Chamblee54

Another Mistaken Meme

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on April 3, 2016

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“Israel uses sophisticated attack jets and naval vessels to bomb densely-crowded refugee camps, schools, apartment blocks, mosques, and slums to attack a population that has no air force, no air defense, no navy, no heavy weapons, no artillery units, no mechanized armor, no command in control, no army… and calls it a war. It is not a war, it is murder.”

PG had a tough time reading the meme. The letters were small and fuzzy. It had a picture of Noah Chomsky, and big red letters,”IT IS NOT WAR. IT IS MURDER.” Maybe Mr. Google can help.

A search for the red letter headline turned up Did he say it? Misquoting Noam Chomsky on Gaza. The text in the meme is not by Mr. Chomsky. This text is from an essay from Chris Hedges. A link to this essay is in the Ceasefire Magazine post.

Many say that it is not important if the credited celebrity really said those wonderful words. If what was said is true, what does it matter who said it? This does not sit well with PG, who feels that accuracy is important. The author, “Ceasefire Bites”, gives three reasons for accuracy.

“First, there is a worrying tendency in well-intentioned activism to forget about authenticity when you essentially agree with the sentiment expressed. But authenticity does matter, it always matters, and what might seem like a quibble over phrasing could have a major impact in the long run. … Misquotation and inaccuracy are weapons of the propagandist, not the peace activist.

Second, reams of historical apocrypha have been created by the passing on of quotations which seem accurate. Though this may sometimes be amusing – and create work for future historians – it also muddies the historical waters, causing confusion – especially when a statement is repeated so much it becomes impossible to tell whether the person really said it. (Recall, to take just one example Ahmedinejad’s quotation of Khomeini, which was – probably deliberately – mistranslated into a line about “wiping Israel off the map” and is now a staple of doctrine, despite being utterly inaccurate.)

Third, the mistake seems especially crude in this case because – of all people – the person misquoted is a) something of a stickler for accuracy in quotation, b) someone who has written extensively, diligently and at enormous length on this very topic for decades. How much effort does it take, with a back catalogue like Chomsky’s, to find something to quote accurately?”

The meme was liked by nine people, with two retweets. One name on the list is Betty Blaze XXX 18+NSFW worked with some great dick! #420 #PORN #MILF #SLUT #BDSM #DeepthroatDiva #Advocate To book me email bettyblazexxx@gmail.com @YouTube is Betty Blaze XXX Pictures today are from The Library of Congress. These men were soldiers in the War Between the States.

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