Noam Chomsky, the Master Mind (MM) of the Century, gave another amazing interview. The subject this time is the Arab Spring, one of the multitude of subjects with which our hero is intimately familiar (in fact, there are no subjects outside his infinite competence*). What can I say: even if I wanted to, there is nothing, absolutely nothing to sink my fangs in, so free of content is the whole. Possibly with the exception of a long tirade on much hated Zionist Entity, where he produced a veritable broadside (only partially quoted here):
...Palestine, where negotiations are underway conforming to the two essential US-Israeli preconditions: that there be no barrier to expansion of the illegal settlements (sic!), and that the negotiations be run by the US, which is a participant in the conflict (on the side of Israel) and has been blocking the overwhelming international consensus...Now, after you got some air back into your lungs after that eruption of wisdom, go ahead and ask me what does the Arab Spring have to do with the Israeli/Palestinian negotiations. I bet you expect me to know... nah.
As for the rest of the interview: there is nothing more, aside of "blame US-UK for everything". The only way to deal with the whole lot of generic drivel is to find shelter behind some poetic imagery. So what I offer is an image of a great soaring eagle. One that soars so high that no tiny boring details of our day-to-day love, misery and/or happiness, nor any pedestrian facts can bother the majestic creature in its contemplation of... of the whole, you know - the life, the universe etc.
Oh, and one more poetic detail: the bird is somewhat blind, so the details escape its attention anyhow. Too bad for the details, after all. Because nothing in the manner of mere facts of our mundane existence should reach the bird and interfere with its thought process.
And we can't complain that we don't receive any communications from this uber-eagle. Because, after all, the bird poops, you know...
(*) Re the infinite competence: the man who knows so much about the Middle East in general and Arab Spring in particular is the same one that gave another, much more hilarious interview in 2005, to an Egyptian blogger, Karim Elsahy (whose blog is long defunct, to my sorrow). To ensure we are all synchronized here, (C) means Chomsky:
(C) I mean the level of religious fundamentalism in the United States is beyond any country I know.But it wasn't the only pearl of wisdom from Noam the Mastermind's, there was more, like this:
In Egypt for example, is there a problem about teaching evolution in schools?
(E) I don’t believe it is actually taught in government schools.
(C) I am surprised to hear that.
What will happen in Egypt depends on the Egyptian phenomenon, and tendency. I don’t see any inherent reason why the Muslim Brotherhood couldn’t be part of the majority part of the democratic culture. Maybe they will, maybe they won’t. But that for Egypt to work out.Indeed. Say no more, say no more. Please...