This is really rather amusing. George Monbiot writes to Noam Chomsky about denialism over Srebrenica and the Rawandan Tutsi genocide. The back and forth has to be read to be believed.
Chomsky is taking the Russian defence one step further. That defnece used to be that, whenever the Soviets were accused of wiping out a few more artists or Jews or Baptists of whatever in the Gulag, well, the Americans lynch Negroes, don\’t they?
What I believe is known as the tu quoque.
Chomsky\’s taking it a stage further. He\’s not even saying yes, Hutus slaughtering near a million Tutsis with machetes is bad but look at what happened to the American Indians.
He\’s saying it\’s irrelevant what happened to the Tutsis because look at the American Indians.
Sorta confusing: I thought grammarians were supposed to at least be aware of logic.