Shorter Noam Chomsky interview:
Question 1: “blahblahcognitivescienceblah?”
Noam: “Yup, and it’ll make psycho’s eyes glaze over!”
Question 2: “Anarchist movement…WTF, yo?”
Noam: “Coherence & foresight would be nice. Oh yeah, and no more Judean People’s Front/People’s Front of Judea stuff”
Question 3: “Government as check on other power, at least in short run: you = for, but reality = why bother. So…why bother?”
Noam: “You silly idealist! State > Corporate or collapse!! Organize! BTW: health care reform?”
Me, in reaction to response #3: “Circle any more & GoDaddy’ll slap a logo on your ass…”
So, according to Noam, though he in the long run rejects government, it in his view has to be kept & “improved” before then to ameliorate the same things that it has enabled in its entire existence, even though the effect is two tears in a bucket & the effort for even that is like pulling teeth, because…well, just because. Yet in the next breath he talks about organizing radical labor in the meantime, as if Roderick could possibly be unaware of such a strategy.
It appears that Noam Chomsky thinks the point behind such moves outside of electoral politics as he mentions must be to maintain the socio-political system they respond to, rather than to undermine it. If that kind of organization works though, then what would be the point?