To my fellow DPers.Submitted by scrvl4freedom on Sat, 08/11/2012 - 20:02
I'm not sure how to start this post, so I'll start from the beginning. I'm also not sure where to post. My bad if it's in the wrong forum.
I got introduced to Ron Paul and The R3VOLution a few months ago while researching marijuana legalization. I had got arrested for possession of less than an ounce of cannabis, got put on probation, and now had to take a drug test once a month to be in compliance. I just couldn't comprehend why a plant that is way harmless than tobacco and alcohol is illegal, and even if it is harmful, as is the case with tobacco and alcohol, who is to say what I can and can't do to my body, other than God himself.
While doing my research online I came across my first video of Dr. Ron Paul and I'm extremely happy that I did. He was putting forth his argument for the legalization of cannabis. I asked myself who is this man putting forth a highly logical and very intellectual argument, to say the least, for cannabis legalization. I had to do research on him, to find out who he was and if he was credible. It amazed me to find out that this great man was running for president, and as countless hours of research into him through Google and Youtube came to show me, I figured out why I didn't know anything about him or that he was even running for president.
And lo and behold that opened up the door to a whole another world and mindset I didn't even know existed. “An Idea whose time has come” to quote Dr. Ron Paul. Before that I didn't know about the federal reserve, I didn't know about unconstitutional or preemptive wars, I didn't know about our rights slowly decipitating, or even about the true meaning of Liberty. Before the message of Peace and Liberty, war seemed normal. Like if it was a part of living life. That it was necessary in order to sustain a free life. Before the message of sound money the always rising cost of living also seemed normal. A hardship placed on us by ourselves for being the highly complicated, intelligent beings that we are.
I wasn't a complete “sheep” because I always had a nagging feeling in my head that there has to be more to life than poverty and despair, than never ending wars, than big government intrusion into our lives. There has to be more to life than the constant stress of paying forever growing bills, the fear of what would happen if one day me and my family were not able to afford the cost of living.
Then I heard the message of Peace, Liberty, and Prosperity and it all made sense. At that very moment I felt that I had found my calling. I felt like that was the nagging feeling I had gnawing at my mind, and my plan of action was to try and reach as many people as possible with this beautiful message of Liberty. So off I went starting with those closest to me first, my friends and family.
Sad to say that there's many people who just don't understand the message, or just don't care and are happy being “sheep”. Like one friend once told me when I was trying to explain to him the intricacies of big government, “Ignorance is bliss”. LOL. I couldn't help but rage at such dumb logic and began ranting to him about everything from the R3VOLution to “conspiracy theories”, but he just didn't care. Another friend of mine came up with the argument that even if we wanted to do something about, there's nothing that we can do about it because the powers that be have been there way before us and they're not just going to give up that power so easily and they have the bombs so why pursue such an idea. I told him he better read the constitution. He told me, “Stop stressing about it, you'll live longer.” How frustrating! I have to say, I lost my patience so many times trying to explain to them the message that I resorted to yelling. Of course with no positive results.
Like I mentioned earlier, I have tried to reach those closest to me first but I'm pretty sure there's a large majority out there with this same type of rational. I've told them about everything from the federal reserve and their money manipulation, to unconstitutional wars and the possibility of staged/ and or false flag attacks, but to no avail. My family has been sort of understanding but like my friend they believe the problem is too big to tackle. They think the liberty movement is a minority and that the majority knows and understands that that's just the way things have to be in order for us to be “free”. I think the T.V has them brainwashed. When I bring an argument to the table they counter with something along the lines of, “Well, I was watching the news on T.V the other day and......”. I tell them they need to stop believing everything they see on T.V. They tell me I need to stop believing everything I see on the internet. Lol. We go at it back in forth like that.
As much as I love my friends and family I am now convinced that some of them are happy being sheep or at least being ignorant is blissful to them. I'm not trying to put my family and friends down, and I don't live or hang around dumb people. I just believe they've been fed the wrong ideas for so long that they're convinced things are the way they're “supposed to be”, and to say otherwise is a conspiracy. Maybe they're too preoccupied with with other of life's problems that opening up their mind to this idea is not their top priority. I have not gave up on them yet and I will never give up on the message of Peace and Liberty, but every time I try and sneak in something about the Liberty Movement they say they're tired of hearing about it. Maybe I took it too far or maybe I haven't took it far enough ;P That's why I'm putting my faith in God. I hope one day he pops out the blue and teaches all the evil doers in this world a lesson for fucking with freedom and smashes all of them into a pulp.
So that's where I'm at right now. At the Daily Paul venting it all out. I hope you guys are understanding and what I really want to say is THANK YOU. It's a great feeling to know that I can come to the DP and be around a great community of like minded patriots who understand the true meaning of LIBERTY. Thanks to all of you for your commitment and contributions to my liberty and the liberty of everyone else, even for the ones who don't know that there's a group of individuals who have their best interests at heart. For Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Thank you.