G. Gordon Liddy, former FBI agent held responsible for the Watergate break-in, died on March 30 at 90 years of age.
As is well-known, I’m not a big fan of the feds. However, the reason I am not a fan of the feds is because they hate America, and are working to destroy this country. There was always a problem with instilling these various federal intelligence agencies with the amount of power they were instilled with. However, not all of them used the power for evil.
G. Gordon Liddy was a good and honest man who loved his country, and fought against Jewish agendas of drugs, communism, and journalism. He was a great man, and should be studied and learned from.
Liddy was born in Brooklyn, to working class Irish-Italian family, in 1930.
In 1957, Liddy entered the FBI at age 27, and by 29 he had become the youngest ever Bureau Supervisor at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. He then became J. Edgar Hoover’s personal head of staff. He left the FBI in 1962, and after working with his father in a private law practice for a while, took a job working for the prosecutors office of Dutchess County, New York.
In 1966, he led a raid on the Hitchcock House, at the time occupied by the intelligence-linked drug guru Timothy Leary.
He also led a 1969 raid of Bard College, wherein the Jews of Steely Dan, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, were caught. They later wrote the song “My Old School” about the incident. In the song, they refer to Liddy as “Daddy Gee.”
(For those who don’t know, Steely Dan are some of the very few Jew hippies, or for that matter boomers of any kind, who I defend. My Old School is a great song.)
During this period, he was reprimanded for pulling out a revolver in court and shooting it at the ceiling.
He then ran successfully for District Attorney, and unsuccessfully for Congress, before serving on Richard Nixon’s campaign. After Nixon won, he received an appointment as a special assistant fighting drug programs (all of which we now know were run by the CIA).
After serving in several positions for Nixon, he was moved in 1971 to the committee to reelect Nixon. In 1972, he was moved to the White House Plumbers, which was the clandestine group who worked as Nixon’s secret police against invasive Jewish journalists.
While working for the Plumbers, he was the mastermind behind Operation Gemstone, a series of hilarious pranks. Among other awesome ideas, he proposed kidnapping Democrats and holding them in Mexico until the Democrat convention had finished.
White House counsel John Dean later described Liddy’s agenda to the president on March 21, 1973, during the “Cancer on the Presidency” conversation (from the Nixon tapes): “So I came over and Liddy laid out a million dollar plan that was the most incredible thing I have ever laid my eyes on: all in codes, and involved black bag operations, kidnapping, providing prostitutes, uh, to weaken the opposition, bugging, uh, mugging teams. It was just an incredible thing.”
He had bugging teams, he had mugging teams, he was bugging the mugging teams – the man was a genius. Most of his plots involved the strategic use of prostitutes.
In 1971, Nixon did approve his plan to break in and steal files from Jew journalist Daniel Ellsberg’s Jewish psychiatrist. The intention was to get the motherlode about Ellsberg’s kooky Jew neurosis to discredit him.
Then, at some point, for reasons which to this day are still unclear, Liddy was given a greenlight to break into the Democrat offices at the Watergate complex. That, as we know, turned out badly. However, the reason we still don’t know what the agenda of the break-in was is that Liddy refused to rat out Nixon, at all, and instead just did his time. Liddy is often described as reckless and unhinged, but he had a diehard loyalty to Nixon and to the right-wing cause of protecting America from the forces of communism and Judaism.
His sentence was commuted by Jimmy Carter, and he only ended up serving 4 and a half years. However, he did not go back into politics or law enforcement after that, and spent the rest of his life involved in writing, acting and as a radio host. He was successful in all of these endeavors.
He was great on Miami Vice.
I have always wanted to see the Hunter S. Thompson one, but it was apparently not recorded. I have read the transcript, which I cannot find. They had a lot of common ground, given that they were both nutty gun fanatics, and both real American patriots. They both believed in living fast and sucking the last drop out of life.
They are two figures that I admire greatly, mostly for different reasons. In the longer scope of things, I think Thompson was smarter and more influential than Liddy, and probably someone I’ve learned more from.
The Leary debate was filmed, and there is something quite interesting in that.
(I’m not sure if this is the full video or not.)
Leary was almost certainly a shill (he later worked for the FBI), sent out to get children using drugs as part of a Frankfurt School cultural transformation agenda. He was a really disingenuous man who primarily seemed concerned about getting laid, rather than any kind of higher ideal at all. All of his material is very shallow, and basically just boring. (Most drug oriented stuff ends up being boring – Thompson was the exception that proved the rule.)
During the debate, Leary framed Liddy v. Leary as “Traditionalism v. Futurism,” which is accurate. At one point Liddy said, “we’re both convicted felons, and it doesn’t matter what either of us say.” He also said that he believes in freedom, just a different kind of freedom – giving the example that he thinks people have a right to kill cops if they enter their property. Leary was of course defending the cops.
Liddy’s philosophy, expressed in his book “Will,” is overall something I agree with a lot. He believed in personal responsibility, in hierarchy and loyalty, and probably most relevantly, was a kind of pioneer in what became the self-help movement, stressing the importance of believing in yourself and pushing yourself to your total limits.
He wrote and spoke a lot about pain, and the need to experience pain in order to develop personally and to compete with others. Liddy was not ultra-jacked, but he was a big time fitness guy (virtually the opposite of the other recently deceased right-wing figure, Rush Limbaugh, who was a glutton, and didn’t really seem to truly believe in much of anything beyond the sound of his own voice).
Here’s a quaint clip from “Blind Ambition,” a TV miniseries about Watergate, which features Liddy talking about strength and pain.
Liddy continued to be involved in media, doing talk radio and appearing on shows to talk about things like Obama’s birth certificate. These were not his finest hours (his finest hours were probably Miami Vice, and planning clandestine criminal operations for Nixon), but I assume he needed the money.
NPR this week, following Liddy’s death, released a segment denouncing him as an “unapologetic criminal.” That is not an untrue characterization, technically, though the framing was very dishonest. Criminals who commit crimes because they believe they’re doing the right thing are a very specific kind of criminal (see my thing on Robin Hood).
He was definitely unrepentant, however. He got a custom “H20GATE” license plate for his Corvette.
In other popular culture, the character of the Comedian in the Watchmen comics was largely based on Liddy, according to author Alan Moore.
The “ironic lunacy” of the character does fit Liddy, who did seem to be actually somewhat unhinged.
Regardless, the real lesson of Nixon and Liddy and that whole era is that we never should have allowed for this kind of power to be concentrated in the intelligence agencies, because it was bound to be corrupted at some point. Liddy wanted to set up Democrats with hookers, to kill journalists and so on, but this was during the J. Edgar Hoover period, when the cops were grabbing all of these new powers, which they retained and then used to hurt America.
Liddy was a man of action, and I believe a good man, and a patriot, who genuinely just wanted to destroy communism and protect the people. But this is a great example of “even the best intentions.”
Now, this secret police power is not in the hands of patriots, but instead in the hands of people who are literally possessed by actual demons.
When we have a new government, there needs to be a “not even for the good guys” rule when it comes to secret operations.
Ironically, George Soros’ term “an open society” is a good term. Of course, his organization is the opposite of that, but the concept is correct: society should be open. There should be transparency in government, in the corporate world, and most importantly, in media. The reason media transparency is so important is that they are the ones who are intended to hold government and corporate power accountable – effectively the opposite of what they currently do. The fact that they are able to get away with what they are currently getting away with is a direct result of a lack of transparency.
The fact that we now understand that everything that Liddy was himself fighting – drugs, communism, hippies – was actually being run by other secretive government “law enforcement” agencies should make the need for transparency crystal clear.
Nonetheless, Liddy was not personally responsible for the way American law enforcement and intelligence spun out of control, and as a historical figure, as an American icon, he should be remembered fondly, while we also remember the context.