Then I am crazy because I distinctly remember starting my website largely due to Walker's writings, freely available right there on the government's own virtual stationary. Walker and Paul were one in the same to me because my interest was the epic mismanagement of the nation's financial affairs and these two gentlemen were of government and talking about it openly. Again, silly me. I thought I should take note.
Today I listened to the author of the 2008 New Republic 'Angry White Man' article get trotted out to talk about how extreme and crazy Lew Rockwell and Murry Rothbard are/were, during a general radio interview that absolutely eviscerated Paul. Poor Murry getting caught up in politics; all he did was promote the Austrian school of economics. How DARE he promote sound economic ideas!? I guess von Mises must be the ultimate crackpot.
With limited time, I am not engaged enough politically to know about the nature of this attack; although it does seem well coordinated. So I will leave it to Paul and Paul supporters to present their side of things. But I do know that this is a sign that we have not come anywhere close to where we need to be as a nation, as far as financial reality or maturity is concerned. This, assuming that the attack efforts successfully sway the public against these crazy economic thinkers who do not believe in 'something for nothing' and unsustainable debt creation, and do believe in productivity and sound monetary practices.
The racist newsletters? Please, I feel dirty just writing one post about politics and am going to promptly go back to my area of interest and competence. But it just seems weird that this stuff, out since 2008, is getting carpet bombed all over the media in concert with attacks dredging up "extremists" like Lew Rockwell and poor Murry Rothbard. I used to link some LewRockwell.com content at my website (along with Pat Buchanan and yeh, Ron Paul) before trimming non core aspects of the site. Yes, some of it was not my cup of tea, but again silly me, I thought that thought provoking content was a good thing. These guys were after all, the ones that seemed to deal with the realities of how far stretched we are as a nation, financially.
Anyway, that crazy Mish has some thoughts on Ron Paul:
Attack Dogs Unleashed on Ron Paul... (etc.)
Ron Paul Did Not Walk Out of CNN Interview... (etc.)
And then there is this.
Newsletter controversy is textbook liberal smear campaign
I guess this is what happens when the unpolished honest guy with no chance to win gets a little too popular. The cartoons that the media are creating just shocked me when I think about the man they are attacking. Ron Paul a racist, cult leader, monetary crazy claiming he knew why the financial system melted down... that last one actually pissed me off more than anything. The media are trying to re-write financial history and actually using something that Ron Paul should be considered a hero for, to help ruin his name.
Acchhhh... I feel dirty. I am done with politics.