Neo, Chomsky, and Misfits in General

February 28, 2008 at 11:42 am (Popular Culture)

noam_chomsky.jpg“Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines every-body is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it’s from Neptune.”

So says Noam Chomsky, and I concur.

I, for one, find it disturbing that I have to look over my shoulder to make sure the coast is clear before I voice any discomfort about our country’s killing of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians in Iraq. I find it eerie that I have to speak in hushed tones about the driving force of our economy — greed — being a vice. I find it disheartening that the two “options” we will have to choose from in November merely represent different sides of the same corporately-owned, sabre-rattling coin.

Seeing the Matrix from without rather than from within is rather surreal and Orwellian.

Now if I could just remember this week’s official position on whether Oceania defeated Eurasia, or if it was the other way around….



  1. Kojak said,

    Wait… I’m confused. Didn’t Michael Douglas say, “Greed is good?” Are you saying it’s not? What kind of debased, half-baked notions are you espousing!?

  2. The Pundit said,

    As much as it pains me to disagree with Gordon Gecko, Kojak, I must humbly demur. I am a Durdenite through and through (sorry, The Dane, but I take Tyler more seriously than you seem to).

  3. Kojak said,

    Pastor Tyler as I prefer to call him. (Although… I’ve never thrown a punch in my life.)

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