Noam Chomp-Chomp Chomsky met with Jeffrey Epstein; I fully support Noam
Because Noam is an old man (94) and we should leave old men alone and let them live in peace and quiet during their sunset years at the rest home
Insider.com (April 30, 2023):
The Wall Street Journal, in an exclusive published Sunday, said it had obtained Epstein's private calendar, which outlined numerous meetings with high-profile people, including Chomsky, the famed academic and political activist. When the Journal reached out to Chomsky for comment, the linguist had some choice words.
“First response is that it is none of your business. Or anyone’s. Second is that I knew him and we met occasionally,” Chomsky, 94, told the Journal in an email.
None of your business. Perhaps that was an ill-advised remark. Delivered in haste. Because the Great Man of Linguistics’ contemplations and ruminations on the origin of language in babies had been interrupted on the back porch of the rest home by the sudden intrusive inquiry from the Wall Street Journal.
Epstein’s meetings with Chomsky appear to have taken place in 2015 and 2016, according to the Journal. Epstein was first charged with procuring minors for prostitution and registered as a sex offender in 2008.
In March 2015, Epstein scheduled meetings with Chomsky and a Harvard University professor, the Journal reported. Chomsky confirmed for the paper that there were several meetings where they discussed various topics.
Discussed various topics. With the convicted and registered sex offender. Which topics? How various? Narrowly various? Widely various? Just asking.
The Journal reported that months later, according to the calendar, Epstein scheduled a flight with Chomsky and his wife for a planned dinner with movie director Woody Allen and his wife, Soon-Yi Previn, who is also the adopted daughter of his ex-partner, Mia Farrow.
“If there was a flight, which I doubt, it would have been from Boston to New York, 30 minutes,” Chomsky told the Journal. “I’m unaware of the principle that requires that I inform you about an evening spent with a great artist.”
A great artist. Rembrandt? Van Gogh? Oh, Woody Allen. Right.
Is there a principle that would compel Chomsky to be forthcoming if he had spent the evening with an ordinary artist?
“Great artist” gets him off the hook?
Chomsky said he discussed politics and academics in his meetings with Epstein. Epstein donated at least $850,000 between 2002 and 2017 to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where Chomsky taught for decades.
Aha. Would 850 grand rank as a political or academic topic of conversation?
If Noam’s meetings with Epstein involved the mention of $$ donations to the University where Noam was teaching, would it have occurred to Noam to wonder where Epstein’s money was coming from?