How badly have things in the US gotten, particularly in the realm of media and censorship?
So badly that now even avowed leftist Noam Chomsky is describing the current, anti-Russian censorship regime as being worse than the censorship regime in the Soviet Union.
That comment came when Chomsky appeared in a recent interview with Russell Brand on his podcast, “Under the Skin,” a podcast in which Brand routinely demolishes, or at least attacks, the totems and shibboleths of the modern liberal world order.
Watch Chomsky’s comment about the totalitarian state of modern America, a comment that went viral after being shared by the Post Millennial, here:
Noam Chomsky tells Russell Brand @rustyrockets that “the United States has imposed constraints on freedom of access to information which are astonishing, which in fact go beyond what was the case in post-Stalin Soviet Russia.” pic.twitter.com/Tzmisv7IXI
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) July 24, 2022
As you can hear in the clip, Chomsky, talking about the current state of things, said that the United States today “is living under a kind of totalitarian culture, which has never existed in my lifetime and is much worse in many ways than the Soviet Union before Gorbachev.”
But it got worse for the elites that have created that totalitarian culture. Continuing, Chomsky then pinned the blame for the totalitarian state of things on the censorship regime that currently exists, saying:
“Go back to the 1970s, people in the Soviet Russia could access BBC, Voice of America, German television, if they wanted to find out the news. If today in the United States, you want to find out what Minister (Sergey) Lavrov of Russia is saying, you can’t do it. It’s barred. Americans are not permitted to hear what Russians are saying.
“Can’t get Russian television, can’t access Russian sources. That means also that fine American journalists like Chris Hedges, one of the best, is cut out — barred from Americans, cause he happens to have a program running on RT, Russian televisions.
“You wanna find out what the adversaries are saying, which is of utmost importance … But the United States has imposed constraints on freedom of access information, which are astonishing and which in fact go beyond what was the case in post-Stalin and Soviet Russia.”
Adding to that, Chomsky went on to further emphasize the attacks on freedom, particularly freedom of speech in America and just how totalitarian those attacks and restrictions on speech are, saying:
“This goes well beyond anyone who dares to break the party line on the dominant issue of today, Ukraine, is simply demonized, vilified. Can’t be sent to the gulag, it’s a free country still, but you can barely talk. And that has very dangerous implications for the current situation and beyond.”
Meanwhile, Team Biden, seemingly doing its best to make even accusations about the censorship regime as alarmist as Chomsky’s seem correct, has appointed a woman who called “systemic racism” a cybersecurity threat and worked to censor “misinformation” at Google one of its top cyber officials, so there’s that little addendum to the recent disinformation spat and the Biden regime’s continuing attempts to silence Americans in a Stalinist manner.
This story syndicated with permission from Will, Author at Trending Politics
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