Threat of Cohesion Separation in the Ron Paul MovementSubmitted by father_abraham85 on Fri, 10/19/2012 - 05:37
I have only been registered at the Daily Paul for three years, but I have been coming here consistently for nearly five. I have bared witness to the ups and downs of the Revolution, from the debates and fund-raisers to the elections and blackouts, with much anticipation and deep frustration and can say this movement is in a real threat of stalling...or worse. Possibly Co-opted in a fashion that none can currently fathom. At least, according to a lot of the comments and posts that are constantly submitted to this site of late.
I can still remember 2007 when the hated George Jr. was in his last year in office. We were still in the la la land of Keynesian economics where jobs were good and plenty, the masses were unaware of the Ponzi schemes pervasive in our "free market" and the electorate were voting in the exact same way for the exact same things as before, but the Internet was starting to direct the national conscience. Ron Paul, reluctant to run, was unknown to most of you and I can say with confidence a majority of you, then, didn't truly understand the situation we are all in now. Voter or not.
My Eyes Opened in August of 2007 with an interesting movie that spelled out Similar Religions, the Lies of 9/11 and a mere glimpse of our altered economic history. Though, I knew bits and pieces of our history were wrong and that the two-party system was a fallacy, I hadn't found the edges of the puzzle to see where the Frame ends. That has been the point of the last 4 years. Step Back, Find the edges and fill in the gaps. Ron Paul did that for me. I can also say for certain that, because you are reading this, he did that for you as well. With his unwavering consistency, Ron Paul has become the source that is worthy of a primer to lay the truth upon. A truth that can only lead to more truths and more sources and on and on and on, leading us to right here, right now.
Today, The Great Awakening is commencing and we poor souls are just one of many first generation seeds to be planted in this world at the earliest stages of the 21st century. Are we to continue to grow and our relevance to flourish? Thanks to Ron Paul and others, we "get" what is about to happen to us. We know it means nothing who wins the Presidential election of Two Thousand and Twelve. Be it Obama or Romney or even Santa Claus himself, no one can stop the inevitable shutdown. Our goal was not to win the election. Our goal, as it has always been, is to point the camera and conversation towards the forces that are trying to control our destinies and get people to move in one direction to stop them. What was it they wrote over 200 years ago? Don't Tread On Me?
They are treading more and more as we get bigger and bigger. But likewise the movement is bringing in more and more distorted views and objectives, deluding the Purpose and Spirit of Revolution. Alas! If only we had a Thomas Paine of our time! But that's not possible in this digital world and short attention spans, as we have become too fickle on what a true patriot is in a land of dictators.
He who stands with us now, we will stand with them and together we shall never kneel!!!
Is it really that difficult?
Put aside our petty per-conceived notions and look at the bigger puzzle. So many good actions could have been taken in this short time after the Convention to continue to have influence. More Protesting, more organizing should have happened, absent of the campaign and certainly that of the Republican Party. Yet, we were not prepared for what we all knew was going to happen at the end of August. We all knew the statues quo was going to try and stop us if we got close to the thrown, but no plan B. Big Surprise. Half of you can't accept a candidate that is on all but two ballots this year (giving our group a full scale voting block in the general) and is not a (R)ascel or a (D)evil's Advocate.
Influence is measured not on how much you gain, but on how long you last. Increase the later and you will achieve the former. If less than all can't focus on one, just one alternative in this bogus election to tip the scale the Powers That Be are holding, history will not record anything of significance about our movement. We will pass into mediocrity, like Goldwater, and our opposition will attract someone else to that label and distract the masses to vote for them, like Regan, just so our children or their children's children can do this dance all over again!
They have us right where they want us.
Divided and Conquered.
But it doesn't have to be this way. It doesn't have to be about the lesser of two (or even the lesser of three) evils. It’s about f#@king with the status quo! It’s about forcing them to take illegitimate action OUT IN THE OPEN rather then behind close doors. Evil lurks in the shadows so the victim knows not who is feeding on their souls. Force them out of their smoke filled rooms and worthless paper vaults! Support ONE Independent Candidate en mass and Stop Obama AND Romney from securing the Presidency on November 6th and we will have the high ground in sight for the first time since Andrew Jackson! No waiting 4 or 8 more years! The Peach is Plump for the Picking.
Wake up! And Declare Your Independence! Don't sit on your hands now just because this was not how it was suppose to end up in your mind. It becomes a habit and incidentally you will be slow to pick-up arms if or when it comes time.
Just vote! And know (en mass) your vote counts. It will force them to lie in the Open!
But know, also, write-ins rarely change history on the national level as they are never counted. I.M.O., the only states we, as a movement, should be writing anyone in is Maine and California (for Ron Paul). Everywhere else, decide on ONE candidate that is ACTUALLY PRINTED on your states ballot and everyone in your state Vote for THAT ONE candidate and then head over to your seat of government and WATCH them count it, while you still have that right!
Here is a Great List that Will Help.
Pass it along and figure it out!
Get over the last battles we lost and cross YOUR own Delaware River.
The Revolution Continues…