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Now And Then Walter Russell Mead Says Something Way Out There

Posted on | June 3, 2012 | 8 Comments

by Smitty

Mead on Soros on Europe:

. . .see what one of the EU’s truest friends thinks about the future of the “fantastic object” on which so many hopes have been placed.

The Soros article that Mead references is here. For a quick skim (I’ve reviewed Soros’s ideas here) the main thing still missing in George’s thinking is anything from the Austrian School that points out the existential impossibility of Holy Government and legislation offering any human redemption.

When you look at the Lefty outfits that Soros more or less overtly funds in the U.S., it’s hard to envision George as a true friend of anyone except perhaps George Soros. Remarks like the one above make me wonder just what has crept into Mead’s coffee cup.


8 Responses to “Now And Then Walter Russell Mead Says Something Way Out There”

  1. Mike G.
    June 3rd, 2012 @ 12:03 pm

    Remarks like the one above make me wonder just what has crept into Mead’s coffee cup.

    Date rape drug…Mescalin…opium derivative…the possibilities are endless…maybe some LSD or psylocibin(sp) Mushrooms

  2. Gary Rosen
    June 3rd, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

    I had the same reaction at first but on second thought maybe Mead is not so drugged.  The EU as an organization (not more generically just its member nations) is a classic example of big government intrusion perpetrated by a smug, distant elite, disdainful of the wishes of the people.  Right up Soros’ alley.  Certainly anyone in the US on the right would be an EU skeptic, at minimum.  Now I admit I haven’t read the Mead article so I don’t know if that is the tenor.

  3. Anon Y. Mous
    June 3rd, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

    Mead’s piece is  here.

    Perhaps Mead views the EU as an enemy of liberty. Then, stating that Soros is one of its truest friends is not a compliment, but a criticism. Like saying that someone was one of Nazi Germany’s truest friends.

  4. McGehee
    June 3rd, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

    I read it as saying, “The EU has no true friends; only critics and would-be exploiters.”

    One guess which Soros hoped to be.

  5. Adobe_Walls
    June 3rd, 2012 @ 3:01 pm

    So the EU is a “fantastic object” kinda like that comet that hit the Yucatan 65 million years ago.
    I feel sorry for Meade sometimes. He gets that the Blue Model is not tenable but seems to think it’s because of changing circumstances and that librulism can evolve to match the new circumstances.

  6. Bob Belvedere
    June 3rd, 2012 @ 4:49 pm

    Meade doesn’t truly get it.

  7. Adobe_Walls
    June 3rd, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

    I think he get’s the what of the failure he just doesn’t get the why. His writing on the failure of the Globull warmists is actually quite lucid.

  8. Bob Belvedere
    June 4th, 2012 @ 7:52 am

    Indeed.  Perhaps I shouldn’t have been so terse.

    What frustrates me are intelligent people like Mr. Meade who, for whatever reason, just can’t bring themselves to make the next leap.