Michigan Campaign for Liberty gathered some 70 people for an intimate opportunity to hear Justin RaimondoSubmitted by Paul_S. on Thu, 10/28/2010 - 18:47
October 25, 2010 Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The Michigan League Ballroom
Michigan Campaign for Liberty gathered a diverse group of some 70 people for an intimate opportunity to hear and question Justin Raimondo, the Editorial Director of www.Antiwar.com.
The topic “War without end: The shame of the American Left,” was intended to stir debate.
Sitting center stage in the second row, I had the privilege of welcoming Justin Raimondo to Ann Arbor when he sat in the front row to survey the not too distant podium.
The text of the talk is here, http://www.dailypaul.com/node/147714.
In the accompanying flyer Raimondo says, “As long as the organized antiwar movement remains a leftist sandbox, where sectarians get to pontificate – and do little else – it will stay a sideshow. Once we get beyond all that nonsense, however, there are no limits to what we can do."
Was it serendipitous to find that Robert Alan Haber http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Haber the first President of the Students of a Democratic Society was in in attendance? One of Haber’s key original goals in the 1960s was to prevent this New Left movement from becoming just another sectarian group.
Haber, was co-founder with Tom Hayden and others of the Students for a Democratic Society here in Ann Arbor.
Now here was Alan Haber of the so-called New Left conversing with Justin Raimondo author of “Remaking of the American Right”, an exploration of a long tradition of liberty minded men of principle and active intellects.
"New Left meets New Right" is the kind of interactions Ron Paul talks about.
Here Alan Haber speaks at a reunion of the MSU SDS November 2007. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEpymyhX43g
I went to the IWW website http://www.iww.org/culture/official/preamble.shtml and found that I disagreed with the first sentence of the preamble, “The working class and the employing class have nothing in common.” But we’re all going to die. I find my thinking more aligned with Red Green, “Remember, we’re all in this together.”
Injustice is injustice whether in the streets or in the workplace. There is only one class of justice.
I am not so interested in Left or Right, but how liberty is alway new and alway popular.
Here is an interesting timeline of protests against Viet Nam War. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opposition_to_the_U.S._involvem...