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Confessions of a "Paulbot"

We supporters of Ron Paul have been labeled with a number of unflattering terms over the years. But one of my favorites is the term "Paulbot".

The term conjures up images of clone armies; mindless hordes sweeping locust-like across the political landscape.

The irony is almost laughable.

We "Paulbots" are some of the most diverse and undisciplined bunch of people you will ever meet. Far from compromising our individuality to some hypothetical hivemind, we tend to be so opinionated and independent in our thinking that it is hard for us to agree on a time for tea.

Of any group of Americans today, we are probably the LEAST likely to fall into lockstep behind a populist demagogue or charismatic cult figure.

And yet that doesn't stop our detractors from trying to marginalize us through fear and ignorance. They intentionally confuse our conviction and enthusiasm with fanaticism. Sophisticated cynicism is an attitude that has been encouraged by the political establishment. Any group that truly threatens the status quo is automatically labeled a "cult". And this is a task made simpler because it has been so long since any large group of people have acted decisively, intelligently, AND independently without a hidden agenda.

But is it a cult when many people simultaneously decide to vacate a burning building?

And therein lies the ultimate irony.

We "Paulbots" are the ones who have seen the danger. We don't share a common religion or even an ideology. We disagree with one another about many things and often don't even agree with Ron Paul. But we DO share a love for our freedom, and we HAVE seen enough of the truth to know that it is in jeopardy.

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man WILL behave oddly. And if you get enough one-eyed men together they will inevitably act with inexplicable passion and in unison to things that are invisible to the majority.

As a result it is easy for our opponents to label us as "wacky," our behavior as "bizarre," and our movement a "cult."

Easy, but very, VERY wrong.

Am I a "Paulbot"?
Sure, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
But that doesn't mean what you think it means.




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so true

I have often wondered how he kept going all this time. If I ever get the chance to meet him the only question i want to ask is "How did you keep going all these years?" And he has done it with a smile on his face.... he inspires me beyond measure. I proudly claim being a paulbot!

Somewhat ironically reminds me of

the terms

1) 'Truther' - as if seeking that virtue was a negative

2) 'Conspiracy theorist' - as if exercising rational logic were a similar drawback

btw IMO the 'cure' for such derision would be to admit controversial evidence, testimony and forensics into fair trials (ex. thereby ending the 9/11 Wars and its subsequent police state)

This one goes to FB

Nice

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May I add a new word to the mix?

Mittwits. Think about it.

Let's not...

Let's not lower ourselves to their level.

Freedom is my Worship Word!

Mittwits.

Nice!!

Mitt Witts

Love it.

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Perhaps not couth for political discourse but,

on the other hand,

turnabout is fair play, is it not?

"Home is where it's hardest."
-Tommy

OMG PANDAS!!! LOCK UP THE CHILDREN!!!
-me

I embraced it

check out my signature :)

Beep beep boop beep... I am a Paulbot... prepare for liberty and prosperity!

So true-

Here in Texas, when we refer to organizing the Ron Paul people, we call it cat herding. Nobody wants to be pigeon holed or stereo-typed. I guess the main thing we agree on is that we like candidates with integrity rather than party hacks.

Why we do it...

Romneybots: Paid
Paulbots: Passionate

"He did not come into the world to condemn it, but to save it." - John 3:17

"Well, you know it's like I always say 'it ain't government work if you don't have to do it twice.'" - Jerry Gergich

Inspired

Not Hired.

Colchester, New London County, Connecticut

NIce! Can I use that one?!?

NIce! Can I use that one?!?

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Absolutely!

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Colchester, New London County, Connecticut

Ewww tea

Bring on the coffee :)

Paulistinian and Proud of it

Mitt Ramennoodle will never get my vote.

"Home is where it's hardest."
-Tommy

OMG PANDAS!!! LOCK UP THE CHILDREN!!!
-me

I thought a paulbot was a computer program

I thought a paulbot was a computer program that had multible names, and posted on the daily Paul to talk Ron Paul Republicans into BS like funding losers in the Democrat party.

Now you're saying anyone who likes Ron Paul is a paulbot?

I like "Paul Patriot" because it says it all....

And it puts all the others on notice where they stand with me....

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I, for one, welcome our new Paulbot overlords

(& not ironically)

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Paulbot is the best bot, but

Paulbot is the best bot, but conversations shouldn't be centered around Ron Paul. They should be centered around the Federal Reserve, the Military Industrial Complex, etc.

Unlike the "others",Paul

Unlike the "others",Paul supporters do not mindlessly follow but have put thought in their choice.It is not a superficial decision based on a catchy slogan or pretty speeches,but the message is one that penetrates the heart,the soul and the mind.

A valiant bunch you are...

13 No servant can serve two masters; for either he shall hate the one, and love the other, or else he shall lean to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and riches. - Luke 16

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Our detractors inevitably misunderstand RP's

policies and the principles underlying them. It takes some conscious effort to open one's mind to radically new ideas. As Dr. Paul points out, Liberty is a very new idea to most of humanity, even though there is a natural yearning for it across cultures.

Those who misunderstand and fear Liberty and the Nonaggression Principle parody a superficial and grossly incorrect notion of who we are.

I like Paulbots because it

I like Paulbots because it makes me think of the Transformers. Paulbots... Roll out! (The bad guys were the decepticons... Which makes me think of deceptive conservatives).

I read the title

and submitted by Spacehabitats, and I upvoted. I assumed the rest was going to be good stuff. I was right.

Iv been called a lot of things before

But a "Paulbot" has got to be the best outta all of em.

His name is Edward Snowden

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Big bump

Saluting all Paulbots wherever they are!

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Bump for Paulbots everywhere! :)

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danger...danger...

Dr. Smith, Will...danger

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