Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Chomsky on Revolution:

No less insidious is the cry for 'revolution,' at a time when not
even the germs of new institutions exist, let alone the moral and
political consciousness that could lead to a basic modification of
social life. If there will be a 'revolution' in America today, it
will no doubt be a move towards some variety of fascism. We must
guard against the kind of revolutionary rhetoric that would have
had Karl Marx burn down the British Museum because it was merely part
of a repressive society. It would be criminal to overlook the serious
flaws and inadequacies in our institutions, or to fail to utilize
the substantial degree of freedom that most of us enjoy, within the
framework of these flawed institutions, to modify them or even
replace them by a better social order. One who pays some attention
to history will not be surprised if those who cry most loudly that
we must smash and destroy are later found among the administrators
of some new system of repression.

Source: Introduction to American Power and the New Mandarins(1969),
pp. 17-18.
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