Self-serving demagogues using Rand's treachery to attack Ron PaulSubmitted by BmoreBrawler on Sun, 06/10/2012 - 21:23
I'm in the legal profession and do issue-spotting all day so when I see people muddying two issues together I get very irritable :). Here goes, list form rant style.
1. There is a slight chance that why Rand did what he did was strategic. NOT to "influence Mitt Romney" (demagogue strawman) or "get a cabinet position"(will obviously be marginalized unless its RP as an independent Fed Chair or DOD/CIA director or something). The only benefit would be to make sure that even though Ron Paul supporters will not vote for Romney, we as a movement cannot be blamed by brainwashed but well-meaning Republicans for "costing Romney the election". Our people in the GOP will be further entrenched and legitimized. Not with the elite who hate us, but with the Republican proles we are trying to reach. You know that Ron Paul will not endorse Romney so someone had to, or so the argument goes. My opinion is that this is nonsense and that successful revolutionary movements have never had to compromise before, but its a possible legitimate reason other than simply being threatened.
2. For the sake of argument,assume what Rand did was simply treason, the culmination of a few "compromises" with the establishment like genocidal sanctions on Iran. That is the simplest explanation, anyway, the Occam's Razor argument when dealing with politicians. Rand Paul does not deserve as much of a benefit of the doubt as his dad does. Yes I gave him money, over $400(a lot for me).
3. So if RAND did this treason, why is Ron being dragged into this? I heard Alan Watt bring up that discredited freemason mumbo jumbo about Ron Paul, as did Webster Tarpley along with tired nepotism arguments(if you were RP, who would you trust?). These guys are self-absorbed paranoids and blowhard socialists with a hidden agenda, respectively, so no surprise.
4. Adam Kokesh to his credit was pretty fair to Ron. Lew Rockwell said it best, Rand is not really one of us 100% and that's been clear for a long time(for those that were not delusional).
5. The worst offender is Alex Jones. Alex Jones has the most to gain from Ron Paul losing influence in the movement. Alex Jones is probably second in command of the movement's ideology to RP, followed by Lew Rockwell. Alex has repeatedly conflated Ron Paul with Rand Paul's betrayal.
a. "Rand Paul is Ron Paul's Son"
- Obvious nonsense, they have disagreed on many issues in the past and voted opposite on the sanctions issue. How can he blame Ron Paul for that when he literally voted opposite? David was the good king and Soloman was the bad king(mixed actually, like Rand). Do you blame David for everything Solomon did?
b. Ron Paul has had some sketchy endorsements
-Nothing new. Poor oversight, like the racist newsletters and Afghanistan war vote. Adam Kokesh did a good job expounding on this. He simply is not aware of everything happening in the nation, even in the Texas Senate race, and personally when I read anything generic, poorly written, and lacking insight coming out of his campaign or C4L I attribute it to John Tate.
c. Ron Paul told people in a letter to be "respectful" at the RNC
-Totally boilerplate and generic admonition from a classy 75+ year old, who cares?
d. Ron Paul said that Mitt Romney had more delegates that he does
-Um, yeah obviously. Why are people so delusional this time around? Since when is truth treason? Truth is treason in the empire of lies...or among the deluded paranoids.
e. Ron Paul made a deal with Romney too
-What evidence without relying on the fallacy laid out in point (a)? The MSM articles that we discredited as soon as they were released because they were based on zero evidence?
6. So whether Alex is just an emotional thinker(seems like it) that is hurt that Ron Paul is not 100% on board with his methods(he never was though...so why bring this up now?), or he is purposely conflating these two issues the way Alan "the sky is falling" Watt or Webster "USSR" Tarpley for their own selfish egos or gain of market share of influence on the movement is unclear. What is clear is that we need to watch Alex and these other cartoon characters closely.