Thursday, May 11, 2017

Linguist and political commentator Noam Chomsky says the Republican Party is the most dangerous organization “in human history.”

A wide-ranging interview with BBC’s “Newsnight” Wednesday between host Evan Davis and Mr. Chomsky soon turned to the Republican Party, which the author said is worse than the Islamic State terror group or those responsible for millions of deaths throughout the 20th century.

“Look, this is a very outrageous statement,” Mr. Chomsky said. “When I said it, I said, ‘Look, this is a very outrageous statement, but is it true? Is ISIS dedicated to trying to destroy the prospects for organized human existence?’ “

“It’s that bad?” the host countered.

“What does it mean to say not only are we not doing anything about climate change, but we’re trying to accelerate the race to the precipice?” Mr. Chomsky said. “It doesn’t matter whether they genuinely believe it or not if the consequence of that is, ‘let’s use more fossil fuels, let’s refuse to subsidize developing countries, let’s eliminate regulations that reduce greenhouse gases.’ If that’s the consequence, that’s extremely dangerous.”

The left-wing author added that Mr. Trump’s campaign victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton was fueled by “white supremacy.”

“White supremacy is very deeply rooted in the United States,” Mr. Chomsky said. “It ranks higher than even South Africa. There’s no doubt there was a racist motivation behind [Mr. Trump’s victory].”

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