Legal Warning to Noam Chomsky

Case 10/2015: Argentina


Dear Mr. Noam Chomsky, as a result of your critical statement on the neo-liberal policies of President Macri of the Argentine government, the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights has a duty to show you that, although such President has increased the levels of poverty, inflation, unemployment and salary claims, your statement is deeply superficial and incorrect because it fails to criticize the government of former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who has carried out the most corrupt government in the history of Argentina. In addition to incur this dualism, your statement expresses “full solidarity” towards Cristina Fernández de Kirchner for allegedly being suffering “an increasingly pronounced judicial-communicational attack”.

Although it is interesting and even advisable for philosophers and thinkers to have social commitment, it is also true that this social commitment must be carried out with professionalism and knowledge; otherwise every thinker is at risk of endorsing corrupt leaders as you did. In addition of being the most corrupt government in Argentine history, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner made serious violations of human rights, since she violated the collective rights of the tribal-indigenous peoples of Argentina in a systematic and generalized way. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has also violated human rights by covering up the former Army chief involved in crimes of torture, kidnapping and forced disappearance of people during the military dictatorship. This covering-up pattern of Human Rights Violations carried out by Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was evident during the magnicide of Prosecutor Nisman, who was assassinated a few days after denouncing the former Argentine President precisely because of covering-up of terrorists. Following the serious cover-up of the murder of Prosecutor Nisman, that episode has remained unpunished in the Argentine criminal justice system.

All this shows that your support for former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is an example of the dangers of ignorance. Yet, the economic policies of the current President Macri are obviously disastrous and greatly harm the Argentine people, however this fact does not endorse in any way to incur the dualism of supporting populism and crimes against humanity committed by Cristina Kirchner.

Since you are a prestigious thinker, by means of this Legal Notice we require you to refrain from making any kind of endorsement or support to those who have violated Human Rights. You have the doors open to learn from the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights whenever you need a deep ethical opinion on international legal issues.

With spirit of reconciliation (maitri),

Master Maitreya Samyaksambuddha

President and Spiritual Judge of the International Buddhist Ethics Committee (IBEC) & Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights (BTHR)



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