By Noam Chomsky, Andre Vltchek
In On Western Terrorism Noam Chomsky, international well known dissident highbrow, discusses Western energy and propaganda with filmmaker and investigative journalist Andre Vltchek. The dialogue weaves jointly a old narrative with the 2 men's own studies which led them to a lifetime of activism. The dialogue comprises own thoughts, resembling the recent York newsstand the place Chomsky started his political schooling, and broadens out to examine the moving sorts of imperial keep watch over and the Western propaganda equipment. alongside the best way the dialogue touches on many nations of which the authors have own event, from Nicaragua and Cuba, to China, Chile, Turkey and plenty of extra. A blast of clean air which blows away the cobwebs of propaganda and deception, On Western Terrorism is a robust critique of the West's position on the earth for you to encourage all those that learn it to imagine independently and severely.
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The United States is self-immunized from any prosecution. S. S. cannot be tried on any international treaty—meaning the UN charter, the charter of the Organization of the American States, the Geneva Conventions. S. is self-immunized from any trial on those issues. And the Court has accepted that. S. is not subject to that and the Court accepted it. In fact the same happened, interestingly, at the trial where Yugoslavia brought a case against NATO for the bombing to the International Court of Justice, I think, and the United States excluded itself from the case and the Tribunal agreed because one of the charges mentioned was that it was a genocide, and when the United States signed the Genocide Convention after 40 years, it had a reservation saying it was “inapplicable to the United States,” and so therefore the Court rightly excused the United States from prosecution.
I feel for them because they are human beings, but the whole world is talking about the 1994 genocide. ” This is just in the last few years, which again resembles quite clearly the rule of Leopold II, when about ten million also died. If you didn’t perform well on the rubber plantations your hands would be cut off, and people were burnt alive in their huts. ” Of course this was not done in Antwerp or Bruges, but in the “heart of darkness,” far away from inquisitive eyes. So Belgians killed more people in Africa than what was then the population of their own country.
While the system here is very solid. noam chomsky It is very sophisticated, yes. Lenin and the Leninists tried to model themselves in the early days on American commercial advertising. But it was so clumsy that it just didn’t work. On the other hand, when the Nazis did it, it worked very effectively. S. The Nazis were part of the West. S. concepts inspired them, particularly those related to colonialism and mass production, but also advertisement, as you mentioned, as advertising is a very effective form of propaganda.