Confessions of a Paul-aholicSubmitted by Marc Clair on Tue, 01/03/2012 - 08:23
Just recently finished this blog post, my own testimonial about how I came to join the Ron Paul Revolution. Hope you all enjoy!
All the signs are there: The Facebook posts. The Tweeting. The late night YouTube-ing. The bumper stickers. The rants that can seemingly springboard from any subject and somehow always wrap up with something about "The Fed". The blogging.
I can't hide from it any longer. It's time to accept the Truth.
My name is Marc, and I'm a Paul-aholic.
Some might call it an unhealthy obsession. Others probably just think I'm a right-wing loonie. Or maybe even one of those "conspiracy theorists"! After all, Ron Paul's just that wacky guy who's always yapping about the Federal Reserve and blaming the US for 9/11. Some of you probably think I've just plain lost it and need to find a new hobby.
I can't deny any of the above. After all, "perception is reality". Our perceptions in regards to political discourse have largely been shaped by the media and politicians to make everything nice and simple for us. All that you have to do is decide which "side" you are on - left or right, Democrat or Republican - walk into the booth and click away! But how to decide which "team" you're on? Let's break it down:
Democrats aka "the left" are for the "little guy", support unions, want to tax the rich, defend civil liberties, are pro-choice and for gun control, and are anti-war (ish).
Republicans aka "the right" are for the corporations, hate unions, want lower taxes, champion the Police State, love God and guns, and are really itchin' to "bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran".
Man, this voting stuff is as easy as making delicious Pillsbury Biscuits!!! Mmmm...biscuits.
"Marc! Stop pandering for a blog sponsor! Yeah, we get it, the political system in this country is dumbed-down, over-simplified and stupid. This Ron Paul bro is just another one of those politicians - a Republican no less! - so who cares?"
Well, Imaginary Contrarian Voice In My Head, how about a quick little back story so you get where I'm comin' from, eh?