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Another great Noam Chomsky speech

Noam Chomsky, IN a perfect world, This man would be president.

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Noam Chomsky Speech

“Noam Chomsky (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic and political activist. Sometimes described as “the father of modern linguistics”, Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He holds a joint appointment as Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and laureate professor at the University of Arizona, and is the author of over 100 books on topics such as linguistics, war, politics, and mass media. Ideologically, he aligns with anarcho-syndicalism and libertarian socialism.”

In this Lecture from May 2018, Noam Chomsky discusses the major threats to the human race and other important issues of today.

Noam Chomsky, what an incredible individual, What I really admire about Noam Chomsky’s speeches is his ability to portray honesty of very critical issues whilst still holding such a calm and composed attitude, it sort of seems to increase the listeners ability to take in the gravity of the situations he is describing, I sometimes find it hard to find words to find enough words of praise for this amazing human being. Best this time around that I let some of his listeners tell their praise in the few of many comments I have quoted from the above video.

Chomsky is far more than just a first-class intellectual, a genuine patriot, and a conscientious individual; he is an incontestable and unparalleled national treasure. This country is lucky to have such a singularly decent, well-informed, and courageous human being among its citizens.?

He should be granted the Nobel Prize . Do you agree with me??

IN a perfect world…… This man would be president.?

Amazing how at 89 Chomsky is still sharper, more well spoken, and more intelligent than anyone else I’ve ever seen.?

How is it that Chomsky is a lone voice on so many issues??

very illuminating and prominent scholar. I love you professor Noam. Your life is wholly dedicated to the moral cause….?

Living proof of what it means to be an honest human being.?

Noam Chomsky is truly a hero.?

A speech of wisdom. A warning to humility. A watchman on the wall.??

Noam Chomsky, the Einstein of our century. … Every American should learn from him, watch his videos. The USA would even be a better country and could be again the moral leader of the world. A position it once had after WW 2, but lately has lost. That makes me sad. Noam my great hope. I love him.?

I’m grateful I’ve gotten share the world with Noam Chomsky. He reminds of what’s possible and that’s desperately needed in these days.

It seems like a lot of people at his lectures want to be told how to make a difference or how to make the established order understand that a change has to happen and the answer is always the same – do what worked before. It takes finding people who share your desire for change, deciding what and how that change should happen, taking that message to the wider public audience, and then living your own life as true to the change you are trying to bring to the world. Then get up tomorrow and do it all over again with the knowledge that even though you spent every day for the rest of your life doing this, you still might not ever actually see the change you are trying to make happen. But maybe, just maybe..

As mentioned, these are just a small snippet of the endless line of people with positive comments for Noam Chomsky, a great human, an incredible individual, more of which we could really do with on this planet.

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Zeresenay Alemseged Finding the origins of humanity

Paleoanthropologist Zeresenay Alemseged in looking for the roots of humanity in Ethiopia’s badlands. Here he talks about what he has found – including the oldest skeleton yet discovered of a hominid child — and how Africa holds the clues to what makes us human.”

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I love this stuff. Finding the origins of humanity, anthropology, archeology and History have been favorites of mine for a while. I guess it started when I read what to day is still a favorite of mine, namely H.G. Wells’s ‘A Short History of the World’ which despite being dyslectic, I could hardly put down… and then I discovered and went on to listen to H.G. Wells – The Outline of History audio book read by Bernard Mayes and it is a truly stunning production.

I’m a big fan of most of the Sciences and I guess that’s natural enough since as a Metallurgist/Engineer I studies a few of the sciences and drifted towards the others. The money orientated specialties bore me, to me the invention or the understanding is far more important to me than the financial rewards.

I guess if it came down to whether or not you can ‘take anything with you’, I figure knowledge, understanding and a clear conscience would be about it, and if there is a hell, it’s going to be not being able to hide the truth or your motives and if it’s a place, it will most likely be full of Lawyers (spit on the floor) Pedophiles, Politicians, Bankers, Corporate Executives, Religious Bigots, Arms Dealers, Corrupt Police, Lazy Doctors and Hummer Drivers… why would you be scared of just ‘burning in Eternal Hell, if the alternative was an eternal Hell with the aforementioned?

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Gore Vidal on liberty

Vidal: “We’ve always been an oligarchy of the well-to-do and are becoming even more so now. What freedoms we had have now been eliminated — Magna Carta guaranteed us due process of law, the only good thing England left us”.

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Vidal: “We’ve always been an oligarchy of the well-to-do and are becoming even more so now. What freedoms we had have now been eliminated — Magna Carta guaranteed us due process of law, the only good thing England left us”.

If you have not read Gore Vidal’s books, you’ve missed out on an eloquent of outspoken critic of the American political Establishment and history in general. He’s a writer of the order of H.G. Wells (The Outline of History), Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, Plato and Socrates.

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