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Noam Chomsky on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Spectacular” Victory & Growing Split in Democratic Party


AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org,
The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman, as we turn back to my interview
with world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky, now at the University
of Arizona, Tucson. AMY GOODMAN: Let’s go to the upcoming midterm
elections and the increasing number of Democratic Socialist candidates running, who raise the
issue of immigration as one of the top issues. I recently sat down with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,
the New York Democratic congressional candidate, whose recent primary victory upended the 10-term
incumbent Congressman Joe Crowley, the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House, who was being talked
about as the next House speaker to succeed Pelosi. And I began by asking her how she achieved
her staggering primary victory. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: I do think that
the way that we won in New York 14 is a model for how we can win almost anywhere. I knew from the outset that—you know, I
had no misconceptions of the fact that the New York political machine was not going to
be doing me any favors. And so I didn’t—I tried to kind of come
in as clear-eyed as possible. And I knew that if we were going to win, the
way that progressives win on an unapologetic message is by expanding the electorate. That’s the only way that we can win strategically. It’s not by rushing to the center. It’s not by trying to win spending all of
our energy winning over those who have other opinions. It’s by expanding the electorate, speaking
to those that feel disenchanted, dejected, cynical about our politics, and letting them
know that we’re fighting for them. So I knew that I had to build a broad-based
coalition that operates outside of the traditional Democratic establishment, and that I had to
pursue kind of an uphill journey of convincing activists that electoral politics is worthwhile. AMY GOODMAN: And the issues you ran on? ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: And the issues I
ran on were very clear, and I think it was an important part to us winning: improved
and expanded Medicare for all; tuition-free public colleges and universities, as well
as trade schools; a Green New Deal; justice for Puerto Rico; an unapologetic platform
of criminal justice reform and ending the war on drugs; and also speaking truth to power
and speaking about money in politics not just in general, but how it operates in New York
City. AMY GOODMAN: In a moment, I’m going to play
her clip talking about immigration activism. Yes, Alexandria Cortez—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
went to the border right before Election Day. In fact, her plane was delayed. I was concerned she wouldn’t be back in
New York for the Primary Day. But if you could start by responding to this? And then we’ll hear what she has to say
about immigration activism. NOAM CHOMSKY: Well, I think there’s—her
victory was a quite spectacular and significant event. I think what it points to is a split in the
Democratic Party between the—roughly speaking, between the popular base and the party managers. The popular base is increasingly, essentially,
social democratic, following, pursuing the—concerned with the kinds of progressive objectives that
she outlined in those—in her remarks, which should be directed not only to expanding the
electorate but to the general working-class, poor population of the world, of the middle-class
population of the country, for whom these ideals are quite significant. They can be brought to that. That’s one part of the party. The other part of the party is the donor-oriented,
managerial part of the New Democrats, so-called, the Clintonite Democrats, who are pretty much
what used to be called moderate Republicans. The Republican Party itself has drifted so
far to the right that they’re almost off the spectrum. But the split within the Democratic Party
is significant, and it’s showing up in primary after primary. Will the party move in the direction of its
popular base, with a, essentially, social democratic, New Deal-style programs, even
beyond? Or will it continue to cater to the donor
class and be essentially a moderate wing—a more moderate wing of the Republican Party? And unless that issue is resolved, I don’t
think they have a very good chance in the forthcoming elections. I think she was right in saying that the policies
she’s outlined should have broad appeal to a very large segment of the population. We should bear in mind that, for now almost
40 years, since the neoliberal assault began, taking off with Reagan, on from there, a large
majority of the population are living in conditions of stagnation or decline. Real wages are—for, say, male real wages—are
about what they were in the 1960s. It’s been—there has been productivity
growth. Hasn’t gone to working people. It’s gone into the very few extremely overstuffed
pockets. And that continues. So, the Labor Department just came out with
its report for wages in the year ending May 2018. Now, they actually slightly declined. All sorts of talk—real wages, that is, wages
measured against inflation. And it’s apparently continuing, with an
even further drop. This is a time when a lot of crowing about
the marvelous economy, you know, full employment and so on, but wages continue to stagnate. And furthermore, it’s plainly going to get
worse. The Republicans are on a binge of pursuing
the most savage form of class warfare. The tax scam is a good example, the attacks
on workers’ rights, on—Public Citizen just came out with a report on corporate impunity,
which is almost comical when you read it. The administration has simply cut back radically
on any kind of dealing with corporate crimes. And, of course, the EPA has practically stopped
working. It’s as if grab whatever you can, stuff
it in your pocket, before—while you have a chance. Under those conditions, the kind of appeal
that she was talking about should mean a lot to the general population. Notice, as everybody’s well aware, the tax
scam was a purposeful effort not only to enrich the super-rich and the corporate sector—corporate
profits, of course, are overflowing—but it was also an effort to sharply increase
the deficit, which can be used—and Paul Ryan and others kindly announced to us right
away what the plans were—the deficit could be used to undermine any elements of government
structure which benefit the general population—Medicare, Social Security, food for poor children. Anything you can do to shaft the general population
more can now be justified under the argument that we have a huge deficit, thanks to stuffing
the pockets of the rich. This is an astonishing phenomenon. And under those conditions, a properly designed
progressive program should appeal to a large majority of the population. But it has to be done correctly and not shaped
in ways which will appease the donor class. AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to go back to the interview
with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has really upended the Democratic Party, and the kind
of message this candidate of Puerto Rican descent in New York has sent to the entire
party, I think the Republican Party, as well. But this is what she says about immigration. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: We have to occupy
all of it. We need to occupy every airport, we need to
occupy every border, we need to occupy every ICE office, until those kids are back with
their parents, period. AMY GOODMAN: Now, the right-wing media—for
example, Fox News and others—have kept—have written about this over and over since she
made this comment about occupying airports. Interestingly, her area of Queens and Bronx
include Rikers Island and LaGuardia Airport. Noam Chomsky? NOAM CHOMSKY: Well, I think we just had a
very dramatic illustration of what courageous opposition to these atrocious policies can
do—namely, the young Swedish woman who prevented an airplane from taking off because it was
deporting an Afghan man to almost certain murder. AMY GOODMAN: Noam, let me go to the young
Swedish woman, the student who you just raised, who stood up— NOAM CHOMSKY: Yeah. AMY GOODMAN: —on the plane, this flight
from Gothenburg, Sweden, to Istanbul, because she understood that an Afghan refugee was
on the flight, as you pointed out, and she live-streamed what she did next. This is what Elin Ersson had to say. ELIN ERSSON: I’m not going to sit down until
this person is off the plane, because he will most likely get killed if he is on this plane
when it goes up. AMY GOODMAN: So, that was Elin Ersson. And when one of the angry passengers threatened
her, threatened to take her phone away, and then a flight attendant grabbed it back, she
went on to say—when passengers talked about being inconvenienced, she said, “They’re
not going to die. He’s going to die.” And there were many on the plane, actually,
who supported her in her protest, until the Afghan refugee was removed from that flight
on orders of the pilot. NOAM CHOMSKY: Yeah, that was a very inspiring
act and an indication of what could be achieved by really large-scale civil disobedience. Here’s one young woman standing up alone
to try to prevent a person from being killed in difficult and hostile conditions. Large-scale civil disobedience could achieve
a great deal more. But I would again urge that we think in broader
terms. We should be considering why people are fleeing
from their homes. Not because they want to live in slums in
New York. They’re fleeing from their homes because
their homes are unlivable, and they’re unlivable, largely, because of things that we have done. Overwhelmingly, that’s the reason. That tells you right away what the solution
to the crisis is: rebuild what we’ve destroyed, compensate for the atrocities that we’ve
carried out. Then the flow of refugees will decline. And for those who come with asylum pleas,
they should be accommodated in a humane and civilized way. Maybe it’s impossible to imagine that we
can reach the level of civilization of the poor countries that are absorbing refugees. But it doesn’t—it shouldn’t seem entirely
out of reach. AMY GOODMAN: Noam Chomsky is now linguistics
professor at the University of Arizona, speaking to us from Tucson. Clearly, resistance is in the air. When we come back, we move from resistance
in airplanes to resistance on the air—that’s on Fox, an unexpected interruption. Noam Chomsky will respond. Stay with us.

100 Comments

  1. jon plasterer
    jon plasterer July 10, 2019

    Lmao at AOC shaking that fence during her rehtahdud publicity stunt! Noam is a moron to support this muppet, but Noam is a moron regardless.

  2. Nitty Gritty
    Nitty Gritty July 12, 2019

    The boarder photo shoot has been proven fake ?
    AOC is poison , even making Chomsky look sick .

  3. Eric Hall
    Eric Hall July 13, 2019

    All she did was promise to give away stuff to poor people who feel cheated. You can't make the world perfect, and AOC is giving them false hope. Everything else is just mumbo jumbo b.s. to distract from the hard reality she represents. She is a cancer on humanity.

  4. Alison Tunny
    Alison Tunny July 13, 2019

    NoelChomsky makes my point entirely. Refugees are coming to our countries because their homes are unsafe because of war or lethal gangs. The majority of refugees in the world to day are refugees because of the actions of the U,S an$ Her allies. Don’t discount the Latino countries the U.S has meddled there too. There has to be a compassionate response by America because YOU CAUSED THE PROBLEM !

  5. dave hempfields
    dave hempfields July 14, 2019

    aoc is the future

  6. Carlos Cuervo
    Carlos Cuervo July 14, 2019

    Nasty idiot and idiotic vote

  7. Ronin
    Ronin July 15, 2019

    Noam old jedi master handing off the light saber to the new jedi master (AOC) to fight the evil empire! I love it!

  8. utubemewatch
    utubemewatch July 15, 2019

    Chomsky hasn’t had an original thought in 30 years. Stating the Republican Party has drastically moved right is a provable falsehood. The left has sprinted away from the center. Just tired old leftist, a failure.

  9. utubemewatch
    utubemewatch July 15, 2019

    Chomsky…you have no new idea in decades, but ideas certainly have you! Ideologue and failure. But the worst part is he cannot admit his failure, learn, process, and try again.

  10. Milan Alexich
    Milan Alexich July 15, 2019

    Lets all fall aseelp to chomsky contant nonsense from MIT

  11. Janet Kortright
    Janet Kortright July 15, 2019

    The economy is marvelous…..doom and gloom is all you people can say….how about loving America…..damn sight better than under Obama for 8 years……

  12. Janet Kortright
    Janet Kortright July 15, 2019

    Dems made more elite rich over many years…….Trump is out for all Americans Trump 2020

  13. Francois Labelle
    Francois Labelle July 16, 2019

    AOC has a brain, a deep easily articulated social conscience, and she's good looking! Everything the present WH buffoon is not!!

  14. Sherwin Buydens
    Sherwin Buydens July 16, 2019

    The Democrats can't get out of their own way. Bernie Sanders could have won the last election, but identity politics is killing the party.

  15. Arlene Zubris
    Arlene Zubris July 16, 2019

    The media needs to define the difference between an autocratic Socialism and Democratic Socialism. I guess most people think Socialism is autocratic.

  16. True Survivor
    True Survivor July 17, 2019

    Ah yes Noam Chomsky one of the few genuine and real liberal spokes persons

  17. True Survivor
    True Survivor July 17, 2019

    Cortez is kind of fake there’s something satanic about her but a lot of Americans geesh Satan. I think some of them must be psychopaths or something. You can tell they’re acting all the time. Ted Cruz, Anne Coulter, Cortez, I hesitate or question and wonder if there’s not something seemingly psychopathic about them, lol. Bernie Sanders and even Trump, not psychopathic. But it’s hard to say for sure, it might be racism,

  18. True Survivor
    True Survivor July 17, 2019

    LIBERTARIAN SOCIALISM IS THE ONLY WAY FORWARD

  19. True Survivor
    True Survivor July 17, 2019

    “Author, linguist, dissident”—libertarian socialism

  20. True Survivor
    True Survivor July 17, 2019

    Whoever did the producing and audio recording of Noam Chomsky there is a horrible person wtf?

  21. True Survivor
    True Survivor July 17, 2019

    The satanic thing-it might just be some people’s ethnicity to be fair, it’s true. That being said, I feel like it’s all related to America’s weird satanic devil worshipping Illuminati cult or whatever it is

  22. True Survivor
    True Survivor July 17, 2019

    The one thing I don’t is, does exploiting the working class in the world and disfranchising them really benefit the rest of society so much? I suppose, it’s the only way to keep the incentive to keep capitalist activity so constant. It’s the one facet that’s alway ignored “Hey the working class the working class what about the working classes?” Completely ignored. The new green deal thing, “green” the whole idea. That’s a facade too it’s mostly white supremacy

  23. 天皇老子
    天皇老子 July 18, 2019

    The only way young lunatics with loose screws in their heads win anything is through violence and violence. It’s done throughout history.

  24. Todd Howard
    Todd Howard July 19, 2019

    Alexandrea, you won because you are full of honesty and people can see it . You have proven us right,keep fighting the good fight.

  25. Peggy Trawick
    Peggy Trawick July 21, 2019

    Trump has metaphorical blood on his tiny hands.

  26. Angelo B Koljenovic
    Angelo B Koljenovic July 22, 2019

    OK IS THIS FOR THE us all? Wooooow This president walks his rod exactly how Hitler and his Nazis started in the 1930s. Hate is a powerful motivator and history is the witness of it.

  27. Stewie Dark Child
    Stewie Dark Child July 23, 2019

    AOC has the education she needs to know about the American law which is why she's in Congress. She's protecting the law which is another reason why she's in Congress. How more American can she be when she was elected by America to be in Congress. Anyone who is against her, is a traitor and against America. How clear is that…

  28. Beverly Vinson
    Beverly Vinson July 23, 2019

    Respect to you mr Chomsky!! . May your god bless you!! . Your words are truth and inspiring . !!

  29. Mary Sheets
    Mary Sheets July 23, 2019

    Alexandria is the only Person that I see gets into the issues and problems and speaks fully and unestly . People should unite by standing teogether against the storms that attack Us

  30. Stephen Getzinger
    Stephen Getzinger July 25, 2019

    Noam Chomsky is either uninformed or just a flat out liar. The Republican party is still exactly where it has always been.

    The Democrats have gone so far left they now call centrist voters far right. There is plenty of information on the subject.

    Why do liberals feel the need to lie? Is it because they know if they tell the truth they would have zero votes?

  31. Kenneth Ganpot
    Kenneth Ganpot July 25, 2019

    Noam Chomsky forever!!!!!!

  32. Kenneth Ganpot
    Kenneth Ganpot July 25, 2019

    AOC in 8years First Lady president of USA.

  33. johnekizomba
    johnekizomba July 26, 2019

    Ah ha, ah ha, ah ha, they're success is short-lived as they are now known as the squad a d ad a bunch of finatic fools, queens of clown world.

  34. Da Choppah
    Da Choppah July 27, 2019

    Spectacular event ? Ohhhhh Chumpsky. Half of her voters are Hispanic. She got 16K votes. Like Pelosi said- in these Districts a glass of water running as a Dem would win.

  35. Da Choppah
    Da Choppah July 27, 2019

    "The Right" seems to have drifted but it hasnt. It appears so because the Left is now unhinged.

  36. Duggy Dugg
    Duggy Dugg July 28, 2019

    Noam said he didn't think this was the issue when i emailed him that the nation's borrowing deficit… the debt.. was unconstitutional.. criminal.. devastating.. UNNECESSARY

  37. Robert Castle
    Robert Castle July 28, 2019

    Noam Chomsky and John Pilger shine a light where the main stream media never goes.

  38. Frankenstein
    Frankenstein July 28, 2019

    A third political party is necessary. The Progressive Party….NO Corporate Donations Allowed. Money influences decisions and corrupts people with the best of intentions.

  39. Alabama Mothman
    Alabama Mothman July 28, 2019

    Yeah, hold that thought democrat. Her district is going to drop her like a hot rock.

  40. Robert Williams
    Robert Williams July 29, 2019

    He is truly brilliant a great voice of dissidence and badly needed today with all this "fake" news

  41. peter ford
    peter ford July 29, 2019

    We are witness to the
    long march of Marxism through our institutions. Eventual mastery over
    the consciousness of the great mass of people will be attained if
    Communists or their sympathizers gain control of the organs of
    culture — churches,
    education,
    newspapers,
    magazines, the electronic media, literature,
    music, the visual
    arts, and so on. By winning "cultural hegemony," Communism
    will control the deepest wellsprings of human thought and
    imagination. One need not control all information itself if one can
    gain control over the minds
    that assimilate that information. Under such conditions, opposition
    would disappear since none is any longer capable of grasping the
    arguments of Marxism's opponents.

  42. Scott Hullinger
    Scott Hullinger July 29, 2019

    A true Democrat? AOC? I say HA! If she's a real Democrat, then I only want the false variety.

  43. kim greenlee
    kim greenlee July 29, 2019

    Why and how did she get a Netflix special

  44. J Juarez
    J Juarez July 30, 2019

    Don't be ridiculous, she would be a disaster if she was in control. She's smart and I respect her accomplishments.

  45. Asa Lucas
    Asa Lucas July 31, 2019

    Rebuild what we have destroyed. simple and just!

  46. Danny De Loecker
    Danny De Loecker August 1, 2019

    They are not socialists (what makes you say that?). As a European, I can state that the left is quasi non-existent in the USA. They are Social Democrats. The ones who fought Hitler in the 1920s and early 1930s at the end of the Weimar Republic when the Nazis took over. I hope this time the Social Democrats win to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe.

  47. Chito Gabriel
    Chito Gabriel August 2, 2019

    This is a leftist socialist,

  48. Tommy Sullivan
    Tommy Sullivan August 4, 2019

    AOC is deceiving people, she is being groomed with the permission of Trump. Does anyone think that AOC isnt part of the same team?

  49. Tommy Sullivan
    Tommy Sullivan August 4, 2019

    She will be more radical and to the left and Trump will move more to the right. This is called polarized politics which is dangerous

  50. Graham Smith
    Graham Smith August 6, 2019

    There shall in that time be rumours of things going astray, and there shall be a great confusion as to where things really are, and nobody will really know where lieth those little things with a sort of rafia work base that has an attachment.
    At this time, a friend shall lose his friends hammer and the young shall not know where lieth the things possessed by their fathers, that their fathers put there only just the night before about 8 o'clock.

  51. Staci AJ
    Staci AJ August 6, 2019

    💃🏻💃🏻💚💃🏻💃🏻LOVE AOC

  52. John Doe
    John Doe August 6, 2019

    This "woman" said her constituents are illegals. She and others like her are dangerous to a free society. They are no different than the super rich they talk about. Just want the money in their pockets. They want to rule instead of govern and are very open about it.

  53. quadpumped34
    quadpumped34 August 6, 2019

    Noam Chomsky is a big man and a huge thinker, one of the greatest of our times.

  54. Naa'va Soong
    Naa'va Soong August 6, 2019

    Namaste! I love Noam's analysis, both sensible and intelligent. I love AOC's courage and her views on important issues. I wish we were in better condition to appreciate all she has to offer. To me, she is what democracy should be about.

  55. John Fry
    John Fry August 8, 2019

    A brilliant mind 😘

  56. soundeagle
    soundeagle August 11, 2019

    i personally think Cortez has very little to offer and that she is mostly just making a figure for herself, she likes to make herself feel proud, sorry to say this but she is just as greedy as the 1% she may not be as powerful or all knowing but she does want to manipulate the crowd who is desperate for answers. Anyways I love Noam he's a genius and I pardon him for not knowing much about Cortez, after-all the brainwashing that the media is projecting is even too much for Noam who like many of us are desperate for a counter reaction to Trump.

  57. Gus McCrae
    Gus McCrae August 12, 2019

    THIEVES! A bunch of loser libtards trying to take away MY healthcare and money and give it to illegals. WHY do you people try to force your loonieness on everyone else. I will be voting for Trump.

  58. J B
    J B August 12, 2019

    Noam Chomsky is so calm while telling you the worst things that are happening in our government. Half the time I have to pause listening to say WTF! I’m just glad that he shares the information with us!

  59. Felichia Ritter
    Felichia Ritter August 13, 2019

    Chomsky nailed the stagnant wage issue, Republican greed & corruption. What a great intellectual.

  60. richardpaiva1
    richardpaiva1 August 13, 2019

    AOC's hysteria at the border was embarrassing…A glass of water with 'D' by their name could have won her seat.

  61. Mark S
    Mark S August 13, 2019

    Did that constipated bitch finally take a shit?

  62. Sylvie Lopez
    Sylvie Lopez August 14, 2019

    Tank you very much to professor Noam Chomsky en tank you democracy now to invité the great person humanist for everyone's merci beaucoup à little hello from Belgium to professeur gentlemen 🎇💓

  63. timothy riley
    timothy riley August 15, 2019

    More guillotines…Less asshole billionaires

  64. Chris Richardson
    Chris Richardson August 18, 2019

    The US is the biggest generator of refugees in the rest of the world. It is our sanctions and arming insurgence and providing arms for other countries to invade other countries in our name (the 110 billion dollars to the Saudis so they could invade Yemen). We have met the enemy and they is us.

  65. Abdoulie John
    Abdoulie John August 18, 2019

    Trump supporters are saying that the occupant of the White House is a genius.

  66. uranusimploding
    uranusimploding August 20, 2019

    Communist horse 💩

  67. James Thomas
    James Thomas August 22, 2019

    Yes the current democratic leadership are really Republicans. Pelosi, Hoyer, Clyburn, Cummings & Louise are anachronism. The Republicans have shifted so far to the right they are in danger of falling of the face of the earth. Any body to there left are described as centrist. So in the Republican mind they have engineered a tolerable version of themselves in the Democratic Party.

  68. Mekagoen Mimadri
    Mekagoen Mimadri August 22, 2019

    We, the folk that matter, have lost all respect for the bloody bloke Noam Chunky…!
    Abolish A O C..! Not EYE-SEE-EEE…!

  69. Path Finder
    Path Finder August 24, 2019

    It's sad that people who are struggling to stay afloat defend the politicians who are in it for themselves.

  70. AGENT X SECURITY
    AGENT X SECURITY August 25, 2019

    FACT IS , MISS . CORTEZ , RESENTS , THE FUTURE 🗳!!!!!!! . OF THIS NATION !!!!!! . FOR BETTER OR WORST .? ….. THATS WHAT MOST , OLD SCHOOL POLITICIANS , [ ARE SCARE OF ] .!!!!!!! …..THIS GUY , STILL HOLDING ON , TO OLD , POLITICS OF 1950$ .!!!!!! …😎🇺🇸📚😎🚨😂☹️

  71. Raw Engineer
    Raw Engineer August 25, 2019

    "There has been productivity growth". Well then there must've been a growth in consumption too. Or are we saying that piles of over-produced consumer goods have now piled up in the grounds of Warren Buffet's mansion while he dances around it shouting "I'm rich, I'm rich!".

    Chomsky is another Marxist who doesn't understand economics.

    AOC is of course an entirely busted flush and as popular as botulism with her own constituents.

  72. Albert s
    Albert s August 28, 2019

    קורטז אנטישמית שאין לה שום מושג מה קורה במזרח התיכון מעבר להיות אנטי ישראלית מבלי להכיר את עובדות המציאות באזורינו סוציאליסטית מדומה וספק אם יודעת את המשמעות של זה לא פלא שנועם חומסקי הזקן תומך בה

  73. Michael P
    Michael P August 28, 2019

    Does anyone know what eventually happened to the Afghan refugee? I haven't been able to find out anything about his fate.

  74. Walter Brusic
    Walter Brusic August 29, 2019

    My most disturbing problem is how are our representative government working around Constetutional process is totally gavern Edeoligicly and not thru the civil Laws so far the country is totally run by the President and not the Constetutional process and thru the executive order of the country President Donald J Trump's to desmantol all and every single Laws that have been passed by the President Obama 8 year turn and to me it's completely illegal desmantol our country constitutional principles process thru the executive order of the President of U.S. of America we are no more representative government but dectedorships government is going to the same legal process that the country of Germany did from1928 to 1938 and whit the complete support of our Federal courts APPOINTMENTS and the Support of 38 % of our country citizens and the Republican National leadership and there elected representative And my hope is that I roung.

  75. Frank West
    Frank West August 29, 2019

    Wages growth should be linked to a Consumer Price Index which measures pricing of specific household costs over a period of time and comparing that measurement with previous time periods, especially fuel and rents. This can result in keeping people from drowning in debt. Really like Mr Chomsky

  76. Barb & Dan Alfaro
    Barb & Dan Alfaro August 30, 2019

    U

  77. Debbie Becker
    Debbie Becker September 1, 2019

    Wish we had alot more progressives just like her in office. That's how we the people get back our government. Tommy Becker's comment

  78. Ryan Daniel
    Ryan Daniel September 1, 2019

    AOC is batshit crazy.
    Thankfully she’ll be a one termer.
    Sad to see this senile old man trying to defend her.

  79. Lukas Volf
    Lukas Volf September 1, 2019

    Elin Ersson prevented the deportation of an Afghan who was a convicted criminal who abused his children and nearly killed their mother. And as a bonus, this thug himself wanted to travel to Afghanistan 😀 good job Elin

  80. joan lantis
    joan lantis September 3, 2019

    i see no difference in the dems or reps.a 2 party system was never the original plan for this country.the 2 party politicians are interchangeable parts with the wealthy and corporate america.the rest of us work our selves to death with wages comparable to the 1960's.u r being played for a full if you vote d or r. voting 3rd party is our only chance to get out of this mess.

  81. RoRo Zorro
    RoRo Zorro September 4, 2019

    When Chomsky speaks take out your 📓

  82. Muca 0077
    Muca 0077 September 4, 2019

    What an inspiration the Swedish young woman on the plane is..

  83. Ara Z
    Ara Z September 5, 2019

    she obliges the position…

  84. Ara Z
    Ara Z September 5, 2019

    there's no choice than appreciate his intelligence…

  85. Buster Biloxi
    Buster Biloxi September 7, 2019

    Chumsky got a haircut. His first since the Truman administration.

    He doesn't want NATO on the Baltic borders. He wants the Bolsheviks to roll in and deport 100,000 people to Siberia. That's his policy: appease the Red Army and its imperialist program.

    He does not give a shit about ordinary people. He cares more about the tender sensibilities of the Kremlin. Mustn't rile the Muscovites.

  86. Sonia maddalena
    Sonia maddalena September 7, 2019

    Corporations are from the L and the R.

  87. Celestial Teapot
    Celestial Teapot September 11, 2019

    We need a Noam Chomsky the UK, preferably as PM

  88. LawCritic
    LawCritic September 12, 2019

    Same thing Trump did on the other side.

  89. Peter Demuth
    Peter Demuth September 12, 2019

    It's an interesting claim, that the Justice Democrats represent the new party base. 2020 will tell, not so much in the presidential race but in whether OAC is re-elected in Brooklynn. Stagnation in wages is hard to place as an issue in her favor, after the Amazon HQ debacle. Omar and Tlaib are more phenomena of new Muslim immigration than left/right flavorings.

  90. Daniel Gimenez
    Daniel Gimenez September 12, 2019

    much much respect to mr. chomsky

  91. gnypp45
    gnypp45 September 13, 2019

    AOC is fantastic! What a breath of fresh air. She will become POTUS some day.

  92. Freedom Masters
    Freedom Masters September 13, 2019

    STOP CALLING AOC SOCIALIST!!!!
    She is simply adding health and education to the other "socialist" perks US and any developed countries have, like highways, police, fire depts, social insurance, food stamps ( a mercy fuck)
    Why is it that NOBODY besides me sees that NOBODY should profit from human deceases and conditions.
    Essentially insurance companies are very sophisticated legal terrorists or mafia.. They don't have to threaten to kill you, your wife or daughter, it will happen naturally and if you have not paid the ransom or protection cash (in advance rather than after, but same result) , death will be slow and painful. Beheading is actually better.
    NOBODY can possibly pursue happiness without education and dying from sickness in the process. Health and education are not only human rights but are the fission elements of a potentially mega economy where people can actually achieve happiness. Would make the US (not America..that's a continent) great for the first time.

    But, Education Bin Shit tells you that if you don't pay mega bucks you don't go to school. If you feel like a Rambo you take on 3 min wage jobs and any other activities (sell weed) to make bare minimum to pay school,rent,maybe a bit of food.. Brutal.

    When (not if) you get very sick during this salmon upstream swim, Insurance Bin Douche will tell that if you had given them the suitcase full of untraceable cash like they asked you, you would not be dying a slow painful death. Desperate to not die, you go to the money mafia boss Gino Bankini who is very happy to give you the money in exchange for your house for he rest of your life. Default and he would watch you die a slow and painful death.
    You see, these galaxy size terrorists don't have to do any killing, it happens naturally!!!! They are in US soil, all round you, and blessed by the Supreme Leader, the US government and all its gargolian minions. These my friends are the biggest terrorists…right in your living rooms.

    Conclusion: A fraction of the so called "defense" budget would cover free health and education. The economy would skyrocket full of well trained educated labor at all levels and it is only possible if you are healthy not having to worry about at all.

    Another cruel terrorist is Jail Hassin Urfucked, who has concentration camps all over the land, like Walmart.

    If you by sheer luck survive the above terrorist, and you are homeless, sleeping under a bridge smoking a roach someone kindly gave you, you become the victim of Jail Hassin Urfucked. His business is caging and torturing people chewed up by the above cartels. He cleverly established employment accords with experts in concentration camps, the cruel school bullies that after school realize that they only had one talent, terrorizing the weak, so the jail system and the police that feed Jail Hassin Urfucked human bodies are the perfect career.

    If all citizens are fully educated and healthy we would not have ANY of the problems we see today. Smart people picking smart politicians and calling government to task on really relevant issues the moment they think to do something bad. Vote for me..kidding…Put Sanders, the fucking squad, Warren, and Tulsy…oh Tulsy…the real Wonderwoman times 10…

    People like them will fix everything…
    Does anybody see this?

  93. Jim French
    Jim French September 14, 2019

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  94. Dianna Skare
    Dianna Skare September 15, 2019

    DOING A GREAT JOB IN CONGRESS AND DEALING WITH BIGOTS !!
    PLEASE TRY TO KEEP TEMPERS FROM FLYING FOLKS ! AOC AND SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS ARE AWESOME EXAMPLES OF NON VIOLENT OPPOSITION USING HONESTY WITH DETERMINATION AGAINST RACISM AND CORRUPTION !

  95. Gail Norris
    Gail Norris September 16, 2019

    She cheated with bernie both lied they are not democrats what fool let them run as dems???

  96. Bernie Earthstein
    Bernie Earthstein September 16, 2019

    Noam Chumpski! OMG is he still trolling the World? Such a do about so little. I see many sheepish slaves here. NoaM ChumPsky. ————I'm laughing

  97. Stu Mas
    Stu Mas September 16, 2019

    What hypocritical rubbish. This is not democracy.
    How was that girl on the plane qualified to make such a judgement?
    Noam knows it's virtue-signalling, liberal left nonsense and is trying not to laugh.
    I bet the pilot said "Take the refugee off the plane – put him on the next flight"

  98. dingo weed
    dingo weed September 17, 2019

    chomsky buys into man made global warming. nuff said.

  99. Jesse H
    Jesse H September 17, 2019

    All the proof that we need that proves that our entire education system has failed us.

  100. my mother was a ninja
    my mother was a ninja September 18, 2019

    This guy does not get it. I wouldn't trust him to comment on anything…not even a movie. Zzzzz

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