Doctors Finally Pull the Plug on the John Birch Society

by | Oct 6, 2006 | Stress Blog | 11 comments

They’ve been on life support for a long time, but now they’ve gone and fired their best writer, William Norman Grigg, for – get this – having a blog of his own.

They’ll be lucky to survive another year.

For a decade and a half Will has been the author of the New American magazine’s best stuff on American foreign policy, and helped give rise to the famous Scott Horton Bircher rule of thumb: The Birchers’ “conspiracy theories” such as the state’s involvement in the Oklahoma City Bombing, are worth paying attention to, while those they dismiss, such as the silly missile hit the pentagon stuff, aren’t worth your further time.

Anyway, congratulations Will. Without the label of the JBS, which carries past connotations of a bygone era (no matter how accurate or inaccurate), and now the reputation of groveling at the foot of the Republican oppressor right when it’s way too late, you will do much better, I’m sure.

Check out the killer articles at Will’s blog, Pro-Libertate, such as this great one about the Marquis de Sade and the GOP.

Update: Here is Will’s Ode to Samuel Adams and what the JBS is supposed to be.

Imagine the JBS who urged a restrained and just response to 9/11 while the rest of the country was screaming for blood, deciding now, after the rest of the world has concluded that Bush is the worst president since Woodrow Wilson, that they should suck up instead.

What a disgrace. Best of luck to Bill Jasper in his attempt to put Humpty back together again.

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