November 24, 2010

Don't Worry about the Government

This ham-handedly statist, pro-TSA article in the Nation reads like a parody of Glenn Beck's blackboard, but it is apparently intended as a serious argument that anxiety about intrusive TSA searches is some kind of libertarian plot.

(via Glenn Greenwald.)

added: I guess "it's on," if I'm using that locution properly.

Posted by Dr. Frank at November 24, 2010 06:24 PM | TrackBack

I've never understood this leftish* fascination with the Koches.

Evidently "where the money comes from" is very important if some rich dudes give Cato or whoever a pile of cash... despite the output being exactly the sort of thing libertarians would produce in any case.

(* Because nobody else gives a damn, only the Left, evidently.

Then again, the same is true in reverse; nobody on the Left cares about the (snark) "obviously corrupting influence" of George Soros' money and what that tells us about every group that gets it.

Because that's just different, I guess.)

Posted by: Sigivald at November 24, 2010 07:00 PM

Obedience to the Government when there is a Democratic president is a virtue, disobedience is a thoughtcrime?

The voters are virtuous and good when they elect the first African-America president, but two years later, millions of those same voters are racist scum for voting against his party?

There was a time when there was intelligent thought on the Left.

It is getting embarrassing.

Posted by: Lexington Green at November 24, 2010 11:05 PM

Well, aside from what Jonn1 said, I thought the whole "guilt by association" tactic was supposed to be a *bad* thing.

Posted by: David Fleck at November 26, 2010 03:43 PM