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Original OSNews Interviews Wil Wheaton is not like most of the rest of the actors. He admits that he is a true geek, running Linux, enjoying programming, playing lots of computer games. Many of you will remember Wil portraying "Wesley Crusher" in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" TV series some years ago. Wil will reprise his role as Wesley in the "Star Trek X: Nemesis" movie, the tenth installment of the Star Trek movies, which is set to be released two days after the second "Lord of the Rings" movie, at the end of this year. In the interview following, Wil talks about his favorite computer games, the computers used on TNG, the future of computing in AI, his favorite Linux distros, PHP and more.
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chomsky = neonazi? back that up, altaire.
by joshs on Thu 21st Mar 2002 22:55 UTC

Have you ever read anything the man has written? He isn't antisemitic, from what I have read. I admit, I've only read a "reader", a brief overview of his writings, but everything I read seemed to support the idea that his is not racist in the slightest.

As far as him being anti-american, he even says in the text that I read that he thinks america is a good country and is glad to have been born and still lives there. He criticizes what he feels is wrong with it, but isn't that what freedom of speech is all about? Being able to do that? In a communist state, you cannot criticize the government. Since Mr. Chomsky is a well-know proponent of free speech, it seems unlikely he would be a supporter of Communism (as it has been practiced, not some hippie ideal of Communism that doesn't exist).

And, yes, Chomsky has (I gleaned this from reading I did on that link you provided) made statements about how neo-nazis should have the right to say what they want. I agree, everyone should have the right to voice their opinion. Again, this is what free speech is about. I think it's good to let people like neonazis speak their minds in public. If you try to censor their speech, then people will start to wonder "maybe they are onto something... what is the government trying to hide?", where as if you let them talk, people will hear them and realize they are misguided and wrong.