Leftist academic Noam Chomsky is a staunch critic of American imperialism and corporatism, but that still didn’t stop him from endorsing Hillary Clinton for President last year. Having failed in his Hillary advocacy, Chomsky is resorting to the conspiracy mongering that he has frequently derided throughout his career as a fear-mongering ploy against President Trump.
“In order to maintain his popularity, the Trump administration will have to try to find some means of rallying the support and changing the discourse from the policies that they are carrying out, which are basically a wrecking ball, to something else… We shouldn’t put aside the possibility that there would be some kind of staged or alleged terrorist act, which can change the country instantly,” Chomsky said in a recent interview with AlterNet.
Previously, Chomsky had dismissed talk of false-flag terror as baseless speculation that wasn’t worth his breath. Chomsky dismissed critics of the official story of 9/11 by arrogantly saying, “There happen to be a lot of people around who spend an hour on the internet and think they know a lot [about] physics, but it doesn’t work like that.”
Chomsky had condescending remarks as well for people interested in John F. Kennedy’s assassination and the possible cover-up behind the shooting. He said, “The JFK assassination has engendered a kind of cult-like reaction, and ordinarily rational people act in what seem to me very strange ways.”
Like many leftists, Chomsky has changed his tune completely in the age of Trump. From finding the notion of false-flag terror to be preposterous to speculating without a shred of evidence about the possibility of it occurring, Chomsky’s integrity as an intellectual is evaporating rapidly. His influence is waning as the ravages of old age become too much to ignore. Right-wing populism is taking root across the globe, and Chomsky’s desperate acceptance of conspiracy theories does not seem to be helping his fledgling cause.