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The "REVOLUTION" encompasses many roads. No need to fight

In many other posts in recent days there have been a multitude of ideas on how to continue the "Revolution". This is a GOOD thing and is the ESSENCE of the FREEDOM that "President Paul" talks about. Unfortunately, because we are all highly charged right now, and emotionally spent, many are worried that "if we don't all unite all will be lost". I disagree. This was my response to the post "End the Revolution. Start the Evolution" and someone encouraged me to make it a separate post. I believe that the only thing divisive in that post was the title itself, as Evolution doesn't MEAN the end of the Revolution, but is only an explanation of a DIFFERENT approach, that could be combined with OTHER approaches. So,.... here goes.

WE ALL HAVE OUR GIFTS AND TALENTS! "President" Paul's talent was taking a corrupt system that controlled all of the seats of power and media and microphones and venues.... and USING that system to get the message of liberty out there. He learned first hand when he ran as a Libertarian in 1988 (BEFORE EVERYONE HAD PERSONAL COMPUTERS GUYS!!!!), that the message could get no exposure unless one was INSIDE the system WITH ACCESS TO THE MODES OF COMMUNICATION that the system provided. So he decided to USE the structure that they had set up against them.

He had no idea that the internet would come along and little by little would be the TOOL that could be used to spread the message wider and faster than any of the controlled media that he had been using. What a DELIGHTFUL SURPRISE he got in 2008 when he saw the POWER that this NEW medium could have. It was an incredibly NEW opportunity to ignite the fires of liberty in the YOUNGER generation without the filter and control of the power brokers. And he had NO IDEA that it was out there just waiting for him. It was a matter of being at the perfect place at the perfect time, and he bravely ran with it.

I believe that the producer of the video in the post "Stop the Revolution. Start the Evolution" is right to some extent, and I believe that "President" Paul is also right. And I don't believe that they are in opposition to each other in any way.

One has to remember that Ron Paul has NEVER limited our options. He used ONE tool, and sees merit in those who continue to use THAT tool. However, I don't see that as in opposition to the path that this poster chooses either. I think RP would support ANY and ALL tools at our disposal to spread the message.

Ron Paul is for LIBERTY, and TALENT and CREATIVITY and INITIATIVE as long as it spreads the message of liberty. He is above all, AGAINST VIOLENCE because he knows that is does not work. (If those who are against FORCE, use that same force to PUSH their ideas on others, it only leads to disaster). But as long as NON VIOLENT means are used, I cannot see him having any objection or "opposition" to a new approach.

In the venue that was shown in this film, the meeting in the Financial Committee, chaired by "President" Paul, he had a desire to keep things "civilized" and "non combative". That is his style and his preference and it was "his venue". But I don't think it implies that he is opposed to this mode of resistance as the poster seems to imply.

So YES I agree that non violent resistance is a VERY effective tool, and I practice it myself as much as possible. It is another TOOL that can lead to the same end. Ron chose a more structured and subtle, but also incredibly effective route, and others will follow his path within the party system to spread the message. That is THEIR talent, THEIR comfortable place to do the hard work.

WE ALL HAVE OUR TALENTS, OUR IMAGINATION, OUR INITIATIVE AND OUR IDEAS. And Ron Paul....my President.... would support all efforts to spread the message.

Our job is to get that message to the MASSES so that it is considered "normal", and considering all of the mentions of the word "freedoms" and "liberties" and "God given rights" at the moron convention we just witnessed...... the message is becoming more and more mainstream. The masses are not EDUCATED in the core philosophy yet.... but the FEELINGS are there, and it is our job to EXPLAIN those feelings to them in a rational manner.

Our other job is to LIVE the message and serve as an example of LOVING, FREE people.

I see no need for "disagreements" on strategy. ALL modes are useful and productive and we must chose the mode that works for US. If some feel that voting for a certain candidate will "make a statement" then I see that as productive. Others may feel that not voting, or writing in Ron Paul is more effective as a TOOL. But we will find all sorts of ways, in our individual imagination and creativity to spread the message. THERE IS PLENTY OF WORK TO GO AROUND and a lifetime to do it.

WE ARE THE FUTURE. THANK YOU RON PAUL FOR IGNITING THE FIRES OF LIBERTY WITHIN ALL OF US.



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What's the point?

What good is getting out a message without a way materialize it?

Ron Paul gave us a way to materialze his message. He not only showed us the problem, but gave us a solution.

Here's a message for you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFBWnlDgTRk and know, it will be much easier for this group, who is united, to accomplish, when wee the Ron Paul people are not united, but divided.

Yeperz!

You are wise beyond your years, ElViejo.

Bump.

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"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

LittleWing's picture

Bump!

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If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

Nice post

Very nice post about our work from here.

And I think it needed to be said. On another thread - re the Republican Party WANTING us out, so that if we left, they'd only have succeeded - I'd said that I wasn't cut out for local party politics. (I'd attended half a dozen monthly meetings before coming to that conclusion.) I gave a few reasons why. A well-meaning reply came back, longer than this, but this summed it up: "Quit making excuses, and get involved." I've been involved, just in different ways. I said we all had to find our niche.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

I agree, Elviejo.

Now that Tampa is over, now would be a good time for unity, and, perhaps, growing up a little bit. We don't have to all march in the same direction, but why squabble?

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LittleWing's picture

The March of Tyranny

Yes, our diversity is our strength. I know you will appreciate this Kevin!
The March of Tyranny
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q27/uhhuh35/march_of_tyra...

P.S. Hope you will continue to share your political illustrations, it's been a while since I have seen any from you ( maybe I missed) but your talent is a gift that I hope you are inspired to continue with. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

Kevin

your statement about not all marching in the same direction reminded me of the war for independence.

We should remember that the British were defeated because they all marched in nice straight lines. The "rebels" on the other hand, hid in the trees and bushes, and were a scruffy unorganized bunch. And that made all the difference!

Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmaTNf4YhEs

LittleWing's picture

Exactly! Good analogy!

* Spread out and come from all angles!

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

LittleWing's picture

Beautiful! Front Page Please!

Thank you! Very well said Elviejo! Now is the perfect time for each of us to reflect on how we each as individuals will choose to advance the cause of Liberty! May the LOVE in the R3VOLution shine forth, may we EVOLVE > grow and move forward on the many paths that lead us towards the same goal.

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

reedr3v's picture

bump

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Amen

Once one has achieved PEACE in their soul, the way is clear. Right now people are upset and emotionally spent. Once they find THEIR way, it will all make sense.

Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmaTNf4YhEs

LittleWing's picture

Bump for the night crew!

* great post

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

LittleWing's picture

Your wise words and kind heart

are much appreciated and needed. Yes, I have faith that once we all can rest/reflect a little that there will be many very promising and bright paths to explore forging ahead.

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

ytc's picture

Yes. Fully living an individual freedom of our own

bodies, minds and souls. . . takes a lot more than just forming loud mob demonstrations here & there on streets & internet web sites.

It's about taming each of our lives, working towards freeing ourselves from darkness of ignorance and chains of bondages: remember seven deadly sins?. Progress will be slow, inch by inch, as a good craftsman or a gardener knows well. We still commit ourselves to this strenuous step by step endeavors willingly like mountain climbers, because we, too, yearn for the expansive views at summits.

I hope Michael N and his mods adopt THIS thread as one of DP's keynote pace-setters :-)

LittleWing's picture

Bump!

* Hoping those that missed this thread will get a chance to read it.

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

LittleWing's picture

Well stated, I wholeheartedly agree

I especially love this line " We still commit ourselves to this strenuous step by step endeavors willingly like mountain climbers, because we, too, yearn for the expansive views at summits."

I also hope Michael and his mods would make this front page/ adopt this healthy attitude moving forward.

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.