My Thoughts On The Daily PaulSubmitted by Libertyman14 on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 20:24
When I first started coming to the Daily Paul in late 2011 I wasn't sure what to expect. I didn't know what many of the topics were being discussed here. I came here as a McCain voting republican. It was all very foreign to me. The Federal Reserve may as well been calculus to me. As I continued coming to the DP and reading about the Fed and reading about our foreign policy I began to see things I had never seen before. I had that much spoken of "awakening" and a new world lay in front of me. I spent the first few months enthralled with this website. Watching fresh videos of Ron Paul at speaking events and presidential debates was a new and positive experience that I couldn't get enough of. I was inspired to give hundreds of dollars to a campaign. I was inspired to discuss the primary season with anyone who would listen. The ideas on the DP were worth spreading.
This is not the same website anymore. It is far different. For someone new to the idea of liberty to come to this site now, as i did a year ago, they would not have the same experience as mine. This website has become Infowars Lite. One year ago if a terrorist had detonated a bomb in Boston we would be angered and outraged at our leaders for having such a imperial and invasive foreign policy that causes blowback on ourselves. We would be telling our "asleep" friends and family that these events are exactly what we've been saying is going to happen with our foreign policy. And, they would begin to see it too and we would continue on our fight for the Liberty movement.
Now, it's immediately called a false flag and that our government did it or at least knew about it and covered it up. This was said the day of the bombing. Anyone who comes to this site will no longer be greeted with information about our government and it's overreaching and unfair policies. Instead, they see absolute shit articles about victims who lost 2 legs in a bombing being accused of faking it. That is just one of the many topics thrown around here as "information" since the bombing happened that has turned me away from this site.
How has the movement fallen so far? Where are the articles about silver and sustainable gardening? Where are the posts about becoming a part of your local Republican party? Everything I know now came from the information shared on this website. There is no information here anymore. It is all shock headlines and empty theories. It has become the very thing this movement stood against. I hope it is simply because it is not an election year and many of the most involved activist are not involved at the moment. I thank Michael Nystrom for hosting such a powerful website for the liberty movement. I just hope it can get back to that by 2014.