Theft and Squandering: How I feel about Ron Paul's Nomination OutcomeSubmitted by A-B--B-A on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 03:36
I'm sad, frustrated and beaten. I haven't felt beaten about anything in my life except Ron Paul's nomination outcome. My feelings, however, cut both ways. The other direction is to Ron and his campaign.
His campaign changed starting a few months ago. I will not go into detail, but it was then the tone of Ron and some of his staff members laid evidence demonstrating that Ron wasn't campaigning to win, whatever the reason. Despite witnessing the campaign imploding, I kept thinking there had to an undercurrent ready to rise when the time was right, that on nomination day, today, freedom would surface and Ron would win.
Even though I mightily hoped a surprise would occur today, I knew tonight's outcome was going to happen. My want eclipsed my knowledge about how the USA is. Almost more than anything I've wanted, I wanted RP to win. But now, I cannot escape what is plain: This country is a sham. It's nothing but a fake and few people care. When I say few, however, I believe the number of people who voted RP is large, so large that I believe RP probably garnered the most votes out of all republican candidates four years ago and not probably but did gain the most votes this time. That's where the bulk of my frustration is targeted. It's not at us, the every day people, mostly. No. It's at the perversion in this country since before 1776, the insidious agents busier than a hornet to undermine this country to undermine the world to enslave the world.
After writing that previous sentence, I looked at it for a couple minutes. I wondered how many RPers agree with it, how many understand just what is going on, that life -- l-i-f-e -- is at stake. I wonder if most RPers, not really DPers because I think most of you do, grasp what is going on is nothing short of enslavement and that it's not a movie we're in, not a musical or play or some other fiction we can walk away from or turn off or place down. We're talking about reality, about life.
To be cyclical, returning to the beginning of my post, that's why I'm frustrated at Ron. For life to be at stake, I feel empty, short changed, stiffed by the RP campaign and, yes, by Ron. Ron had many opportunities to distinguish himself from Romney during debates to win debates, the spreading of his name and message to more people than how many received it. In January or February I wrote a post about how Ron could make the distinctions, and I hoped he would read it or someone on his staff would read it and pass it along to him. No tactics were used, however.
Instead of Ron painting with neon while Romney used pastels, there was silence and at times, what I think, contrived comments about friendship between the two candidates and their associates. Considering the silence, the fabricated friendship comments and all else that transpired from January to now, I can see RP's plan was not to win but to continue to rally people to freedom and set up Rand for 2016. That is why I'm upset. I did not campaign for Ron four years ago and now -- by creating and producing homemade fliers, giving out grips of Super Brochures, canvassing, sign waving, talking to strangers anywhere about RP and freedom, buying RP's books and other books, scouring the Internet to comprehend how the world works, debating online and offline, attending rallies and debating socialists at rallies, attending local meetings, copying RP and freedom DVDs and giving them out -- to rally people and for Rand's run four years from now, consequences and not purposes of the previous campaign and this campaign. What I did for Ron was for him to be president. Simultaneously, however, I think this: If Ron planned to lose, he wanted to lose or he was forced to lose. If he was forced, that is why I would keep on going with him in mind. Regardless of the cause of Ron's loss, DPer, I'm going to take a rest.
Thank you to you all. Each of you is needed in this war, the war for freedom. When I'm refreshed, I'll return. Until then, you RPer, take care.