Don't Give Up on Ron Paul or His IdeasSubmitted by BurningsiriusΩ™ on Fri, 07/06/2012 - 09:09
Hey guys, these are some very strange times. Many of us since Randongeddon have felt dejected. I know I have for some time. Not about Rand per-say, but about the general drifting of the MSM guys toward disparaging us. This is a coordinated attack no doubt. I know that I am not welcomed at Jack Hunter's and Austin Petersen's table for Rand 2016. I will probably vote for Rand, but as far as being a part of his campaign... there is no chance in Hell they will let us get 10 yards near him.
We Misesians and Rothbardians are without a political home. My friend (who is a LP official) was telling me about the scorn Austrians get in the LP. Ron tried to co-opt the GOP, but I feel that the feedback is just to great. As the Ron Paul mainstreamers integrate back into the GOP, I feel a sense of sadness. I have hopes that this Audit the Fed bill will get passed. One can only hope, but if it does not, was this all for not? Are the guys who are going to integrate back in just going to cow tow to Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh? I for one can never go back. Not after how they treated Ron Paul and us! We got the ideas out there right? I did not have delusions of grandure of winning, but I never suspected the viciousness certain elements would have against each other in the post-mortem.
We might have certain GOPs, but if Romney can just create shadow organizations, what use are they?
I would of made a video, but I am tearing up.
Jack declares Justin Amash, along with (T)Reason, the next 'Ron Paul'. Yet, no mention of the Federal Reserve in this article. No mention of the gold standard. Just useless fluff about the hot button issues of our day that will eventually be ingrained as normal in society. I am very cynical about this. Everyone will carp about the TSA, but no one will do anything about it. Soon, no one will carp about it. Hurray Mainstream Liberty Movement, you knew what was good for us! *The More You Know* *Rainbow*
There is a large part of me that just wants to rebel. I want to rebel against the Ron Paul Inc establishment! I am not a rebel warrior type, but dang it I donated my money to this campaign, I do not deserve to be treated like a 2nd class liberty warrior. I feel like we were just expendable political fodder to elevate certain careers. I donated time to sign wave only to be harassed by police and put in a more dangerous place to sign wave. I argued on the internet. I defended some of the guys who are now yelling about how conspiracies don't exist. I did everything. For what? Will they speak at the Mises Institute, or is that to politically toxic to do? Is it a conspiracy theory to say FDR stole the people's gold? None of them will associate with Lew Rockwell or his gang. They MIGHT associate with Tom Woods, but on a shallow pandering level because Tom Woods is intelligent, articulate and charismatic. They will not let Tom talk about his radical anarchism. I guess we were a political cocoon for these guys. Now with the re-branding in full swing, I just... dunno.
I want to jump on the bandwagon. I want to feel like: "Hey the establishment is listening to us hurray", but my gut says something else. The re-branding replaces the Fed with the internet freedom mission.
Even Lew is perplexed. I am too. Why not both?
I am just anonymous liberty warrior 0354. I do not want to be a named character. I am in the trenches fighting the info war. A war that we are losing severely (my fellow workers are so ignorant of what is going on). Though the establishment will have a Pyrrhic Victory in the end, I am afraid until then, we must fight on. The post is called Don't Give Up on Ron Paul's Ideas, and all that I have done is been depressing.
It is darkest before dawn. Never give up. Never give up on yourself. Never give up on your ideals. Never give up on your morality. See this through to the end, to Tampa and beyond. There may never be a political solution for Liberty. It may end up just everyone quiting the state all at the same time because of the BS. Once everyone stops playing make-believe with the state, we can then address society's problems. In the end, we are cast out back into the political wilderness from which our political forebearers came. This is not the optimum end for an eight year political campaign, but as the seasons change, so must we change to adapt to the changing political climate.
Thanks for reading this. I was a bit long winded. I have had a lot on my mind as of late.