Now consider that an ideologue is not necessarily a fanatic. What he does is adjust most of his ideas to circumstances, without recognizing the opportunism latent in such ideological adjustments. The opportunism of a great statesman, on the other hand, rests on principles. What John Morley once wrote about Edmund Burke may be applied to Churchill: “He changed his stand; but he never changed his ground.” Or what the aged Metternich once wrote: that an idea is like a fixed gun in a fortress, ready to fire and to hit error in one straight direction; but a principle is like a gun mounted on a fixed but revolving base, capable of firing at error in all directions.
- John Lukacs in Churchill: Visionary, Statesman, Historian
I hold a deeply held view of Ron Paul as an honorable, genuine and trustworthy American statesman. In fact, I cannot really think of anyone else in the tepid cesspool of American politics today whom I could even remotely categorize as a statesman as opposed to a run of the mill politician (or ideologue as Mr. Lucas puts it). Mr. Lucas moves on to explain that to an ideologue it is current ideas that matter, while to a statesman it is certain principles that matter. He states that an ideologue’s view of the world and its inhabitants is political, while to a statesman it is historical. These simple sentences are what I believe inherently separate Ron Paul at his very core from everyone else currently running for president. This is merely what separates the man’s character from the others. This is reason enough to consider him, but not reason enough to vote for him. His ideas about liberty, war and economics also separate him from the pack and it is his strongly held principles on these subjects that in my view make him the only one capable and with enough conviction to help heal this country’s wounds, get us back on the right and moral path and foster real change as opposed to a campaign slogan.
Why the Elite Establishment or TPTB Hate Ron Paul
In case you have been asleep under a rock for the last few months let me fill you in. The elite in this country that control all forms of mainstream communication in the United States as well as both fake political parties are having a panic attack in response to Ron Paul’s surging popularity. There is a simple reason for this. On the important issues, the issues that affect your freedom and economic future he does not tow the party line of TPTB. As I have written about endlessly for almost five years now, the Federal Reserve is the mechanism of American empire and this institution’s policies are the primary reason the middle class in America is on the verge of being completely destroyed. It is the mechanism for transferring wealth and power to a smaller and smaller faction of the population through persistent inflation. As Keynes wrote: “Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.”
Remember, the Fed creates dollars out of thin air and then forces countries to accept this counterfeit, backed by nothing, and consistently devalued money for their resources. While many people now understand this concept, what most U.S. citizens still do not seem to understand or want to accept is that it is not in the national interests of other countries to accept this certain to be vaporized currency for their hard produced goods. Fortunately for us, there is a solution to that. Support (or install via coup) if necessary despotic puppet regimes around the world to accept this monetary system. Our Federal Reserve system and indeed our way of life is supported through the barrel of a gun pointed at every other “sovereign” nation on the planet. If you step out of line you will be deemed a terrorist state and we will single you out and fight for sanctions on you and then if none of that makes you fall in line we will start bombing you. We will say that you commit atrocities against your people and you probably do (although we were also probably your ally recently despite the atrocities). Make no mistake about it. Every country we every go after militarily relates to defending the Federal Reserve system. Since oil being priced in dollars is the key to the system, we are always on the verge of invading oil producing countries that we do not already have under puppet control. Israel is merely another U.S. colony. We defend it so vociferously not because of the Jewish lobby but because they are a strategic asset in the oil rich Middle East that we use to defend the Federal Reserve system and the American empire.
If you Attack the Federal Reserve you are Racist, Anti-Semitic and Possibly a Terrorist
Let me fill you in on a little pattern that I have noticed. In American politics you are allowed to criticize pretty much anything except the Federal Reserve system. This is the third rail of American politics. Why? Because this is by far and away the most important issue on planet earth. Republicans will run around yelling about cutting back on government and preserving “freedom” but they NEVER EVER attack the Federal Reserve. The only time we have ever seen this in recent memory was this political season in the Republican primary and that is only because opportunists like Rick Perry saw it was a popular issue. Ron Paul on the other hand means business when it comes to the Fed. He has been criticizing it for decades and it is not just talking points. He is the only one out there that actually understands how the monetary system works and how it is destroying this nation.
So isn’t it interesting that whenever a popular movement with anti-Fed elements comes out it is not attacked based on the ideas, but it is immediately categorized as racists or anti-Semitic. Why? Because TPTB want to be able to turn people off as quickly as possible. They know that if people actually do a little research they will see the truth. This is why the tea party was branded that way immediately by the mainstream media fake left. This is also why Ron Paul is being attacked the same way. They do not want to talk about the substance of ant-Fed arguments. They want the whole thing to disappear as quickly as possible.
What also has been very interesting to see is how the mainstream media fake right went after OWS. OWS is a huge deal in American history because it was when elements on the other side of the political spectrum really started to attack the Fed and banking system for the first time. Sure many, many of the ideals behind the tea parry and OWS are totally different, but what is far more important and dangerous to TPTB are the similarities. Both are against bank bailouts and have anti-Federal Reserve elements. Thus, the media had to attack them as well. They used the “lazy, ignorant, imbecile meme” for these guys.
Ok, so now we have their entire playbook. Any popular movement is not to be listened to. If it comes from the heartland it is to be categorized as being dominated by “racists, anti-Semites and survivalists.” If it emerges from the urban areas on the coasts it is to be deemed as being dominated by “ lazy, unemployed, morons who are probably high on drugs and want free stuff.” Most important to TPTB is that these two groups remain separated and the goal is to create as much animosity between them as possible so they never realize they agree on the key issues. Divide and conquer is being used on American citizens in America. This tells me one thing. The criminals in charge on Wall Street and Washington D.C. are afraid. Very afraid.
I am Jewish and I Support Ron Paul…There are MANY of us
When I saw this http://www.businessinsider.com/morning-joe-there-is-2011-12 the other day, where Joe Scarborough basically labeled Ron Paul supporters as anti-Semitic I became infuriated. First of all, I have been a Ron Paul supporter for years and I am well connected to many of his key supporters all over the country. I think I might have an idea as to whether they are anti-Semitic or not and they are certainly not. Meanwhile Scarborough hasn’t been in the Ron Paul circles but yet…“On Morning Joe this morning Joe Scarborough revealed that he’s always heard from friend who support Paul that there is an underlying strain of anti-semitism to Paul events, which some in the past have tied to Paul’s anti-Wall Street, anti-Fed views.” Huh? This is journalism? Some anonymous friend says Ron Paul rallies are anti-Semitic? Who is this friend and why doesn’t he come out publicly? This is like a middle school rumor-mill. Sadly, that is what the mainstream media has devolved to nowadays.
When I saw this clip I felt the need to respond. These sorts of tactics are going to backfire big time. It got me so riled up it inspired me to write this email as well as to make the decision to dedicate much more of my time this year to politics rather than the markets. 2012 is a year to fight these guys in that realm and I plan on being relentless. This clip was an insult to me as someone who is Jewish and to all of those Jews I know personally that support Mr. Paul. What is so ironic about this whole anti-Semitic argument is that the guy that is seen as the most influential figure in Austrian economics (the economic perspective that Ron Paul adheres to) is Lugwig Von Mises. Guess what? He was Jewish. How about Murray Rothbard, the economist that popularized Austrian economics in the last couple of decades? Also Jewish. Then during Ron’s 2008 run his economic advisor was Peter Schiff. Another Jew. For an anti-Semite this guy sure surrounds himself with a lot of Jews. To those that hear something on mainstream media or read one of the newsletters and become turned off I ask one thing. Read his books. They are short. If you still feel turned off at least it is on the actual issues and then I can live with that conclusion.
Ron Paul’s Foreign Policy Views are “Dangerous.” Dangerous to Who?
There is one issue where the RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) will actually engage Ron Paul on the issues and that is foreign policy. They try to portray him as an “isolationist” but in reality he is Anti-Empire. He believes in strong national defense he just doesn’t believe in constant preemptive war. He also points out that it is hypocritical to support one totalitarian regime while bombing another. For these rational views he is attacked vehemently by the likes of Gingrich. The dirty little secret however is that some of Ron Paul’s strongest support emanates from the U.S. military. This makes sense. At the end of the day, most of these war mongers in both the Republican and Democrat party have never fought in a war and they know their kids would never be sent overseas to die, yet are such tough guys and war mongers with OTHER PEOPLE’S KIDS.
The fact that the military is strongly supportive of Ron Paul’s foreign policy is so terrifying to the elite cowards in this nation that CNN resorted to outright censorship the other day. When this active duty soldier who has been serving his country for the last ten years in war time started to discuss his criticism of American war mongering he was immediately cut off. See this incredible clip here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TSxm2V8aVQ&feature=g-all-u&context=G2989d2dFAAAAAAAAAAA.
Oh so you think this guy is a one off? Nope. Check this out. http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/contriball.php?cycle=2012 The armed forces are Ron Paul’s three biggest supporters. Look at who is backing Romney. Wall Street has clearly made a bet on who its next puppet will be.
Why Ron Must Run Third Party
I support Ron’s attempt to get the Republican nomination even though I recognize that hell will freeze over before the Republican establishment allows him be chosen. Nevertheless, it is a smart move as he is exposing the lack of ideas amongst the Republican field and exposing them as the empty suits that they are. Other than him, they will all be puppets of TPTB just like Obama. I think that simply his running is changing the debate and converting more people to his perspective.
So the big question is what should he do after the Republicans choose their new Wall Street puppet Romney. In my opinion, he must run as a third party candidate. No matter what he will not be returning to Congress so this is really his last shot and I actually think he can win as a third party candidate. Just imagine a debate between Romney, Obama and Paul. How will they respond to Paul’s strong defense of civil liberties. Or his attacks on the Federal Reserve system. Or his anti-preemptive war stance? They can’t and it will expose Romney and Obama to be the same guy on the important issues at play today. They will be shown once and for all as the empty suits that they are. Even if he doesn’t win, turning this whole thing around will not happen overnight. It is a process and him running as a third party candidate will further expose the two party system as the sham that it is and further accelerate the demise of both parties. In fact, I already think that by 2016 the Democratic party will be essentially a shadow of its former self and the Republicans may be as well if they continue on the path they are on much longer. To paraphrase Shakespeare. The tides in the affairs of men are changing. Neither political party can comprehend it.
Finally, let’s remember that it is both bought and paid for parties that hate Ron Paul and that is because he is the only genuine threat to the establishment. As soon as this man topped the polls in Iowa the mainstream media went into total freak out mode. Watch this clip that shows how both the fake right and fake left media portrayed the Iowa caucus in 2008 and now 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soHAOVZzXtA&feature=watch_response
Finally, Jon Stewart several months ago joked about how the media systematically ignores Ron Paul. http://www.infowars.com/jon-stewart-scolds-media-for-ignoring-rep-ron-paul/
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Peace and wisdom,