Noam Chomsky Quotes.

What this world lacks is free thinkers who are prepared to stand up and be counted. Noam has an intellect that shines and a moral courage.
If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.
Free speech is an essential part of democracy. I believe that the racists and fascists should be given a platform and their rhetoric demolished with love and reason. Their beliefs of hatred and superiority are hollow. Hold them up to the light and see they have no substance!
Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.
It was the wars in the middle East that spawned this wave of fundamentalism and terrorism. It is the inequality and injustice that create desperate people full of hatred.
Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.
False news, lies and subterfuge is the basis of the media and maintains the establishment. We are manipulated by the people in power.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it’s from Neptune.
Truth is truth. It might not be popular though. This system is corrupt and mad. It is destroying the planet.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
That is how it is done.
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
An interesting view. They would have hung along with a host of others for crimes against humanity. That would include the gun-runners, business chiefs and all the other contributors to corruption, inequality, exploitation, environmental degradation and war. They have created an unjust system they exploit for selfish greed.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
It needs liberating to create free-thinking creative individuals – not qualified clones.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
Indiscriminate bombing to solve problems creates problems.
It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies.
The truth is illusive among the double talk and smoke-screens.
States are not moral agents, people are, and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions.
The people ultimately have the power. They can only be duped for so long. The more educated a population becomes the harder it is to fool or control.
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18 thoughts on “Noam Chomsky Quotes.

  1. Q: If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.
    C: An interesting view. They would have hung along with a host of others for crimes against humanity. That would include the gun-runners, business chiefs and all the other contributors to corruption, inequality, exploitation, environmental degradation and war. They have created an unjust system they exploit for selfish greed.

    C’mon Teach! this is elementary level – People are hanged, pictures are hung!

  2. I really liked the quotes especially the one about education because I think we really need to change the education system. The education system always seems to conveniently forget about certain things like when we learnt about WWII and we never once learnt that over 2 million Indians volunteered to help in the war.

      • Yeah I get that is very true but I would have liked to hear that at least once in class and I would have appreciated it if all the countries involved were mentioned at least once instead of just 4 countries

    • They gloss over lots of things that are inconvenient to their story. There was a lot of racism. In the USA they do not report about the genocide of the American Indians – same in Argentina. They used measles and smallpox to kill tribes. The story of WW2 is slanted. The commonwealth troops from India, South Africa and elsewhere is glossed over.

      • As in discussed in a school curriculum? Very probably not, at least I don’t think I got any of that, but that was so long ago I can’t remember the details.
        But the story of the Commonwealth troops is accurately recorded. There’s many text books and documentaries on India and Anzac stuff.

      • Yes exactly it just annoys me how they only give us the information that they want and that will make them look good. I want to learn history but the real history not the one they tell us.

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