Saturday, January 12, 2008

The (Not So) New Republic

The New Republic article by James Kirchick, aimed at uncovering the "ugly truth" about libertarian Presidential candidate Ron Paul, is merely a dishonest hit piece without substance. It is a fraud -- a transparent, rhetorical fraud designed as a sequence of code words to stimulate automatic thinking among its readers who might be predisposed to disagree with Ron Paul's general advocacy of individual liberty and limited government; and serving to appeal as well to any opposing political strains who would search for any means, fair or foul, to boost their own favorite candidate at the expense of any other.

Or, for that matter, appealing to anyone who, for whatever reason, takes an interest in lurid potshots at any authentic, originalist, libertarian conception of government.

The detractors have now, and so soon, resorted to deceit; therefore, we win. And I strongly suspect that this font of opposition research is the best they've got in this silly season.

Authentic journalists should attempt to be valiant seekers after truth. Mr. Kirchick cannot count himself among that number. He, alas, has no backbone, and, it appears, no bottom.

Shall we move forward? There is so much to be done.

"The flowering of human society depends on two factors: the intellectual power of outstanding men to conceive sound social and economic theories, and the ability of these or other men to make these ideologies palatable to the majority." -- Ludwig von Mises, Human Action, p. 860.


"NAACP President: Ron Paul Is Not A Racist" by Paul Joseph Watson, Jan 13, 2008.

"Why the Old Ron Paul Newsletters Have Nothing to Do with the Ron Paul Revolution" by Brian Doherty, Reason Magazine, Jan 8, 2008.

"Left Out: Gay recovering leftist" explores why the dating life of a political minority can be lonely" By James Kirchick, Aug 5, 2007.

"Racism" by Ayn Rand

"Capitalism: The Cure for Racism" by George Reisman

"Issue: Racism" by Ron Paul


Ron Paul, Anti-Racist