Yeah, it’s a reference to an odd U2 song. I dunno.
This is where the NeoHippies are, and always will be. (I understand that it doesn’t really fit perfectly, but I’m so finished with the antiwar.com-types. Again. And more.)
That really is a callback to my days in radio, where I’d rip probably three faxes per day peddling various apologetics.
I felt much the same way about the obsessive Chomsky quoters on Orkut.
But the latest part is the “takeover.” Instead of creaking fax machines, the new delivery source is Twitter.
While I gave them some credence as I’ve been bumping through various Libertarian podcasts, and seeing them treated favorably on Kennedy, the miss on the Russian invasion of Ukraine really soured me.
Now what they’re worried about, first and foremost, is keeping the US out of a nuclear war. See the clip in the first line. Things that have happened really are irrelevant. Pay attention to this one article Harry Browne wrote in 2001. Pay attention to some of the icky things the US was involved with in South America in the 1970s and 1980s. Pay attention to the Iranian coup in 1953. (Which, yes, the early CIA helped with, but was primarily a British operation….Hitchens wrote about this after the Michael Moore trope was released in 2004.)
Hear what you want to hear, and disregard the rest…..
See? I did have Boomer professors….
(And that particular Boomer professor had actually been a counterpart of my dad’s in the Army…I’ve wondered what happened to him, but my web search skills fail….he’s got a very common first name, and a surname that’s shared with another university nearby….)
The similar thoughts that came into my head watching the debate in NYC, that the clapping section, who now define what Libertarianism is, thought one person won. See here.
What do I do if they succeed? Well, I take my own advice.
Speaking of podcasts, the most notable one I heard this week was this.
I miss the Free Beacon podcast. It was one of the things that seemed to die with the COVID lockdowns.
I could probably plunk away for hours, but I understand that basically nobody will read this. Whatever.