Noam Chomsky: Democrats are really moderate Republicans



now for another interesting take on the government shutdown we're gonna hear from Noam Chomsky but first I want to bring in Artie's in this and now he who interviewed professor Chomsky on this current governing crisis and will bring us what he had to say Anisa you went up to Boston and talked to Noam Chomsky he's had you know been following these issues for quite a while what did he have to say about how government should be working versus how its currently working well he still thinks that it's all big business that's basically one party but what he pointed out was that a new faction has been born and that faction is Democrats that have moved to the center let's listen to what he had to say there used to be a kind of a quip that the United States was a one-party state with a business party that had two factions the Democrats and Republicans and that was pretty accurate but it's not anymore the u.s. is still a one-party state the business party but there's only one faction and it's not Democrats it's moderate Republicans today's Democrats have shifted to the right so he obviously thinks that there's been a shift the interesting thing is that he's been around for so many decades and we talked about that that his position and what he's been talking about the US government has stayed the same but the parties are evolving yeah and I think that's visible really in this debate when you have this the shutdown spending number that both parties is essentially a conservative number that includes the sequester and Democrats are willing to sign on board with it it kind of lends proof to this idea that the Democrats have indeed shifted to the center I talked earlier with Ben Swan about this and about how the media should be covering this you know fair and balanced reporting we see the media blaming both sides for this did professor Chomsky assign blame to any one particular side over the other in the shutdown Chomsky is very clear that he thinks the entire situation is a farce he doesn't hide that but he did talk about how Republicans have gone so overboard I mean they become scum something incredibly that almost shouldn't be real that it's become such a farce and he did talk about that that's recognized on by the most respected conservative political analyst Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute very right-wing foundation is maybe the most respected political analyst on the right he simply describes the Republican Party today as what he calls a radical insurgency that is doesn't care about fact doesn't care about argument it doesn't want to participate in politics and is simply off the spectrum well that's what's happened and that party is essentially who the president is trying to negotiate with right and they've gotten us in this situation with a shutdown where they're now piecemeal funding the government so it's no longer that they're talking about spending cuts they're now opting in choosing which programs to spending if we get to the debt limit situation then it'll be the entire government that they'll chew pick and choose what we pay down and what we don't that seems to be a protocol route a pretty radical way that hasn't we haven't seen governing worked out what else did the two of you to discuss you and professor Jones discussed we discussed quite a lot internationally about what's happening about u.s. foreign policy and we talked about Iran about the new president Chomsky seems fairly pessimistic that we'll see any changes in Washington he thinks all of it is in Washington's court right now the ball is in Washington's court but until basically the US where he said the way he put it was the West stops taking the US as lead in terms of finding a negotiated diplomatic solution and supporting Israel completely there's no way that the situation is going to change interesting is certainly certainly someone worth paying attention to he's been right in the past so listen I always thanks so much

48 Replies to “Noam Chomsky: Democrats are really moderate Republicans

  1. The Democrats are funded by large Corporations, and their Election Campaign in 2016 was aimed at Republican voters while ignoring their traditional supporters, that is, those who are struggling financially. Many of these voted for Trump. The Democrats have increased divisions within US politics because they refuse to examine the real reasons that they lost to Trump in 2016 — instead they persist in self-righteous attacks against President Trump.

  2. the same party apparently divided: divide et impera to scam the useful idiots persuaded to be democracy because of USELESS VOTE. Democracy is PEOPLE GOVERNMENT not government of few individuals.

  3. I hear the same thing from conservatives. Accusing all Democrats as extremist liberals and moderate Republicans as liberals with no real conservatives.

  4. That is not what libertarianism is. Libertarianism is its own spectrum.

    It follows two axioms:
    1. You own your own body.
    2. The non-aggression principle (because initiating force/coercion on another is making claim of their body).

    Then, depending on your subjective view on the nature of property and how it is justly acquired will then effect where you are on the political spectrum. This covers all libertarianism, from anarcho-capitalist, to contemporary to socialist to communist.

  5. Libertarianism is best expressed as a centrist position on the left(communist) right(fascist) spectrum. History has proven repeatedly that strong left and right wing politics have always devolved nations into authoritarian statism. I have a reasonable amount of respect for Dr. Chomsky, I have learned a lot from him, but advocating leftism is a mistake, though from good intentions.
    I understand much more than you realize.

  6. He is 100% libertarian. He has multiple lectures and interviews on the subject.

    I don't think you know what libertarianism or even how the libertarian spectrum (meaning theres a right and left) are structured. FYI, he's a left-libertarian.

  7. There's nothing anti-welfare about libertarianism. You confuse libertarianism with anarcho-capitalistism.

    You can have anarcho-capitalist libertarians as well as socialist libertarians.and anti-capitalist libertarians.

    You basically are saying I appreciate humans to an extent but they fail to realize that a welfare state, etc, etc.

    Libertarianism is its own spectrum. There is a left and right to it.

  8. I don't agree with everything he has to say but he still has much perspective to offer the public. RT is just dropping soundbites though, and that takes away proper perspective. If this is all of him people are seeing, they are just getting the contrived canned dogma that RT is pushing, specifically, Chomsky according to Sam the socialist.

  9. I have noticed Chomsky's tendency towards deceptive concepts, libertarian is sometimes used as a clean word as opposed to what the person really means, social liberal which is the part of libertarianism but those that use "libertarian" for liberal are often for the end of private property, communism/socialism which can't be enforced without a state(Chomsky also claims to be anti-state) and libertarian isn't really libertarianism without private property, which defines the individualist aspect.Ct

  10. I'm referring to the comments that other people have left on your channel. It's not my fault people don't like you.

    I bet you are one of those sheep that thinks fascism is "right" and socialism is "left", don't ya? Come on you can admit that you're just another one of the mindless zombies trained by mass media, trained to appreciate your enslavement done in the name of humanity, social justice and charity, and whatever other vapid platitudes your masters think suckers like you will swallow.

  11. I feel your aggravation, media pundits are pretty much all anger-porn pushing blowhards, as ignorant as their cheerleaders. Generally, legit people don't get invited to interviews, truth is boring, snarky diatribes sell McNuggets and Cadillacs.

  12. Unregulated does not mean lawless, there are always rules and law. Why a welfare state? If so many people feel strongly about this then why can it not be voluntary? It is the welfare state itself that has withered charity and philanthropy to a trickle. Those that are forced are relived of any conscience to give any more than required. And besides, we can see clearly now, big government is the last people you want to trust your money with. How many could have been helped with what went to war?

  13. Europe is full of both right and left wing socialist parties. When you get to closely comparing Nazism and Soviet socialism you see there is little effective difference. During WW2 the Russians were supposed to be our allies, this is why we have been given the illusion that Nazism and Soviet socialism are completely different, we couldn't admit we got help from a government just as monstrous as the one we were trying to defeat now could we? If you read about the Russian occupation of Poland=clue

  14. You'll get that from the hard right Randians, but they are just a percentage. Libertarians are a very diverse group but you won't ever hear about it on MSM.
    There are four poles on the political compass, left, right, authoritarian, and libertarian. right libertarians probably make up the most right now, but the center and left are wide open for growth.

  15. The Dems have turned fascist National Socialist Noam ol buddy. I think you're losing you grip on things. The RINOs are right there in it with them and what's left of the GOP is mostly what we never liked about them anyway. The libertarian leaning ones are the only ones left worth a damn.Time to get a computer Noam, you old standby resources are failing you my friend.

  16. please.. most of them even shy away from the term "liberal". A disgrace considering the fact that "liberal" just meant a move towards more democracy. Nowadays liberal, conservative, democrat, republican, capitalism, socialism, liberatrian. They are all devoid of meaning, people just scream a couple of propaganda pieces at each other, no one explains, no one listens.

  17. Governing according to the constitution in the 18th century was a radical idea at that time to but it's got us this far. Constitutionally the House writes a budget( although democrates refuse to appove one for the last five years) just like any business would, then sends it to the Senate for apporoval. If they don't like it then they have a debate. The Senate refused to cash the check they were handed.They cause a partial shutdown by doing so

  18. I appreciate libertarians to an extent (I appreciate their foreign policy), but they fail to realize that a welfare state or any sort of regulations are necessary.

  19. Notice how the commentator changes the frame. Chomsky's point was that the Democrats have shifted to the right; the commentator says that the Democrats shifted to the "centre" suggesting moderation.

    Where is the entire interview? ‹(•¿•)›

  20. Didn't realize gun control and oligarchy backed by government were right wing things. We tend to see the right push gun rights and less governmental control of business.

    Nazis were National Socialists. They are executed and outlawed alternative forms of socialism, like democratic and minarchist.

    I think the problem in most of the debates and comments here, is that they oversimplify everything into left and right. Its far more complex than that

  21. cool. An encouraging thing I've noticed is that more and more people are being cool and sensible in dialogues that start as disagreements. It seems that real awakening is happening, and people are ready to keep discovering the depth of the deceptions. I sure mean to be working on that. People used to try and think they already had it all figured out. Now it seems it's becoming popular to learn something as often as possible. That means "change." Someone should design a t-shirt about it.

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