(AmericanPoliticalDaily.com)- American political philosopher Noam Chomsky is something of a hero to radical leftist activists. He’s written some of the most important books and reports for left-wing activists all over the country (and, the world) so it may come as a shock for many to learn that he is under attack by those same leftists. Chomsky’s crime? Supporting free speech.
The 91-year-old writer co-signed a letter published by Harper’s Magazine which criticized cancel culture. It came just days after President Donald Trump named “cancel culture” in a speech in front of Mount Rushmore, condemning radical left-wing extremists seeking to end the careers of everybody who disagrees with them.
Chomsky’s decision to co-sign the letter was slammed by a substantial number of blue checkmarks on Twitter, resulting in a huge dogpiling of the legendary philosopher by left-wing activists from just about every section of society.
The statement published in Harper’s was signed by some 150 notable people including Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood, and J.K. Rowling.
A statement signed by 150 people incl. Bill T. Jones, Wynton Marsalis, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Noam Chomsky, J.K. Rowling, Margaret Atwood, and Salman Rushdie expresses concern over the illiberal trend intensified by our national reckoning.https://t.co/4zPjuPNXBu
— Harper’s Magazine (@Harpers) July 7, 2020
If you use the Internet even a little then you will almost certainly have heard about the controversy surrounding Rowling, the author of the hugely popular Harry Potter series. Rowling has been accused of being transphobic after expressing her belief that homosexual men and women are being put through “conversion therapy” through the use of hormone drugs designed to make people transgender.
The backlash against Chomsky has been just as vile as the attacks directed towards Rowling. Take a look at some of the following Tweets from blue checkmarks.
Friendship ended with NOAM CHOMSKY, now NO GODS, NO MASTERS is my best friend.
— Carlos Maza (@gaywonk) July 7, 2020
Noam Chomsky helped my thinking develop a lot. I love his books. He’s also a big baby
— naomi (@lachancenaomi) July 7, 2020
Isn’t a bunch of thought celebrities signing onto a letter against thought-policing just a meta form of thought policing? I like to read Noam Chomsky, but he doesn’t get to tell me if he thinks my ass looks fat in these jeans.
— Michael Salamone (@MichaelSalamone) July 7, 2020
Prepare to be disappointed by Noam Chomsky (among others), PJ. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Look for the Harper’s letter hashtags.
— Julie Carpenter, Ph.D. (@jgcarpenter) July 7, 2020
It’s funny how some of them hate celebrities all of a sudden but love them when they’re parroting their far-left talking points and ideas on popular TV shows, isn’t it?