October 18, 2011

Noam Chomsky on 'Occupy Wall Street' Protests

Noam Chomsky , a renowned scholar, linguist, and a Professor at M.I.T., supports the 'Occupy Wall Street' protests, and paints a grim picture of what is unfolding in the US.  

His claim is that:
  • 'democratic system isn't functioning and the public knows it "
  • 'campaign spending for each candidate in the 2012 US election is about 2 billion dollars...and campaign funds come from financial institutions...and they will expect to be paid back'
  • ' immense power in concentrated capital'
  • 'US in vicious cycle of social issues ..unemployment levels like those during the depression...in some areas in NY there is serious poverty like that in Africa....infrastructure collapsing, schools collapsing... and it's time to protest'
I plan to be in Times Square this weekend to add my voice to this protest.

1 comment:

Georg said...

Bonjour Id,

Well, I think you are now back from the Wall Street expedition.

If the USA are in trouble it is because of the voters. If people vote based on the quality of the TV advertisements, what can you expect?

I remember well my astonishment when Mr Bush was reelected inspite of the stunning display of his mistakes and misjudgments.

In a democracy it is never "the others" only ourselves.