Noam Chomsky full length interview: Who rules the world now?


Mr Chomsky that impotence of voters, that
angry impotence as you talk about, presumably you’d say that is what is responsible for
the rise of Donald Trump, is it? It’s pretty clear what is responsible for
the rise of the support for Trump and there’s general agreement about it. If you take a
simple look at economic statistics, the primary support for Trump is coming from mostly white
working class poor people who’ve been cast by the wayside during the neo-liberal period.
They’ve lived through a generation of stagnation or decline. Real male wages are about what
they were in the 1960s. There has also been a decline in functioning democracy, the overwhelming
evidence reveals that even their own elected representatives barely reflect their interest
and concerns. A contempt for institutions, especially congress has just increased, skyrocketed
it’s down single digits often. These are people who, meanwhile there has of course
been wealth created, it’s gone into very few hands, mostly into a fraction of the top
1%. So there’s enormous opulence. Yes indeed and how dangerous do you think
this all is in terms of Donald Trump for example. I mean he has been toning down some of his
most extreme pronouncements recently. He may, if he ever got anywhere near power, he could
be held in check by congressman. How dangerous do you think he is to America?
Well the greatest danger that he and indeed every republican candidate poses is barely
mentioned. It’s kind of reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes’ dog that did not bark. The greatest
danger is – there are two huge dangers that the human species faces. We’re now in a
situation where we have to decide whether the species survives in any decent form. One
is the rising danger of nuclear war, which is quite serious. The other is environmental
catastrophe. Now on these issues Donald Trump and the other republican candidates are basically
uniform. On the threat of nuclear war. And do you believe that Hilary Clinton, the
democratic frontrunner, would champion those issues in a way that would satisfy you?
Not in any way that would satisfy me, but at least she recognises that climate change
is going on and that we have to do something about. Every single republican candidate denies
that it’s happening, with the soul exception of Kasich who says sure it’s happening but
we shouldn’t do anything about it and that’s having an impact. The Paris negotiations last
December were aiming at a treaty, they couldn’t reach it for a simple reason; the republican
congress would not accept it. So it’s a voluntary agreement which means even the weak
standards that we’re proposed will be barely, maybe it undermines the likelihood that even
they will be met. Every Republican candidate, including Trump wants to eliminate the environmental
protection agency, Richard Nixon’s legacy, to cut back regulation to restart the press
of business quickly as possible. On militarism, every one of them wants to raise the huge
military budget, already over half of discretionary spending leading right now. It’s one factor
leading to confrontations which could be extremely hazardous and this again is not being discussed.
And briefly, I’d suggest one thing that you might agree with Donald Trump on would
be about the EU. He talks about the UK may leave the EU, you’ve railed against European
Union bureaucracy. Could you agree with him on that?
No I don’t. In fact I actually have no real strong opinion on Brexit but my concern about
it would be that it would weaken the European Union but it would also probably leave Britain
even more, don’t want to use too strong a word, subordinate to US power than it is
today. Which I don’t think would be a good thing for the world or Britain.
What in a nutshell is the answer to “Who rules the world now?”
As I try to discuss in the book, there is no simple answer. We usually think of states
when that question is raised and with regard to states there’s no doubt that the United
States, despite its decline for many many years, is still overwhelmingly more powerful
than any state or group of states. But that’s only one factor. States have internal structures.
An internal distribution of power. In the United States power is overwhelmingly and
increasingly, in recent years, in the hands of a very narrow sector of corporate wealth,
private wealth and power. And they have counterparts elsewhere who agree with them, who interact
with them largely and that’s another dimension in who rules the world. And there’s also
the public. The public can have, sometimes does have, enormous power. We can go back
to David Hume, first major modern work on political philosophy. Foundations on the theory
of government pointed out that force is on the side of the governed, those who are governed
have the force if they are willing to and eager to and recognise the possibility to
exercise it. Sometimes they do. That’s a major force in who rules the world.
But when it comes to state power, you don’t buy the idea of China as the next superpower,
the imminent superpower? China? I mean China plays a very important
role in the world undoubtedly. If you take a look at say per capita income, it’s far
behind the United States and other developed states. It has enormous internal problems,
demographic, ecological, resources and so on. It’s undoubtedly going to play an important,
in military terms it’s not even a fraction of the United States and Western powers. So
yes, economically it’s significant but bear in mind that a good deal of Chinese production
is actually far unknown. Apple, world’s major corporation happens to produce in China,
largely, but that’s US production which happens to use Chinese facilities, labour
and other facilities. So China is a growing, developing power, in some domains in fact
it’s gone quite far even in the high technology industry. So for example in production of
solar panels, China’s in the lead, not just in mass production but also in innovation
and high tech development. All of this is significant but it is by no means of power
on the scale of the United States. In fact take a look at the confrontations between
China and the United States now. There are serious confrontations. Are they in the Caribbean?
Are they off the coast if California? No, they’re in waters around China where China
and others have territorial claims. That’s symbolic reflection of the nature of state
power. Well you describe, scathing about the United
States, no one will be surprised to hear that. You described it as a leading terrorist state.
I’m just interested how you’d describe Russia.
How I describe Russia? Authoritarian, brutal, harsh. Carrying out ugly actions in its own
region. The United States on the other hand carries out such actions all over the world.
In fact again, look at the – there are serious confrontations between Russia and the United
States and once again are they on the Mexican border? The Canadian border? No, they’re
on the Russian border. In fact right at the point of the traditional invasion route through
which Russia has been virtually destroyed several times in the past century, also earlier
history. Again, that’s no apologetics for what Putin may be doing but it should lead
us to understand, have a rational perspective on the relationship between these forces in
the world. As for the U.S. being the leading terrorist state I should say that’s hardly
just my opinion. So for example I noted when I was introduced, the person who introduced
me said that I regard the United States as the gravest threat to world peace. That’s
not exactly, it a little misrepresents the situation. There are international polls run
by the leading U.S. polling agency, Gallop, its international affiliates Gallop/WIN and
one of the questions they ask is “which country is the greatest threat to world peace?”
and the United States is first by a huge margin. Far behind in second place is Pakistan, that’s
undoubtedly inflated by the Indian vote and others have slight mention, so that’s global
opinion. And I should mention that this was not even reported in the United States, happen
to be reported by the BBC but wasn’t reported in the United States. As for being a terrorist
state, President Obama’s global assassination campaign, draw an assassination campaign,
is extreme terrorist war. I mean if Iran, let’s say was carrying out a campaign to
assassinate people around the world who would thought might be planning to harm Iran, we
would regard it as terrorism. For example, if they were bombing the editorial offices
of the New York Times and The Washington Post which publish [ ] by prominent figures saying
that we should bomb Iran right now, not wait. So obviously they want to harm Iran. Suppose
Iran was assassinating them and anybody who happened to be standing around, all over would
we regard that as terrorism? I think we would. Let me put a few questions to you from people
online. People are sending in questions off our Facebook. First Gary says what are the
dangers of T Tip? Putin? The dangers are-
No, Sorry. What are the dangers or T TIP? The Transatlantic Trade Partnership? TTIP?
Oh, TTIP? They’re pretty extreme. In fact Greenpeace, a couple of days ago, released
280 pages of internal documents on this so-called trade agreement and they spell out details
of what all of us should know. The so-called free trade agreements are not free trade agreements.
In fact to a large extent they’re not even trade agreements. These are investor right
agreements. There’s a reason why they’re kept secret from the public and as soon as
you look them you see why. Notice I say secret from the public, not secret. They’re not
kept secret, they’re not secret to the corporate lawyers and lobbyists who are writing the
detailed regulations. Of course in the interests of their constituents, doesn’t happen to
be the public of the world or their own countries. So these are highly protectionist for the
benefit of private power, so-called intellectual property rights, effectively raise tariffs.
They’re called patents but which have an enormous impact on economies. Great, wonderful
for pharmaceutical and media court conglomerates and others. Investors, corporations are given
the right to sue governments, something you and I can’t do but a corporation can, to
sue governments for harming their future, potentially future profits. You can figure
out what that means and such cases already in the courts – they’re not in the courts
they go to private trade adjudication groups made up largely of corporate representatives.
They’re already going on with NAFTA and we can expect more of them. There are provisions
that undermine efforts at regulation including incidentally, regulation of environmental
dangers and rather strikingly the phrase “Climate Change” does not appear in these 280 pages,
which are illustrative of the whole structure. So they have almost no, I should say that
these agreements, so-called Pacific and Atlantic have virtually no effect on tariffs. Tariffs
are already quite low among the major trading partners. When you read the propaganda about
it, it says “oh yeah sure, Vietnam is going to have to lower its tariffs.” Yeah, almost
no effect on trade. The major trading partners already have agreements that have reduced
the terrorists very substantially. There are few exceptions, not many. So these are basically
– we should disabuse our self of the illusion that these are free trade agreements, anything
but. And to a large extent not even trade agreements. We have the experience of others
like NAFTA, many years of experience. So take say NAFTA, it has all of the aspects that
I just described but even more. Consider even what is called trade. Interactions across
the US-Mexico border, they’ve increased substantially since NAFTA. So economists will
tell you trade is greatly increased but have a look at them. So for example, suppose that
General Motors produces parts in Indiana, sends them to Mexico for assembly and sells
the car in Los Angeles. That’s call trade in both directions, but it’s not. Its interactions
internal to a command economy. It’s as if during the days of the Soviet Union, parts
were made, say in Leningrad, sent to Warsaw for assembly and sold in Moscow. We wouldn’t
call that trade. That’s interactions internal to a command economy.
Well Noam Chomsky, Thank you very much for being so generous with your time and for staying
on to have that live online discussion. Thank you.

100 thoughts on “Noam Chomsky full length interview: Who rules the world now?”

  1. There are two great entities vying for new world government: God and Lucifer. The book "Conversations with God" by Neale Donald Walsch clearly differentiates the two.

  2. I think Cathy Newman went to the Sean Hannity school of interviewing….she doesn't let her guest finish a question.

  3. Climate Change is Man Made and You know that! DNA Change is an ultimate goal, is it not? Non Binary?

  4. this woman is incredibly rude and unprofessional; she needs to return to interviewer school. Just the worst. She treated this genius as if he were a child, constantly interrupting him.

  5. Who rules the world now? The UN and the Multinational Corporations. Be aware of Agenda 21…oh now is Agenda 31.

  6. Jesus christ, Kathy Newman is a hysterical disaster, runs her mouth uncontrollably…..Chompsky is a joke

  7. Can satan interview himself? Why not allow this post? It'd have a thousand thumbs up by now… I think you're affiliated with this vote him out asshole making manic posts on your channel. Why would you allow that fucktard but not real people to make posts here? You're a punk too, that's why. Maybe even the same person. Junky stuff.

  8. Who rules the world now?

    The same ROTHSCHILDS that have been ruling it for the past near 400 years!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkEcKDYhYE0

  9. Anthropogenic climate change is a LIE!!! Climate is controlled by the Sun and meteor/asteroid impacts. Put your thinking cap on. Research the global climate over the last 200 years, then research the global climate over the last 20,000 years. Research human history over the last 20,000 years. Geology and ice cores don't lie but politicians and the "scientist" they fund do lie. CO2 is plant food not a pollutant. Look into Randall Carlson, you will find logical answers.

  10. MR. CHOMSKY'S PEOPLE ARE THE EXACT RISE FOR ALL OF THE PROBLEMS IN THE WORLD, ESPECIALLY HIS KIN THE 1%ER'S.

  11. To Victoria Victorious, wherever you are:
    Do you actually think your comment communicated anything useful to the topic at hand?
    No, just do what a Leftist always does – – change the topic, never discuss it, and call your opponents names like a 1st grader.

  12. Great now Noam thinks he is a environmental expert. How about getting sources other than France who doesn't produce oil and per their treaty would commit the US to buy $3 billion of EU technologies while China would get to increase their emissions over the next 10 years without penalty. Or actual scientist that are not funded by grants to produce results. Europe's own 500 page study concluded that cows were the #1 danger to the environment. Question; a million years ago when the ice started to melt during the last ice age was it because of global warming?

  13. You had it worse than me because back then you said, didn't had any financial aid." In my situation I am doing the same thing that you did, twelve credits per year, but with help of the Pell Grant and the rest is my work monies.
    However, you have to be proud of your accomplishments because having an independent mind that can figure out things from different perspectives is an advantage.
    Nonetheless, sometimes I wish to be naive like in the past in order to avoid being analytic of many things.
    Moreover, after coming out of the cave, like Plato's allegory there no going back.
    Indeed, this state of being or mind is a blessing and a curse at the same time, because we wish that we could fix everything from social issues, political, and socioeconomics.
    Therefore, after learning liberal arts we as (philosophers) in the love of knowledge sense of the word, must acknowledge our limitations otherwise we will loose our minds.

  14. It does not matter to the corporate rich who wins the presidential election. It does not matter who is elected to Congress. The rich have the power. They throw money at their favorites the way a gambler puts cash on his favorite horse. Money has replaced the vote. The wealthy can crush anyone who does not play by their rules. And the political elites—slobbering over the spoils provided by their corporate masters for selling us out—understand the game. Barack and Michelle Obama, as did the Clintons, will acquire many millions of dollars once they leave the White House. And your elected representative in the House or Senate, if not a multimillionaire already, will be one as soon as he or she retires from government and is handed seats on corporate boards or positions in lobbying firms. We do not live in a democracy. We live in a political system that has legalized bribery, exclusively serves corporate power and is awash in propaganda and lies. It's time to dump congress, boycott their firms and jail these crooked bankers.

  15. I have only seen this and her interview with Jordan Peterson and am shocked she is allowed to be so intrusive and pointed in her interviewing. It's very disappointing they would waste Mr. Chomsky's time with her "journalistic" ineptitude. She panders to drama and the cult of the absurd. Looks like she didn't even do her research and read his work.

  16. I get so sick about climate change hearing about that stupid bullshit, climate change is manufactured by HAARP, Or whatever new device they are using now, it’s man-made it’s bullshit

  17. Even if it is natural and not man-made, man’s kick God out of this country. We’ve kicked him out of our lives, and he created us to love us into us to love him back so if there is any climate change global warming or whatever they wanna call it it’s because God maybe start in judgment and there’s nothing we can do about it except turn to him

  18. The reason so many want to do away with some of these 'abc' agencies is clear, they are 'corrupt' to the core. Most of their policies and regulations have backdoor legislation built in that creates a ton of loop holes for 'big money' to slide through, while at the same time, mr. 'small business' starter gets excluded because of the financial requirements that are needed to start the business, it's simply a big money scheme to 'limit competition', and we can see that it 'allowed' big business to take their money and run overseas 'and' keep in place policies that kept 'replacement' companies from forming. The 'government' rarely 'if ever' does anything good for the people, it's almost always done to make their big money powerful friends happy…

  19. Bla bla bla. Just more opinion. This man just throws for the most part opinion out there with no evidence to substantiate that opinion. Just another voice in the vast socialist echo chamber.

  20. I used to believe in this guy (for years) then I started to question — biggest problem with Chomsky is that he does not attack Central Banks and call for the elimination of them.

  21. This woman is a dumb fool and doesn’t listen to responses. Give a man 10 times more intelligent than you were a chance to talk. You are a moron.

  22. Chomsky greatest danger for regurgitating bullshit lies. Climate change socialist creation. Obama depleted are armed forces.

  23. Stupid woman. Her liberal agenda so obvious trying to put words in the mouth of a man her intellectual superior by light-years

  24. First part of it extranely fake most support comes from republican conservative and then christians that is still the mayority on this country

  25. Who rules the world well the deep state which they want to create their new world goverment in order to acomplish that they need to destroy this country by eliminating our constitucion thats the agenda

  26. Congress has let the people down for the last 50 years. Real health is hidden, how to make $ isn't taught, and education is stifled. What did they think.

  27. Trump. Was panicked in 1800 and the book was written in 1800 and the book was written in and the bible says he was a trumpet and the. Last tumpet thin Michael strands up to sined the drangion in the piet of he'll and lock up the dranven and,the missions have liked so miney people and the slaves in North Korean and elasoveder and Congo vinacleaoa this did not have to harping but I saw the snomey come over the japibes after North Korean fried the MISAELS and,then he,ht a gaiety LINE and made the telephon and,the,booming in RUCHSA shout ing th as mussel HET some thing to cause the snomey and you at curb did they to kill. Me in the,big bang theory that did not work for you know that you cooled have or Amway with this but the big bang theory did not work and you found out that I was some thing you now not it IS so you got live with tbis or THE bigger power of the highest order is going to judge you all for I vin to payback and witch the end of this he'll on this EARTH QUACK AND and nather stick BACK on you ALI REPTIONS and cababeles

  28. The evil lying murdering descendants of Cain (whose father was the lead fallen angel Satan) have been running the world. Scripture explains very well exactly who has been ruling this corrupted world system.

  29. This woman obviously works for the globalist that will eventually try to exterminate our way of life.. Presstitute

  30. A great mind interviewed by a neanderthal .I hear she's still looking for a way out of the studio …😆👈

  31. comedian George Carlin said' America is one big lie and you are a fool for believing in it.
    when America calls Iran terrorist is like Devil telling Dracula you are so bad
    400 year America doing crime to humanity and done more than 280 military act around the world and killed hundreds of Million of people,( beside the 100 million blacks and Indians) sucking their blood or forcing them to buy military arms and products
    today The Saudi Arabia buying $350 billion in military arms from the U.S but millions of people are dieing of hunger, and U.S and Israel they are making and supporting terrorist

    this a masage is from one of the real (human) royal family of Iran(Persia)
    My Royal family is hero in Iran , I speak against evil England,USA and Israel and Jewish lobbyists and two puppet king and because of their crim that brought our new governmet
    President D Eisenhower and JFK warn about military industrial complex take over America
    These are the many countries America attacked ,killed or overthrow their government or put puppets to steal their resources since WW II
    surprisely President Traup said ; we spent 7 Trillion dollar in 17 year in wars ,and we have nothing except death and destruction it is time to come back home, and in interview with Fox TV said military industrial complex would like to continue wars,but by his actions Iranian people are sufering by losing their incom and raise of prices,from 12 damend only want two no nucluar bumb and no long rang missile( to reach Israel ) he cut demand of human rights

    President Obama said, Iranian are,extraordinary people with extraordinary history
    Bush said, Iranians are great people with fantastic history
    Trump said, Iranian are great people smart and high quality people
    all the tourist been in Iran say, People in Iran is the most hospitable people they ever seen
    Iranians should get A FEW TRILLION dollar damage for 100 year of suffering from England USA, Israel ,Soudi Arabia and Others also from their own last two government
    Iran( Persia) is one of the many countries that American done crime to them
    Iran (Persia) for afew thousand year brought knowledge and humanity to the world from knowledge to religion and European learned from Iran but they dont teach this in schools
    in US you hear million time about Jewish Holocaust but nothing about Iranian Holocaust
    100 year ago England killed 30% of Iranian population by hunger, England stoled or buy all the food for themself and for two year brought famine in country then brought their puppet King and that puppet king killed and jailed my Royal Family and many other heroes and destroyed the constitution of Iran, later the puppet King he side with Hitler and they kicked him out but brought his son to power so they can continue steal oil
    later people kicked the son(shah) out but in 1953 U.S overthrow Iran government ,then in 1979 people kicked out the son again and we have today religion government, then in 1981 USA pushed and helped Sadam Hosein to make 8 year war , USA toke the Sadam Hosuin side and also give information to both side so the war can continue for 8 year so they can continue sell arms to both side, (US government admitted to these acts)
    One Million Iranians died or injured and One Trillion dollar damage, but USA and Israel and some of European arm dealers made trillion dollar in today value , this was a evil act
    almost all Our Media is controlled by Jews and corporation and others are under pressure to be quite to war monger Israeli and arm dealers lobby, they want Our Government to attack Iran and others for benefit of Israel not for Iranian people or for USA interest

  32. Checking in 2019. Trump just did more for climate change than anyone else has by putting tariffs on the planet’s biggest polluter.

  33. Im a right wing conservative and i like this guy but i cant believe he feels we can stop climate change even if we went completely carbon free

  34. So if we live in a Republic form of government then what’s the purpose of a Democratic Party? To my understanding a Republic is all about individual choice as long as it doesn’t injure another human and Democracy is about voting on what people can and cannot do.

  35. Whoever faulted the interviewer for interrupting Chomsky or failing in her interviewing skills didnt watch the interview. I observed not a single inappropriate moment which suggests those critics of this piece are clueless and simply parroting what they read from a single post.

  36. Trump a danger? Yes !! To the globalist satanist crooks!! Pure lies and socialist propaganda!!! Climate change is a hoax..

  37. Who got the US into WW1?
    https://youtu.be/HhFRGDyX48c
    WHO IS ARE WAS… NOHM CHOMSKY? WIKIPEDIA says he's decended from Ashkenazi jews. Some of these people has had a change of heart like the one in the video I pasted. These people are still lobbying our government…getting us to spend billions each year in defending them! Video I pasted has heaps of information about how they manipulated Churchill, others and the US to get the US in that war. It took another WW2….but they finally got what they wanted…a land that most if them had never set foot in! Palestine!

  38. Yes the US is the greatest threat to world peace, as we should be. The rest of the world should fear us. Global warming is not scientific nor is it real. And yes we elected Trump because we are tired of the status quo. Noam Chomsky? A nobody that has no idea what an average American wants

  39. Nobody disagrees with climate change just on the reason the climate always goes through cycles taxing people isnt going to do a thingnature will take its course i remember the claim in the 70s were going into a ice age they will claim anything for money,

  40. Dr Noam Chomsky, is without a doubt is the most intellectual of the world. his mannerism is so easy to follow…Great man..

  41. What an ugly approach to interviewing someone. To continually attempt to put words in someone's mouth in a feverish attempt to create a sensational soundbyte. Ugh. Chomsky's class and intellect exposes her sleaze without breaking a sweat

  42. Climate change – you lost me 2 minutes in. Noam the moan! Absolutely just discredited himself😂😂😂😂😂👍🏽

  43. It's so easy for people who aren't even American to identify the American government as "us" and countries like China and Russia as "them". It's also bullshit.

  44. If you need further convincing: the USA (the muscle for the European Banking Cartel) by direct and by proxy intervention kill 10,000 foreign civilians, in their homelands, a month!!!

  45. I defer to your intellect Professor but who else would you prefer rule the world???
    You speak of multiple issues conspiracy of the wealthy , geopolitical military theory etc.
    What are the ways out,how does an above average wealthy American effect change or are you saying we are doomed as a species?

  46. Read or listen to Dr. E Michael Jones. “The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit.” Book or interview about it on YouTube.

  47. You wouldn't get the truth out of these Europeans/Wight people if their life depended on. The world needs to wake up because their time is nigh. “Then let them which are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.”
    ‭‭Luke‬ ‭21:21-24‬ ‭KJVA‬‬

  48. The interviewer should be ASHAMED of herself. She continually interrupted this great man and, NO doubt, she ALREADY had her own opinions (given to her by her bosses BEFORE this interview ) REGARDLESS of what Mr Chomsky had to say !

  49. There is only one way to fix the problem Created by this Monetary system… The Venus Project or Resource Based Economy, Money is no needed in an intelligent society lets go to www.resourcebasedeconomy.com or TVP www.thevenusproject.com With Love for Life on Earth, please pass the message

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