Liberty Movement Is Returning Back To A Bunch Of FiefdomsSubmitted by BurningsiriusΩ™ on Fri, 06/29/2012 - 07:21
What was and continues to be inspiring about Ron Paul is his ability to build bridges between extremely different groups in order to realize their common need: liberty. Sadly after the Randocolypse, these groups have been causing a whirlwind of strife. This strife has been on low heat, but now, has been brought to the surface in recent weeks. There is also power to be had within the movement causing further tension. Our mainstream interface (Jack Hunter and others) have chastized the 'conspiracy wing' of the Ron Paul coalition. Likewise Randian purist Adam Kokesh sees that it is his duty to kick out those who stray from the Party line. Both of these individuals are wrong for the same reason. No one owns the Revolution. From day one, our ideological father Ron Paul has laid no claim to egg he hatched. Like Erasmus with Luther, the Internet Reformation's founder distances his self from his own creation. If Ron Paul lays no claim to our movement, how can Hunter or Kokesh determine who is apart of it?
To simply be put, I realized the wrong of government regulation when I found out that G1 Megatron and Masterpiece Megatron could not be sold in the US. Though this realization is simple, this example allowed me to realize why drugs should not be illegal. I also had read Mises, Lew Rockwell and watched Alex Jones before coming to Ron Paul. With this background coming from a Republican family, am I not allowed to be in the Ron Paul Revolution? My father is a vet who supports Ron. Is he not allowed to be in the Revolution? Clearly, I am, however, those who wish to cut their own fiefdoms of liberty, returning us back to the old Libertarian Party, wish to kick out all who stray from their perfect vision.
I am Christian, Lutheran of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod to be exact. From the Lutheran Confessions comes my understanding of Christianity. Should I be intolerant of Catholics? Heavens no. They need liberty like me. Should I spout that the Vatican has Jesuit Ninjas everywhere? No, they do not exist. It is harmful having discourses with Catholics if they come on Ron Paul websites only to find their faith trashed. What of Christianity as a whole? Adam Kokesh maintains you cannot be in the Ron Paul Revolution and be Christian at the same time. He has not backed down from this stance. Should I be kicked out for being as one DPer put it a 'theoslave'? (note in Christian theology you are either a slave to God, thus liberating you from the world and its woes, or you are a slave to the world which case you are bound to its fate). Should Christians come across material that actively insults them, they should react in disgust and suspicion that you do not have their best interest at heart.
With good ole Jack Hunter while Intro to Liberty 101 should not have lessons on Bilderburg, later in Intermediate and Advanced Liberty, such cliches are expected by authors such as Murray Rothbard. These are the tropism of the monopoly of violence. So as Hunter tries to quell our discussions of the Power Elite, he shoots himself in the foot. Should we limit our discussions to what only Mark Levin talks about? Remember when the Fed was a dangerous and scary topic no one cared for? Hunter is trying to merge with evil. This is a fruitless mission. Rather than lash out with hate against him, we should pity him. He has seen the Ring of Power and has submitted rather than resisted. Jack and his Daily Caller buddies can go back to thinking that Chuck Norris attends Bilderburg while keeping their head deep in sand.
Ultimately, I am guided by Leviticus 19:18: Love your neighbor as yourself. This form of the NAP serves as my moral guide post on how to handle my social and civil discussions. The 'infighting' experienced is in spite of the movement's success. Because of the new found power we have, we are becoming the very things we hate. For sometime, I have seen no difference between the hate on the DP and the hate on Redstate. Where is the LOVE of the Revolution? The love returns when we come back to the table and realize our fight is not with ourselves and our petty egos, but against the power elite, the very ones who say we have to buy health insurance or go to jail.