Noam Chomsky on President Obama’s Performance and Occupy Wall Street (Video)

The right-wing blogospere is having a field day with Chomsky saying, “I don’t usually admire Sarah Palin, but when she was making fun of this ‘hopey-changey’ stuff, she was—she was right. There was nothing there.” However, he follows that statement with, “And it was understood by the people who run the political system. So it’s no great secret that the U.S. electoral system is mainly public relations extravaganzas….” which, one assumes, would apply to Sarah Palin as well.

Watch the entire interview at Democracy Now! and full transcript here.

  • Jin The Ninja

    watched it yesterday (or monday?) great interview. although i disagree with noam that the situtation has markedly ‘improved’ from the 1960s, i think the veil of secrecy about atrocity and inequality is just that much more opaque.

    • Monkey See Monkey Do

      I see what you mean. I think he was referring to the attitudes about particular issues like gay rights and womens rights etc.

      • Jin The Ninja

        he was. and in respect to visibility and accessibility of course i agree- however there is another line of thought that says ‘mainstream’ recognition cannot ever be the same as equality. glaad doesn’t want equality, they want the american dream-which many posters much more clever than i, on this very site, have many times over proven to be nothing more than a myth of exceptionalism and nationalism.

  • emperorreagan

    Thomas Sowell says…