Bella Caledonia: Self determination and Noam Chomsky’s “intuition”

WRITTEN WITH absolutely no apology in mind, this piece is dedicated to the pretentious culture luvvies, parochial chip on shooder Alan Bissett apologists, and amnesiac butchers apron burners  of AhDinnaeKen’s second favourite indy website, Bella Caledonia. They’re currently ‘all of a lather’ that ‘anarcho-syndicalist (aka pinko-commie) Professor Noam Chomsky has appeared to favour Scottish self-determination. AhDinnaeKen procrastinates:

Picture of Chomsky in a Glasgow pub ordering a pint. "When gods descend from Mount OIympus."

Picture of Chomsky in a Glasgow pub ordering a pint. “When gods descend from Mount OIympus ‘n’ at.” – 1990,  DilettanteYaBass Publications

By Scunner Thow

NOAM CHOMSKY, ‘yer actual Chomsky’ has come out of the closet for Yes. So the line ‘Neurolinguistic Philosophical Genocide Deniers for Yes’ may not trip off the tongue nicely, but at least it’s an eye opener to virtually no one.

Chomsky is allegedly the most cited living political philosopher in the history of the world. He’s rapidly catching up on Cicero – who’s deid, incidentally.

So it’s quite a coup for the Yessers for Chomsky to have said, “My intuition favours independence”.

It’s the sort of thing to induce hypothetical sub-cranial ‘imagineering’ hematomas in the “transformational and regenerative power of independence…..deep structure politics.” as one Bella commenter didnae quite put it.

But is it a game changer in the proto-philosophical unity of political consciousness?

Naw! It isnae. No really.

As Francis Wheen, ‘deputy editor’ of Private Eye, pointed out in his seminal book, ‘How Mumbo Jumbo Conquered the World: A Short History of Modern Delusions’, Chomsky is basically a bandwagonner.

If it’s likely to compromise or embarrass U.S. foreign policy makers, then Chomsky is more than likely to support that bandwagon. The dilemma faced by the potential embarrassment of US allies, the UK, on where to place Trident post-independence is likely to have loomed large in Chomsky’s failure of reason.

And thus we have his “intuition” favouring independence.

Given that Chomsky has made his living, and fortune, from empirical reasoning on topics as diverse as ‘Logical structures of linguistic theory’ to ‘transformational grammar’, his reliance on intuition seems like a bit of atavistic bawbaggage from the National Collective wish tree.

Here’s Mr Wheen’s take on Professor Chomsky’s outlook on Pol Pot:

It's been around for ten years now, but Francis Wheen's book is still worth a read. Funy, thought provoking, iconoclastic and hunners o' ither dilettante phrases could not do it justice.

It’s been around for ten years now, but Francis Wheen’s book is still worth a read. Funy, thought provoking, iconoclastic and hunners o’ ither dilettante phrases, could not do the book justice.

Given that Chomsky has only uttered the one sentence on independence and that the structure and meaning of that sentence is so open to interpretation – there are plenty of get out caveats – it can only be concluded that Mr Chomsky is indulging in an intellectual, neuro-linguistic programming joke beyond the understanding of mere mortals.

Still, no matter the result post Sep 18, Mr Chomsky will be able to say, ‘I told you so, ya dobbers’.

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One response to “Bella Caledonia: Self determination and Noam Chomsky’s “intuition”

  1. Alec

    Chomsky is not a political philosopher. He’s a dabbler.

    Also, his interview originally was hosted on Ria Novosti, arm of the Russian Government and headed by Dmitry Kiselev, Jew-Finder General and heart burning gay hunter.

    ~alec

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