“It’s very similar to Weimar Germany, the parallels are striking.” Here, too, there is a tremendous disappointment with the parliamentary system, pointed Chomsky interviewing on Truthdig.
“The United States is very lucky that no honest and charismatic figure has appeared, and if this were to happen this country would be in real trouble for the frustration, disillusionment and the justified anger combined with the absence of a coherent response,” he concludes.
In Germany, he recalls, an enemy was created to explain the crisis which was the Jew. “Here they are the illegal immigrants and blacks. We will say that white men are a persecuted minority. We will say that we must uphold and defend the honor of the nation. Military force will be exalted. There will be blows. This could be converted into an undeniable force. And if it takes place, it will be more dangerous than Nazi Germany. The United States is a world power … I do not believe that this is far from happening,” he says.
WASN’T THIS GUY A LINGUIST? SHOULDN’T HE BE ABLE TO SPOT A FAULTY ANALOGY BEFORE IT IS UTTERED? THE DIFFERENCE HERE, NOAM, IS THAT THE JEWS WERE NOT COSTING GERMANY 3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR AS ILLEGALS ARE THE STATE OF ARIZONA. WHO KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE COSTING THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AND THIS ESTIMATE IS LIKELY LOW. REALLY IRRESPONSIBLE, NOAM. IF YOU DON’T LIKE THAT, JUST ASK YOUR FRIEND BILL WHAT HE THINKS ABOUT RESPONSIBILITY.