Who Owns The World?

In a new book, Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian deconstruct the notion of a declining United States.

By Noam Chomsky

Excerpted from Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire, is a collection of recent conversations between Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian, director of Alternative Radio. David Barsamian: The new American imperialism seems to be substantially different from [RETURN TO ARTICLE]

  • Reader Comments

    I detect a bitter flavor in Mr Chomsky’s vision of the future, could it be corporate feudalism I taste?

    Posted by WoodGas1 on Feb 7, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Hit me in the head and call me princess’s pancake.  I’m that Woody from “Toy Story”.  Getting the better of Noam Chomsky is impossible unless you write the replies first.  I use ESP.

    Noam’s chess pieces of course include POWER as one you don’t dismiss.

    I see this old man’s face.  My father is much older.  Chomsky, you look good, good let night.

    Thing is, pussy, it’s only the house of Aries I invade.  Stuff like Lincoln’s assassination, sinkin of the Titanic ... Tower of Babylon, they built that in very late March, ahead of schedule.

    So, mirror, I offer the word odor to speak to power.  I don’t think the people of the United States have ever been sane, from the Ginger Rogers to the Danny Thomas.  Didn’t that Jew keep saying he was from Lebanon?  A lifetime of propagandas should fall away like the scales from some damn semite’s eyes.

    Yeah, odor is the key to a word like power, it with so many letters and still not sending a letter to ... to D.  Snatch it, rip it open to “Greetings”.  Powder flies in the air.  It’s still not smell.  Smell goes under us, gathering in the deep, to choke us in one time.

    The tough world kills, medic.  Yes, an odorless gas that puts you to sleep before you bash your wings does not exist.  Butterflies do not tell us, nor do they tell other butterflies, nor crickets.  They don’t have the higher brain thing, a notion.

    Isn’t that what you started out, a -a paper tiger labelled United States Decline?  You have borrowed the word sequester from chemists, like you do DNA et al.  The use of these words out of their milieu is the way you spend pawns.

    You are going to make us want to die.

    Look at this Woodgas guy.  Make that wood alcohol and you might be persuaded to believe ethanol is a poison as well as methanol, for it has just killed more Mexicans than Vietnam killed Americans.
    Can civilization survive, I hope.  Level off the cliffs of Acapulco and we’ll see.

    Posted by Stephen Eric Billinghurst on Mar 10, 2013 at 8:42 AM