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Apr 04

Radical Agenda EP124 – Walter Block

Walter Block is a senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, a regular columnist at LewRockwell.com, author of hundreds of articles in various libertarian journals, and author, editor, and co-editor of many books which include Defending the Undefendable; Lexicon of Economic Thought, Economic Freedom of the World 1975-1995; Rent Control: Myths and Realities; Discrimination, Affirmative Action, and Equal Opportunity; Theology, Third Word Development and Economic Justice; Man, Economy, and Liberty: Essays in Honor of Murray N. Rothbard; Religion, Economics, and Social Thought; and Economic Freedom: Toward a Theory of Measurement.

Radical Agenda EP124 - Walter Block

Radical Agenda EP124 – Walter Block

His libertarian credentials, I would say, are beyond reproach.

So how could he possibly be supporting Donald Trump? To hear much of the “liberty movement” tell it, Trump is literally Hitler! Surely no libertarian would support Hitler!

But Walter sees it a bit more clearly, I’d say, than the aforementioned buzzing flies. Walter’s primary concern is foreign policy, and on that front anyone who has paid attention must acknowledge that Donald Trump is far less offensive to libertarians than the rest of the available options. Donald opposed the war in Iraq, wants to reduce or eliminate our involvement in NATO, and improve relations with Russia.

To the extent Trump does see fit to engage in foreign conflicts, I suspect he would attempt to do so more efficiently than previous leaders. As Ron Paul used to say, if you’re going to go to war, you go in with overwhelming force, accomplish the objective, and then you come home. No more of this nation building world police nonsense, and Donald Trump seems to see it similarly.

My own focus on Trump has been his agitation of the left. Making liberals want to flee the country is good policy in my book. Preventing hordes of leftists from flooding in through open borders seems like sound strategy as well.

Walter will join us for the first hour to discuss his new “Libertarians For Trump” group, and making the libertarian case therefor.

There’s a lot more to get to in the second hour, but that’s the blog post for this show. We’ll see you on the air, and of course take your calls at 747-234-2254 or RadicalAgenda on Skype.

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  • Steven Lewis

    Come on Walter, Bernie is a communist socialist. His past is well documented and he admits he is a Marxist to boot. I’d vote for anyone other than Bernie and Hillary. I would do a write in as well. This is why the Libertarian party scares me more than the Democrats and Republicans. For one the platform hailed by the Libertarians is no borders. I think Donald knows free trade and the difference of what we have today and has said we need fair trade. And contrary to popular belief Hitler’s Germany wasn’t fascism. And lets face it, what the Jews had going on in Wiemar Germany was anything but fair. Everything we heard about Germany came from disgruntled Jews who were being deported and that includes all the alleged horror stories. Hitler’s crime is he dumped the international banking cartel which had it’s claws deep into Germany. Mainstream history is a lie. Besides, Hitler, Germany, and the NSDAP are still a cash cow for Hollywood Jews. During those 20’s Bolsheviks were attacking Hitler’s party meetings much worse than you recently saw in Chicago at Trump rallies.
    http://inconvenienthistory.com/archive/2011/volume_3/number_3/demystification_of_the_birth_of_the_nsdap.php

    http://nypost.com/2016/01/16/dont-be-fooled-by-bernie-sanders-hes-a-diehard-communist/

    Rewind to 1964.

    While attending the University of Chicago, Sanders joined the Young People’s Socialist League, the youth wing of the Socialist Party USA. He also organized for a communist front, the United Packinghouse Workers Union, which at the time was under investigation by the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

    After graduating with a political science degree, Sanders moved to Vermont, where he headed the American People’s History Society, an organ for Marxist propaganda. There, he produced a glowing documentary on the life of socialist revolutionary Eugene Debs, who was jailed for espionage during the Red Scare and hailed by the Bolsheviks as “America’s greatest Marxist.”

    Sanders also adopted a Soviet sister city outside Moscow and honeymooned with his second wife in the USSR. He put up a Soviet flag in his office, shocking even the Birkenstock-wearing local liberals. At the time, the Evil Empire was on the march around the world, and threatening the US with nuclear annihilation.

    Then, in 1989, as the West was on the verge of winning the Cold War, Sanders addressed the national conference of the US Peace Council — a known front for the Communist Party USA, whose members swore an oath not only to the Soviet Union but to “the triumph of Soviet power in the US.”

  • Steven Lewis

    Using that Coincidence Detector you suggested explains everything about Walter. He’s pro open borders. What is it with Jews and open borders? Oh, it serves the white genocide agenda that Jews would love to see. Replaying what Walter said set off my Jewdar. I’ll find what historians said about the alleged socialism claimed by the right and the alleged fascism claimed by the left in regards to Germany. They had to root out the communists that infiltrated Germany after WWI. The right loves to cite the 1938 Germany gun law as proof he was a liberal but the reality was that law was written by the Wiemar government in 1928, Hitler loosened the requirements and even allowed Jews to own guns. He did prohibit them from the manufacturing end of guns and ammunition. This is why Abe Foxman of the ADL said the 1938 German gun law had no business being compared to the current attempts by Dems to ban firearms.

    http://web.archive.org/web/20130429171424/http://www.natvan.com/national-vanguard/assorted/gunhitler.html

  • Berzerk

    After the show I had a discussion with my mother about abortion and she told me that she aborted a baby before I was born. Never has this topic ever affected me until now. The thought of losing a potential brother/sister because of irresponsible hedonism makes me fucking livid. Fuck anyone who supports abortions , they need to be burnt on a stake.

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