Noam Chomsky is a well-known political activist and his outlook on the U.S. presidential primaries can be valued as a voice of wisdom and could answer the Americans’ concerns on the matter. In a recent interview with the liberal website AlterNet, Noam Chomsky attributed Donald Trump’s recent winnings to a climate of fear.
While the Democratic presidential nomination is being a battle between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, Chomsky’s long expertise could be useful to determine the best course of action. It’s worth noticing that Chomsky described Bernie Sanders as “an honest and decent New Deal Democrat ” as he continued the interview.
However, the famed linguist has taken a glimpse on the Republican presidential candidates, especially Trump, due to recent events suggesting the billionaire’s winning streak. Trump’s popularity is the result of a country divided between two parties, Republicans and Democrats, and the fact Donald Trump is the republican candidate with more likability in polls.
Chomsky assures that Trump’s rise is fueled by a societal breakdown currently happening in the US. MIT professor and famed linguist, Chomsky waged in the presidential elections as he gave an interesting outlook, during an interview with AlterNet. Chomsky’s outlook on the presidential primaries can be extremely valuable if heard by the American people in order for them to make a better-informed decision.
Distorted Political parties
In a speech given by Chomsky at the New School in New York, he depicted current Democrats in the same way it is previously known as moderate Republicans. Although he didn’t stop there as he continued to say Republicans have drifted away from the political field. During the last generation, both political parties have drifted to the left, said Noam Chomsky as he criticized their ambitions for wealth and power instead of getting more votes.
According to Chomsky, there’s a lack of hope amongst unemployed people and working people with low income. While a militant labor movement is on the rise in America as well as political organizations outside the normal, people can’t relate to anyone. As Chomsky describes the situation: “People feel isolated, helpless, a victim of powerful forces that they do not understand and cannot influence.”
“They’re so committed to extreme wealth and power that they cannot get votes,” said Chomsky during the speech at the New School in NY. “So what has happened is that they’ve mobilized sectors of the population that have been around for a long time.”
In the interview from AlterNet, Chomsky was asked to make clear his opinions on the surprising progress of Donald Trump as well as explain why the so-called climate of fear. He explains that a political movement outside the mainstream has been created by Trump himself, willingly or not. And because of this, Trump’s is giving people a fictitious sense of hope by using the “Let’s make America great again” slogan for its campaign.