A rather unusual duo, joined by their common hysterical lack of perspective.
Being â€œone of the very worst things to happen in our World in the last 100 yearsâ€ would make Donald Trump somewhere in the same category as World War One, World War Two, the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust, the communist terror in the Soviet Union, the communist terror in China, including the Great Famine with its 45 million deaths, the communist terror in places like Cambodia, North Korea and Ethiopia, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Spanish Flu pandemic, AIDS, the world hunger and disease, and last but not least, the â€œStar Trekâ€ franchise.
Stick to acting, Sir Pat.
Noah Chomsky is somewhat more specific with his hyperbole. â€œNov. 8,â€ he says, is â€œa date that might turn out to be one of the most important in human history, depending on how we react. No exaggeration.â€ Translation: itâ€™s an exaggeration.
He continues: â€œThe outcome [of the election] placed total control of the governmentâ€”executive, Congress, the Supreme Courtâ€”in the hands of the Republican Party, which has become the most dangerous organization in world history. Apart from the last phrase, all of this is uncontroversial. The last phrase may seem outlandish, even outrageous. But is it? The facts suggest otherwise. The party is dedicated to racing as rapidly as possible to destruction of organized human life. There is no historical precedent for such a stand.â€
What, perchance, does Chomsky mean? (and are you as surprised as me that the devil hasnâ€™t yet taken one of his very own?) The Republican Party more dangerous than all the communist parties that Chomsky supported over his long and disgusting career? More dangerous than the Nazis? Well, both the communist and the Nazis were dedicated to subjugating organised human life, whereas the Republicans apparently want to end it.
How? You guessed it â€“ or maybe not. Chomsky is a climate change alarmist, and he thinks that Trump and the GOP will destroy human life on planet Earth through their denialism and love of fossil fuels. Personally, Iâ€™m not sure why Chomsky is so worried about humanity being sent back to the Stone Age, since thatâ€™s pretty much the end destination of all the communist and green policies he has supported his whole life. Maybe heâ€™s just cut that Trump might get us there first instead of Chomskyâ€™s old pal, Pol Pot. Donâ€™t be a hater, Noam; remember, the end justifies the means.