Noam Chomsky, Jack of All Trades

Noam Chomsky is one of the most frequently cited academics.  But a quick Google search with words noam chomsky climate change paints him as a narrow-minded, intellectually lazy, arrogant, and fanatical charlatan.  This goes a long way to illustrate how academia has embraced and then submitted to the climatist cult.  If Chomsky represents the top academic level, then what is the average?

Behold Noam Chomsky on linguistics and climate change (from a 2012 interview in Slate; emphasis is mine):

Interviewer: Let’s start with the idea that everyone connects you with from the 1950s and ’60s—a “universal grammar” underlying all languages. How is that idea holding up in 2012?

Chomsky: It’s virtually a truism. There are people who misunderstand the term but I can’t deal with that. It’s perfectly obvious that there is some genetic factor that distinguishes humans from other animals and that it is language-specific. The theory of that genetic component, whatever it turns out to be, is what is called universal grammar.

Interviewer: But there are critics such as Daniel Everett, who says the language of the Amazonian people he worked with seems to challenge important aspects of universal grammar.

Chomsky: It can’t be true.

Yes!!! If facts contradict his theory, the facts cannot be true!  Without saying a word about climate, Chomsky has already earned his dis-honorary PhD in climate pseudo-science, and a rightful place next to Stephen Schneider, Silvio Funtowicz and Jerome Ravetz.  But the fun goes on:

Interviewer: Sticking with social and political change, what is going on with climate-change denial in the United States?

The interviewer is from the same echo-chamber, remember.

Chomsky: The Republican party now has its catechism of things you have to repeat in lockstep, kind of like the old Communist party. One of them is denying climate change.

This answer is redundant.  His opinion on the “climate change” issue is obvious from his character, and his knowledge of the “old” Communist party is not in question.

Interviewer: Why is it happening?

Chomsky: It happens that there’s a huge propaganda offensive carried out by the major business lobbies, the energy associations, and so on. It’s no secret, they’re trying to convince people that the science is unreliable, that it’s a liberal hoax.  … The Republican-dominated House of Representatives is now dismantling measures of control over environmental destruction that were instituted by Richard Nixon.

First, Chomsky confuses a hoax and a fraud.  A hoax is a deception without intent of monetary gain.  Climate pseudo-science is a deception for monetary gain, so it is a fraud. Second, Chomsky repeats the conspiracy theory about a “huge propaganda offensive carried out by the major business lobbies”.  Hugely invisible offensive, that darn vast right-wing conspiracy!  Here, Chomsky demonstrates all the critical thinking skills a parrot.

Noam Chomsky on climate change (in a prepared video statement,  2011): “Meteorologists are pretty faces reading scripts telling you whether it’s going to rain tomorrow,” Chomsky says. “What do they have to say any more than your barber?”

He might also think that the doctors are pretty faces reading scripts, while Obama cures patients with his pen and Obamacare. Chimpanzee Nim Chimpsky and Koko the Gorilla look smart compared with Chomsky, because they at least do not talk about things they do not understand.

That’s the end of the first search results, but sadly not the end of Chomsky’s lunacy. HuffingtonPost, 01/26/2016: Noam Chomsky Says GOP Is ‘Literally A Serious Danger To Human Survival’

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