Chomsky: Obama=Bush (!!)

Oh no! What's a "Progressive" to do?

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?

Uh oh…

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: It’s good to have you with us. Well, let’s start off by your response to President Obama’s statement and whether you think it represents a change.

NOAM CHOMSKY: It’s approximately the Bush position. He began by saying that Israel, like any democracy, has a right to defend itself. That’s true, but there’s a gap in the reasoning. It has a right to defend itself. It doesn’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 Washington’s armies, which was quite real, but it didn’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 it—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:

I’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 there’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 — with his comfort with his penis size. So much of male psyche is taken up with how big your cock is; it’s a huge deal in our lives, and so when you’re confident about your penis size, it shows. Well, just look at him. Just the way he’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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22 Comments

  1. Tom Morrissey

    2/2/2009 at 11:35 am

    I’m surprised it took Noam all of a couple of weeks to anathemize Barack. He’s right, though, that there will be far more continuity with Bush than many on the left will find acceptable. Thank heavens Barack plans to be very very nice to Teheran.

  2. Tom Morrissey

    2/2/2009 at 11:50 am

    (Per the Feb. 1 LA Times, Obama issued an executive order enabling the CIA to continue to employ rendition of terror suspects.)

  3. Ephraim

    2/2/2009 at 12:58 pm

    Wait a second.

    So now we’ve got a white faygele fantasizing out loud in the pages of a national magazine about the size of the black President’s schlong and about how much he wants to see it?

    “Cumming, The Fragrance”, indeed.

  4. Larry

    2/2/2009 at 1:15 pm

    More importantly, what does this mean about Noam Chomsky’s penis? Or those of the producers of Air America

    Cumming is totally wrong. The reason many men enter into the political and acting professions is due to small penis size, not large, and a need to overcompensate and pretend to overconfident. Cumming is signaling his own discomfort and issues more than his desire to see Obama naked.

  5. observer

    2/2/2009 at 1:45 pm

    ok people, i promise never to disturb you guys again, so please explain this to me if you can

    israels channel 10 aired a documentary titled “100000 radiation”

    its about 100000 sephardi children being subjected to unsafe x ray treatment for ringworm

    it was in the 50s, but even then people knew that using x rays on the head was harmful

    100,000 RADIATIONS – A REVIEW
    by AZWO Monday, Mar. 05, 2007 at 3:28 AM

    The Zionists Poisoned/Radiated 100,000 Sefardi Jewish Children.
    On August 14, at 9 PM, Israeli television station, Channel Ten, broke all convention and exposed the ugliest secret of Israel’s Labor Zionist founders; the deliberate mass radiation poisoning of nearly all Sephardi youths.

    The expose began with the presentation of a documentary film called, 100,000 Radiations, and concluded with a panel discussion moderated by TV host Dan Margalit, surprising because he is infamous for toeing the establishment line.

    Film Details:
    100,000 Radiations, released by Dimona Productions Ltd. in 2003.images

    Producer – Dudi Bergman Directors – Asher Khamias, David Balrosen

    as you can see i have posted the details so i havnt made this up, man this is shocking, your fathers actually poisoned an entire generation of jews??????????

    now dont tell me this is a lie, considering how this hasnt been denied by the israeli govt. and channel 10 aired it, this is beyond sick, beyond human comprehension

    because of this, sephardi men and women suffered the highest cancer rate in israel, higher than even the poorer palestinians, the israeli govt. said the cancer was natural but sephardis in europe are healthier and richer

    this is beyond sick

    i think no one can top what you did

    you might think i am lying, check out the details and ask channel 10 for the film

  6. observer

    2/2/2009 at 1:47 pm

    may god have mercy on your souls

  7. observer

    2/2/2009 at 1:50 pm

    more details

    “They brought them in lines. First their heads were shaved and smeared in burning gel. Then a ball was put between their legs and the children were ordered not to drop it, so they wouldn’t move. The children weren’t protected over the rest of their bodies. There were no lead vests for them. I was told I was doing good by helping to remove ringworm. If I knew what dangers the children were facing, I would never have cooperated. Never!”

    Everyone notices that Sephardi women in their fifties today, often have sparse patchy hair, which they try to cover with henna. Most of us assumed it was just a characteristic of Sephardi women. We watch the woman on the screen wearing a baseball-style hat. She places a picture of a lovely young teenager with flowing black hair opposite the lens. “That was me before my treatment. Now look at me.” She removes her hat. Even the red henna can’t cover the horrifying scarred bald spots.

    this explains a lot, compare sephardi women in israel today in their 70s and arab women of the same age group, who has more hair and who looks healthier????

    even the poorest old arab women look better than the sephardi women of the same age group

    this film was released in 2003 and there are court cases going on for compensation for the victims

  8. observer

    2/2/2009 at 1:52 pm

    The majority of the victims were Moroccan because they were the most numerous of the Sephardi immigrants. The generation that was poisoned became the country’s perpetual poor and criminal class. It didn’t make sense. The Moroccans who fled to France became prosperous and highly educated. The common explanation was that France got the rich, thus smart ones. The real explanation is that every French Moroccan child didn’t have his brain cells fried with gamma rays.

    The film made it perfectly plain that this operation was no accident. The dangers of x-rays had been known for over forty years. We read the official guidelines for x-ray treatment in 1952.

    The maximum dose to be given a child in Israel was .5 rad. There was no mistake made. The children were deliberately poisoned. David Deri, makes the point that only Sephardi children received the x-rays.

    “I was in class and the men came to take us on a tour. They asked our names. The Ashkenazi children were told to return to their seats. The dark children were put on the bus.

  9. observer

    2/2/2009 at 2:10 pm

    The documentary alleges that 100,000 children were irradiated, and that 6,000 of them died shortly after receiving treatment. Many of the ‘ringworm children’ later developed cancer, and in 1995 the Knesset passed a law mandating the Israeli government to provide them with compensation.

    Nadav Davidovitch, MD, MPH, PhD, (a lecturer in the Division of Public Health Ben Gurion University, Israel, and a Fulbright Scholar in the Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health) and Dr. Avital Margalit of the Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law, presented a paper on the usage of radiation to stop ringworm outbreaks. [5]

    The Ringworm Children directed by David Belhassen and Asher Hemias. The documentary won the award for “Best Documentary” at the Haifa International Film Festival and was featured as a documentary at the Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles in 2007.[3] [4]

    the documentary won the haifa international film festival

    congratulations, you israelis after the holocaust managed to ruin an entire generation of people

    bye bye

  10. themiddle

    2/2/2009 at 3:23 pm

    Observer, to those who haven’t figured it out is our resident Muslim antisemite also known as Goyim, Goyim are Human Too, Cut the Crap and other aliases.

    Observer, you still haven’t answered my question about your Sura. I know that you don’t have a good response and that’s why you keep avoiding it while proceeding with your attacks on Israel and on Jews. From this latest one, I gather you’ve been spending some time on anti-Israel and antisemitic sites.

    I don’t have the patience to educate you but the issue of Ringworm was problematic back in the later ’40s and early ’50s. The technology Israel used on the new immigrants who were coming from Arab lands to prevent an outbreak of Ringworm was considered the latest in medical advances at the time. It wasn’t known then that it could cause harm and the intentions behind the projects were positive ones. In fact, similar treatment was provided in many Western countries at the time including the US.

    You can learn more about this here:

    plancksconstan... (Where the lawyer representing the group of victims states,

    “Fifteen years ago, before the law was passed, a large group of radiation victims turned to me and asked me to investigate the possibility of filing a suit against the state for medical negligence,” says Yaron. “After I checked into the matter, I reached the conclusion that the radiation treatments were carried out according to what was common in the medical world at the time, and that there was no chance of winning a lawsuit based on the claim of negligence.”

    You can read an article refuting the claims you are quoting that float through antisemitic sites on the internet here:

    plancksconstan...

    This blog, bluetruth.net/..., quotes an American medical journal from 1949:

    RADIATION THERAPY OF RINGWORM OF THE SCALP
    Calif Med. 1949 March; 70(3): 189–193.
    M. E. Mottram and Harold A. Hill
    pubmedcentral....

    A recent epidemic of tinea capitis in children
    has revived a considerable interest in
    the methods of treatment of this disease.
    The most efficacious form of therapy for
    M. audouini infections is roentgen epilation.
    Cure was effected by this method in all of
    a group of 125 cases.

    Next:
    Your comments had nothing to do with this post. You’re interfering with our blog with your systematic attacks on Jews. It is now officially beyond tiresome, it is offensive and beyond what I will accept. You’ve had warnings before and didn’t heed them, so I’ll make it easy for you to understand. From now on, when you post here, unless your comment has a direct and serious connection to the topic, it will be deleted. If it’s some curious form of hate speech, much like the way you presented the above, it will be deleted. If your comment isn’t relevant, it will be deleted.

    Congratulations! Only a handful of our visitors have ever enjoyed this kind of arrangement with me!

  11. ck

    2/2/2009 at 4:55 pm

    observer: I am going to delete all your latest comments. I warned you about making off topic comments. I warned you about writing multiple posts when one would do. You just did both for no good reason. You can post a link to a youtube video in the comments but only Jewlicious writers can embed videos and photos. Just for the record, “observer” linked to an article about a documentary called “Ringworm Children” – read about it here – https://www.cr... – it alleges that the Israeli govt. irradiated 100,000 Sephardi kids as part of a human experiment on radiation and as part of a eugenics campaign.

    What observer failed to mention was that the actual number irradiated in Israel was 20,000 and that such a procedure was the medical treatment standard. 200,000 kids around the world were treated for ringworm that way until an anti-fungal cream was developed. The treatment was obviously harsh, and the government passed a law in 1995 compensating the victims. The claim that this was part of a US funded experiment have been disproven as wildly outlandish (see this and this: both articles in respected medical journals.

    So yeah, make up your own mind for those of you who care about this off topic issue and stop commenting like a dummy.

  12. Lori

    2/2/2009 at 5:13 pm

    “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.”

    Very, very funny!

  13. Joshua

    2/2/2009 at 5:46 pm

    If he’s going to continue doing that, why don’t you just ban his IP address?

  14. ck

    2/2/2009 at 7:28 pm

    Joshua: I’m loathe to ban people – I keep hoping against hope that he’ll grow up and learn to post like a mentsch. Banning IP addresses is pointless bc he can always switch IPs. trying to reason with him is the best initial response. He is treading on thin ice though… so yeah. Cumming. The Fragrance. I think that was inspired…

  15. Ephraim

    2/2/2009 at 7:38 pm

    Yeah. I’ll bet there are millions of people who can’t wait to go around smelling like…..uh…..

  16. Grand Muffti

    2/3/2009 at 6:02 pm

    Chomsky is a limousine liberal? Please go meet Chomsky and try and say that with a straight face. Anyhow, this whole thing is stupid. Everyone on the far left has known for a while that B.O. is not a canvass on to which they can freely paint: he voted wrong on FISA, he had homophobe reverends do the inauguration, kept Gates on in Defense…

    Painting B.O. as a far leftist was a nice age-old tactic of the right and it failed. And Chomsky, love him or lump him, has consistently claimed the same thing about american politics: it’s designed to change very little and the media has an interest in ensuring that people stay ignorant enough and concerned enough about fringe issues that it doesn’t change much. So big surprise that he’s not expecting a whole lot of difference (or seeing it) from the new president.

  17. ck

    2/4/2009 at 4:32 am

    Hey Muffster! I’ve seen Chomsky’s house. I’ll admit that it is understated and all, in that way multi-million dollar New England properties in tony negro-free neighborhoods are. But yeah… not a limousine in site…

    I’m just glad Chomsky has shared with me his brilliant insight. When someone breaks into my house to rob and kill me, the moral thing for me to do, the best way to morally defend myself is to uh… leave. When a suicide bomber gets into my bus, I should leave. Quickly I presume. When my sisters ask me what they should do if they get raped, I’ll tell them that Noam says that the best defense is to leave as soon as possible. No need to bother with mace, a swift kick to the nuts or tearing eyes out. No. That would be wrong. Just leave whenever you can. Good. Thanks Mr. Chomsky!

    What an ass hat… But its good to know that if I ever decide to move to leafy Lexington Mass., I can just walk into a certain home and tell the owner to get the fuck out. Woohoo!

  18. Kumar

    2/4/2009 at 5:06 am

    CK, can you tell me how is the situation describes here:

    “the British army in the United States in the colonies in 1776 had a right to defend itself from the terror of George Washington’s armies, which was quite real, but it didn’t follow they had a right to defend themselves by force, because they had no right to be here.”

    analogous to these situations:

    “When someone breaks into my house to rob and kill me”
    “When my sisters ask me what they should do if they get raped”
    “walk into a certain home and tell the owner to get the fuck out.”

    They would only be analogous if George Washington’s armies were robbing into the houses of British soldiers to rob and kill them, rape their sisters and walking into their houses and telling them to get the fuck out, which clearly was not the case.

    It’s always easy to get satisfation by bashing the strawman, but it really makes you look stupid.

  19. Tom Morrissey

    2/4/2009 at 5:48 am

    Muffti’s just pissed Obama didn’t give him a job, even though he doesn’t pay his taxes, either.

  20. ck

    2/4/2009 at 6:06 am

    Kumar: Yay!! Someone paid attention during Intro to Logic 101!! Of course my argument was patently ridiculous and I am glad you pointed that out, because it’s just as ridiculous as comparing the Israelis and the Palestinians to one set of colonizers (the British) having a war with Colonists (the Yanks) over a piece of land that neither was indigenous to. Or comparing Israel’s war with Hamas to the Nazis fighting the partisans. Chomsky’s analogies don’t quite work either. And as to his suggestion that I leave in the face of falling rockets, well… don’t hold your breath. I aint going anywhere, especially since those rockets are falling on land outside Palestine’s proposed borders in a two-state solution that Hamas apparently backs. So yeah, fuck you very much Mr. Chomsky and Kumar… flawless logic needs to be applied universally.

  21. xisnotx

    2/7/2009 at 6:23 am

    ck — what was the context of the Eben quote? I googled it, and in typical Chom style, it appears not to be a literal quote…

  22. Mars

    3/3/2013 at 11:30 am

    They fried the brains of those kids. How would you know? Simply because only the dark skinned children were selected!

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