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"One is reminded of Santiago from Hemingway’s Old Man and the Sea "

In a Friday interview with Bloomberg News, Rep Ron Paul (R-TX) was asked to reflect on his presidential campaign and state whether or not he was “unhappy” with his party.

“Well, it's not my party,” Rep. Paul responded. “I don't like politics at all, and I think both parties are Keynesian economists and both parties support the positions that I don't like. So the party in many ways is irrelevant.”

Strong words, but Paul’s decision not to speak at the convention, hold an alternate “We Are the Future” rally and book an early departure from Tampa – not to mention the Maine delegate controversy during the RNC – already drew some definitive lines between the himself and the GOP.

Still, there is a peculiar gloom hanging over this answer of Dr. Paul’s. One is reminded of Santiago from Hemingway’s Old Man and the Sea – the elderly fisherman who is both too weak to bring in his catch, but too strong, proud, and determined to give up the fight. We remember how often did he thought of Manolin, his young companion, and would lament he had no one to assist him.

It seems an injustice, really, to allow Paul to depart as an outsider – a man unwanted and out of step with a party that so often beholds itself to the ideal of American Conservatism.

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Funny, Jon Stewart labeled

Funny, Jon Stewart labeled the segment he did on Eastwood "The Old Man and the Seat"

Only the acceptance of the truth can defeat systemic evil.

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"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

LittleWing's picture

Thank you for posting

this article. I love the reference to Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea.
My heart breaks with the disrespect the establishment has shown this great statesman. Shame. But my heart is lifted by all of you and many more whose lives he has touched and changed forever. I believe Ron Paul will go down in history as one of the most important figures of our time.

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

This article

Did bring a tear. I feel the same way. Thank you for your wonderful comment.

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

Ron Paul - the Republican Party's loss

"But the most tragic of things – and I mean tragic in the old way: the failing of a great man – is that the Republicans are losing a true bedrock of principle. They are losing a sincere belief in American Conservatism, a political philosophy that takes its principles from the Founding and a belief in the inherent, God-given rights of individuals.

Being a “conservative” today often means being 10 years behind the Progressives – endorsing yesterday’s policies as a way to avoid tomorrow’s."

Oh, how true.

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