Defending the Undefendable

From: Walter Block <>

Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 7:16 AM

To: ‘Rodney Hide’

Subject: RE: Goodbye Cruel World (short and funny)

Dear Rodney:

A very funny joke.

Thanks. This means a lot to me. Are you talking about Defending I or II?

Best regards,


From: Rodney Hide

Sent: Sunday, November 15, 2020 10:14 PM

To: Walter Block <>

Subject: Re: Goodbye Cruel World (short and funny)

Dear Dr Block

I was lucky enough to get included in your reply-all which has emboldened me to reply to you simply to say that your book Defending the Undefendable had a huge impact on me.

It shocked me.  And enriched me.

It was a wonderful experience and it has never left me even after all these years.

Thank you

Rodney Hide

On Mon, 16 Nov 2020 at 15:32, Walter Block <> wrote:

Dear Bob:

Very funny!

Best regards,


From: R.J. Smith

Sent: Sunday, November 15, 2020 7:40 PM

To: John O’Sullivan ; Melissa O’Sullivan; Jill Evans; Dr. Alan J. Moran ; Eduardo Helguera ; Elisalex von Wuthenau

Cc: Walter Block <>; Max Falque ; Dr. Grahame J. W. Webb ; Roger Beattie ; Rodney Hide ; Jane Stroup ; Richard Stroup

Subject: Fwd: Goodbye Cruel World (short and funny)

Sent from RJ’s iPad

Begin forwarded message:

From: Sandy Liddy Bourne

Date: November 15, 2020 at 3:30:27 PM EST

To: “R.J. Smith”

Subject: FW: Goodbye Cruel World (short and funny)

Subject: FW: Goodbye Cruel World

Bruce lived in California and was a lifelong environmentalist.

He was sick of the world; of Covid-19, Brexit, Russian belligerence,

global warming, racial tensions, and the rest of the disturbing

stories that occupy media headlines.

Bruce drove his car into his garage and then sealed every doorway and window as best he could.  He got back into his car and rolled down the windows, selected his favorite radio station, started the car and revved it to a slow idle.

Four days later, a worried neighbor peered through his garage window and saw him in the car.  She notified the emergency services and they broke in, pulling Bruce from the car. A little sip of water and, surprisingly, he was in perfect condition, but his Tesla had a dead battery.

This is to be expected from a California Democrat.

Lifelong environmentalists are incapable of logical thinking!


2:11 am on April 7, 2021