noam avram chomsky

. . .  
anche gli sforzi più elaborati
non riescono a tirar fuori dal
 comportamento delle altre
specie animali nemmeno le più
 elementari proprietà del linguaggio
 naturale - proprietà che invece
ogni bambino umano acquisisce
 senza alcun problema.
non c'è alcun dubbio che il
 linguaggio umano sia stato
un fattore preminente nel
successo biologico degli esseri
 umani. per successo biologico
si intende il fatto che ci siano
 tantissimi esseri umani:
questo è un successo biologico
. . .

I don't look at Twitter because it doesn't tell me anything
fb/nc - 2015
Not one of us who has been trained
to think critically and to write lucidly

has the option to remain silent now

fb/nc - 2017
It is only in folk tales, children's stories
and the journals of intellectual opinion

that power is used wisely and well to destroy evil
The real world teaches very different lessons, and it takes willful
and dedicated ignorance to fail to perceive them

fb/nc - 2.1.2019 
To live a life of honesty and integrity is a responsibility
of every decent person
fb/nc - 23.3.2019 
Technology is usually fairly neutral
It’s like a hammer, which can be used to build a house
or to destroy someone’s home

The hammer doesn’t care
It is almost always up to us to determine
whether the technology is good or bad

fb/nc - 8.1.2019
We have two choices
to abandon hope and ensure that the worst will happen
or to make use of the opportunities that exist
and contribute to a better world
It is not a very difficult choice

fb/nc - 5.6.2019
He who controls the media controls the minds of the public
twitter/nc - 3.6.2020
It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth
and expose lies

twitter/nc  - 14.8.2020
The key element of social control is the strategy of distraction
that is to divert public attention from important issues and changes
decided by political and economic elites through the technique of flood
or flooding continuous distractions and insignificant information

twitter/nc - 16.11.2020
Nobody is going to pour truth into your brain
It's something you have to find out for yourself
twitter/nc - 10.2.2021
The indoctrination is so deep
that educated people think they’re being objective
twitter/nc - 19.5.2021
Religion is based on the idea that God is an imbecile
twitter/nc - 2.3.2021
All public resources go to the rich
The poor, if they can survive in the labor market, fine
Otherwise, they die
That's economics in a nutshell
twitter/nc 23.3.2021
How it is we have so much information   but know so little ?
twitter/nc - 9.4.2021
As long as the general population is passive, apathetic
diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable
then the powerful can do as they please
and those who survive will be left to contemplate the outcome
twitter/nc - 8.5.2021

If you have a 'good' education
Today, if you get a new edition of Animal Farm, you might find it there. The introduction is kind of interesting - he basically says what you all know: that the book is a critical, satiric analysis of the totalitarian enemy. But then he addresses himself to the people of free England; he says, “You shouldn’t feel too self-righteous.” He said in England, a free country, I’m virtually quoting: unpopular ideas can be suppressed without the use of force. And he goes on to give some examples, and, really, just a couple of common-sense explanations, which are to the point. One reason, he says, is: the press is owned by wealthy men who have every reason not to want certain ideas to be expressed. And the other, he says, essentially, is: it’s a good education. If you have a good education, you’ve gone to the best schools, you have internalized the understanding that there’s certain things it just wouldn’t do to say - and I think we can add to that, it wouldn’t do to think. And that’s a powerful mechanism. So, there are things you just don’t think, and you don’t say. That’s the result of effective education, effective indoctrination. If people - many people - don’t succumb to it, what happens to them? Well, I’ll tell you a story: I was in Sweden a couple years ago, and I noticed that taxi drivers were being very friendly, much more than I expected. And finally I asked one of them, “Why’s everyone being so nice?” He pulled out a T-shirt he said every taxi driver has, and the T-shirt had a picture of me and a quote in Swedish of something I’d said once when I was asked, “What happens to people of independent mind?” And I said, “They become taxi drivers.” - 2015

It’s pretty ironic that the so-called ' least advanced '  people are the ones taking the lead in trying to protect all of us, while the richest and most powerful among us are the ones who are trying to drive the society to destruction .
twitter 29.8.2020

Leggere un libro non significa solo sfogliare le pagine .   Significa riflettere, individuare le parti su cui tornare, interrogarsi su come inserirle in un contesto più ampio, sviluppare le idee .       Non serve a niente leggere un libro se ci si limita a far scorrere le parole davanti agli occhi dimenticandosene dopo dieci minuti .     Leggere un libro è un esercizio intellettuale, che stimola il pensiero, le domande, l’immaginazione .
reading a book doesn’t mean just turning the pages. It means thinking about it, identifying parts that you want to go back to, asking how to place it in a broader context, pursuing the ideas. There’s no point in reading a book if you let it pass before your eyes and then forget about it ten minutes later. Reading a book is an intellectual exercise, which stimulates thought, questions, imagination.

La massa non sa cosa sta succedendo nel mondo e non sa neanche di non saperlo

The general population doesn't know what's happening, and it doesn't even know that it doesn't know
twitter/nc - 12.2.2021
Discovery is the ability to be puzzled by simple things
Scoprire è la capacità di lasciarsi disorientare dalle cose semplici

murale - artist nayer talal nayer - umm ruwaba - sudan - 2013





noam  avram chomsky

filadelfia 7 dicembre 1928

SOCIOLOGO - linguista -  ebreo americano di origine russa.  il padre william studioso di ebraismo e linguaggio ebraico influenzò il figlio nei suoi studi ma ancor più fu la madre elsie simonofsky nel suo sviluppo di pensatore ed attivista. l’intera famiglia  - compreso il fratello david - fu sempre  coinvolta nell’attività culturale ebraica.  fondatore e caposcuola del generativismo intese spiegare sia gli aspetti creativi del linguaggio sia il suo carattere innato e la sua presenza nei primi  stadi dello sviluppo infantile. nell'impegno politico sostenne un pacifismo radicale criticando l'imperialismo-colonialismo statunitense  il sistema mediatico e il suo impatto sulla società.  è oratore carismatico determinato dotato di analisi acuta ed attenta.   affrontò appassionatamente gruppi pro-israele anti-comunisti e pro-guerra fredda.  le violente reazioni lo obbligarono a ricorrere alla polizia in borghese. 

docente presso la facoltà linguistica mit - massachusetts è l'autore più citato per la profondità delle sue opere. 


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