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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Small Reassurance That Ron Paul Will Never Leave Us

posted by on June 17 at 15:36 PM

Unsuccessful runs for the presidency—and especially campaigns that show that faint glimmer of success, only to be stomped on by the realities of the process—seem to adhere to a kind of ghoulish, ‘high school yearbook signing’ orthodoxy. Everyone promises that this is only the beginning of a lifetime friendship, and then they form a political action committee, and then they slowly cease having any relevance in your life.

It would appear that Ron Paul wants to sign your yearbook.

The Revolution was officially suspended last Friday night, and has now contorted itself into The Campaign for Liberty, which will carry forth the Paul message of limited government, airships, and tearing down the elaborate Rothschild-created banking structures that secretly run our lives from cradle-to-grave.

Here are some of the choicer ‘grassroots’ moments from their “Strategy” section:

• Encouraging the formation of discussion groups and book clubs at the local level to help people learn more about our ideas.

• Establishing a speakers bureau to give presentations around the country about the great principles we champion.

• Developing materials for homeschooling families, to help them educate their children in history, sound economics, and related fields.

Obviously, what doomed fellow Texan Ross Perot’s independent efforts to reshape the American electorate was his unwillingness to declare to his followers that it was finally time to yank their children out of school and give them a Perot-based education on the cruel realities of history and economics.

To digress slightly, there is a precedent for what Paul is hoping to do here: you don’t need to look any further than Howard Dean’s perch as Chairman of the Democratic Party to see that movement-based politics, if applied with enough enticements for the existing power structure, can actually change things.

But the problem is, Paul doesn’t want control of something as minor as the leadership of some National Committee. He wants to tear down the party and reshape it into a cross between an oddly noble brand of Jeffersonian literalism and shrill pamphleteering for backwoods militia groups. And unlike Dean, the Revolution isn’t interested in incremental change. Its brand of politics is as unpalatable to the Republican Party as the Green Party’s is to the Democrats.

When you combine that with Paul’s decision to toss out his real leverage, which would have been a third party run for the presidency… well, it doesn’t seem to bode well for the future prospects of the Revolution. Which must be of some relief to the Rothschild-Rockefeller banking axis, and a cruel arrow to the heart of the the nascent zeppelin industry.

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Wake up, sheeple!

Posted by Ziggity | June 17, 2008 3:40 PM

I like how a book club is one of the ideas. That's cute.

Posted by Abby | June 17, 2008 3:48 PM

You don't know what the fuck you're talking about, Ryan. The Paulbearers know some things that you obviously don't, because they are very close to taking over the GOP in quite a few Legislative Districts and counties in this state, including King and Pierce Counties.

How do I know this? I won't tell you. Pretend that you're a reporter and do some digging.

Here's a hint: It has something to do with the Top Two primary.

Posted by ivan | June 17, 2008 5:09 PM

Really, you've decided on "Paulbearers?" Is that little piece of world play an homage to the wrestler, or to the people who carry the coffin? Because I think either would be pretty swell.

Posted by Ryan S. Jackson | June 17, 2008 5:45 PM

Why are you addressing yourself and what's "world play"? As far as the "content" of your writing, you seem to have a habit of attacking the safest, easiest targets such as third party candidates without doing much actual reporting on anything of substance.

You're clearly aspiring to be a government/corporate lapdog for self-styled hipsters which is fine if you're a blogger for Fox news. Most Stranger readers detest Fox news so it'd be nice if you educated yourself a little more about aspects of politics that actually affect us, such as the influence of corrupt policy and people in power on issues such as the war, the economy, healthcare, education, mass media, and the environment?

Posted by Journalism 101 | June 17, 2008 11:51 PM

Why are you talking bullshit about the Rothschilds? This transparent attempt to paint Ron Paul as an anti-semite is moronic and intellectually dishonest. One of Ron Paul's greatest inspirations is Milton Friedman, who's himself jewish. Ryan, you should simply shut up.

Posted by Patrick | June 18, 2008 5:48 AM

@ 6, seriously? If you are ever forced to listen to the GCN republic radio you'd hear it all the time. Alex Jones (the craziest and most terrifying creep/asshole to have a radio show) talks about three things. The government being evil and trying to control our minds, how much he loves Ron Paul and how the Rothschilds are the devil. Paul has been on the show and agreed to ALL these points many many many times over.

Posted by Rwr | June 18, 2008 7:13 AM

Ron Paul wants to replace paper money with a gold standard. This is the only topic he has in respect to banking. He has no problem with teh jews running the American banking system. If he was not confrontational towards Alex Jones, it was probably because he was grateful for being invited for once to a radio show. I myself cannot verify or falsify this, because here in Germany it is not possible to listen to GCN republic radio.

Posted by Patrick | June 18, 2008 10:09 AM

I admittedly am not an expert on rich and powerful families but my hunch would be they do more harm than good to the planet overrall. Why such defensiveness against those who speak out against the government and elites like the Rothchilds?

Either you're ignorant, brainwashed, an apologist or all or some combination of the above. I think Alex Jones does go over the top on occasion but he has rational and factual critiques of certain police-state tendencies of the government.
For a taste of a truly terrifying creep/asshole, check out Michael Reagan or the similarly hateful propagandists that flood the airwaves (ie. Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage etc...)

Posted by wrw | June 18, 2008 10:09 AM

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