Skip to main content

View Diary: Noam Chomsky Breaks Down the Zombie Apocalypse (184 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  I pretty much agree, but Chomsky also has a point (0+ / 0-)

    I suspect the zombie question was just a useful vehicle to express some of the problems he sees with our culture. Remember, these were just some off-the-cuff responses to students, not well-thought out analysis intended to stand up to academic review.

    I think your summation best sums up the main attractions for zombie movies (and I'm not much of a fan of them, although I did like Shaun of the Dead), but I also think Chomsky's (or, Franklin's) view touches on a part of the truth, as well.

    Some people get down on Chomsky for having a kind of tunnel vision, singling out the U.S., but I see it as needed criticism. I can see where the motivation comes from, which is not to concern ourselves so much with others while we still have plenty of our own faults to work on. And as the world's superpower, it is in everyone's interest to first get our own house in order. We need more like Chomsky, who are not blinded by the prevalent hubris plaguing our society.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site