Wow, Ron Paul's message crosses language and cultural boundariesSubmitted by austrianskool on Fri, 08/26/2011 - 08:36
I am a 2nd generation Korean American and I recently woke up to the truth about Keynesian economics. Long story short, I became a firm believer in Austrian economics and began buying precious metals as a hedge against the continuously inflating dollar. I learned about Ron Paul soon afterward and it didn't take me long to realize that this man was speaking the truth!
Ever since, I have been trying to convince everyone I know to vote for this guy, which entailed a fair amount of extended conversations about the economy. I especially tried hard to get my parents to get on board. I had little success because they are primarily Korean speakers and my Korean is too limited to explain the complex concepts involved (how do you say inflation in Korean?)
I finally got my dad to buy some gold and we went to a Korean owned precious metals dealer. I sparked a conversation with the owner (who is about my dad's age but speaks both English and Korean perfectly) about the economy. Not only did he hold the same convictions about Austrian economics, but he brought up the subject of Ron Paul out of no where! We both agreed that Ron Paul is the only candidate that is actually trying to fix our economic problems. I got him to explain this to my parents in Korean and lo and behold, my dad finally understood what I had been trying to tell him all along. His exact response (in Korean) was "I better vote for this man".
Anyways, not only is my dad going to vote for Ron Paul, he is going to tell all of his Korean buddies to vote for Ron Paul as well! It was awesome to see my dad (who never really cared about U.S politics) suddenly become a Paulite. This only goes to show that solid reasoning transcends culture and language. Ron Paul is the only reasonable candidate PERIOD.