Friday, March 24, 2017

Links Between Libertarians and Russians Continue to Emerge



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.

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!
Lew Rockwell writes:
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.

-RW 

UPDATE

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.  

20 comments:

  1. If we can't run these "progressives" and Neocons out of polite society after all this Russia crap, we are the ones who are hopeless.

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  2. I own and have read a book by the Russian author, Mikhail Bakunin.

    I have attended performances of Tchaikovsky's music and ballets on numerous occasions.

    Confession is good for the soul.

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  3. My dad edited a book about Putin called The Colder War. My former coworkers husband, also a libertarian, was in Russia on business this past fall. Once when I was a kid, I read a Tom Clancy book about a war with Russia, and I felt bad for the Russians. I like the snow.

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  4. I can see Russia from my back porch.

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  5. I once visited the Soviet Consulate in San Francisco when I was a kid.

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    1. Then you must be a Russian spy.

      This reminds me of that scene in Monty Python's Holy Grail where they are accusing the woman of being a witch.

      Well how do you know she's a witch?

      She looks like one!

      Burn her! Burn her!


      -essentially the same reasoning.

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  6. My surname is Russian. I've been told by actual Russians that it's the equivalent of "Smith" in Russian. My grandfather emigrated to the US from Ukraine (then part of Russia) in 1905. There are family rumors he owed money to someone when he left.

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  7. I have Russian neighbors and I have talked to them.

    There are four er five lights.....

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  8. I must confess i saw the movie "War and Peace" and felt sympathy for the Russians. I also saw "Dr Zhivago" and felt sympathy for anti-communist Russians. I am fully aware that Putin's party is both Russian and anti-communist.

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  9. I think of Russia on occasion. I am now in hiding.

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  10. Up until last year I lived in NYC and frequented the Russian and Turkish Baths. While there I sat around naked with Russians and Turks. We had many conversations. Sometimes I let them beat me with branches, and once or twice let them cover me with mud. I know how bad this looks.

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    1. Not only is the Russian and Turkish bath house my favorite place to visit when I'm in NYC, but I always recommend it to friends who plan to visit. Luckily, I don't care for Russian vodka, so I might be safe.

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  11. I know a lot of Israeli-Russian-American-Canadian quintuple agents. Lovely people and they know how to hold their liquor!

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  12. A day in the life of Ivan Denisovich changed my life in high school. And I like vodka. Gulag Archipelago?

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  13. Rachmaninoff is one of my favorite composers and some of the best pianists in the world are Russians, Boris Berezovsky, Denis Matsuev, Evgeny Kissin, Nikolai Lugansky, Daniil Trifinov, and Olga Kern to name a few. I've watched videos about the world's largest airplane, the Antonov An-225. Gosh I'm so compromised!

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  14. I ate pierogis for dinner last night, I'm clearly in-league with Lord Comrade Putin

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  15. I've visited Russia twice. Spent a week in Moscow and two weeks in St. Petersburg. While in St. Petersburg I read Laurence Vance's "Christianity and War: And Other Essays Against the Warfare State" after which I became throughly antiwar. Clearly, I'm totally compromised.

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  16. Mrs. K, You beat me to it, I was also assigned Ivan Denisovich in high school and thought it was a great book. My father owned a first edition of Gulag Archipelago but I never got around to reading it. My mother took me and my sisters to see The Nutcracker Suite performed every Christmas during my childhood. For 10 years in the 80's I worked with a bookeeper who left Russia with her husband, an engineer, and daugher. They both attended my wedding and gave us a beautiful pair of silver baby spoons. Yes, ok, so I was 5 mos pregnant when I got married, ancient history.
    Also, my son's favorite teacher in high school was a Russian who taught english lit, lol. My daugher tutored a Russian man for years who paid her to help with his english pronunciation and I regularly use a tailer who is Russian.
    I see now how naive I was...

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  17. I subscribe to the Tweets of the President of Russia.

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