Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lew Rockwell aka Rockwell


Status: ASSOCIATE

Group Contacts: Craig Lazo

Networks: 911movement.org(admin, defunct), Ron Paul Campaign for Liberty, Von Mises think tank

Multitasking Libertarian con man and waterboy for Reactionary Racist Leprechaun Ron Paul, Rockwell uses conspiracies as an excuse to moonlight stalking survivors of the September 9/11 attacks. Rockwell is credited with ghostwriting the racist Ron Paul Newsletters by Righty Libertards too gullible to accept that Paul wrote them himself. Not that Rockwell doesn't have enough fail to take credit for; Rockwell was an administrator of Craig Lazo's forum 911movement.org until it disappeared from the web in late 2009. For an overview of this political turd, go to that other wiki.

White Power Think Tanks R Us: Von Mises Institute

From Wikipedia:

In 1982, Rockwell founded the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama and was its president until the summer of 2009, when he transitioned to the position of Chairman of the Board.[12] He also is Vice President of the Center for Libertarian Studies in Burlingame, California and publisher of the political weblog LewRockwell.com. Rockwell was closely associated with his teacher and colleague Murray Rothbard until Rothbard's death in 1995. Rockwell's political ideology, like Rothbard's in his later years, combines a form of anarcho-capitalism with cultural conservatism and the Austrian School of economics. He also advocates federalist concepts as a means of promoting freedom from central government, and also advocates secession for the same political decentralist reasons. Rockwell has called environmentalism "[a]n ideology as pitiless and Messianic as Marxism."[13]
Von Mises is a social club for rich white men bemoaning the loss of halcyon days when rich white men roamed the land. According the members, democracy is bad, but the Confedecy was probably okay. The institute claims no connection to politics even though its founder is Ron Paul's butt monkey and it's ideas are pushed in Paul's campaigns. Just another wacky coincidence.


Administrator and fanboi of 911movement.org


Sometime in 2007 Rockwell became an administrator of Lazo's 911movement forum; he included it in his sig at Liberty Forest profile:


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Most libertarians don't welcome Rockwell's tinfoil, but that doesn't stop him:


Quote Originally Posted by asgardshill
Hey Rockwell, how about keeping your 9/11 tinfoil crap out of this thread.
(Or EEK!Liberty will post funny pictures about you).

Once again, I didn't start it, I responded to this bulls***

"Please, no more conspiracy theories without solid proof."

"Uh, usually the type of morons who spew them don't need proof to believe in them."

It's never ending around here these days. You and others like you can spew your venom 24/7, call names, ad hominem attacks, and as soon as someone responds cogently, THEY'RE THE PROBLEM?

Sorry, I'll respond whenever I feel like it and you know what to do with your tin horn.

Reading among the Paultards shows Rockwell isn't above scamming his own when he starts this thread pretending to not be part of Paul's campaign and pump members for information :


What Does It Take To Get A Statement From HQ?
Why wasn't there something last night? Or first thing this morning?

Why the lag time on every event of significance? You think Washington hid out in his tent until a week after the Battle of Trenton? It would be really nice, polite even, and encouraging to hear a word from the candidate about how happy/proud/energized he is by the results- something, anything except...silence.

If I'm wrong, tell me, but this isn't what I thought this was all about, I thought there was going to be some give and take.
Therefore it comes as no surprise Rockwell helped push the multitude of scams at 911movement.org, the first claiming to be exmilitary:


I'm former military, so I have a fair idea how this works.
Rockwell promoted the well known conspiracy scam "September Clues":

I AM SICK TO DEATH OF PEOPLE LOOKING AT OCTOPUS OR SEPTEMBER CLUES AND BEING THIS CLOSE TO GETTING IT AND THEN SAYING "HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT THEY DIDN'T ALTER THE VIDEO?" (MEANING US) IS THERE A SINGLE SOURCE FOR 9/11 BROADCAST ARCHIVES?
TIA
Rockwell helping Lazo spread lies about people:


Posted: Sept 27 2007, 11:28 AM
"This is hot on the heels of thir intrepid discovery of some innocent tortured guy as a "gem dealer" in Pakistan while they continue to pointedly ignore hezarkhani."

That's what I'm saying. I emailed the intrepid reporter and told him what a great story it was and asked if her had he tried to interview the other fake eyewitnesses, hez and welz and foreman and clark and mcclatchey and courchesne and praimnath. I told him it was a hot tip and I was looking forward to his story.

Can't wait.
:D
Rockwell brags about stalking Todd and Lisa Beamer:


Posted: May 14 2009, 11:17 AM

I just drove over there.
There is absolutely ZERO signage to indicate what's there except the street adress out front. (That still doesn't account for the Google map showing a wooded lot. I can seee my own care in my driveway when I put in my addy and my street isn't even listed on a mercator map.
Once you drive into the compound there's a a sign for deliveries, parking, etc, but again, nothing to indicate it's a Goldman Sachs Fraud Op. A woman is a black trench coat, slacks, sensible heels and wearing a dour look gave me the hairy eyeball, but other than that it looks like your average 1980's style office park, albeit small.

It might be interesting to find out how long they've occupied the building. If it predates Lisa's foundation, I think it's safe to say the foundation was a GS creation.
HTH

Assuming this was a real trip and not an acid flashback. WTF is a GS creation?

Administrator profile from 911movement.org:

Like Lazo, Rockwell exploited his position to gang up on "SPs":

JFCOAPS, Ghengis.

And just last week I was going to bat for you because I had noticed you were banned.

You're mistaken. 

And so, apparently, was I.


Rockwell's co-reign ended when 911movement.org was shut down by Invisionfree, but his time there is not forgotten. To date it's unclear how Ron Paul's close friend got involved with Lazo's conspiracy sideshow; a theory is Lazo and Rockwell connected through the Libertarian Party.

Rockwell can add stalking 911 victims and spreading slander about 911 survivors to his already colorful resume...as if the Ron Paul campaign didn't have enough to worry about.


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Lew Rockwell Nexus

 A mix of solid  observations and right-wing snark.  Ironic in it's criticism of the right wing nexus.  Otherwise good sauce, tasty parts in bold:

 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1597980/posts

 Paul Craig Roberts and the Certifiable Right (the Lew Rockwell nexus)
frontpagemag. ^ | March 17, 2006 | Ben Johnson



Posted on Fri 17 Mar 2006 03:34:24 AM PST by dennisw
Paul Craig Roberts and the Certifiable Right By Ben Johnson FrontPageMagazine.com | March 17, 2006
Quick – what columnist alleged in an article Thursday that President “Bush intends to attack Iran and that he will use every means to bring war about?” That Bush has used “bribery and coercion” to block “every effort to bring the dispute to a peaceful end”? That “in order to gain a pretext for attacking Iran,” he and a “’black opts’ [sic.] group will orchestrate [an] attack” on U.S. soil?
One would never expect to hear the author is “chairman of the Institute for Political Economy and Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, a former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, former contributing editor for National Review, and a former assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury” under Ronald Reagan. That progressively unhinged man is nationally syndicated columnist Paul Craig Roberts.
In a delusional column entitled “Iranophobia,” posted yesterday’s on LewRockwell.com, Roberts related “[o]ne of the more extraordinary suggestions” he had heard of how President Bush will develop this “pretext” to nuke Tehran:
a low yield, perhaps tactical, nuclear weapon will be exploded some distance out from a U.S. port. Death and destruction will be minimized, but fear and hysteria will be maximized. Americans will be told that the ship bearing the weapon was discovered and intercepted just in time, thanks to Bush’s illegal spying program, and that Iran is to blame. A more powerful wave of fear and outrage will again bind the American people to Bush, and the U.S. media will not report the rest of the world’s doubts of the explanation.
He concluded:
Reads like a Michael Crichton plot, doesn’t it?
Fantasy? Let’s hope so.
Even on the far-Left, such theories would be unwelcome. Although Kurt Nimmo and others claim Bush secretly plans to pre-emptively decimate Iran, none have publicly claimed he would kill Americans as a pretext. The only detail Roberts omitted was whether Bush was doing the bidding of the Freemasons, the Illuminati, the British royal family, or the Vatican.
Not only is this irresponsible slander, it’s not even a new conspiracy theory. Last August, an internet rumor campaign claimed the Bush administration would set off a nuclear device in the port of Charleston, SC, during a military exercise, and use the backlash as to attack Iran. One of its promulgators was Webster Griffin Tarpley, who wrote an “unauthorized biography” of George H.W. Bush with Lyndon LaRouche’s house historian, Anton Chaitkin. Tarpley – who also claims 9/11 was an inside job – wrote last August:
The synthetic terror event required by the Bush-Cheney clique and its masters is likely to be conducted through the U.S. military and intelligence apparatus under the cover of a terror drill or a war exercise.
Antiwar.com’s Dennis “Justin” Raimondo also hinted:
The other weird aspect of this “nuke Iran” story is the triggering mechanism: a terrorist attack in the U.S. on the scale of 9/11…why develop this plan at this particular moment? What aren't they telling us? I shudder to think about it.
Greg Szymanski, a reporter for the UFO website ArcticBeacon.com and the American Free Press – which the ADL Anti-Defamation League has classified as “the most widely read publication on the fringe Right” – played a pivotal role in formulating this nonsensical theory. In his recounting, the Bush administration fired Gen. Kevin P. Byrnes for threatening to expose the nuclear plot, using his affair with a military woman as a cover. The theory of a U.S. nuclear strike on Charleston was soon circulated by such crazies as Information Clearing House, PrisonPlanet.com, and various “patriot” groups. (LaRouche’s own speculation predated others by weeks, writing last July: “With Congress out of Washington, the Cheney-led White House would almost certainly unleash a ‘Guns of August’ attack on Iran.”)
Conspiracists so pestered Charleston media about an impending Dixie doomsday that the local newspaper, The Post and Courier, called military brass to get the full story: a military exercise had been planned, in Virginia, to simulate a terrorist nuclear attack; no actual nuclear devices would be set off. No mushroom cloud appeared, and the conspiracy died out.
Until Roberts’ column on LewRockwell.com.
Roberts’ credulous recounting of this slander recalls Howard Dean’s allusion to the “most interesting theory” he had heard about 9/11, specifically that Bush had advance knowledge of the plot.
The Roberts-Raimondo-Rockwell wing of conservatism has become the nexus where extremist fantasies of Left and Right converge into a toxic mixture of venomous lunacy. The “Old Right-New Left Alliance” dates back to Murray Rothbard’s protests in the Vietnam era but revived during the rise of Pat Buchanan-style protectionism and isolationism; 9/11 has given it a new vibrancy altogether.
Like his late collaborator, Lew Rockwell has addressed leftist antiwar demonstrations. His website and the Buchanan journal The American Conservative featured the writings of Karen Kwiatkowski, who began her career with LaRouche and later graduated to Salon and MoveOn.org. Since the advent of the War on Terror, the Rockwellites have birthed a rhetoric that is at once indistinguishable from the far-Left and the White-Wing.
The strange career of Paul Craig Roberts has been a microcosm of this trend. In recent years, the former Reaganite has begun writing for Alexander Cockburn’s Counterpunch. His writings, however, best illustrate the sad story.
In fact, killing Americans is not the full extent of Bush’s perfidious hope: The “Bush administration is moving toward initiating two more wars, one with Iran and one with North Korea.” Bush-the-liar is provoking World War III with Iran with his prevarications. “The Bush administration is leveling false charges against Iran, just as it did against Iraq, of conspiring to make nuclear weapons. These charges are known to be false by the Bush administration and by the entire world.” That would come as news, given the recent recordings in which Iranian officials acknowledge the obvious: their nuclear program was not intended to fulfill energy needs. The 444 terrorist ordeal of Terry Anderson? That was our fault, too:
It is past time for the U.S. to give up its quarter century feud with Iran. U.S. interference in Iranian internal affairs was the source of the feud. We need to acknowledge it and get over it.
His conclusion could hardly have been stated with less fervor or illogic by any fist-pumping leftist at an International ANSWER rally:
There would be no terrorism if the U.S. would stop interfering in the internal affairs of Middle Eastern countries and if Israel stopped stealing the West Bank from the Palestinians. The Bush administration knows this, and that is why the administration spreads the propagandistic lie that “they” (Muslims) hate us and our way of life. This lie is the excuse for American aggression.
Roberts has seen Bush’s malfeasance before. In July 2004, he pronounced, “everyone interested in the truth…knows that Defense Undersecretary Douglas Feith, with the permission of Secretary Don Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, created an unofficial ‘Iraqi intelligence cell’ within the Pentagon to produce propaganda to justify an invasion of Iraq.” Somehow, this eluded the 9/11 Commission and every other body to ever investigate the worldwide intelligence failure concerning Iraqi WMDs.
Roberts has declared the war in Iraq lost, not to mention criminal. Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay are “torture centers,” and Bush would be “prosecuted.” (This although Gitmo’s well-fed detainees are regularly provided with religious materials and motherly affection by female agents in flowing dresses.) His pessimism about winning the War on Terror dates literally to its inception. Two days after 9/11, Roberts wrote, “a guilt-ridden people are no match for fanatical opponents who believe in their cause.”
His writings also seemingly justify terrorist attacks against innocent Americans, because, like Ward Churchill, he believes there are no innocent Americans. “Americans are complicit in the deaths of tens of thousands of Iraqi women and children as ‘collateral damage,’” he writes. So what is difference between a military target and a “complicit” family of four in Des Moines?
However, his concerns are not confined to foreign affairs; he believes the United States and Great Britain are becoming “police states at home.” By April 2004, he had already deemed America “locked on a course toward conscription and a wider war.” This he wrote six months before House Republicans defeated a bill, opposed by the White House and introduced by a leftist Democrat, that would reinstate the draft.
Bush, he claims, has run roughshod over civil liberties, torturing American citizens. “The prohibition against torture,” he explained, “has been breached by the practice of plea bargaining.”
He continued that the Bush/Ashcroft police state had destroyed the fundamentals of American jurisprudence by prosecuting pro-terror lawyer Lynne Stewart, for illegally passing messages on to terrorists overseas:
The attorney-client privilege, another great achievement, has been breached by the Lynne Stewart case. As the attorney for a terrorist, Stewart represented her client in ways disapproved by prosecutors. Stewart was indicted, tried, and convicted of providing material support to terrorists.
Nor was she the only victim of heavy-handed executive prosecutors in Roberts’ view: “The federal charges against [American Taliban John Walker] Lindh are trumped up charges.” After all, “The Taliban did not attack the U.S. The U.S. attacked the Taliban.”
He lauded Al Gore’s speech at Constitution Hall in January, dubbing it “the first sign of leadership from the Democratic party in six years.” He blamed its allegedly slight coverage on the “fact” that “U.S. media now highly concentrated in a few corporate hands.” Of course, Gore’s address was filled with blatant falsehoods. The sour ex-president-elect claimed President Bush had violated federal law by wiretapping terrorists. (Roberts also blasted the NSA anti-terrorist spying program and lambasted the New York Times for not exposing it earlier.) Gore similarly fibbed that Bush’s interrogation policies “plainly constitute torture” and “over 100 of these captives have reportedly died while being tortured.” Before he headed overseas to spread the same deception.
Roberts, who shares the same moral concerns as religious conservatives, saluted Jimmy Carter’s Our Endangered Values, a rambling collection of bile alleging the Bush administration is fascistic, torturous, and racist, and that Southern Baptists and the late Pope John Paul II are responsible for Islamic female circumcision. Roberts jumps on the bandwagon, claiming, “children as young as 8 years old are being held in indefinite detention and tortured.” To understand Gitmo, Roberts also recommends the book Hitler’s Prisons. Indeed, “The Bush regime is asserting the F├╝hrer Principle, and Americans are buying it.”
Paul Craig Roberts has outstripped both Gore and Carter in his claims of the Bush police state. This Reagan appointee claims Bush is preparing concentration camps. Three weeks ago, he declaimed, “We now read of Halliburton awarded a $350 million contract to build detention camps in the United States.” (In the same column, he asserted Nikita Kruschev recognized the evil of Stalinism and “brought it to an end.” Pity no one notified Solzenitsyn or Sakharov.)
An equal opportunity irrationalist, Roberts has also suggested the Clinton-era Oklahoma City bombing may have been the consequence of an FBI “sting operation that went awry.”
Although he has compared President Bush unfavorably with Clinton and smeared the Swift Boat Vets, he would not find himself at home in the Democratic Party. Indeed, he referred to that organization as “a Nazi Party” in 2000. Instead, while favorably reviewing Where the Right Went Wrong, he asked, “Having experienced the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, do Americans wish they had elected Patrick J. Buchanan president?” Based upon previous election results, apparently Roberts is among the one percent of the electorate that does.
Roberts shares several common concerns with modern Buchananites: the omnipresent influence of neocons, Zionist power generally, and the society’s lack of reverence for white Christian civilization. Roberts’ columns teem with hand-wringing references to “neocons.” The Committee on the Present Danger, he warns, “consists of neoconservatives who are, in effect, an unregistered lobby group for Israel’s Likud Party.” The 9/11 reference to “a guilt-ridden people” indicated the lack of white cohesion in dealing with the dusky Arab menace.
Roberts defended Strom Thurmond’s 1948 Dixiecrat run for the presidency, and claimed whites are being marginalized in their own country. Not surprisingly, he has belittled the Supreme Court’s Brown v. the Board of Education decision, which he states “strikes at the heart of democracy.” Indeed, he claims America was well on its way to desegregation without the decision, as proven by…federal documents of the Truman administration. Presumably the federalized National Guard troops stationed in Little Rock and Birmingham were part of Eisenhower and Kennedy’s police state designs.
Roberts also shows antipathy for the first Republican president. Roberts declares there is much evidence that Abraham Lincoln “invaded” the South “in order to hold on to the tariff revenues with which to subsidize Northern industry and build an American Empire.” Seemingly, for Roberts as so many others, our nation’s greatest president is a villain, just like the present one.
Bush and Lincoln; not bad company to share.
Whatever his party leanings, one thing is clear: Roberts considers modern conservatives the enemy. Last month, he wrote, “Last week’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference signaled the transformation of American conservatism into brownshirtism.” Why? Because attendees jeered Bush administration critic Bob Barr. (Roberts would have made a better case by mentioning the Muslim fundamentalists and leftists who attended CPAC this year.) In fact, Roberts has denounced the conservative movement as brownshirted fascism for some time. Already by October 2004, he had likened conservatives to “brownshirts.” Last June, he referred to “Bush and his neocon brownshirts” before branding Bush a “war criminal.” Last February 15, he insisted the conservative media had “joined the New Brownshirts.” On May Day 2004, he wrote his former publication, National Review, was possessed of the “spirit” of “Hitler and Stalin.”
He has repudiated the conservative movement. It is past time for us to reciprocate.
 An important quote:

>"One of its promulgators was Webster Griffin Tarpley, who wrote an “unauthorized biography” of George H.W. Bush with Lyndon LaRouche’s house historian, Anton Chaitkin."

Last everyone heard, Tarpley swears he's had NO CONTACT WITH LAROUCHE FOR YEARS DAMN IT.  So why is he cozy with Larouche's historian?

Bummer to learn Moveon.org works with Larouchies[confirm plz?  -e5g ], who we're sure HAVE HAD NO CONTACT WITH LAROUCHE FOR YEARS DAMN IT. 

Lot of that going around.