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Post by Doodoo » December 1, 2023, 2:52 pm

Noam Chomsky
Avram Noam Chomsky[a] (born December 7, 1928) is an American professor and public intellectual known for his work in linguistics, political activism, and social criticism. Sometimes called "the father of modern linguistics", Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He is a laureate professor of linguistics at the University of Arizona and an institute professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Among the most cited living authors, Chomsky has written more than 150 books on topics such as linguistics, war, and politics. Ideologically, he aligns with anarcho-syndicalism and libertarian socialism.

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Post by Doodoo » December 2, 2023, 2:13 pm

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
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Post by Doodoo » December 3, 2023, 10:01 am

Never think that war,
No matter how necessary,
Nor how justified,
Is not a crime

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Post by Bubbler » December 4, 2023, 3:49 am

Chomsky's got some thought-provoking ideas, especially about media influence. It's a reminder to stay critical and not take everything at face value.

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Post by Laan Yaa Mo » December 5, 2023, 3:04 pm

Doodoo wrote:
December 1, 2023, 2:52 pm
Noam Chomsky
Avram Noam Chomsky[a] (born December 7, 1928) is an American professor and public intellectual known for his work in linguistics, political activism, and social criticism. Sometimes called "the father of modern linguistics", Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He is a laureate professor of linguistics at the University of Arizona and an institute professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Among the most cited living authors, Chomsky has written more than 150 books on topics such as linguistics, war, and politics. Ideologically, he aligns with anarcho-syndicalism and libertarian socialism.

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I would never trust anything written by Chomsky. When the first reports were coming out about the atrocities in Democratic Kampuchea under the Khmer Rouge led by Pol Pot (Saloth Sar), Chomsky denied them. He was an active supporter of the KR, and suggested that it was the fault of the people who died for not giving their full support to the Khmer Rouge. He never did apologise for his error in judgment.
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Post by Doodoo » December 5, 2023, 5:54 pm

“Everything you can imagine is real.”
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Post by Laan Yaa Mo » December 7, 2023, 9:18 am

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Post by Laan Yaa Mo » December 7, 2023, 9:39 am

Chomsky does has his defenders; however, he has his critics as well,
Cambodia scholar Bruce Sharp criticized Chomsky and Herman's Nation article, as well as their subsequent work After the Cataclysm (1979), wrote that while Chomsky and Herman added disclaimers about knowing the truth of the matter, and about the nature of the regimes in Indochina, they nevertheless expressed a set of views by their comments and their use of various sources. For instance, Chomsky portrayed Porter and Hildebrand's book as "a carefully documented study of the destructive American impact on Cambodia and the success of the Cambodian revolutionaries in overcoming it, giving a very favorable picture of their programs and policies, based on a wide range of sources." Sharp, however, found that 33 out of 50 citations in one chapter of Porter and Hildebrand's book derived from the Khmer Rouge government and six from China, the Khmer Rouge's principal supporter.[8]

Cambodia correspondent Nate Thayer said of Chomsky and Herman's Nation article that they "denied the credibility of information leaking out of Cambodia of a bloodbath underway and viciously attacked the authors of reportage suggesting many were suffering under the Khmer Rouge."[31]

Journalist Andrew Anthony in the London Observer, said later that the Porter and Hildebrand's book "cravenly rehashed the Khmer Rouge's most outlandish lies to produce a picture of a kind of radical bucolic idyll." Chomsky, he said, questioned "refugee testimony," believing that "their stories were exaggerations or fabrications, designed for a western media involved in a 'vast and unprecedented propaganda campaign' against the Khmer Rouge government, 'including systematic distortion of the truth.'"[32]

Donald W. Beachler cited reports that Chomsky's attempts to counter charges of Khmer Rouge atrocities also consisted of writing letters to editors and publications. Beachler said:

Examining materials in the Documentation Center of Cambodia archives, American commentator Peter Maguire found that Chomsky wrote to publishers such as Robert Silver of The New York Review of Books to urge discounting atrocity stories. Maguire reports that some of these letters were as long as twenty pages, and that they were even sharper in tone than Chomsky’s published words.[2]: 223 

Journalist Fred Barnes also mentioned that Chomsky had written "a letter or two" to The New York Review of Books. Barnes discussed the Khmer Rouge with Chomsky and "the thrust of what he [Chomsky] said was that there was no evidence of mass murder" in Cambodia. Chomsky, according to Barnes, believed that "tales of holocaust in Cambodia were so much propaganda."[33]: 118 

In 1978, French scholar Jean Lacouture, formerly a fervent sympathizer of the Khmer Rouge, said: "Cambodia and Cambodians are on their way to ethnic extinction.… If Noam Chomsky and his friends doubt it, they should study the papers, the cultures, the facts."[13]
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Post by Doodoo » December 7, 2023, 11:07 am

Lala
This thread is for useful QUOTES so that individuals can post them, so that others may learn. If you wish to criticize an individual by all means but please start another thread to do so.

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Post by Laan Yaa Mo » December 7, 2023, 12:38 pm

You mean like the positive critique of an individual you made in your first post in this thread, Doodoo? Life does not always unfold the way you want it.

Anyway, I thought you would find the Taoist quote helpful.

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Post by Doodoo » December 7, 2023, 1:18 pm

Once again Lala you failed to research the quote/information that was posted You would have found that it was a quote from Wikipedia and not mine. So any comments will have to fall on them.

"Anyway, I thought you would find the Taoist quote helpful."
What quote? All I see is a short story similar to ."Yes it really happened" thread

Hope this helps

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Post by Laan Yaa Mo » December 7, 2023, 6:55 pm

Wiki Quotes

Tao has reality and evidence but no action or physical form. It may be transmitted but cannot be received. It may be obtained but cannot be seen. It is based in itself, rooted in itself. Before Heaven and Earth came into being, Tao existed by itself for all time. It gave spirits and rulers their spiritual powers. It created Heaven and Earth. It is above the zenith but is not high. It is beneath the nadir but is not low. It is prior to Heaven and Earth but is not old. It is more ancient than the highest antiquity but is not regarded as long ago.

Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu), as quoted in A source Book in Chinese Philosophy (1969) by Wing-tsit Chan, p. 194

I trust this helps you, Khun Doodoo..
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Post by jackspratt » December 7, 2023, 8:17 pm

Doodoo wrote:
December 7, 2023, 1:18 pm
You would have found that it was a quote from Wikipedia and not mine. So any comments will have to fall on them.
It seems to me that it is you quoting Wikipedia, Dd.

Am I correct, and is that helpful?

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Post by Udon Map » December 7, 2023, 11:38 pm

Let's try to keep this thread to quotes and discussions of those quotes, rather than discussions of each other.

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Post by Laan Yaa Mo » December 8, 2023, 1:54 pm

Kilgore Trout Quotes

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Its fruit was diamonds. It attracted human beings who killed each other around the roots and made very good fertilizer.
Trout, incidentally, had written a book about a money tree. It had twenty-dollar bills for leaves. Its flowers were government bonds. Its fruit was diamonds. It attracted human beings who killed each other around the roots and made very good fertilizer.
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Post by Laan Yaa Mo » December 9, 2023, 3:24 pm

In the beginning, God created the earth, and he looked upon it in his cosmic loneliness. And God said, "Let Us make living creatures out of mud, so the mud can see what We have done." And God created every living creature that now moveth, and one was man. Mud as man alone could speak. God leaned close to mud as man sat, looked around, and spoke. "What is the purpose of all this?" he asked politely. "Everything must have a purpose?" asked God. "Certainly," said man. "Then I leave it to you to think of one for all this," said God. And He went away.
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Post by Laan Yaa Mo » December 9, 2023, 3:57 pm

Kurt Vonnegut Quotes - BrainyQuote

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be. I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different
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Post by Doodoo » December 9, 2023, 5:11 pm

Some people have no idea what they're doing, and a lot of them are really good at it.
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Post by Doodoo » December 10, 2023, 6:46 am

I've set my own rules to live by. The first one is: 'Never believe ANYthing the government says.'
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Post by Laan Yaa Mo » December 10, 2023, 12:09 pm

'Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn' - Quote from Gone with the Wind
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