, which was quite real, but it didnâ€™t follow they had a right to defend themselves by force, because they had no right to be here. So, yes, they had a right to defend themselves, and they had a way to do itâ€”namely, leave.
Chomsky went on to, yawn-o-ramma, compare the Israelis to Nazis – and when asked about Hamas’ cynical and illegal use of civilians and civilian infrastructure as shields he quoted some 30 year old, out-of-context statement by Abba Eban without remotely addressing the crux of the question. It’s the same old tired crap we’ve come to expect from our cunning linguist from Massachussets, which can be summarized in 3 words (for the sake of brevity) – Israel Always Bad ™.
But wait, forget all that… Noam Chomsky said that Obama’s position on Gaza is “approximately Bush’s position.” So uh… what’s a progressive leftist to do? I mean these guys LOVE Obama… sometimes a little too much – witness fabulous actor, and fragrance spokesperson (Cumming – The Fragrance) Alan Cumming telling New York Magazine that he’d like to see Barack Obama naked:
Iâ€™d like to see Obama naked. I think great leaders, charismatic leaders and men who are so confident and who have achieved so much, usually have big penises. I think thereâ€™s a correlation between the level of confidence, the level of the way a man can hold a room and the way he conducts himself in life, with his penis size â€” with his comfort with his penis size. So much of male psyche is taken up with how big your cock is; itâ€™s a huge deal in our lives, and so when youâ€™re confident about your penis size, it shows. Well, just look at him. Just the way heâ€™s so kind of elegant and very confident in his body and himself. Also, someone told me that they worked out with him in a gym in Chicago, and it was big.
So back to the main question. What do you do? Obama is cute, full of Hope and Change, and packin’ a little extra heat, but… BUT Noam Chomsky doesn’t like him. Seriously! What do you do? Me? I don’t know. Fucking kill yourself before your brain explodes from the stress of internal contradiction for all I care. That’s what you get for paying any attention at all to that limousine liberal, washed up, has been, old fart Chomsky.
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