Chomsky: ‘Israeli Intervention In U.S. Elections Vastly Overwhelms
Anything The Russians May Have Done’
Noam Chomsky may not be a proponent of what's been dubbed Russiagate -
although he does not deny vehemently Russia interfered in the
2016 U.S. election - most of the American public disagrees with him.
linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, and political activist, Noam
Chomsky, recently spoke toDemocracy
Now. Media manipulation in the Trump era was the main topic
of the conversation between Chomsky and the show’s host, Amy Goodman.
mainstream media, Chomsky argued, keeps missing the real stories amid
Russiagate hysteria. The most destructive of all Trump’s policies, are
his policies on climate change, which Chomsky considers to be an
existential threat humanity has to face, instead of ignoring. Yet, the
media chooses to focus on Russian election meddling. According to the
famous intellectual, in most of the world, Russian election meddling is
“almost a joke.”
is interested in foreign interference in American democracy should look
to other states, instead of pointing fingers at Russia.
of all, if you’re interested in foreign interference in our elections,
whatever the Russians may have done barely counts or weighs in the
balance as compared with what another state does, openly, brazenly and
with enormous support.”
other state Chomsky is referring to went as far as having its Prime
Minister address the U.S. Congress. The state Chomsky is referring to is
one of America’s closest allies, Israel.
intervention in U.S. elections vastly overwhelms anything the Russians
may have done, I mean, even to the point where the prime minister of
Israel, Netanyahu, goes directly to Congress, without even informing
the president, and speaks to Congress, with overwhelming applause, to
try to undermine the president’s policies—what happened with Obama and
Netanyahu in 2015.”
Putin, Netanyahu gave an address to the joint sessions of Congress, in
an attempt to reverse U.S. policy, and that, the famous social critic
claims, is merely just the tip of the iceberg, “a tiny bit of this
overwhelming influence” Israel has on the United States.
Insidernoted, one of the most
influential intellectuals of our time called Donald Trump a
“distraction,” meant to produce scandals, as the Republican party
continues implementing “savage programs” meant to cater to the rich and
Noam Chomsky may not be a proponent of what’s been dubbed Russiagate –
although he does not deny vehemently Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S.
election – most of the American public disagrees with him.
to a recently publishedNBC–Wall
Street Journalpoll, 65 percent of American
voters believe the Russian government interfered in the 2016 election,
and 41 percent think the interference affected the outcome of the
election. Furthermore, 30 percent believe Hillary Clinton would have won
if not for the Russian meddling.
Newsnoted, 49 percent of Democrats, and
nine percent of Democrats view special counsel Robert Mueller
positively. However, 46 percent of all voters believe Mueller’s
investigation into Russian election meddling should continue.