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White House is in the hands of a sociopathic megalomaniac, says Noam Chomsky

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By Laura BONILLA

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The presidency, the White House, is in the hands of a sociopathic megalomaniac who's interested in nothing but his own power, electoral prospects -- doesn't care what happens to the country, the world.

Trump summarised in one truthful sentence.

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It should be written like this " White House was in the hands of a sociopathic megalomaniac for eight years.."

I know it seems much longer, but check your calendar, it's only been four years.

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Tell us something we don't know. The whole family needs to be thrown in jail, including the in-laws.

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We know. The world knows.

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As soon as Trump came in, his first move was to dismantle the entire pandemic prevention machinery. At the start, defunding the Center for Disease Control, which would deal with this. And canceling programs that were working with Chinese scientists to identify potential viruses. So the U.S. was singularly unprepared.

BINGO! And that's why the shattered economy, highest ever unemployment rate, and soon to be over 100K deaths lie directly at his feet...

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Trump was given a pandemic response team, as well as a manual on what to do with a pandemic, training on how to deal with it in the changeover, and warnings that a pandemic could happen.

"No one knew" he claimed when it happened.

No Trumpy boy. Competent people knew. Competent people prepared you for it. You ignored it, because you're ignorant.

The leading cause of death in America right now is Donald J. Trump.

More dead than Vietnam and Korea combined.

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The American hate parade is never ending

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Tokyo TT, maybe that is the only fact that america have as property because they are poor minded people.

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Chomsky is the very last person to call anyone crazy. Lol

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This article is perfectly correct.

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I didn’t know this guy was still around.

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Chomsky is the very last person to call anyone crazy. Lol

I can see he’s a brilliant man with whom I don’t agree on many things.

Then again, I’m not a partisan.

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The American hate parade

Noam Chomsky is American.

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I can see he’s a brilliant man

Some say that about the President.

with whom I don’t agree on many things.

I don’t agree with him on anything.

Then again, I’m not a partisan.

That has nothing to do with anything.

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Some say that about the President.

And some of them even actually even believe it when they say it! Which goes to show that we are definitely living in the nadir of modern civilization.

Noam Chomsky is a philosopher, linguist, historian and cognitive scientist. He holds the titles of Institute Professor at MIT and Laureate Professor at the university of Arizona. He wrote over 100 books, is one of the founders of cognitive science and influenced countless other intellectuals in all academic fields.

Donald Trump hosted The Apprentice.

I rest my case.

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And some of them even actually even believe it when they say it!

Not only Trump, take your pick.

Noam Chomsky is a philosopher, linguist, historian and cognitive scientist.

Yaaawn, perhaps if you’re into the guy, sure I guess.

Donald Trump hosted The Apprentice.

But he made a ton of money, properties all over the world, hit wife, private jet in a private helicopter as well as a presidency.

I rest my case

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Yaaawn, perhaps if you’re into the guy, sure I guess.

But he made a ton of money, properties all over the world, hit wife, private jet in a private helicopter as well as a presidency.

Admiring crooked businessmen over intellectuals (and actually voting for them!) is exactly the reason why there will be 100k deaths frim Covid-19 in America in the next few days.

Nadir of civilization indeed.

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I can see he’s a brilliant man 

Some say that about the President.

Only crazed partisans would describe Trump as ‘brilliant’. He’s sharp with a put-down and knows how to work a crowd, but clearly isn’t a ‘brilliant’ man. Many of his own supporters admit he can’t string two coherent sentences together, has zero grasp of detail and has the vocabulary of a child.

The point I’m making is non-partisans can accept that someone is brilliant without agreeing with them. I am sure I’d disagree with your still unnamed non-partisan historians who described the Bush 2 years as a success, but I’d need to read them first before knowing exactly what I’m disagreeing with.

How much of Chomsky have you read and on what points do you disagree with him?

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Sociopathic megalomaniac, to say the least.

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Duh......and water is wet!

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And some of them even actually even believe it when they say it!

Not only Trump, take your pick.

Another But What About, well thanks for agreeing with it...

Noam Chomsky is a philosopher, linguist, historian and cognitive scientist.

Yaaawn, perhaps if you’re into the guy, sure I guess.

Another agreement....

Donald Trump hosted The Apprentice.

But he made a ton of money, properties all over the world, hit wife, private jet in a private helicopter as well as a presidency.

You know, like Jeffry Epstein...

And thanks, I didn't know he hit his wife...poor Melania...

I rest my case

Smart idea...

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Admiring crooked businessmen over intellectuals

I don’t admired foolish whacked Anarchists.

Only crazed partisans would describe Trump as ‘brilliant’.

Or Trump hating liberals as not.

How much of Chomsky have you read and on what points do you disagree with him?

I read 4 of his books and there are just too many to talk about.

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Another But What About, well thanks for agreeing with it...

No one agreed.

Another agreement....

No, but if you like the guy, great.

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The United States of America has been under an undeclared state of emergency since November 8, 2016 (Another date that will live in infamy).

The damage done to the country, and to the world at large, will take decades to undo, if ever.

This sociopathic megalomaniac is a complete fraud.

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How much of Chomsky have you read and on what points do you disagree with him?

I read 4 of his books and there are just too many to talk about.

Which ones? Are you sure you read 4 books by a person you dismiss as crazy? When did you realize he was crazy?

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Don't worry Trump fans, Chomsky is so smart his criticisms will fly right over Trump's head so he won't be hurt a bit.

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When someone says in public his father was born in Germany when the rest of the world knows he was born in USA is either a blatant liar, delusional, crazy, suffering from dementia or on drugs.

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Are you quoting Chomsky or the parrot?

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Which ones? Are you sure you read 4 books by a person you dismiss as crazy? When did you realize he was crazy

After reading the first book.

Don't worry Trump fans, Chomsky is so smart his criticisms will fly right over Trump's head so he won't be hurt a bit.

The funny thing is Trump doesn’t have to care one iota of Chomsky or what he thinks. Lol

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Which ones? Are you sure you read 4 books by a person you dismiss as crazy? When did you realize he was crazy

After reading the first book.

Which one? So you concluded he was crazy after the first book and then read 3 more from this crazy person?

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I read 4 of his books

Please, do tell us what 4 books you "read" and what made you conclude Noam Chomsky was crazy after reading them.

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Which one?

Requiem for the American dream

So you concluded he was crazy after the first book and then read 3 more from this crazy person?

Yes.

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Requiem for the American dream

And what exactly made you think he was crazy after reading that book? I thought his historical analysis was perfectly accurate (unless you have points to retort?) and the conclusions he draws from this analysis extremely insightful. Do you really love neoliberalism and enriching the 1% that much?

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And what exactly made you think he was crazy after reading that book?

My personal opinion on how he shapes his political world views.

I thought his historical analysis was perfectly accurate

There are others that I respect more when it comes to intellect.

(unless you have points to retort?) and the conclusions he draws from this analysis extremely insightful. Do you really love neoliberalism and enriching the 1% that much?

No, but I have my personal opinions and worldview, sorry, but Chomsky is just not for everyone. If you like and respect him, great, I don’t.

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My personal opinion on how he shapes his political world views.

That's very vague. Please be more specific if you call someone "crazy". What exactly makes his worldview "crazy" in that book? And the other 3 you "read"?

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That's very vague.

For you, but that’s ok.

Please be more specific if you call someone "crazy". What exactly makes his worldview "crazy" in that book? And the other 3 you "read"?

I have a fundamental problem with Anarchists

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For you, but that’s ok.

No, not "for me". Your answers are extremely vague when I'm asking you for very specific things. You call a man "crazy" and claim to have read his books. Prove it by explaining the thought process that made you believe that. Otherwise you have no credibility. Have you really read 4 of his books?

I have a fundamental problem with Anarchists

Noam Chomsky isn't really an anarchist, except in the eyes of the right-wing media that never read anything he's written. What exactly in "Requiem for the American dream" did he make you think he was an anarchist?

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Anarchy is just life without a government similar to conservatives who believe in small governments. Anarchy just takes it one step further.

Life without governments.

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Anarchy is just life without a government

Seems like the daily lives of liberals.

similar to conservatives who believe in small governments.

That’s why Orange County is a jewel.

Anarchy just takes it one step further.

Which needs to be stomped out.

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No, not "for me". Your answers are extremely vague

That’s ok if you think so.

when I'm asking you for very specific things. You call a man "crazy"

Yup and yes, I have.

Noam Chomsky isn't really an anarchist,

I disagree.

except in the eyes of the right-wing media that never read anything he's written. What exactly in "Requiem for the American dream" did he make you think he was an anarchist?

From reading his other books.

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Trump a conservative and republican believes in a large government more in line what the democrats would want, with trillions of dollars given in socialist entitlements programs. Trump claimed to drain the swamp but instead increased it.

$5 trillion in National Debt since he took office.

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I have a fundamental problem with Anarchists

Then you must hate all those armed, violent, pro-Trump mobs terrorizing city halls and ordinary citizens...

Good for you...

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Then you must hate all those armed, violent, pro-Trump mobs terrorizing city halls and ordinary citizens...

No, they’re not even in the same low class as Antifa and BLM

Trump a conservative and republican believes in a large government more in line what the democrats would want

No, they don’t, not one of them does.

$5 trillion in National Debt since he took office.

Don't worry when one day a Democrat in 2024 or beyond gets the WH, the ND will triple, so hold on to your hats kids.

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Don't worry when one day a Democrat in 2024 or beyond gets the WH, the ND will triple, so hold on to your hats kids.

Stupid statement claiming national debt under Trump will hit $35 trillion and then increase to $105 trillion with a democrat president.

Try to stay focused.

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No, they’re not even in the same low class as Antifa and BLM

They don't assemble wearing AK48's and other various high grade assault weapons. What would happen to a bunch of black guys carrying assault weapons?

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Chomsky has a way of exposing the horifying truth about the insidious role US governments have played with their military might propping up vicious dictators and sacrificing millions of "unworthy" lives in order to further America's hegemonic ambitions and selfish interests which batten on the systemic corruptions of global capitalism that must understandably make many people feel very uncomfortable. Since the benighted supporters of the orange penguin don't read serious books like those that Chomsky has written, his stature as a great American patriot who loves his country will forever elude them. Chomsky's legacy will have to stand for future generations of Americans. That's just the way of the world: you can't fix stupid.

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bass4funk

 Anarchy just takes it one step further.

Which needs to be stomped out.

So you want to end the 2nd amendment?

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Described as leftist but critical of China. That must do some people's heads in.

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Described as leftist but critical of China. That must do some people's heads in.

I'm a leftist and critical of China.

And America.

China is aggressive as hell. But America has killed WAY more people around the world in modern times.

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I'm a leftist and critical of China.

Me too. I was thinking of other folk's heads. Mine is fine. Yours too, it seems.

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America has killed WAY more people around the world in modern times.

A lot of those people were people you wouldn't want to invite to dinner, Strangerland.

Being as how America is by far the world's biggest aid donor, I'd say it has saved way more people around the world.

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A lot of those people were people you wouldn't want to invite to dinner, Strangerland.

Iraqi civilians? Iraqis are some of the friendliest people I've ever met. Have you never talked to any, or are you basing this opinion purely on the sterotype of the Muslim infidel you have built up in your head?

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So you want to end the 2nd amendment?

In doing so would create anarchy, by the anarchist socialists.

They don't assemble wearing AK48's and other various high grade assault weapons. What would happen to a bunch of black guys carrying assault weapons?

they don’t have to, they advocate for assaulting a police officers and the people that do the attacks, you don’t know what they have.

Stupid statement claiming national debt under Trump will hit $35 trillion and then increase to $105 trillion with a democrat president.

Of course it would, because Democrats are the party of entitlements, always have an always will be in for the programs and regulations that they want and insist, of course they were triple that, that’s stupid to think otherwise.

Try to stay focused.

Always

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Of course it would, because Democrats are the party of entitlements, always have an always will be in for the programs and regulations that they want and insist, of course they were triple that, that’s stupid to think otherwise.

Trump has given much more entitlements than during the Obama presidency which he called the worse in history.

The 2nd amendment is anti government, same as anarchy. Both are intertwined. You can not support the 2nd amendment you also supporting anarchy. You can't just pick the part of gun ownership.

National Debt under Trump will hit historical highs unknown before.

The country is in serious crisis and tens of millions are hurting.

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of course they were triple that, that’s stupid to think otherwise.

And yet the two only presidents of the past 30 years that have successfully reduced USA's deficit are both Democrats. Clinton even managed to get it to a surplus. Isn't that fascinating?

https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2019/jul/29/tweets/republican-presidents-democrats-contribute-deficit/

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But you haven't answered any of the questions that would have proven you are truthful when you say your read 4 of his books.

I was asked a question and I answered, truthfully.

You just gave vague and off-topic answers that show you haven't.

You would have no way of knowing that, none..

This is also the reason why there are 100k deaths from Covid in the US.

Covid? Off topic....

Personal opinions can and are absolutely wrong when they go against facts. Saying "Noam Chomsky is crazy" is not factual and is a a wrong opinion, especially if you can't support it with any actual arguments.

But I can say that and I did, that’s my personal opinion from reading his books and nothing will change that.

You say you live in Japan in other comments.

Yes and Americans do travel.

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Trump has given much more entitlements than during the Obama presidency which he called the worse in history.

Just wait until the next Democrat gets into office and watch the value of Gold hit sky high.

The 2nd amendment is anti government,

No, it is not, but trying to abolish it is.

National Debt under Trump will hit historical highs unknown before.

Thanks to China.

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Google "Trump corruptions" produces 68 million results. Google "Obama corruptions" produces 30 million results.

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2nd amendment

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

That is not supporting government.

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Google "Trump corruptions" produces 68 million results. Google "Obama corruptions" produces 30 million results.

30 million is not exactly change change, that’s a lot! Lol

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30 million is not exactly change change, that’s a lot! Lol

It's less than 50% of Trumps and even more when you remember, Obama has served ten years, a full two terms. Trump is still on year four. Those Trump numbers will be skyhigh if he is successful securing a second term.

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2nd amendment

That is not supporting government.

Taking it away is not supporting the people, which protected us from tyranny of a corrupted government.

And yet the two only presidents of the past 30 years that have successfully reduced USA's deficit are both Democrats.

And also increased entitlements, regulations, taxes and shrinking the private sector.

Clinton even managed to get it to a surplus. Isn't that fascinating?

As well as other things....ahem...

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It's less than 50% of Trumps

30 million is a lot, you'd get props if it were 30,000, but 30 million, no cigar.

Obama has served ten years, a full two terms. Trump is still on year four.

About to serve year 2.

Those Trump numbers will be skyhigh if he is successful securing a second term.

And will reach the sun once a Democrat gets into the WH.

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None of it don’t matter as we will be underwater in 100 years...

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Its always nice to hear what Chomsk has to say on an issue. Its like everyone has their opinion, the news hosts, the politicians, the hacks, the celebs, etc. But when Chomsk gives his 2 cents, THAT is what people should listen to.

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