It is also interesting to see how the mainstream media seems to come out with similar material which seems to cover up the story yet in other ways.
I recall the movie Conspiracy Theory starring Mel Gibson which came out at pretty much the same time as Chomsky work in 1988. It portrayed the main person as someone out of touch with reality, something which the main stream media would have us think of Chomsky. This also extends to music in which it seems to be to much of a coincidence that much sleasy material in the forms of music and movie seem to come out before campaigns in which the incumbent is Democratic, implying that the country has slipped up morally while under them.
In the case of Nelson Mandela he had to stay in prison for 25 years and it was only in his last years that he was able to bring about meaningful change, much of which is being undermined by the current leadership. One wonder whether the public’s belated discovery of Chomsky’s ideas will continue have much influence after his passing. To overcome what happened in the case of Mandela how can Chomsky’s baton be passed onto future generations without it being extinguished.