Monday, September 29, 2014

Rand Paul Sucker Punches Walter Block

Like I have said, Rand is far different from his father when it comes to standing up for libertarian principle. This is what Rand had to say about Walter Block, as reported in a major new profile piece on Rand in The New Yorker:
“I really was disappointed,” Rand said, his voice rising. There was a quote “from some guy who I’ve never met saying something about how slaves should have been happy singing and dancing because they got good food or something. Like, O.K., so now I’m in the New York Times and you’re associating me with some person who I don’t know.” He went on, “It’s one thing to go back and interview my college professor or groups that I actually was with. But I was never associated with any of these people. Ever. Only through being related to my dad, who had association with them.”
Note well: There is no attempt by Rand to call out the distortions in the NYT piece. It's all about political expediency with Rand. And if it means throwing Walter overboard, well so be it.

I guarantee you that Rand knows full well how important Walter has been to the libertarian movement especially given Walter's book, Defending the Undefendable. It is outrageous for Rand to refer to him as "some guy."

Further, I find it difficult to believe that Rand, having grown up in the Ron Paul household, did not read  Defending the Undefendable . But this is what Rand will do to libertarians to gain that seat of power in Washington D.C.

He knows full well what Walter was attempting to say about slavery and that NYT distorted it  (SEE: Distorting A Champion of Liberty: The Walter Block Controversy).

-RW

12 comments:

  1. "Like, O.K., so now I’m in the New York Times and you’re associating me with some person who I don’t know.”

    I'd like to know if Walter ever met and talked with Rand Paul, from Walter himself.

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    1. I may be recalling this wrong but I believe that the answer to your question is "No".

      After the story about Block and his slavery comment, Tom Woods interviewed and asked him about it and he said "no".

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  2. This is ridiculous. He comes off as either accommodative or clueless. Walter Block was actually one of his defenders and this is how he repays him? If Rand had said: "I read the article and then I read what Block actually said and, frankly, it is clear to me you took the comment completely out of context in a malicious way with the intent of defaming the man," then he would've at least shown himself as an honest observer. He chose not to. Shameful.

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  3. "But I was never associated with any of these people. Ever. Only through being related to my dad, who had association with them."
    Wow! Rand - methinks thou doth protest a wee bit too much. Never? Ever?
    I think he'll be brought to task to define what he means by 'never associated with'.
    He could have stopped there. Really no reason to continue, but he chooses to throw his father under the bus... again.

    Nick Badalamenti - a call to Walter Block should have been the first thing any good reporter at The NYT did after hearing this from Rand.

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  4. Rand is too smart to try to defend Walter Block against the media. I'd do the same thing if I wanted to win.

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    1. Lie, cheat and steal, this is what it takes to be a successful politician. What happens to the leader of the cannibals when he suggests the cannibals stop eating people?

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  5. Professor Block, 'He who sleeps with dogs wakes up with fleas.'

    We have plenty of room here onboard the anti-Rand bus, sir. We welcome you, no questions asked.

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  6. Can't wait until they ask him about Ron's newsletters. Rand will probably claim that Ron is not his real dad and that he was adopted.

    Say whatever you have to say to win.

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  7. Just last week Walter Block was defending Rand Paul. It seems no good deed goes unpunished. LOL!

    Walter, we all love you, but you are completely wrong about Dr. Option.

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  8. Getting really sick of this guy.

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  9. I'm curious about something: If we know better than to take the NYT seriously in regards to how it presents Walter Block why don't we hold the New Yorker to such low standards when it comes to representing anyone who isn't a progressive?

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