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Forum Post: Noam Chomsky -- Sit-down strikes and worker-ownership

Posted 7 years ago on May 5, 2014, 2:17 p.m. EST by struggleforfreedom80 (6584)
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[-] 2 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 7 years ago

Not only is he a boring Linguistics Professor, but he's a professed Libertarian, like Rand (sociopath) Paul and the Koch suckers. Occasionally he meanders onto some liberal and progressive ideals, but he is at heart a selfish, privileged, ivory tower asshole!

[-] 1 points by struggleforfreedom80 (6584) 7 years ago

That's ridiculous. NC is a libertarian socialist, which is very different from right-libertarianism.

NC is very critical of this abhorrent ideology:


[-] -1 points by flip (7101) 7 years ago

wow your ignorance is on full display here - thanks for that. please read this carefully and then say - "sorry I am very happy that you educated me!" I will leave it to others to talk about the linquistics which are revolutionary and fascinating. the idea that he is an ivory tower intellectual is really the opposite of the truth. if you are not sure you can ask poor people all around the world - he has been jailed and beaten. your idea of libertarian politics is also amazingly ignorant - here is wiki - Libertarian socialism (sometimes called social anarchism,[1][2] left-libertarianism[3][4] and "socialist libertarianism"[5]) is a group of political philosophies that promote a non-hierarchical, non-bureaucratic society without private property in the means of production. Libertarian socialists believe in converting present-day private productive property into common, while retaining respect for personal property, based on occupancy and use.[6] Libertarian socialism is opposed to coercive forms of social organization. It promotes free association in place of government and opposes the social relations of capitalism, such as wage labor.[7] The term libertarian socialism is used by some socialists to differentiate their philosophy from state socialism,[8][9] and by some as a synonym for anarchism.[1][2][10]

Adherents of libertarian socialism assert that a society based on freedom and equality can be achieved through abolishing authoritarian institutions that control certain means of production and subordinate the majority to an owning class or political and economic elite.[11] Libertarian socialism also constitutes a tendency of thought that promotes the identification, criticism, and practical dismantling of illegitimate authority in all aspects of life.[12][13][14][15][16][17][18]

Accordingly, libertarian socialists believe that "the exercise of power in any institutionalized form—whether economic, political, religious, or sexual—brutalizes both the wielder of power and the one over whom it is exercised".[19] Libertarian socialists generally place their hopes in decentralized means of direct democracy such as libertarian municipalism, citizens' assemblies, trade unions, and workers' councils.[20]

Political philosophies commonly described as libertarian socialist include most varieties of anarchism (especially anarchist communism, anarchist collectivism, anarcho-syndicalism,[21] and mutualism[22]) as well as autonomism, Communalism, participism, libertarian Marxist philosophies such as council communism and Luxemburgism,[23] and some versions of "utopian socialism"[24] and individualist anarchism.[25][26][27]

[-] 1 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 7 years ago

Democracy. VOTE

[-] 4 points by flip (7101) 7 years ago

Thanks for that well thought out response. I can only assume you did not have time to write what you were really thinking - "I am such a fool - thanks for helping me - I will try to continue to learn at your feet"

[-] -3 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 7 years ago

Oh Thanx. Please spread the word for me, I am working feverishly on another project!!