Daniel Hannan a British Member of the European Parliament, made a speech last week in response to one made by British PM Gordon Brown, calling for a joint effort between the EU and America to provide world leadership in these troubled times. He tipped off the BBC and some newspaper correspondents but, they ignored him.
Over night the Youtube posting was picked up by bloggers, followed by Fox, and has become one of the hottest items on the net, currently having had 1.59 million views in five days.
I had the feeling that Hannan was just another conservative with some good ideas, until I read this:
“Last week, this blog attracted 65,912 readers, a personal best. Thanks, everyone. Or perhaps I should say, thanks y’all, because the posts that attracted the most traffic were the ones that pulled in readers from across the Pond. Several Americans were interested in my suggestion that Britain should bring home the revolution, by importing elements of Jeffersonian democracy. Others by my contention that Michael Moore is a coward. To get ahead, it seems, British bloggers need to emulate successful British film-makers and pitch for the transatlantic market.”
Few non-libertarians speek of such things as: “Britain should bring home the revolution, by importing elements of Jeffersonian democracy.” And this clinched it:
It’s all a bit unsettling for professional journalists and politicians. But it’s good news for libertarians of every stripe. Lefties have always relied on control, as much of information as of physical resources. Such control is no longer technically feasible.
Angry Exile posted a link below to Fox that doesn’t work, so here are a couple I found to Fox.
Fox, (Hannity) interview, “ When you are in debt, you spend less, anybody except a politician can see that.
On Fox (Beck), “… The more remote government is, the worse the decisions get, the more expensive it becomes ….” (goes on to praise devolution of power.)
Would have preferred Ron Paul.