MIT professor and noted political analyst Noam Chomsky has weighed in on the election’s results and has one message for those who refused to vote for Hillary Clinton in order to stop Donald Trump from becoming president: You blew it. Don’t get him wrong, Chomsky criticized Clinton earlier this year (along with the Republican party, which the noted intellectual called a “serious danger to decent human survival.")
“I didn’t like Clinton at all, but her positions are much better than Trump’s on every issue I can think of,” Chomsky told Al Jazeera’s Mehdi Hasan. Breaking down how Never Hillary voters, as well as people who voted for Trump, made a “bad mistake,” Chomsky said: “There are two issues. One is a kind of moral issue. Do you vote against the greater evil even if you don’t happen to like the other candidate? The answer to that is ‘yes.’ If you have any moral understanding, you want to keep the greater evil out. Second is a factual question: How do Trump and Clinton compare? And I think they’re very different.” That’s when Chomsky said Clinton’s positions on issues were more “progressive” than Trump’s. He added that if Clinton had won, “The left could have been organized to keeping her feet to the fire, and pushing them through.”
As The Huffington Post noted back in January, "Chomsky has been a vocal Clinton critic, saying her presidency would resemble that of President Barack Obama, who Chomsky has condemned for using drone strikes to kill individuals the president deems worthy of execution." At the time, Chomsky suggested voters vote for Clinton if they lived in swing states. The MIT professor supported former presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, but said he didn’t think Sanders stood a chance.
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