09 Dec 2013

My Tribute to Liberty Dreamers

karaoke, Libertarianism, Shameless Self-Promotion 13 Comments

13 Responses to “My Tribute to Liberty Dreamers”

  1. Dan says:

    That final message cracked me up.

  2. Cosmo Kramer says:

    RPM’s been taking lessons? Sounds pretty good.

  3. Philippe says:

    no countries

    no religion
    world peace
    no possessions

    no greed
    no hunger

    a brotherhood of man
    all the people sharing all the world
    all the world living as one

    Why are you singing anarcho-communist songs Bob?

    • Bob Murphy says:

      And here I thought my disclaimer at the end would shield me from such scathing observations…

      • Philippe says:

        I didn’t say he wasn’t libertarian. But the song is extreme left-wing libertarian rather than your brand of extreme right-wing libertarian.

        • Ken B says:

          Next up, “Bob Murphy sings Che’s Greatest Hits”

        • Major_Freedom says:


          One can enjoy art by taking what one wants out of it, without accepting the underlying political message.

          Quit politicizing everything.

          • Philippe says:

            Bob politicized it by juxtaposing the song with images of extreme right-wing libertarians. I pointed out that the song is extreme left-wing libertarian.

            • Major_Freedom says:

              I guess any time anyone shows up for anything, it’s politicized to you, because you can always say “He’s a liberal anarcho republican socialist progressive!”

              Dude, Bob has creative license because it’s art.

          • Ken B says:

            Yup. I think the best song ever written is Amazing Grace. Go figure.

        • Bob Murphy says:

          Philippe I’m barely checking the screen. I am quite familiar with the lyrics. You don’t think my ending quote meant, “I get that Lennon is talking about no property, that’s not something with which I agree”?

          On Sunday are you going to bring this up again, when I talk about my belief that there’s a heaven and hell?

          I guess I don’t know what to say, Philippe. I can’t tell if you’re just being “funny” or if you really think I need to “explain” this. There aren’t that many famous songs in my range.

          • Ken B says:

            Well, there’s mac the knife.

            Whoops! Oh my God! Another commie song !!!

            Old Man River?

  4. Richard O. Hammer says:

    Good singing, Bob.

    I notice that you seem to be jesting on some points in the exchange. So I’d like to share that I have sometimes experimented with trying to remove jesting from my speech — because jesting seems to be commonly misunderstood, i.e. taken literally, by people who are not exactly on the same wavelength with the speaker.

    But then again, jesting is such a common human trait, it must serve some useful purpose.

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