Since the slightest connection between Russia and any American not a member of the Democratic Party is being used as proof positive that such an American is colluding with Vladimir Putin, several libertarians have come forward to acknowledge their Russian connections.
The quasi-libertarian Roger Stone has issued the following statement:
I myself had no contacts or communications with the Russian State, Russian Intelligence or anyone fronting for them or acting as intermediaries for them. None. Nada. Zilch. I am not in touch with any Russians, don’t have a Russian girlfriend, don’t like Russian dressing and have stopped drinking Russian Vodka.Thomas DiLorenzo writes:
The LMS (Lying Media Scum) are blabbering on today about how Paul Mannafort, who Trump fired as campaign manager after a couple of weeks on the job, did business with a Russian eleven years ago. This of course proves once and for all that Vladimir Putin himself personally rigged every single voting machine in America to guarantee Trump’s election.Lew Rockwell writes:
Since the House Intelligence Committee is investigating all of this, and since they are very, very intelligent, it’s only a matter of time before they discover my Russian connection as well. After all, I have written a few positive things about Trump, such as my admiration of how intensely hated he is by the Washington establishment and the LMS. So, I hereby confess that I once ordered a Black Russian (vodka and kahlua) at a bar. I was also once served a White Russian (vodka, Kahlua and cream) by mistake, after ordering a black Russian, but drank it anyway. Oh, well: Diversity is Our Strength!
I also once entered the Russian Tea Room in New York City. Worse yet, I can still remember the funeral of my maternal grandfather when I was about ten years old — held in a Russian Orthodox church. I can still smell the incense that nearly caused me to pass out. It may well be Guantanamo Bay for me.
There. I said it. I promise to go peacefully when the FBI comes knocking on my door. I hope they won’t water board me because I’m sure I can’t remember that bartender’s name.
UPDATE: Joe R. writes: “I’m afraid I might be in trouble, too. I’m a cat lover who years ago owned a Russian Blue. If that isn’t clear evidence of election tampering, I don’t know what is. I look forward to seeing you in the big house.” T.O. writes: “It’s worse for me. I actually STUDIED Russian in college. I can still read and speak it . . . . I will probably be renditioned soon.” LeRoy L. adds: “Confession: My daughter is married to a Russian . . . and I like Russian Imperial Stour!” LeRoy is in big, big trouble. Penny writes in a panic: “Yikes! I took four semesters of Russian in college!
Following in the footsteps of Tom DiLorenzo, I need to confess my own Russian ties. As a schoolboy, I studied Russian. I once attended a performance of the Soviet-era Red Army Chorus, and liked it. I opposed the US’s Cold War. I favor peace, free trade, and friendly relations with Russia. I drink Russian vodka. The Mises Institute was in effect founded in the Russian Tea Room, when I met there with Margit von Mises. I admire Russian Christianity, which survived the horrific persecutions and mass deaths of Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin, and today flourishes. I have appeared on RT. I own a gold coin of Nicholas II, purchased when I was a boy.
I have already confessed that according to a DNA test I am 3% Russian but there is more.
I know Mikhail Gorbachev's artist nephew, Yuri, and own some of his paintings,
In the early 1980s, I attended a private birthday party for Erté.
I visited then Soviet-controlled East Germany a year before the wall came down.
I once bought a Russian economist dinner.
I was once contacted by an EPJ reader whose first name is Illya. He bought me dinner.
I have watched Yuri Maltsev youtube videos.
And I have read the novels of the Russian-born author Ayn Rand.
Murray Sabrin emails:
My late father spoke Russian as did my late in-laws. My father briefly served in the Soviet Army during WW II, and flew to Moscow after he became a partisan leader in his native Poland. And I love borscht. I too have some Russian gold coins.