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Foreign Aid - What is it really...

I've been looking for a reason to post these. In light of the recent events in Libya I think they are appropriate as both Ron and Rand are hammering the foreign aid issue right now.

After watching these two documentaries it hit me hard as to why the establishments/was so against Ron Paul winning.

It wasn't his message of peace or bringing the troops home, although that would hurt their war machine. No, It was because of his stance on foreign aid. Cutting off foreign aid basically cuts off the endless flow of free money to the central banks.

Cutting off foreign aid would be a huge step in the right direction for the entire world, but would be disastrous for the banking cartel.

Many of us here are already aware of how disastrous foreign aid is, but for those that don't? Please... watch and learn.

The views and/or solutions presented in these documentaries may not be your cup of tea, but the explanations of what is going on and how this so called "aid" works or more to the point doesn't work is expressed clearly.

Speaking Freely - John Perkins
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFC18pFvo1g

Speaking Freely - Susan George
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_viNHVzadeM



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I educated myself about USAID a couple years ago

but like someone else noted...it's so outragous and so clearly corrupt that trying to explain it to a typical American will get you that cross-eyed, glazed over look as if you are some kind of kook.

Probably similar to the way my face looks when someone proclaims that 9/11 truth is all a bogus conspiracy because there is just NO WAY our benevolent Government would allow their own citizens to die just to forward an agenda.

I have done a lot of USAID research and it seems to have gone on for so long and there has been so much participation by so many well known public officials that everyone is now blackmailing everyone else.

A lot of people are in way too deep and there is no way out. Israel sure does seem to be at the wrong place at the wrong time on a regular basis. Saudi Arabia and the MIC also have reocurring "special guest roles".

Since Obama took office Turkey, Somlia, The Sudan, and Kenya have all started popping up more than I'm used to seeing. That may mean nothing...its just something I've noticed.

That glazed over look...

Thanks for taking the time!

I know what you mean. I've been trying to get the foreign aid issue brought up with many of my liberty minded friends but the only part they seem to understand is the wasteful spending aspect.

I actually get a more favorable response when I talk to liberals as the heart wrenching part of so many people being hurt daily by this form of crony-capitalism speaks to them. Unfortunately their solution is always the same... "It's those damn republicans. Get them out of office and we can save the world".

I think the biggest thing I have learned from Ron Paul is to not talk in terms of us vs them. To speak about ideas and solutions. People are so stubborn about party lines though. So hard to break through that noise!

I really feel like I'm holding on by a thread sometimes. The further I go down this rabbit hole the more I wish to run for office. I really don't know where to begin though.

I really want to try to get on the inside and be one more voice for liberty!

I'd wait until the SHTF happens before getting involved with

politics...and even then I'm not covinced you (or anyone else) could make much of a difference. If you keep going down the rabbit hole you will eventually become an Anarchist. Anyone that takes the time to research the orgins of government along with the history of money and banking will come to realize that not only do we not need rulers, its unnatural and creates violence.

Yes we need rules and regulations and yes there will always be evil people in this world. But the very worst thing we can do is to create an illusionary concept...call it "government" and then populate this abstract concept of "government" with 1% of the people and give them a legal monopoly on the use of violence and put them in charge of creating "laws" for the 99% but exclude themselves from those very same laws.

Give this special group a monopoly on the control of money and credit and the 1% will enslave the 99%.

One reason that many people stop digging for the truth is because it is impossible to educate yourself about the orgins of government without having to deal with some very uncomfortable realities regarding religion.

I hit that wall for well over a year and would just shut down and say NO...I refuse to read any more about it! But, I kept hitting that wall and one day...I decided to knock it down. It wasn't easy for me, my wife, or my daughter since we had always been involved in a very cool, laid back Church. But, what I thought would be a never ending troubling experience...only actually lasted about 6 months.

If you want to learn about what is real and what is an illusion a great place to start is http://www.freedomainradio.com

Stefan Molyneux has over 2000 podcasts on everything under the sun. It will really open your mind and help you think. He's fun to listen to and he makes so much sense!

Good luck in whatever you decide,

Bumping one last time...

I apologies in advance, but with all the talk going on about Libya, Foreign Aid, and what the Paul's are working on right now... There needs to be some foreign aid education up in here.

This is corruption in the highest order and it is so dangerous that the truth can not even be uttered by Ron or Rand. The level of educating the American people on this issue in time, would be like trying to undertake "Audit the Fed" from 20 years ago.

Please, please watch at least one of these and let's start a healthy discussion.

Thank you!

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You hit the nail on the head. The aid is disastrous and distorts foreign policy.

Much thanks!

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I was really hoping...

Someone might take the time to learn something important about foreign aid and why Ron and Rand are pushing so hard right now to end it.

Anybody? :)