Inquisitr - October 31, 2019
In an interview with The Intercept published on Thursday, Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned linguist, historian, and social critic, discussed the ongoing Democratic Party presidential primaries.
Chomsky noted that reports suggest members of the Democratic establishment — donors, centrist politicians, media figures — remain adamantly opposed to Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who is running for president on the Democratic ticket.
This, according to Chomsky, is the main reason Democratic establishment is more comfortable with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Although a progressive, Warren is not a movement politician, the historian explained, and she does not want to “institute radical institutional changes.”
What Sanders has done, according to Chomsky, irks the elite because his movement helped individuals such as New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez get into Congress.
“That’s scary. Nobody in the political mainstream wants that,” Chomsky said, noting that Warren has “perfectly reasonable” policy proposals.
Some have suggested that Sanders’ embrace of the label “socialist” — the senator is a self-described democratic socialist — could spook voters, which suggests that Warren is a more “electable” candidate in the general election.