Today’s Tom Woods Letter, which all the influential people receive every weekday. Be one of them.
The crazies are breaking all their previous records for craziness.
The LGBT folks — the politically organized ones, anyway, who claim to speak for everyone — have gone completely off the rails. They are speaking in apocalyptic terms about the election of Donald Trump, of all people, who is obviously the most liberal GOP general election candidate ever on LGBT issues.
I’ve even heard the claim that LGBT people will be housed in internment camps or gassed, as will blacks and other minorities.
One would have to be in serious, clinical denial of reality to believe anything like that.
My advice to people hearing outlandish claims like these: put a monetary wager on them. Profit from stupidity.
Meanwhile, what would the media be saying if Trump supporters were protesting an election result, burning Hillary in effigy, and threatening to kill her supporters? Just wondering.
Then, of course, we have the entirely predictable complaints about the electoral college. For one thing, had the election been decided on the basis of the popular vote, Trump would have campaigned differently. Also, more people in, say, California would have bothered to vote for him. So we can’t know that he would have lost the popular vote had those been the rules.
More importantly, the electoral college is a great system that makes perfect sense. I’ll try to get an episode on the electoral college done soon.
In the meantime, listen later today (Friday, episode 781) for Scott Horton’s foreign-policy briefing for a President Trump.
(1) Be sure to check out the next episode (#60) of Contra Krugman, my other podcast, which will be coming out this weekend. We’ll be joined by David Stockman, director of the Office of Management and Budget under Ronald Reagan, and an absolutely great guy who’s become a hardcore Austrian since the 1980s. David will talk about the economic ramifications of the Trump victory.
You’ll know Trump really wants to drain the swamp if he appoints Stockman as Secretary of the Treasury. You’ll know it’s business as usual if it’s just another bankster.
(2) Just till Sunday night, when it’s taken down forever: watch how my mom built her own Amazon affiliate site, so when people click on her product links she earns commissions. Nice extra income stream. I do it, too, of course, but she’s the expert now: http://www.tomwoods.com/mom