Sunday, 31 January 2010

Mises Institute - subsidised by interesting source.

Ron Paul's favourite outlet for his own extreme neo-liberalism is Lew Rockwell's Mises Institute. Quite an interesting bunch - with some pretty ugly themes running along.

For instance......Rockwell's Mises Institute has been subsidised to the tune of $116,000 since 2000 by a Las Vegas resident named James Edward McCrink.

State subsidy bad - private subsidy good?

And who is this James Edward McCrink? Why is he subsidising a seemingly extreme neo-liberal think-tank?

Well, look who else Mr James McCrink has similarly subsidised?
The Institute for Historical Review, the Holocaust-denying hate group created in 1978 by anti-Semitic patriarch Willis Carto, has had few better friends over the past decade than a Las Vegas resident named James Edward McCrink. A foundation created and controlled by McCrink gave the institute at least $10,000 a year from 2001 through 2007 — $137,000 altogether, according to the foundation's annual reports to the Internal Revenue Service.

McCrink, who typically distributes $125,000 to $200,000 each year to various causes through his Do Right Foundation, is a low-profile bankroller of more than a dozen far-right organizations, including several that, like the Institute for Historical Review, are in hate-group territory. Since 2001, his foundation has also given $37,000 to the white nationalist New Century Foundation, whose leader, Jared Taylor, wrote recently: "When blacks are left entirely to their own devices, Western civilization — any kind of civilization — disappears."

With assets of $3.8 million in its latest filing to the IRS, McCrink's foundation is not a huge player in the nonprofit world. But many of the organizations it supports are small enough for Do Right's contributions to account for a significant chunk of their income. In the case of the Institute for Historical Review, for example, McCrink's 2005 contribution of $25,000 accounted for 8.6% of the group's total revenue ($290,332) for the year.

McCrink's IRS reports also indicate that he cut off his giving to certain extremist groups after supporting them for a year or two. In 2001 and 2002, he gave a total of $25,000 to Louisiana's New Christian Crusade Church, whose pastor, James K. Warner, helped found the American Nazi Party and had close ties with KKK leader David Duke. The church embraced a theology known as Christian Identity, whose adherents believe that whites of European descent can be traced back to the biblical lost tribes of Israel; that Jews are the literal offspring of Eve and Satan; and that non-whites are soulless "mud people" created as "beasts of the field." The Do Right Foundation's reports show no contributions to the church since 2002.

The foundation also made a one-time 2006 contribution of $1,000 to the white nationalist Council of Conservative Citizens, a St. Louis-based group that says in its Statement of Principles that it "oppose[s] all efforts to mix the races of mankind," has described blacks as a "retrograde species of humanity," and once ran a photographic comparison of pop singer Michael Jackson and a chimpanzee.
Interesting no? Especially when one looks at what McCrink's foundation claims to be working for:
The foundation's mission statement, found on its website, says its goal is to "help mankind create a more joyful society. … We promote respect for God and all His creations; family unity; limited government; private property; free enterprise and the rule of righteous law." Among its aims, it says, is "championing that which was intended by the anti-Federalist, Christian founders of our country."
This is how it for "a more joyful country" can actually mean support for fascism.

Funny that this far-right milieu always shows up around Ron Paul......must be coincidence.....nothing to see here....move along......

And funny such an extreme neo-liberal pressure-group such as Ron Paul's Mises Institute should happily accept private subsidy..... Why don't Lew Rockwell and Ron Paul fold Mises Institute if it can't survive without "subsidy"? That's the advice they dish out to others.....

*ETA: Here's McCrink donating $2300 to RonPaul's presidential campaign

And here's the rest of the McCrinks family donating to.....Ron Paul and John McCain


Anonymous said...

You might want to look up the difference between "voluntary" and "coerced", or "involuntary". You obviously don't know the difference. A subsidy by the state must be taken from hapless taxpayers at gunpoint. Voluntary contributions are given without coercion or force. I am sure you really did know that and were only pulling our leg, right?

the_last_name_left said...

Democracy isn't coercion.

I thought maybe there was some earnest principle at work......but seems not: it's just arbitrary, anti-state dogma.

Is the containment of psychopathy "coercion"?

Was the defeat of Nazism "coercion"?