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Rocking the Revolution for Ron Paul By Robin Koerner

(When I asked my friend Robin Koerner to write up a press release, guess I should have known it would come out sounding like a Huffington Post article! Thank you Robin!)

One of the reasons that Ron Paul so often gets things right is because he is a student of history.

He was able to predict the housing bubble and bust, explaining in detail not only what would happen but also why it would happen. He predicted the wiping out of homeowners’ equity nationwide and the massive losses that would be borne by the banking sector.

He predicted that the decade following 9-11 would see massive expansion of government spending, especially on welfare and entitlements, with a large increase in the number of people who depend on the government for economic security. He predicted the decade’s reduction of civil liberties at home and the expansion of militarism abroad. He predicted the credit crisis and the collapse of the dollar, which are ongoing. He even predicted the flocking of investors to gold, which we are seeing today. He told us what we needed to do to avoid all of these things, but not one listened.

Given Ron Paul’s record, Zak Carter, a US Army veteran of Kosovo and Iraq, probably made a safe bet when he decided to devote four months of his life to bringing about another one of Dr. Paul’s predictions: “I always knew that if you were going to have a revolution, you needed to things: young people and music”. Ron Paul already has many young followers; Zak is bringing the music to get him thousands more.

Mr. Carter is the organizer of the “Rock the Revolution Tour” (rocktherevolutiontour.com) for the peace-loving, freedom-protecting, Constitution-defending Congressman seer. Bringing together bands from all over the nation, he already has concerts lined up in 25 cities from Seattle on Oct 15th and to Boston on Dec 16th.

Although the names of some of the artists are still under wraps, we already know that the likes of KRS-One, Europa, Rise, Concise and Krookid, Jordan Page, Rothbard, J.D. Nero, the Voice of Independence, Billy Blaze and Per Capita will be playing. Some of the acts will be accompanying the tour from start to finish. Others will be playing in their home regions.

Throughout history, music has been at the core of massive cultural and political change, and it has been at its most powerful in defense or celebration of humanity’s highest ideals, such as Peace in the ‘60s, the End of Hunger in the ‘80s (remember Bob Geldoff’s Band Aid?), and now, in 2011, Liberty.

If that sounds like a fanciful comparison, consider that the artists at the Rock the Revolution Tour aren’t there to promote a politician (although they’ll likely be voting for him) as much as they are to celebrate the most important, most American, principle for which he stands. Liberty, like music, is empowering and, well, liberating…

Ron Paul has arguably the most diverse grassroots support of any candidate for the presidency in 2012, but young adults are disproportionately represented in his growing, passionate base. The new political generation is bypassing the mainstream media to go straight to the candidates’ speeches, interviews and voting records, which can now all be found online. More importantly, they are reading economists, thinkers and political ideas that haven’t had much play in the public schools or the media for generations. Their Paulian “a-ha” moment invariably occurs when they see that neither mainstream Democrats nor mainstream Republicans have the answers to what ails the country today: indeed, they are the people who have gotten us into this mess of war, loss of civil liberties and crony corporatism. It’s time for something, someone, completely different.

Young people from high-school-age to their early 30s are, as they have been throughout history, the most open to a whole new paradigm… And what’s not to like about a new paradigm of non-aggression, the Constitution, individual liberty and responsibility and sound money – all things that Ron Paul has been talking about and voting for for years?

Unfortunately for the Ron Paul campaign, much of the American population does not yet know much about their man, and since those people don’t know what they’re missing, they have no particular reason to google him. Fortunately for Ron Paul’s chances, though, the demographic to which he appeals most strongly is generally up for some good live music – especially when it’s free. Zak Carter’s Rock the Revolution Tour will be exploiting that fact to get their attention.

Conceived only a few weeks ago, the project already has an extraordinary momentum that suggests that it is likely to become big enough to reach hundreds of thousands. At worst, they’re all going to have a really good time. At best, they’ll consider the possibility that politics is not, in fact, all the same, and that “Rock the Revolution” is just the opening act of a much bigger event - a Revolution to Rock America.

http://www.rocktherevolutiontour.com/

(And we finally have banners! - http://www.revolutionpac.com/grassroots-projects/ - if you have a website and would be willing to host our banner, please email exclusivelyamericanmade@yahoo.com or call 206-501-9221 - and thank you Daily Paul Nation for all of your support, we couldn't do this without you!)




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Please come to DC!

This is Brilliant!

Great composition!

May God bless your efforts!

LivingTheDream

"Bringing together bands from

"Bringing together bands from all over the nation, he already has concerts lined up in 25 cities from Seattle on Oct 15th and to Boston on Dec 16th."

That's in your press release above.

Shows that are not confirmed are not shows that are "lined up".

When you announce a 25 city tour, you list the venues and the acts, not just the dates and the cities.

You announced these dates and cities a month ago, and in 1 month, you've announced 1 venue. But you're claiming 25 shows "lined up"

You should be nailing down these dates, and publicizing the dates, allowing the bands and the venues and the local meetups time to promote this show like any other show that they're skilled at promoting.

Yes Parocks

We have a team of entertainment industry insiders that are the regional coordinators behind this project - the venues have been identified and we'll announce them as we move forward - now that r3vpac is fully on board - http://www.revolutionpac.com/grassroots-projects/ - Things are getting easier, and really picking up steam!

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If you have a financial issue

If you have a financial issue with a venue, you could consider a chip-in for that venue.

10/16 Portland, OR needs $xxx to confirm the date - chip in to make it happen.

Or something like that.

Go Zak!

Makin' it happen, way to go!

'Cause there's a monster on the loose

CHIEF!!!

Just trying to make you proud BugMan BossMan!:)

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Predictions

It'd be so ultra-kewl to come up with dated quotes where we could actually SHOW people the accuracy of his foresight.

Freedom is my Worship Word!

Check out this fantastic

Check out this fantastic youtube covering Ron Paul's predictions. This video covers, in order, the housing bubble, the Iraq War, Osama bin Laden, and the growing welfare/warfare state after 9/11.

The Amazingly Accurate Predictions of Ron Paul: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48Gfzgxh3ZQ

The Prophet

AWESOME!!!

Thanks a billion! Or should that be a trillion these days?

Freedom is my Worship Word!

Wooohooo!!

Des Moines! November 19th!

ln

Is Michael Franti and Spearhead playing?

If they are, count me in...

Here are 4 of my favs...

I know I am not alone...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQf8nNmrIms&feature=related

Yell Fire...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc-F222txQQ&feature=related

East to the West
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzpjFk29WlA&feature=related

Time to Go Home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSeuLsNV4CA&feature=related

Yes, please BUY this wonderful libertarian BOOK! We all must know the History of Freedom! Buy it today!

"The System of Liberty: Themes in the History of Classical Liberalism" ...by author George Smith --
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Is Michael Franti

A Ron Paul supporter?

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December 2nd

I will be at the one in Cleveland, whos going!?

Just saw they had Cleveland

Just saw they had Cleveland on the schedule the other day! Unforeseen events aside, I'll be there! This is too big of an effort not to come see in person

Rock on!

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great post...

thanks!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

EUROPA IS IN!

Spoke with Dave great guy!

We will play as many shows as possible in California to help spread the revolution!

Thank you so much Ryan!

And glad Dave called you so fast!:) - I'm so proud of the all of the amazing people I have helping make this a success! THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!

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Live Artists?

Let us know when your coming to San Francisco. This is about the time we'll be working on California and it would be great to do live street painting for the event.

http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n576/sealsofliberty/uset...

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Thanks Zak and Robin for what

Thanks Zak and Robin for what you are doing to help spread the message. The last sentence really got me fired up.

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bump

for all the good work in bringing this off.

Thanks reedr3v

I stuck the band Europa in my edit - they Just called me! They Rock!

http://www.myspace.com/search/people?q=europa#!/8674246

(I also received email from Red Flag - they opened for DEVO back in the day and had a few hits of their own, glad to see they are still around! Thanks for being a part of this r3volution and I'm waiting for the call!)

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"it's the final count-down..."

Was going well against the backdrop or disintegrating Soviet Union empire back in mid-80s! As someone who have had first-hand experience of empires collapsing, take it from me: rock-and-roll was a huge part of it, getting young people (like me!) starting to think for themselves! ;)

Thank you for organizing this, and yea, I for a moment seriously toyed with the idea of driving down to Seattle and getting some ENERGY into me!

Paul B.

You might be thinking of the

You might be thinking of the band Europe, who did Final Countdown. This is not them. I didn't hear any songs about Ron Paul, and they have a bit of 80s indie rock / Foo Fighters sound. They have a certain amount of popularity - number of plays of their myspace songs are in the thousands instead of the teens. I tried to find reference to shows they have played and was unable to find that.