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Occupy Their Minds

This is how we are defeated. Dr. Paul says the answer lies in the college students, yet I'm in college and have met only two or three people that know little to anything about the message of liberty. The Government/Media has occupied their minds with plenty of nonsensical garbage. I can't even begin to describe my frustration at this. I thought I was going to get to college and be welcomed by hundreds of liberty supporters, who would help me promote the message. Yet, I feel like I'm on my own.

My peer's minds have been occupied. Occupied by the hours of homework that are forced upon them by their professors, occupied by professional athletes, occupied by reality TV stars, but most of all not occupied by the philosophy of the Good Doctor. My point is that a majority of the college kids don't care because not caring is cool. I preach the message, I tell of the drone strikes by OBOMBa, but their skulls are too thick and their minds too full of trash.

Let us bring back the late sixties. Let us protest the unjust wars that the state wages against countless countries. Let us remove ourselves from the idea that we are the state. The state is a bunch of greedy men and bankers, who could give less of a flying you know what about the rest of us. I'm not ready to give up, not by a long shot. All it takes is one college campus to erupt with an anti-war protest and it will spread like wildfire. I will start that fire.

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Let's add occupied by

social networking in all its forms.

Kinda of ironic since social networking makes you less social.

Imagine if face-to-face conversation replaced the cell phones and iPads. That alone would re-ignite many minds.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

jrd3820's picture

Complete Opposite Here

I have had a completely different experience here. Most people will at least listen and a lot of them agree Obama is not a godsend, they just did not know they had other options.

I have found the youth to be the easiest to reach.

Below Granger suggested joining the GOP club. That is a good idea. Also, check this out.

http://www.yaliberty.org/

Don't stop working on the youth; think of it this way, they have already been brainwashed, all you have to do is work on "brainwashing" them to your ideas.

Also, don't lead with free market principles or Austrian ideas, those things are only interesting to other people studying economics. I'm sure you probably realize that, but just in case.... that is how I let a few get away on accident.

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That'll teach you to keep your mouth shut. Hemingway

Where do you go?

It also depends on the area. I'm at UMass Amherst, so it's a huge liberal population. I also start with gay rights most of the time because it allows me to push the idea of state control over federal control.

jrd3820's picture

Undergrad

At Michigan State, another very liberal school. Now I'm in grad school at Central Michigan. I also transferred in undergrad from Western WA, and I have studied abroad at Univ of London for a semester. So I have been on my fair share of campuses in the past few years.

I really have an easier time "flipping" the liberals than others. The neocons and fox news viewers... those bastards are stubborn, and they are usually grumpy.

I know it's not easy, but keep it up because it is so important. Gay rights is a good place to start, I also have found Ron Paul's 'what if' speech to be very effective because most of these students are sick of wars.

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That'll teach you to keep your mouth shut. Hemingway

Does you campus have a GOP club?

If not start one and if so, go.. bring in C4L. Be a leader.