Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Bionic Mosquito on Alexander McCobin's Attack on Ron Paul

As a follow-up to my post, Koch-Funded Student Group Attacks Ron Paul, which discusses Alexander McCobin's  piece attacking  Ron Paul's call for the U.S. to stop meddling in the Ukraine, Bionic Mosquito emails to point out:
I posted something on him a couple of years ago, based on an interview he did at the Daily Bell.  He caught my attention, but for all the wrong reasons.
In the 2012 essay, Bionic wrote:
His view on war and the military is one big (and un-asked) question. This comment (when writing elsewhere about some of the differences of opinion amongst libertarians) gives a hint:

While many libertarians opposed the invasion of Iraq, Randy Barnett wrote a strong, libertarian defense of pre-emptive intervention.

That he remains open to a discussion on this issue is…troubling, to say the least.

The other troubling issue is no mention of central banking (nor do I find any via a quick search of outside resources).
The full Bionic analysis is here.


  1. Excellent analysis. Very glad to have read the full article, a clearer picture is arriving of Mr. Alexander, and it isn't anything I would support.

    Furthermore, I wouldn't call anyone supporting pre-emptive (offensive) war a libertarian. Since Alexander does so, I would hardly call himself a libertarian. He sounds closer to a "intellectual Republican" where the debate uses more vocabulary words but the end results are the same. For instance, Operation Iraqi Freedom.