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An Open Letter to Noam Chomsky and Paul Craig Roberts

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Dear Dr. Chomsky and Dr. Roberts,

OpEdNews.com has published a number of articles by both of you. For the life of me, I cannot see any significant difference between you in your evaluation of the current global situation. This is not to say that some points of difference (e.g., 9/11) are not important, but you agree so much on so many other important points that it seems to me incumbent upon both of you, as the two most influential leaders of "dissident" (read "reasonable") opinion in America today, at least in my opinion, and both unquestionably with a very large following and therefore capable of asserting great influence, and much more influence TOGETHER rather than separately, that I plead with you to table your differences and join together in a common appeal for reasonableness on all fronts, from U.S. foreign policy to enivronmental issues. You agree on almost all issues, as far as I can tell, and you owe it to us, to your readership and supporters, to make this loud and clear, and also to specify which issues you disagree on and why, so as to make your positions clear. Both of you want a "movement" to counter the current march to massive self-destruction. How can you expect a "movement" of the masses to take place if the potential leaders of such a movement cannot get together and show by example how a coalition is formed? How can you find any reason not to join forces when so much is at stake? Of course there are many others this same appeal could be addressed to, but I appeal to you because I personally have more respect for both of you than for anyone else.

The principle here is that of the hundreth monkey. No one ever knows when that critical mass of popular support will be reached, and leadership, COALITIONS of leadership, are obviously crucial.

 

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Born in Washington, D.C., academic training (Ph.D.) in linguistics, now retired after teaching English as a foreign language at a German university for many years, but still living in Germany.


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This would appear to be a good start.  Perhap... by Deena Stryker on Saturday, Jul 5, 2014 at 11:32:06 AM
I read your articles! Very good! ... by Sandra Parson on Saturday, Jul 5, 2014 at 7:19:20 PM
I hope they send their appeals to PCR and NC, and ... by Michael David Morrissey on Sunday, Jul 6, 2014 at 4:19:47 AM
I am all for it. People's Front, folks. But when ... by Mark Sashine on Saturday, Jul 5, 2014 at 2:37:03 PM
Just a "Two People Front," first, Mark. That is my... by Michael David Morrissey on Sunday, Jul 6, 2014 at 3:31:08 AM
I have to add the names Jerry Brown, Dennis Kucini... by Michael Dewey on Saturday, Jul 5, 2014 at 3:22:52 PM
Please see my comments below. ... by Michael David Morrissey on Sunday, Jul 6, 2014 at 4:21:19 AM
You have a good point. ... by Sandra Parson on Saturday, Jul 5, 2014 at 7:17:55 PM
I limit my appeal to Chomsky and Roberts because i... by Michael David Morrissey on Sunday, Jul 6, 2014 at 2:38:56 AM
Deena and Michael, and others who will have the sa... by Michael David Morrissey on Sunday, Jul 6, 2014 at 3:27:54 AM
Chomsky, in my opinion, has a long way to go to ca... by Lance Ciepiela on Sunday, Jul 6, 2014 at 10:52:12 AM
You are absolutely correct, some of the supposedly... by Jon Fox on Sunday, Jul 6, 2014 at 4:29:20 PM
Thats right Lance, it is cognitive dissonance that... by Paul Easton on Sunday, Jul 6, 2014 at 5:25:50 PM
Paul E: I have spent far more hours and evenings i... by Daniel Geery on Monday, Jul 7, 2014 at 1:47:38 PM
In addition to my other comment, here is the piece... by Daniel Geery on Monday, Jul 7, 2014 at 2:03:40 PM
My reply to David's open letter was too long for t... by Paul Craig Roberts on Sunday, Jul 6, 2014 at 4:08:13 PM
Hear hear! I've been wanting to ask that question... by Ty Markham on Monday, Jul 7, 2014 at 12:13:39 PM
Please, Ty and everybody else, please see PCR's wo... by Michael David Morrissey on Monday, Jul 7, 2014 at 1:32:35 PM