How I converted Neo-Cons to Ron PaulSubmitted by Browncoat on Tue, 09/13/2011 - 01:06
I was troubled by the boos RP got at the debate, and that smug look on Santorum's face. If only Americans would take the time to not tow company line, and LOOK at the evidence of Ron's wisdom in foreign policy. What a national debate we would have.
Most people I have met, who were PRO WAR, for reasons they didn't even understand, but supported the war none the less.
I was a Pro-Iraq guy for a long time, because...I believed my President.
What changed my mind, and converted other neo-cons was a book I heard about on The Daily Show, back in 2007.
RP has a few books, most are about Liberty and The Fed. But there isn't a book out there that captures the chaos and blowback that Stephen Kinzer brilliantly puts to paper. This man and RP have a similar wit and narrative.
The book is called OVERTHROW: America's Century of Regime Change. It chronicles in detail every US backed Cou D'eta from Hawaii in 1890s to Iraq in 2003. I had no idea of the circumstances surrounding our acquiring of Hawaii, never occurred to me to ask. This book is an eye opener. The chapter/story of Iran's overthrow is vivid and WILL CONVERT any who read it. It was shocking. Every chapter is shocking.
I know books aren't the best way to educate disinterested people in the 21st century. But if you were to show it to people, its the best I could recommend.
If everyone got 3 people to read the chapter on Iran, there would be no debate. Ron would be the consensus candidate 5 months before Iowa. There is no doubt in my mind.
The book is worth buying, but just printing the Iran chapter and disseminating it is totally worth your effort.
I dont work for a publisher or anything, and I don't know the author, but if a lot of people on Daily Paul bought it on amazon, and put it to the top of the sales, if even for 1 day it went from #5,860th on Amazon to #1, people LOVE popular things, and people love a bandwagon and they might buy it and learn something, then the snowball of truth for what the US has done these past 120 years would get traction, and awaken people...and awake people are Ron Paul voters.