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Series | 2014 Mid-term Election Guide, Part 11: Noam Chomsky On How Progressives Should Approach Election 2012

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  • Professor Chomsky said, “I think they should spend five or ten minutes on it -- seeing if there’s a point in taking part in the carefully orchestrated electoral extravaganza."
  • He said he will probably vote for Jill Stein for president in effort to push a genuine electoral alternative.
  • How Do You Take Your Poison?
  • Yes, I’m Voting Third Party. No I’m Not Wasting My Vote.
  • Series | 2014 Mid-term Election Guide, Part 3: Third Parties Are Not Spoilers

Matthew Filipowicz, AlterNet

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Evergreene Digest Editor's Note: To help our readers vote responsibly we are re-publishing as a stand-alone series those articles we think will help. These articles will appear frequently between now and the November 4 election. Watch for them in the Government & Politics section <http://evergreenedigest.org/government> (and simultaneously in other sections) under the searchable title "2014 Mid-term Election Guide".

vote1.jpegSeptember 28, 2012  |  Recently, on the Matthew Filipowicz Show, I had the privilege of speaking to Professor Noam Chomsky at his MIT office.  We discussed many aspects of activism including how he felt activists and progressives should approach two party politics and specifically the 2012 election.

Chomsky stated “I think they should spend five or ten minutes on it. Seeing if there’s a point in taking part in the carefully orchestrated electoral extravaganza.  And my own judgment, for what it’s worth, is, yes, there’s a point to taking a part.”

Matthew Filipowicz is a comedian, cartoonist, satirist and the host of the Matthew Filipowicz Show.

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Related:

Series | 2014 Mid-term Election Guide, Part 3: Third Parties Are Not Spoilers, Ralph Nader, Wall Street Journal / Eurasia Review

  • Why is a third-party candidate called a "spoiler" when the nominees of the Republican and Democratic parties, that have given us a spoiled political system (corrupted by the highest bidder) are never referred to in such a pejorative way?
  • Lesser-Evil Math Doesn't Compute
  • The left has lost its nerve and its direction

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Previously in the 2014 Mid-term Election Guide:

 

Misinformed USA: Why average Americans vote for Republicans or Democrats

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  • Average Americans need to be more informed about what is going in the country, but also where to get their information. The argument isn't about holding a liberal or conservative ideology, it's about facts that are based on truth and not information based on twisted logic. Americans need to learn to dig a little deeper to find honest reporting, not just believe something that falls in their lap at the expense of a billionaire funded think tank or news organization.
  • Who Rules Public TV?

Robert Sobel, Orlando (FL) Liberal Examiner

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Evergreene Digest Editor's Note: The same argument made here about conservatives can be made about liberals. Just substitute NPR/PBS for Fox News and Democrat for GOP!

March 23, 2012 | One can only wonder why average working class Americans would vote for a party that is so obvious in their bias towards the wealthy. It would make sense that someone in the top 1 percent of the income bracket would vote for the Republican party since they have the wealthiest American's best interest at heart. You could even make the case that highly religious Christians would vote for Republicans even though, at times, they vote against their own best economic interests. So the question remains, while scratching your head, why do working class Americans vote for Republican candidates?

I once sat down and spoke with an acquaintance of mine, trying to get a grip on what people are thinking about the future of our country. He said he voted for Mitt Romney in 2012 because, "we need a business person to get our debt down." I asked where he got his news and information from, and after trying to deflect from the question, the answer finally came. "I don't pay attention too much, but when I do, I watch Fox." Fox News is the primary source for information for millions of Americans across the country and that's where the problem starts.

Robert Sobel is an avid political junkie and full time writer. 

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Related:

Who Rules Public TV? Aldo Guerrero, Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR)

  • Corporate sector overwhelmingly dominates public TV governing boards
  • Public TV: Where the One Percent Rule
  • PBS Censors  "Citizen Koch" documentary

 

 

 

 

Africa's Killers

The number of deaths in Africa from different causes since the Ebola outbreak began in March, 2014.

 

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Shepard Smith: 'Do Not Listen To The Hysterical Voices' In The Media About Ebola

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Smith stressed, "I report to you with certainty this afternoon that being afraid at all is the wrong thing to do." He called media-stoked Ebola panic "counterproductive", saying that it "lacks basis in fact or reason."

Shepard Smith Blasts Media's 'Irresponsible' Ebola Hysteria.

Adam Goldberg, Huffington Post

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Cam Cardow

10/15/2014 | Fox News' Shepard Smith railed against the media's Ebola hysteria on Wednesday.

"You should have no concerns about Ebola at all. None. I promise," stated Smith. He went on to tell viewers, "Do not listen to the hysterical voices on the radio and the television or read the fear-provoking words online. The people who say and write hysterical things are being very irresponsible."

Adam Goldberg: Huffington Post front page editor 

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