Noam Chomsky doesn’t get much play in the U.S. media for obvious reasons. He is saying the very truths from which we are being protected by the corporately owned U.S. mainstream media. Whether liberal or conservative to have credibility, an intellectual or leader in the U.S. must begin with the false history of our nation as an innocent and misunderstood giant. The pursuit of truth begins by facing one’s lies.
In this article, Chomsky reminds us that in midst of the “Camelot” of the Kennedy administration, the President sent troops to crush the attempts of the Vietnamese people to gain independence from their Western overlords. To read the article,
Maybe others have had this experience: you finally realized, or were told, that someone else bought the gifts attributed to Santa. I was disappointed, but instinctively knew that reality was better fantasy, no matter how sad it made me to find out. I’ve survived many fantasies. One is that our government tells us the truth about everything it does. And I used to find it even harder to say out loud than it was to believe. But reality is still better, if painful at times.