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The Resistance of Mainstream Media and GOP Insiders to Ron Paul

The following article is posted at my blog: http://libertyvigilante.com/2011/06/23/resistance-from-mains...

If only the mainstream media would wake up and those stiff collared Republican insiders could loosen up, then the barriers to liberty would clear like a morning mist, and Ron Paul would be paraded into the executive office with trumpets trumpeting and streamers streaming – or so some would hope.

But it won’t happen that way!

Ron Paul can get elected, and mainstream media and the GOP may find it unavoidable to appease and succumb to his supporters somewhat, but they will be like cats being fed salad. The ideas of liberty do not nourish such institutions, in fact, they starve them. The fact that they resist, is an indication that the liberty movement is on the right track. Expect it to continue until independent media supersedes the mainstream and two-party politics is a thing of the past.

Even if Ron Paul does become President, the battle will have just begun. We should expect constant media misrepresentation and whining over his every step toward liberty and a great deal of political maneuvering intended to delegitimize the liberty movement. The battle is a long one and it will require eternal vigilance to progress ever further toward liberty. Each step along the way however, will empower the revolution with hope and energize the remnant with enthusiasm.

Why the Mainstream Media will Resist

The mainstream media’s raison d’être is to appeal to the lowest common denominator. To titillate the greatest number at the minimal effort. Part of doing this has been to create a false dichotomy of opinion. To borrow a phrase from Tom Woods, a forum for ideas spanning the expansive divide between Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney. It’s not about whether a war is wrong, it’s about how aggressive it ought to be, or which distant program to withdraw troops is acceptably dangerous. Or if tax rates for X should be 35% or 39%. The industry and its talking heads can play this game all day long and appear to be well informed. When the fabric of their world view is challenged by what they call extreme and fringe ideas, they are as lost as a bunch of art students in a lecture on structural engineering. Having invested their career in the mainstream media game and having found their preferred position on the ground, they’re in no rush to enter a new playing field of ideas.

This goes without mentioning mainstreams resistance due to affiliations with vested interests, with the political establishment, corporate advertisers, share holders or NWO protagonists. They would also need to overcome the inertia of relying on consumer dullness in their strategy to sell fear and subsequent rescue by those who know what’s good for them. Imagine them as adolescents, in search of power, fame and adoration, telling the masses of children what to do and what to think.

A few will stand atop that playhouse and some will even jump off, but the playhouse that is mainstream media is crumbling, it will never be a beacon of liberty, it will merely observe liberty’s revolution, in befuddlement, from an ever greater distance, as it fades into insignificance.

Why the Republican Party will Resist

The major parties too, will meet a similar fate, should the revolution continue. The concept of a two-party political system is antagonistic to the development of liberty. The growth of liberty will come in proportion to the disestablishment of the traditional political party power structure.

Those within party politics have invested their careers and reputations within that structure, a structure that demands loyalty and a desire to preserve party power. It is not a system under which the pursuit of liberty is the main driving force. It is about winning, being the biggest and toughest kid on the block. Don’t expect them to welcome with open arms, a movement and ideology that augers their institution’s demise.

The People’s Support is the Key

The gnashing of teeth over the resistance of mainstream media and the political establishment is wasted grief. Though we ought to be thrilled when our political achievements force them into submission, they aren’t our allies and never will be. They are at best tools, at worst obstacles. We need to use and influence them, but that is achieved only in proportion to the strength of our ideas and the cumulative weight of people’s support of such ideas. These institutions, in order to retain legitimacy, have to respond to the wants of the people. The more the people know and the more they demand, the more mainstream media and the political parties are forced to bend to the will of the people.

This new revolution, a battle of ideas, will be won by influencing the hearts and minds of the people. It’s an information revolution and while the number of converts grow and their knowledge grows, liberty progresses. The behavior of mainstream media and the political institutions will be a mere reflection of the degree to which the people have come to learn about and desire liberty.

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Liberty Vigilante.........Good Name. Says it All.

Great Article!

T-Shirts?

Thanks!

Content first.... let's see if I can get my writing legs back in shape. This campaign is inspiring me to write again :)

Have done t-shirts b4 via CafePress, might put together a design when I get time, see if there's a demand.

Then lets force the media to "OBEY" us through boycotts!!

They can't play their little Globalist game for much longer, that ship has sailed!!!!

So if they attack the Doctor at every turn, all the way up & into the dissolution of the Fed we need to smack the media upside the head just like we smack leaders in the face with the Constitution!!!

We need to proclaim loudly and boldly, UNENDING WARS FOR ISRAEL IS INSANE....

GLOBAL GOVERNMENT IS INSANE.....

POLICING THE ENTIRE WORLD TO FORM A PERFECT LEAGUE OF NATIONS AND ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT IS INSANE!!

Then ask the panderers and lunatics who VOUCH for this concept, to come out on TV and publicly defend the position!

Bring on all their AEI experts, bring on the former Fed Chairman, go ahead & bring on Netanyahu himself for all I care!!

But lets see these low-down, radical communists DEFEND their polices in the light of day....where everyone can see JUST HOW insane they are!!!!

I guarantee once they see the staple-points of this agenda for themselves, the people will agree it is insane. An UNTENABLE movement. Radial Israelism is an UNTENABLE movement, and so is the Queen Zionista witch of Scotland Yard!!!
You could poke fun at how stupid it all is, the whole entire agenda doesn't make sense unless you are mentally imbalanced. Dumb ideas, BAD criminals promoting them!!

So let's start "bending" the media!

We have the power to bend the media to our will. We only lack the uniformity of purpose and willingness to make a small, consistent effort.

If each of us will dedicate 20 minutes a week to wringing out the corruption in media, Ron Paul will be the next president of the USA.

http://boycotts4paul.com

End media prejudice against Ron Paul in 2012.
Signup at http://boycotts4paul.com
or discuss at
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The first boycott campaign,,

is here: http://boycotts4paul.com/boycott1.html

It seems the video of that program has been taken down. It will be interesting to see how such campaigns develop. Even a few hundred emails to sponsors would have their PR divisions panicked I'd imagine.

It would be great if that site could produce a decent summary of the coverage in question and information about the sponsor's prevalence in supporting the show. Also would be great if each campaign provided a forum to share replies and develop the strategy.

A great start though!

The first Boycott 4 Paul

The video is still available. Just click the show title at http://boycotts4paul.com/boycott1.html

As for the rest of the suggestions - keep them coming, but understand, putting the web site up is a one-man project and I can only work 28 hours a day!

Anyone interested in writing summaries?

Eventually, the plan is to have people nominate programs and sponsors, then vote to choose targets. Top three votes get the email. I'd be doing that now, but the code's not ready. Of course, you're free to take on the other sponsors as well, but that might overrun your 20 minute per week commitment. I would much rather have 20 minutes a week for the next 50 weeks than 100 minutes a week for 10 weeks, so beware the burnout factor.

At the moment sponsor targets are picked on the basis of perceived vulnerability and availability of alternative products. For example, Orencia, a drug to treat RA, was considered but at the present, there don't appear to be any alternative drugs in the class. With Castrol, there are dozens of other types of motor oil.

Regarding discussion - for now, most of that's happening at http://dailypaul.com/165850/ending-the-media-prejudice-again...

End media prejudice against Ron Paul in 2012.
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Much appreciated Kurt

I realize it's not an easy task, especially for one person doing it voluntarily. I'm also a website builder and could imagine the work involved.

Well done so far. The potential would be great with funding and support. Who knows where it could lead with the Ron Paul army behind it.

Kurt

I just joined up,I think you have a great idea here,I have been preaching boycotting for years.I run a 24-7 business and a very busy lifestyle but will help as much as I can with your project.Boycotting is one of the few powers we have left as people and consumers.Thank you.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Great!

As this project grows there will certainly be parts of it that I will want to pass off to other people to handle. If you're up for that, let me know at kurt@boycotts4paul.com.

In the meantime, the most important thing people can do is sign up and spread the word.

This project will rely on large numbers of people who will reliably spend about 20 minutes each week to send 3 emails of complaint. Without the numbers, we fail.

Imagine a PR department getting 100 complaints, or 1000.

Now imagine them getting TEN THOUSAND complaints. That's four messages for every minute of every day for an entire work week!

I think the day we can do that is the day that no sponsor will resist us, and none of the media manglers will be able to risk unfair coverage of Ron Paul.

And then, there's always 100,000. Visualize it. Really think about it. Can you smell their email servers burning up?

Whoa!

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Awesome!

This is way better than the days of marching on Washington with protest signs. All of which costs much time and money and has little effect.
This project will be time and cost effective and have a big effect!.
We can assemble 10,000 supporters to spend a few minutes per week! We Must!

We can do it - with YOUR help!

Right now, it's a numbers game. We're getting close to 200 people, but I want to see 1000.

Then 10,000.

Can you imagine all the people freaking and tearing out their hair when we hit some outfit with 100,000 boycott emails!?

As I said, this is something you can do in air-conditioned comfort at no cost with your favorite beverage at your elbow. What's not to like? And as you so sagaciously point out, you don't have to march anywhere or be any specific place at any particular time.

In other words" Effective and EEEEEE-ZEEEEEE!

So SPREAD THE WORD!

Thanks!

End media prejudice against Ron Paul in 2012.
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Castrol Motor Oil

I sent them this...
"I have 4 other vehicles in addition to the Hyundai accent. I am supporting a boycott of your products due to your support on June 19, 2011 "roundtable, analyizing the GOP with Christiane Amanpour" The omission of Ron Paul from the discussion completely outrages me, and I will NEVER buy anything associated with your company."

it really does take just a few minutes, but I know I won't forget next week or next year...and as vocal as RP supporters are, there can be some serious economic damage done to these companies.

Way to go!

If that doesn't get their attention, neither would a 2x4 up side the head!

We need a good mix of letters, some saying, "Fix the problem or I'm gone" and others just telling them, "It's too late - you've lost my business."

Either way, the point is to get sponsors to understand they WILL lose business if they don't act on the complaints.

Now just sit back and close your eyes. Got 'em closed? Really? Then how can you read this? Okay, AFTER you've read this, close your eyes and just imagine you work for Castrol in their Public Relations Department and you get ONE letter like the one above. What's your reaction?

Okay, you just got two more. 10 more. Now there are 33 of them. 76. 152.

In the past hour, you've received 219 emails, all complaining about "This Week" coverage of Ron Paul. And they're still coming.

By the end of the day, you've received 862 emails. And it's only Monday.

By Friday, over 7000 emails of complaint have arrived.

Sit back, close your eyes. Think about it. What are you feeling? Are you worried? Are you afraid? You are responsible for ensuring your company is seen in a good light by the public, but it all appears to be going horribly wrong.

How do you fix it?

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Wonderful article!!

Wonderful article!!

So let's DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

Let's put an end to media bias against Ron Paul.

http://Boycotts4Paul.com

see also http://dailypaul.com/165850/ending-the-media-prejudice-again...

End media prejudice against Ron Paul in 2012.
Signup at http://boycotts4paul.com
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Love it!

Would have loved to see the advertisers calling O'Reily's boss the other week. The people do need to rally their support and make an impression on advertisers.

EXCELLENT!!

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Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmaTNf4YhEs

Thanks Elviejo..