h/t Grace Colucchi
Hofstra University, is holding a lecture by the far far far left Aviva Chomsky, daughter of Noam Chomsky. Ms. Chomsky is a history professor at Salem University.
Her lecture will focus on her new book, “America’s Border Crisis: How Immigration Became Illegal,” which expounds on the leftist premise that the idea of illegal aliens are false concepts created “to exclude and exploit”.
She believes people come here illegally because we won’t let them come legally and she falsely claims they can never become legal. People came here illegally before the Civil War, so why not now?, she postures. We’re all racists and nativists if we don’t agree.
She just doesn’t think we should have borders. The idea of national borders are arbitrary for Ms. Chomsky.
The Hofstra announcement follows:
America’s Border Crisis: How Immigration Became Illegal
The Hofstra University Center for Civic Engagement and International Scene Lectures present “America’s Border Crisis: How Immigration Became Illegal,” featuring Aviva Chomsky, Professor of History and Coordinator of Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies, Salem State University. Chomsky will present her new book, Undocumented. How Immigration became Illegal (Beacon Press, 2014). In this illuminating work, the author shows how “illegality” and “undocumentedness” are concepts that were created to exclude and exploit.
The lecture is the second in this semester’s International Scene series, “What Kind of America: Urgent Domestic and Foreign Policy Challenges.”
Date: Monday, March 2, 2015
Time: 2:55 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, South Campus
Co-sponsored by the Hofstra University Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program
She’s anti-capitalism, critical of the U.S. and sees us as a colonial power, demands social equality of the Marxist kind, police are militarized and bad, and so on.
She falsely believes Capitalism is based on the exploitation of the worker. It is the theme that runs through all her works.
According to her, capitalism “can’t handle economic, social, cultural problems of impoverishment, oppression, the marginalization of…developing societies.”
Socialist logic, she says, is based on human need, not profit but capitalism is responsible for famines in North Africa in the 19th century.
She has traveled to Cuba many times and of Cuba she says one can’t help but “admire the audacity of a government and a country, that has tried to invent a radically different path to economic development…and has openly challenged U.S. imperialism in the hemisphere.” She’s talking about an impoverished nation where the leaders brutalize the population and deprive them of basic freedoms but you’d never know that if you were a young impressionable student in one of her lectures.
The really alarming thing is that countless students are being exposed to this leftist revisionist history through lectures and readings masquerading as history and scholarly thought.