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Mitt Romney: The Ultimate Naked Emperor

Larken Rose author of The Most Dangerous Superstition joins Daily Paul Radio with Kurt Wallace for ‘Mitt Romney: The Ultimate Naked Emperor’ to discuss what a Mitt Romney presidency would look like. Larken Rose explains why he has 'endorsed' Romney for President and what it would do for the American mindset. Could Romney be the default teacher of Liberty?

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I read his endorsement

rather than listen to it. I wonder why he imagines that the truly free society will emerge from the ruins of the present one when he has no belief in humanity? He is correct to say that there has been no truly free society in human history. The simple reason for that is that humanity is imperfect.

It is irrational to believe that a perfectly free society can arise from an imperfect humanity by our own efforts. In this event he sees a grain of truth insofar as he intuits that we shall always inevitably fail. This is why authority and law is a gift to us to protect us from ourselves. What we do with that gift can enable us to develop as human beings or if we treat it with disdain as does Mr. Rose then we will reap the fruits of that carelessness.

Mr. Rose has carved out a nihilistic niche for himself and he is free within that limitation to mock and deride according to his own world view which is essentially existentialist and dystopian. He offers nothing of truth or beauty in his philosophy so he will always attract to himself those who are fascinated by wickedness, ugliness and lies. He is like the Loki figure of Norse mythology who is essentially a misanthrope and an archetypal outsider.

He has a death wish and will never be satisfied until that wish is fulfilled, hence his endorsement of Romney, to hasten the end of everything and bring to pass the Goetterdaemmerung, the Twilight of the Gods.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

Read a bit more of Larken

before you write him off. This little article is not up to his usual standards. Even God rested on the Seventh Day. After writing The Most Dangerous Superstition, Larken can be forgiven for having an off day.

You misjudge him entirely, and all your comments on "his philosophy" have obviously been made by someone who has NOT read any of his books. Here and here are two excerpts from The Most Dangerous Superstition, which ought to give you a much better idea what he's about. And check out the reviews of his book on Amazon -- 15 of them, and not one of them rated his book less than 5 stars. Do yourself a HUGE favor, and read it yourself. If you love liberty, this is a book you will treasure.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose

Larken Rose

"Whoever has the right to make the rules for a particular place is, by definition, the owner of that place."

I came across this statement in the piece you linked to. Let me just say immediately that I believe that Mr. Rose is mistaken in his first premise, that authority is a mere superstition. Therefore I am unlikely to agree to anything he says that is based upon that premise. In the statement above he is however saying something that is axiomatic. The owner makes the rules.

As a Christian I believe that God is the Creator of all things "The Lord owns the earth and all it contains, the world and all who live in it." (Psalm 24:1)

The Declaration of Independence recognises that we derive our rights from our humanity and that they are a gift from our Creator. He is our owner and He gives us our rights. How does He do this? By giving us His Law which protects us from those among us who would deprive us of our life, liberty and property unlawfully. In other words our rights are a corollary of His Law.

As I indicated in my last post, authority and the Law are gifts from God. We abuse them at our own peril and this is precisely what we have done. If we obeyed the Law and recognised that all authority comes from our sovereign God then we would be a free people but some men arrogate authority to themselves, they change the Law of God for the laws of men and seek to control other men. In other words they abuse the gifts of God for their own selfish, carnal purposes and the result is that we see men oppressed and in psychological chains everywhere.

Mr. Rose mistakes this abuse of authority as authority itself but authority can only proceed from the one Who is the Author of everything and Mr. Rose has completely missed this truth. He has consigned divine revelation to the rubbish tip into which he has thereby thrown his own inheritance.

"Fools say to themselves, “There is no God.” They sin and commit evil deeds; none of them does what is right." (Psalm 53:1)

"A fool takes no pleasure in understanding but only in disclosing what is on his mind. " (Proverbs 18:2)

It is to be regretted that even those who claim to know God and to wield His authority have abused it and made use of it to oppress those given to them to care for. It is only when we understand the nature of authority and the Law and practise them righteously that we can be truly free.

"The law of the Lord is perfect and preserves one’s life. The rules set down by the Lord are reliable and impart wisdom to the inexperienced." (Psalm 19:7)

"But the one who peers into the perfect law of liberty and fixes his attention there, and does not become a forgetful listener but one who lives it out – he will be blessed in what he does." (James 1:25)

"Speak and act as those who will be judged by a law that gives freedom. For judgment is merciless for the one who has shown no mercy. But mercy triumphs over judgment." (James 2:12)

"But Jesus called them and said, “You know that the rulers of the nations lord it over them, and those in high positions use their authority over them. It must not be this way among you! Instead whoever wants to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave just as the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:25-28)

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

OOPS! My mistake.

For a minute there, I thought I was talking to a rational human being. Excuse me. You can go back to doing whatever the Authority tells you to do. If I want to change your mind about anything, I'll tell Him to enlighten you.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose

The accusation of irrationality

is a natural reaction to my goring your sacred cow or should I say for pointing out that your source of authority, the idol of your heart and mind, Larken Rose, is a false god and has built his house on the sand of a false premise.

Since you have done the same you must face the same fate as he when the storms come and the winds of experience blow your house down. The only Power sustaining you is the One your are denying and opposing.

When He removes His hand from your life then you will discover the true meaning of authority. Then you will be grateful that He has not destroyed you completely and has given you an opportunity to literally change your mind for His mind (to repent) and to understand the true nature of Life.

Each of us was designed and designed for a purpose whether as a vessel of dishonour or honour, a vessel of wrath or mercy. Each of us has a part to play and you are playing your part in this great drama, as am I. Man sharpens man as iron sharpens iron so I thank you for the opposition you have presented and wish you well in your search for the Truth.

At one time in my life I would have spent more time exploring the rudiments of Mr. Rose's and your philosophy even if only to show you where it is flawed but faced with such a daunting task today I confess I simply took the first off ramp that presented itself.

Every such effort apart from the Truth that I have ever examined is usually very glib and persuasive in a superficial way but it seems that the same techniques are used to ensnare the unwary. One learns to spot them quickly and dismiss the entire project on that basis. This does not mean that there will be no features of Truth in the landscape just that the road will lead to nowhere worthwhile.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

Read Larken's "endorsement"

Here. The written endorsement is much more fun than this interview.

I wrote Larken to tell him I'd posted his article here, and he was pleased -- and surprised that so many people reacted positively.

He also affirmed that he really does not want to see Dr. Paul elected:

If, by some miracle, Ron Paul won, he would try to LEGISLATE freedom.
He would NOT (...)tell people to ignore
"the law," forget elections, disobey and resist the parasite class. And that is a HUGE difference. Ron Paul would REINFORCE the myth that the people need the PERMISSION of politicians in order to be free. In other words, for all of his well-intentioned efforts, he would simply reinforce the ONE false idea that matters: the belief in "authority."

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose



Larken Rosen Is treading on dangerous waters.

Don't forget what happened in Germany.
It can end up getting so much out of hand that there won't be any posible way of getting the freedom back.
So, wishing the worst to the worst people(giving them their Mick romney), hits the good people as well.

Its Paul now, or the game is lost basically. I'm not a prophet like the good Dr. But I have a feeling this is it.

Thanks Kurt/Great!

I felt like I was just sitting next to you and Larken listening to a really interesting conversation. Did people listen to the interview before commenting here? One year ago there was a fascinating thread started by Daboodle about "the consent to be governed."

Larken is a thinker. Google "Larken Rose, Ron Paul" and think about some of the things he has said. He makes me think in some directions I haven't gone before.

A revolution designed to raise freedom consciousness has to raise intellectual consciousness with revolutionary thinking. No, of course Larken does not "really" want Romney as President. He is merely postulating that it is going to have to get much worse before people will wake up. This would happen with a Romney will happen with another term for O'Bama. Go down those two "Romney flip-flop slogans" and "change you can believe in" yellow brick roads and it is indeed scary. We will continue to believe that we CAN'T let that happen. Why? Intellectually you have to go down both yellow brick roads, both of which lead to slavery and disaster.

The powers that be can run the numbers out on their "super computers" of how to sway the masses and pull off false flags of all kinds. We are running a different computer program and they do not even know who we are.

We run "true" flags and expect the unexpected, the Black Swan, the 100th Monkey and it is working. We aren't in their "super computer" yet because they do not understand who we are..all the variables.I like Larken's books, I like his thinking because they "grow" me.

Thank you, Kurt. More, please. Larken is "with" us...but he is one of many aiding the vital "intellectual" revolution by making us think. There are no "magic bullets" or "magic wands." It is a process.


I don't agree

with Larken on this, as I commented on the audio site. However I do appreciate you doing these interviews! Keep it up! How about interviewing some musicians? Maybe Jordan Page, Steve Dore, Neal Fox or Aimee!


What good is Freedom of the press, if the Press will not Press For Freedom? - UR

Ask not what your government can do for the people, ask what can the people do for the people. - UR

Any public official who swore an oath... uphold the Constitution, and either signed the NDAA (in Obama's case), or stated they would have signed it (in Romney's case), or voted for it are UNFIT FOR OFFICE(.)

"Default teacher of Liberty"?

Wow...what a load of sht this idea is.
Shovel it elsewhere plz.

RON2012PAUL...The r3VOLution continues...
"I always win"
+GOLD and SILVER are money+ thanks I thanks I think I'll be writing in ron paul instead and pray that Rand runs next election if there is one.

Romney + Naked kinda creeps

Romney + Naked kinda creeps me out.

Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.


Sorry, I have no interest in Romney. On election day I'll either be voting Ron Paul or fishing. Both sound nice.

I get what you're saying, Romney will really make the point that our electoral process is completely bought by wallstreet, and whether Obama or Romney are elected, we see a continuation of legislation that favors the 1% while ignoring the rest of us. But there's no way in hell I'm surrendering my vote to a system that will use that to justify continued corruption.

Ron Paul, or I'm going fishing.

If moderates want anyone but Obama, fiscal-conservatives want Paul, libertarians want Paul, independents want Paul, and disenchanted-democrats want Paul; Ron Paul is the best choice to beat the incumbent.

No one and nothing but Paul

I understand your sentiment about fishing.....I like fishing too. But on election day, no matter what, I'm voting for Ron Paul. I'll write him in, I'll vote the American Elect ticket if he is on it, I will crawl miles through the snow to get there, what ever it takes.

People have sat out elections before, that fine with the corporate string pullers. Writing him in though, that let's them know how big this movement is becoming. It lets them know we will take action, no matter how small, to work towards our freedom and correct the ugly distortions happening in the US.

So let's make sure there is only one option for election day in November, no one and nothing happens that day but voting for Ron Paul. For May 17 Money Bomb!

Obama or Romney may be in the

Obama or Romney may be in the White House, but neither will be elected.

We don't have elections in America's all an illusion to keep the masses calm like a pacifier for a baby.

Now that's the truth

We just have the illusion of them....

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15