changing paradigms

Arundhati Roy: Conspiracy Theorist

Arundhati Roy is arguably an even bigger darling of the left than Noam Chomsky, and with good reason. Her exquisite book “The God of Small Things” was awarded the 1997 Booker Prize for fiction; she has spoken out tirelessly against the corporate takeover of India and the increasing impoverishment (and suicide) of poor farmers; she has taken on Monsanto and frankenfoods, imperialism and the war on terror; she’s a leading figure of the anti-globalization movement.

She was also listed amongst Tarpley’s “left gatekeepers” during a presentation he gave in New York.

Truth be known, I admire the work of both Arundhati Roy and Noam Chomsky, despite their cowardice on 911. I have lost a great deal of respect for many figures on the left, but I dislike “black and white” thinking and hold out hope that some of them will eventually do the right thing. I don’t really think it has much to do with “right” or “left” so much as ego and perceived stature. 911 is apparently viewed as a career-killer. The libertarian figures on have been similarly negligent, but I still enjoy the articles of Justin Raimondo.