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Noam Chomsky Rains On Bernie's Parade

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He should ask himself:

If Eisenhower were alive today, would he break up the big banks? Would he demand that criminal charges be brought against big-bank and Wall St. crooks? Would he call for an end to Citizens United? Would he crusade for Medicare For All or for free public education? Would he call for for paid childcare or medical leave? Would he fight to expand Social Security?

Professor Chomsky seems to think that he would.

Would Eisenhower fight for gay rights or against universal surveillance? Would he oppose the Patriot Act? Would he have voted against wars in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria? Would he oppose privatization in general, and prisons-for-profit in particular? Would he denounce excessive incarceration of black people and Hispanics? Would he oppose the TPP, NAFTA? Would he support abortion rights?

Would he say that Edward Snowden has defended American Freedom?

Professor Chomsky seems to think that he would.

Professor Chomsky, with his impeccable memory, seems to forget that (besides the famous military-industrial complex warning -- which was all well and good but like the Occupy movement went absolutely nowhere) Eisenhower was most well known as the country-club President. He seems to forget that Eisenhower was criticized for spending too much time at the golf course, where he hobnobbed with the people he admired most -- the One Percent. Would country-club President Eisenhower crusade against the redistribution of America's wealth to the One Percent?

Professor Chomsky seems to think that he would.

Sanders flies economy. He won't be golfing with hedge-fund managers or big Pharma executives because as he has made it very clear, "They don't like me."

You should have said, Professor Chomsky, that Sanders is America's only hope and champion. That as President he will have a tough row to hoe, but that a transformational politician like Sanders comes along only once in a lifetime. And that if it's "meaningful change" that most Americans want, we are on the verge of getting it through Bernie Sanders and his supporters.

What were you thinking Professor Chomsky?

At this time when so many people don't vote because they feel the system is corrupt and rigged against them, it is imprudent of you to rain on Sander's parade.

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