Re: Chomsky (was: Christopher Hitchens' Column)

From: Miriam English (
Date: Thu Oct 04 2001 - 23:33:07 MDT

At 01:12 PM 05/10/2001, Joe Dees wrote:
>How mwny were killed in East Timor? Thousands; tens of thousands at
>worst. And how mwny were killed in cambodia, hmmmm? TWO MILLION. Is it
>possible that this magnitudinous disparity in human carnage was reflected
>in the disparity of media coverage? Amd why would a purported genius like
>Noam C. never even consider this?

Oh come on Joe! As if the *number* of human lives destroyed is the issue!

If that was the case then the murder of all those people in East Timor
would have been trumpeted much louder than the deaths of the poor souls in
the World Trade Center.

*All* acts of systematic slaughter of innocent civilians are intolerable
affronts to humanity. That is how Chomsky feels. He says it again and
again. I don't get why you would seek to denigrate someone like him for
saying such things.

         - Miriam

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To the pessimist, the glass is half empty.
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