16 Dec 2010


Potpourri 8 Comments

* Lew Rockwell’s podcast with Naomi Wolf. It’s almost cute how she has finally admitted to herself that Obama is going along with all this stuff, but her explanation is that he has no power to stop it. I suppose this is analogous to my feelings for Ronald Reagan. I loved his speeches so much, I just can’t accept that was OK with the growth in spending on his watch.

* Brad Birzer, history professor at Hillsdale College, comes out strongly in support of Ron Paul. (Birzer also was very public in his criticism of the TSA a month or so ago, but I don’t have the link.) If you realized how neo-conservative Hillsdale has become in recent years, you would realize how refreshing it is to see Birzer take this stand. BTW, it was Birzer who invited me in 2005 to give a talk on anarchy to his class on American Order & Disorder. (I’m wondering if he told the students, “And remember, this Wednesday we will have that nutjob Murphy from the econ department give us an example of disorder.”)

* And check out Bob Beckel’s strategy for dealing with Assange, from 1:00 – 1:15. (Kids, count how many things are wrong with his statement!)

However, I will say that I haven’t seen Glenn Greenwald talk about this issue of WikiLeaks saying, “If anything happens to Assange we will release things harmful to the U.S….” Is that true? It’s intriguing if so, I’m just saying I had no idea about that from reading Greenwald.

Last thing: Just let the above play in the background, as you update your Facebook or whatever. All of the tough guys are calling for Assange to be killed; there’s not even a crumb thrown to the issue of law or that maybe the government shouldn’t be killing people they don’t like. Then, at one point, Bob Beckel casually refers to his previous Peace Corps work.

8 Responses to “Potpourri”

  1. Louis B. says:

    I’m a treasonist.

  2. RG says:


    I wonder if it’s ever occurred to these guys that the US military isn’t perpetually ending the holocaust.

  3. RG says:

    Beckel: “I don’t believe in the death penalty. So he must be killed.”

  4. RG says:

    Dietl: “I’ve got to agree that murdering this guy is necessary.”

  5. RG says:

    I was a supporter of wikileaks until Beckel pointied out Assange’s omnifeloniousness.

  6. Dan says:

    Assanges lawyer has spoken of the “insurance” documents that would be released in the event of wikileaks being shut down on freedom watch. Nobody has ever said whats in it but it reportedly is in the hands of many people just waiting for the code to unlock the information. If Assange is killed or wikileaks put to an end then they will release the code.

  7. Brad Birzer says:

    Bob, I remember your visit fondly. No, I am absolutely not a neocons. And, I doubt if I used “nut job.” I probably used something like “insane abstract academic.” I’m joking of course. It was a great honor to have you come speak to the class. Thanks for the great work you’re doing.

  8. Dean Graziosi says:

    Notice at 3:01 or so in the video when the five o’clock shadow guy mentions that OBAMA was in Afghanistan planning bombings with al-Qaeda.

    Bs and Ss are often mixed up, aren’t they?