Ron Paul Worldwide: Translate Ron Paul Speeches Into Foreign Languages ProjectSubmitted by Forever Liberty on Mon, 06/11/2012 - 20:06
Would it be possible for those of us who know foreign languages to translate Ron Paul's speeches so people in other countries can understand? I don't know how it would be done, but it would be awesome if we could translate his popular speeches and interviews that are on Youtube. Native bilingual speakers would be great and someone said it is the golden rule for translation. We will need at least two people per language for double checking purposes.
We should probably use a single video and use it to plug other things for ease of everyone's work. Im thinking that his prediction video is good to use for the hook to get people to watch and then the end of the video can plug Austrian Economics, inform about central banks and his books? I would also like to plug The Law by Frederic Bastiat. Ron Paul said that is a great starter book. Someone posted a video of his predictions with French subtitles and it received over 10,000 hits and a lot of comments in French, so it looks like a good choice.
Here is the transcript to the prediction video. I dont think the transcript is perfect because the video may have edited out some of the predictions: http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul29.html
I haven't heard of any other suggestions as far as videos, so you can start on the prediction video if you're up for translating. You can post your transcript here (Again, make sure the video matches your translation.) and others can cross check the video and text translation.
If anyone has any other ideas/suggestions let us know. This is an ongoing collaboration between all of us. Please check in for updates.
Someone mentioned that the CC function can be used, but it would be so much better to insert subtitles into the video itself and to have it written by a native speaker/writer.
As requested, here is the exact English version of the prediction video. Also, the 9/11 transcript/quotes below it needs to be translated please:
Our government intervention in the economy, the private affairs of citizens, and the internal affairs of foreign countries, leads to uncertainty and many unintended consequences. Here are some of the consequences about which we should be concerned.
I predict U.S. taxpayers will pay to rebuild Palestine, both the West Bank and the Gaza, as well as Afghanistan. U.S. taxpayers paid to bomb these areas, so we will be expected to rebuild them.
Peace, of sorts, will come to the Middle East, but will be short-lived. There will be big promises of more U.S. money and weapons flowing to Israel and to Arab countries allied with the United States.
U.S. troops and others will be used to monitor the "peace."
In time, an oil boycott will be imposed, with oil prices soaring to historic highs.
Current Israeli-United States policies will solidify Arab Muslim nations in their efforts to avenge the humiliation of the Palestinians. This will include those Muslim nations that in the past have fought against each other.
Some of our moderate Arab allies will be overthrown by Islamic fundamentalists.
The U.N. will continue to condemn, through resolutions, Israeli-U.S. policies in the Middle East, and they will be ignored.
Some European countries will clandestinely support the Muslim countries and their anti-Israel pursuits.
China, ironically assisted by American aid, much more openly will sell to militant Muslims the weapons they want, and will align herself with the Arab nations.
The United States, with Tony Blair as head cheerleader, will attack Iraq without proper authority, and a major war, the largest since World War II, will result.
Major moves will be made by China, India, Russia, and Pakistan in Central Asia to take advantage of the chaos for the purpose of grabbing land, resources, and strategic advantages sought after for years.
The Karzai government will fail, and U.S. military presence will end in Afghanistan.
An international dollar crisis will dramatically boost interest rates in the United States.
Price inflation, with a major economic downturn, will decimate U.S. Federal Government finances, with exploding deficits and uncontrolled spending.
Federal Reserve policy will continue at an expanding rate, with massive credit expansion, which will make the dollar crisis worse. Gold will be seen as an alternative to paper money as it returns to its historic role as money.
Erosion of civil liberties here at home will continue as our government responds to political fear in dealing with the terrorist threat by making generous use of the powers obtained with the Patriot Act.
Many American military personnel and civilians will be killed in the coming conflict.
The leaders of whichever side loses the war will be hauled into and tried before the International Criminal Court for war crimes. The United States will not officially lose the war, but neither will we win. Our military and political leaders will not be tried by the International Criminal Court.
The Congress and the President will shift radically toward expanding the size and scope of the Federal Government. This will satisfy both the liberals and the conservatives.
Military and police powers will grow, satisfying the conservatives. The welfare state, both domestic and international, will expand, satisfying the liberals. Both sides will endorse military adventurism overseas.
This is the most important of my predictions: Policy changes could prevent all of the previous predictions from occurring. Unfortunately, that will not occur. In due course, the Constitution will continue to be steadily undermined and the American Republic further weakened.
During the next decade, the American people will become poorer and less free, while they become more dependent on the government for economic security.
The war will prove to be divisive, with emotions and hatred growing between the various factions and special interests that drive our policies in the Middle East.
Agitation from more class warfare will succeed in dividing us domestically, and believe it or not, I expect lobbyists will thrive more than ever during the dangerous period of chaos.
I have no timetable for these predictions, but just in case, keep them around and look at them in 5 to 10 years. Let us hope and pray that I am wrong on all accounts. If so, I will be very pleased.
Here is the transcript (Selected quotes) from his 9/11 prediction video: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hJTisovvjc)
On December 16, 1998:
Ron Paul is asked for his opinion on the President Bill Clinton impeachment proceedings and Iraq:
For us to unleash bombs on Iraq at this particular time to kill more innocent people for narrow political reasons, no there is absolutely no need to cause more bombing because of a very overall flawed foreign policy...I think the charges are way too mild and not touching the issues that I would like to touch...that's what we should be addressing, but I wish the Congress would address the unconstitutionality of Presidents waging war. That to me is a lot more serious than Monica Lewinsky, let me tell yeah. It has nothing to with national security. Matter of fact, our national security is more jeopardized by permitting this to happen because we're liable to start a war. We're liable to have our military men killed. We're liable to have more attacks on us by terrorists.
Also, these quotes before 9/11: (This should be enough material to impress those who don't know about Ron Paul)
February 2nd, 1999
“Our foolish policy in Iraq invites terrorist attacks against U.S. territory and incites Islamic fundamentalists against us.”
November 17, 1999
“From Korea and Vietnam to Serbia, Iran, Iraq and now Afghanistan, we have ventured far from our shores in search of wars to fight...There is no evidence that this policy serves the interests of world peace. It certainly increases the danger to all Americans as we become the number one target of terrorists. Conventional war against the United States is out of the question, but acts of terrorism, whether it is the shooting down of a civilian airliner or bombing a New York City building, are almost impossible to prevent in a reasonably open society.”
July 17, 2001
“Our arrogant policy and attitude of superiority will continue to elicit a smoldering hatred toward us and out of sheer frustration will motivate even more terrorist attacks against us.”