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Chomsky: With U.S. History of Overthrowing Govts, Outrage over Russian Hacking Claims is Laughable

[excerpt] . . . JUAN GONZÁLEZ: Noam Chomsky, I’d like to ask you about something that’s been in the news a lot lately. Obviously, all the cable channels, that’s all they talk about these days, is the whole situation of Russia’s supposed intervention in American elections. For a country that’s intervened in so many governments and so many elections around the world, that’s kind of a strange topic. But I know you’ve referred to this as a joke. Could you give us your view on what’s happening and why there’s so much emphasis on this particular issue?

NOAM CHOMSKY: It’s a pretty remarkable fact that—first of all, it is a joke. Half the world is cracking up in laughter. The United States doesn’t just interfere in elections. It overthrows governments it doesn’t like, institutes military dictatorships. Simply in the case of Russia alone—it’s the least of it—the U.S. government, under Clinton, intervened quite blatantly and openly, then tried to conceal it, to get their man Yeltsin in, in all sorts of ways. So, this, as I say, it’s considered—it’s turning the United States, again, into a laughingstock in the world....

William Shatner Under Fire for Spreading Autism Awareness

EXCERPT: [...] autism organizations around the world celebrated the 10th annual World Autism Awareness Day. Actor William Shatner, best known for his role in Star Trek, changed his profile icon and tweeted his support into the related hashtag to draw awareness to the disability. Today, he was inundated with outrage from social justice warriors likened his support for autism awareness to hate speech. [...]

Autism is formally classified as a disability that happens during pregnancy. Despite that, many people with autism live great lives. Yet it would be a stretch to call it a gift. As with many challenges people face, it's usually something to overcome. Autism Speaks is one of several global organizations that supports finding solutions across the spectrum and catering to the needs of individuals who suffer from it and their families. Critics refer to the search for a cure as a form of eugenics.

Shatner fielded a host of complaints from critics who demanded he preach "autism acceptance" rather than awareness, some of whom made it a crusade to dedicate themselves against Autism Speaks. He was linked to an article on Forbes decrying awareness for the disability. [...]

Having read the article, Shatner rejected the arguments and addressed his critics [...] "Instead of being the social warrior fighting against a charity; find an organization you do align with and become their advocate," he tweeted. "I supported an awareness day hashtag that appears to be scorned by a group that doesn't want awareness."

His critics demanded an apology from him for supporting the hashtag and started one of their own called #notmycaptain to condemn him for his supposed ignorance. "They apparently don't want awareness so they attack (under the guise of educating) those that supported the awareness day," wrote Shatner.

When one critic told him that the reason Autism Speaks is bad because it isn't run by autistic individuals, Shatner responded: "I run a charity focused mainly on raising money for equine assisted therapy for disabled children. I'm not a child and I'm not disabled...."

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