Noam Chomsky : Hegemony or Survival
by Chief Alchemist a.k.a Wiley Chin - March 22, 2005 Posted: 7:38:30 PM EDT

America's Quest For Global Dominance.

I remember quite clearly the months immediately after the 911 tragedy. Those were unforgettable times. More importantly, I  remember, while the whole of America seemed to have been caught in a frenzy of flag-waving patriotism and xenophobia, a clear distinct voice of intelligence and reason was heard above the outrage.

I was inspired by this voice that spoke a language of transparency and unclouded reasonings, with razor sharp analysis that cut through the prejudices, fabricated lies that had most of the world wrapped-up at that time.

Curiously, I must say, this voice had a name I once knew.

Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky. A professor of Linguistics at MIT.

Yes, Noam Chomsky. I've struggled through his linguistics textbook as an undergraduate. I am sure it was an inspiring piece of intellectual discourse (!) but I guess I had other more important things to do then :-)

Yeah, right...

But I think I have a short memory...

Chomsky : Hegemony or Survival : America

Last night, I went to MPH, Subang Parade and bought his book called:
Hegemony or Survival : America's Quest for Global Dominance, by Noam Chomsky

And then, when I should be sleeping early and wake up for a morning sales call, I stayed up late and read through the first 2 chapters till the early morning hours. 

I went to sleep with melancholic guitar strains stirring in my listless mind, echoing Mark Knofler's words, in his drawn narration, whispering;

...
Treachery and treason - there's always an excuse for it
And when I find the reasons, I still can't get used to it...

And what have you got at the end of the day?
What have you got to take away?
A bottle of whisky and a new set of lies
Blinds on the window and a pain behind the eyes

Scarred for life - no compensation
Private investigation

...

I will, hopefully blog and share about this later. Or write a book review on it.

Ah but I have tons of things to do and many many books to read.

Right.

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An alchemist of the Internet and marketing strategies, leading the charge to put our creative and software talents into serving companies who are out to slay the global giants. Also known as Chief of Caffeine Consumption and hallucinates between projects. Yes, that accounts for his “giant slaying” stuff.

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