Ed Driscoll

Where's Sterling Hayden When You Need Him?

Ian Murray writes, “hang on a second. Aren’t we regularly told that dissent is patriotic, indeed the very essence of patriotism?” Not to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., though:

“Get rid of all these rotten politicians that we have in Washington, who are nothing more than corporate toadies,” said Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the environmentalist author, president of Waterkeeper Alliance and Robert F. Kennedy’s son, who grew hoarse from shouting. “This is treason. And we need to start treating them as traitors.”

As Murray writes, “Live Earth is the gift that just keeps on giving. It seems that RFK Jr has joined the John Birch Society.”

As politics comes full circle, he’s far from the first member of the New Left to cross paths with the Old Right.