Friday, February 5, 2010

Noam Chomsky on right wing Tea Party protests, " People with real grievances"

Talk of potential left-right alliances are all over right libertarian and anarchist sites as people across the political spectrum see the true enemy we all share-the corporations absorb our government. Even progressives are contemplating it as illustrated by Jane Hamsher and Grover Norquist's alliance.
I think Chomsky's take is correct, but I cannot deny that some of these people are total authoritarian personalites,Nazis,and psychos that are just lost. We should mock them mercilessly when they are racist/fascist etc. We should NOT write off the sane people on the right. We should share our commonalities and explain to them we would be on the same side until they get like the crazy/fascist ones. I don't see why it would be impossible to fight on the same side against the corporations with right-libertarian minded people. I don't see why both sides cannot agree to disagree on the incompatible ideas and unite on anti-imperialist/anti-oligarchy etc. Left radicals of all people should not smack of elitism when interacting with other working class people. I blame the liberals/Dems more,not radicals for the saner of these working class folks drifting right with no good analysis to grab onto. We know why there is no solidarity among Americans and we have to try all that much harder.

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