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You are all jingoistic fanatics being indoctrinated by power elites...

Discussion in 'football' started by phillm, May 2, 2017.

  1. phillm

    phillm Well-Known Member

    Well according to the saintly Noam Chomsky the well known football pundit...

    CHOMSKY: Well, let me give an example. When I'm driving, I sometimes turn on the radio and I find very often that what I'm listening to is a discussion of sports. These are telephone conversations. People call in and have long and intricate discussions, and it's plain that quite a high degree of thought and analysis is going into that. People know a tremendous amount. They know all sorts of complicated details and enter into far-reaching discussion about whether the coach made the right decision yesterday and so on. These are ordinary people, not professionals, who are applying their intelligence and analytic skills in these areas and accumulating quite a lot of knowledge and, for all I know, understanding. On the other hand, when I hear people talk about, say, international affairs or domestic problems, it's at a level of superficiality that's beyond belief.

     
  2. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    Back to back hat-tricks in the Champions League?

    Come on.
     
  3. phillm

    phillm Well-Known Member

    If you were stuck on a desert island with Noam - eventually I'm sure you would have to tell him to shut up and debate with yourself whether to share your coconuts with him. Failing that you could always challenge him to a game of footie on the beach. He would no doubt over analyse everything until the time you caught him behind a rock having a swift hand-shandy to the bounty bird on a washed up wrapper. Whereupon it would be necessary to leap out on him - and exclaim - explain that your dirty old fooka.

    After which I would apologise and call upon his hugely erudite logic to figure a way back home.
     

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