Since Jeffrey Tucker left the Mises Institute several years ago for the Foundation for Economic Education, he has made a leftward shift that has led him to embracing many odd stances. None are more peculiar than a conspiracy theory he recently floated regarding possible collusion between identitarian bad boy Richard Spencer and White House senior adviser Stephen Miller.
“Richard Spencer and his Nazi friends were at the Trump hotel in DC planning the Charlottesville march at the same time that White House adviser Stephen Miller was there meeting with Nigel Farage,” Tucker wrote in the “Anarcho-Capitalism” Facebook group. “Is this why Trump was so defensive about the march? More needs to be known.”
Perhaps Tucker should call up his buddies at the New York Times or Newsweek to tell them about his hunch. With talk of Russian hacking dying down after no evidence was produced, the mainstream media may be interested in Tucker’s senseless ramblings regarding collusion between Spencer and Miller to create a connection between the Trump administration and white nationalists.
Miller, who is Jewish, and Spencer do have ties from college, as both men were student conservative activists at Duke University in the mid-to-late 2000s. Media commentators have used this connection in an attempt to denigrate Miller. In typically desperate fashion, Tucker is attempting to make himself relevant by fueling this fire–even though he could never produce one shred of evidence to back up his liquor-soaked fantasies in a million years.
Tucker has been a massive critic of Trump and his alt-right supporters. He shouted down Spencer accompanied by a mob of ANTIFA leftists at the final International Students for Liberty Conference back in February. In contrast to Spencer’s support of Trump, Tucker advised libertarians to vote for Gary Johnson for President last year. Johnson stumbled his way to well under five percent of the vote, blowing the Libertarian Party’s best shot to maintain national major party status.
That is not the only time Tucker has exhibited poor judgment recently. Tucker has been caught fondling mozzarella sticks, tacitly supporting the deep state, providing cover to liberty-hating feminists such as Cathy Reisenwitz, literally worshiping at the altar of Taco Bell of all places, and begging for the mass importation of masculine third-world refugees to enrich his culture. Tucker’s decline has been nothing short of tragic, and he would probably be better served enjoying his golden years far away from the public eye before he humiliates himself further.