DP Originals - Here's the Plan Guys.Submitted by Michael Nystrom on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 10:43
So have you noticed? When you're posting a forum topic on the Daily Paul, in addition to the choice of Forum and state, you have one of 6 'helpful tag' options. The one we're discussing is "DP Original." The idea behind it is this: We need more voices. We definitely have some voices, but many are already pigeon-holed and scapegoated by the "libertarian" epithet. We need young voices that rebroadcast the ideas of Liberty for a wider market.
Make no mistake about it, the Daily Paul is fringe. We are a fringe group. Don't be ashamed about it. Don't try to hide it. As a long time poster here used to say (before he got banned): WAHOR! We All Have Our Roles. This is one of the most instructive and important posts ever made here.
We all have our roles. We all play them to a T. Don't hold it against someone personally if they serve a different role. They didn't choose the role! The role chose them. So whatever role you got, embrace it with gusto.
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Do you know how that whole fashion of baggy pants -- all falling off the ass, halfway down practically to the knees -- how that fashion got started? It was in prison. The prisoners were denied belts. Thus their pants were always falling down, just like that. And then when they got out of the brig, they wore their pants like that - for whatever reason. The point is, they learned it in the brig - a tiny, isolated community (like the DP), then they made it cool. They made it so 'cool' that the style became one that is mimicked even in the suburbs of White America. (Still a classic)
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Watch that Eminem video. White America. This video predates Ron Paul for me. This video is from when I was still waking up. The Eminem Show was my soundtrack from 2002-2003.
Eminem was way ahead of the game, calling out the hypocrisy of the US government. Right at the beginning of the song, a voiceover says, “I want everyone to listen to the lyrics of this song.” Do it. They’re prescient. This song was a foreshadowing of the the tea party; it was a foreshadowing of the police state; it was a forshadowing of Sandy Hook. Watching as I write, I see he references school shootings at 1:40, and points out the terrifyingly obvious: The shooters look so normal, like the rest of us. "Eric looks just like this," he says, a reference to Columbine shooter Eric Harris, acknowledging that anyone could potentially be an enemy: “I could be one of your kids.” So where does this lead? Drugging our kids. Police state. Fear. The enemy is no longer “out there,” it is within our borders. Screen everyone at the airports. Make them take off their shirts, their pants, their shoes and sox. X-ray them naked.
This song reached a huge audience.
And that is your mission, dear friend, dear DP reader. You. Yes, you, sitting there in your bedroom. You can be part of the conversation. You can use the DP to practice your essay writing. The best essays, DP Originals, as judged by your peers, go into the “features” section in the upper right corner, and if good enough, onto the front page.
And this is your first step to larger audiences: The Washington Times (the DP’s own Tom Mullen now writes for the Times), and the Huffington Post (Robin Koerner writes for the Post). And certainly others. Prison Planet? The Blaze? WND? I’m sure they’d love to have you. The economics of online media outlets means that they're all in search of free content. That is how the economics of the web work now. No, you may not get paid, but you have the opportunity to make a name for yourself while reaching a larger audience with the message of Liberty.
And it can all start for you here. Here you can be free. Be loose. Develop your style. Refine your points and arguments. Wear those pants like they do in the correctional facility (since everyone knows that all of us here are nuts). Then take it out to the streets. Like Tom Mullen, Robin Koerner, and Eminem.
Take your fringe ideas, and make them mainstream. That's the thing about the mainstream: They'll copy anything they think is cool.
Until next time, peace out.
- Nystrom - Norse for new stream. Let's start this new stream flowing.