Posted On: Friday - March 20th 2020 7:25PM MST
In Topics:   Pundits  Liberty/Libertarianism  Socialism/Communism
It's a damn shame. Though I didn't keep up with his every bit of writing over the years, Paul Craig Roberts has always been a true friend of liberty. I don't know what his political background is and don't really care at this point. I may have read him first on Lew Rockwell, probably seen his stuff occasionally referred to on the Constitutionalist sites, and for a few years he was one of the very few Libertarians featured on unz.com (Ron Paul's column is featured, and there are perhaps a couple more half-assed Libertarians).
I mean, PC Roberts wrote about every excess of the US Government you could think of over the years. He was right in pretty much every case, even a few of which I'd considered even hard-core for me. Over the last couple of decades, the Neocons and their warmaking around the world have been the subjects of Mr. Roberts' columns. That's fair enough. Though the columns often seemed purely anti-American, they were not anti-Americans (plural).
Well, a year or more ago, on the unz site, Mr. Roberts took umbrage (as many seem to do) at his commenters' (including THIS GUY's) corrections of his sudden falling fall the whole Global Climate DisruptionTM political scam. It seemed that he had fallen for it hook, line, and sinker. What happened in the comments section is that Mr. Roberts wrote in berating some of the commenters. In the meantime, somebody (no, NOT THIS GUY) spoofed the columnist in a comment that threatened violence on some of them. No, I didn't think a guy like this would go that far, and he hadn't. Still, Paul Craig Roberts asked Mr. Unz to terminate the comments section for his columns (unless he was able to turn it off himself).
Before I go any further, let me add, that yes, I know, this is pundit vs. pundit stuff that 99% of Americans don't know or care about ... until someone gets on TV... and even then, only a few.
I was happy to see that unz.com had commenting back for Paul Craig Roberts a couple of months ago. Then, I came upon this column by the author, another on the Kung Flu, and was frankly shocked.
For most Americans nationalization is a dirty word, but it has many benefits. For example, a national health care system reduces costs tremendously by taking profits out of the system. Additionally, nationalized pharmaceutical companies could be made more focused on research and cures than on profit avenues. Everyone knows how Big Pharma influences medical schools and medical practice in line with Big Pharma’s approach. A more open-minded approach to medicine would be beneficial.No, not overnight, but maybe over a couple of weeks or at most a year or so while I wasn't paying attention (due to commenting not allowed). What can you say about fools like this? Too much TV infotainment that his brain could no longer fight, senility, or maybe even the pundit version of The Cocktail Party theory of Political Stupidity.
Socialist is another American dirty word, one that is being used against Bernie Sanders. I have not turned into a socialist overnight. I am simply thinking out loud. How can the economy recover when the population and corporations are smothered by debt? Debt forgiveness is the only way out of this debt suffocation. Can debts be forgiven without nationalization?
It's just a damn shame when a stalwart principled gentleman like Paul Craig Roberts turns into a cranky-old retarded Socialist. He's dead to me.