Noam Chomsky Has Officially Lost His Mind
Back in the day, I was a big fan of Noam Chomsky’s political writings. His books exposed and publicized the United State’s government’s support of every brutal third world dictator who claimed to be an anti-Communist. He did an admirable job of questioning whether these dictatorships were in fact any better than the Communist regimes the U.S. sought to contain. Chomsky’s worldview didn’t translate too well to a post-Cold War world. Still convinced that the American government is at its core essentially evil, he could not bring himself to believe that the U.S. interventions in Somalia and Kosovo could be anything other than PR efforts that only hurt those they were supposed to be helping. His book on the 9/11 attacks essentially concluded that America had brought them on itself. Chomsky’s anti-American mania finally reached its fevered crescendo when he recently traveled to Lebanon and met with leaders of the militant Islamic group Hezbollah. He urged the group to keep their arms as a “detterant” against Israli agression.
Even if one accepts Chomsky’s assertion that Israel is in fact a terrorist state that poses a grave threat to its Muslim neighbors, it appers obvious that he has failed to remember the old adage about two wrongs not making a right. Hezbollah has been named as a terrorist organization by almost all western nations. They seek to impose a theocratic Islamic regime throughout Leabannon. And they also hate Jews with a passion, having been implicated in the bombing of a Jewish cultural center in Argentina in 1994. Given that Chomsky is Jewish, his visit goes from merely offinsive to being a sign of true mental illness.