19 Mar 2011

Should It Concern Me that Farrakhan Reads My Stuff?

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Robert Wenzel links to this amazing speech by that guy. Of course I’m kidding in the post title; my point is that I thought the circles in which I travel had a unique angle on this stuff, but nope.

It should go without saying, but let’s not take chances: Just because I am surprised by Farrakhan’s accurate take on financial matters, doesn’t mean I endorse everything else he has to say about bankers etc.

10 Responses to “Should It Concern Me that Farrakhan Reads My Stuff?”

  1. yahya says:

    why can’t you talk like that, dr. murphy? i don’t hear anybody yelling “That’s Right!” when you speak…LOL

  2. Silas Barta says:

    I’m speechless. I never thought I’d see the day when Louis Farrakhan would deliver a pro-hard money exposition on monetary history and policy to his congregation and actually get them interested. Even as I listened to it, I thought this must be dubbed or something.

    What strange times we live in.

    Incidentally, I remember an appearance by Neal Boortz in Austin (Jan ’05) that I went to where a member of the audience asked him why he didn’t say more about the Fed. Boortz brushed it off by saying something like how it would just bore the audience. Well, Farrakhan just blew that excuse out of the water!

  3. Ricardo Cruz says:

    Interesting. When is this from?

  4. Teqzilla says:

    Jeffrey Tucker just got a new favourite economic commentator.

  5. Bob Roddis says:

    I’m from Detroit. I can talk like that.

  6. Aristos says:

    Is he doing a Denzel Washington impression?

  7. knoxharrington says:

    “Farrakhan’s a prophet that I think we ought to listen too …” – Chuck D/Public Enemy

    The broken clock phenomena in full effect. Does this help or hurt our defense of sound money? Not to re-open a can of worms a la DiLorenzo at the hearings a few weeks ago.

    • bobmurphy says:

      So if you support sound money you are both anti-black and a militant black?

    • Captain_Freedom says:

      You meant the worms in Clay’s can, right?

    • knoxharrington says:

      Sorry, Bob – this was referencing the long interchange I had with Captain Freedom regarding the efficacy of having people who are controversial on other topics being right about sound money. Sound money advocates are often portrayed as being kooky or extreme – I was just pointing out that Farrakhan’s pronouncement on this (he also had something good to say on the Libyan intervention if you look at Wenzel’s EPJ post) probably doesn’t help the case – especially his reference to Jewish bankers.

      I don’t want to rehash the argument the Captain and I had previously – which was an argument on how the media talks about style rather than substance. CF thought it was good just to be talking about sound money and I thought it would have been better to have a less controversial proponent do the talking.