Sunday, 8 May 2016

the unattainable dream

Noam Chomsky is one of the great intellectuals of our time. The MIT professor emeritus has been active in important social and economic issues since the 1960's and has written countless papers, articles and books critiquing his own government as well as others.

Chomsky believes in justice and fairness for all and decries how the United States has fallen increasingly into an Oligarchy instead of being a democratic nation.

Of course true democracy is an ideal that works well on paper but not in reality because it would involve the powerful giving fair voice to the powerless. The founding fathers made sure that there was still a ruling elite in place to guarantee that the rabble didn't mess with their wealth or power.

The world has always been about the strong controlling and exploiting the weak and if you have doubts I strongly urge you go to Netflix and see the film "Requiem for the American Dream". It is Chomsky at his most brilliant and insightful. He gets it right.

The disparity of wealth is an issue close to my heart because I believe we are headed for a precipice if we don't address it.

If you watch this film you may just find yourself nodding in agreement with this masterful thinker.

Five stars.



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