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My Thoughts On The Daily Paul

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. 

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ecorob's picture

Insult...

you deserved it!

But, hey, its your right to be a fool. Go right ahead.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

deacon's picture

sorta both

things happen and some see it,others do not
but will in time.
but it is not fair to lump or generalize about most people here
here's a story about me
many moons ago,i was unaware of waco,and i scoffed at the ones
who knew about it,now that i have read and researched it more
i have found they were right all along
some things are so close and personal they do not get seen,even when pointed out
P.S. i have never felt animosity towards you,just some of your words
you see,your words to me are like waco all over again,i learn and grow
and hopefully better for it, as i can teach,so they can teach
we are all heading in the same direction,but not the same road
but the roads all lead to the same place
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

ecorob's picture

hey deacon, i'm sorry...

but if you have questions about waco this guy is NOT your friend.

To him, you just became a fear mongerer, a truther. See how this guy turns things around?

This tactic is as old as the hills but he still employs it. I've got a newsflash for him; this crap don't fly anymore!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

ecorob, I mean this has respectfully as possible...

Shut the fuck up. Stop pretending to know my thoughts on an issue I have never discussed on the DP.

It's not even controversial that the Federal Government murdered a bunch of innocent people, including children, at the Waco Siege. This basic fact is not a conspiracy theory, so don't pretend that it is.

I'm sure that you know "secret conspiracy theory details" about the Waco Seige that makes you somehow more "enlightened" than me, but I don't care. I know enough to know that the Federal Government was out of control. I don't neesd to participate in your playtime conspiracy fantasy world to make my mind up. Stop telling people I am not their ally or their friend. You don't know me.

Needed to be said

Thank you for this post. Perhaps it is our responsibility to post more relevant articles so the conspiracy theory nut-jobs of this beloved family of ours aren't overshadowing the cause for liberty.

The Daily Paul is great. It

The Daily Paul is great. It is a melting pot. It has something to offer to everyone. Just search the boards.

What I find very interesting is the thoughts and opinions of people who are 180 degrees from my own. I think it would be boring if we all thought and acted alike.

I agree there has been more than enough conspiracy posts... yet, without them it wouldn't be the same. I have never cared much for all the pot posts myself (not my cup of tea). Again it wouldn't be the same without them. Liberty has room for all and all should be welcomed.

I would encourage you to start a post that fits your pleasure. I know I would welcome some thought provoking Liberty post. It would be nice to have one less "I have Proof" title to pass over.

The MSM runs the echo chamber. It's deadening.

Say what you will, DP will make you smile, frown, growl, walk away in disgust then give you a chance to add your own special touches.

I agree tdd4ron Daily Paul is a great place to practice liberty.

Free includes debt-free!

Nice post. I don't see it as

Nice post. I don't see it as being as bad as you make it out to be, but I get your point. I think a lot of it has to do with it not only being between elections, but Ron is out of the focus of the media. He's always been the standard bearer. Rand is out there every day, but half the movement has turned their back on him, even though Ron stands behind him. And even when Rand is talking, its not about the most important of all subjects, the Fed. The Fed is the Key, it was the rallying cry for the campaign, and nothing the government hopes to accomplish can be done without it. Yet, nobody ever mentions it anymore. We have all let the mainstream media set the agenda. I don't give a rip snorting damn about the Boston massacre. It happened and I'm sorry, but dammit man. You're right. We've got to get back on point. End of rant.

Very good points. I went to

Very good points. I went to my first Ron Paul speech in March at George Washington University and I was hoping for an End the Fed chant but it never came.

ecorob's picture

Why didn't you start it then?

What were you waiting for? Couldn't you communicate with those around you?

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

You're right. I saw Ron here

You're right. I saw Ron here in my hometown campaigning for Walter Jones, and at the end, when I saw it wasn't going to happen, I jumped in. Totally shocked the blue hairs and Repub establishment types. It was awesome.

deacon's picture

everything you search for is here

under the forums tab
or use the search tab
as far is not being the same as you came here
it has been the same as i have been here
the DP is a clearing house for truth
everything under the sun and then some is here
and the kinds folks who MOD this place some call home
take great care to keep it up and running and user friendly
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

I joined DP in September 2008 lurked 5 months before.

I tend to follow people I have come to know.

Maybe posts you are looking for are passing without your notice.

Watch this list. http://www.dailypaul.com/tracker

Free includes debt-free!

Hi Paul

Like someone posted on Jefferson's fine thread I link to here:

http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/3053823

I come here to hang around guys like you and Jefferson. There's encouraging growth among many of the roots, notwithstanding some antagonisms and lament ... and much good to be found lurking in the shady spots of the tree of knowledge.

You are one who is always nice to greet new friends (and faux) with a sunny disposition so we may hope, as truth sees the light of day, the opening doors of perception won't hit real sojouners on their arses as they pass new tresholds.

Wow! That was quite a trip, following that link.

I remember when I was a newbie around here, I remember how patient the commentators were with my ignorance and I appreciated it.

How long would it take to read the Daily Paul from the beginning, I wonder? 12,000 comments later, but today your link showed me how much great stuff I have missed.

If the Daily Paul did not grow an change it would be dead. Who wants to visit a grave site and talk to the dead.

I come here to commune with the living and their lively ideas.

Nystrom is truly a genius in the sense of genuine. He leads by example. Thank you, Michael and all and you, LibBerte for your kind words.

Free includes debt-free!

We The Living, Too, Are Grateful

"You got to listen to the heavens, you got to try to understand. The greatness of their movement is just as small as it is grand."

- Grateful Dead, Walk In The Sunshine

lets hope there are some

lets hope there are some discussions on some more meaningful topic when the 2014 elections get going.

ecorob's picture

as if...

these topics are meaningless?

The Constitution is meaningless?

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Thank you for this post.

For the life of me I can't figure out why Michael Nystrom allows this place to continue as conspiracy central. At the very least keep the conspiracy stuff off the front page. Sheesh.

ecorob's picture

"conspiracy central"?

nothing to see here, move along...hide under your bed when we tell you to...shelter-in-place like a good doggie

yes, thats a gun pointed at your daughter's head in the bedroom window...she could be a terrorist, you know?

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Election year will be better

The DP does get a bit more 'infowarsy' when it's not election year, personally I like to save my energy for those times when it counts the most. Too much negative stuff is mentally and physically draining. There's still a few good gems here and there worth reading. Make sure ya come back on the election cycles tho!

Conspiracies happen all the time. Denial is better?

Dr. Paul conspires to spread the message of liberty with like minded folks.

Free includes debt-free!

LOL very true! There are good

LOL very true! There are good conspiracies.

ecorob's picture

name a bad...

"conspiracy" theory

jfk
mlk
gulf of tonkin
weapons of mass distruction
911
waco
oklahoma city

which one of those do you disagree with?

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

I never said I disagree with

I never said I disagree with anything. In fact I am sure there are conspiracies happening as we chat. I've just had more than my fill of half cocked posting that have no new information. I read Infowars often. I really don't come to the DP to reread infowars. People post "I have Proof" and then link to Infowars! Lately there is post after post linking to the same infowars article. or Boston pics. Same ole stuff over and over. It's like a bad record album!

ecorob's picture

With respect, tdd4ron...

I wasn't trying to dog you out. I was just making a statement.

But, respectfully, you clicked on this post and commented on it so, you do come here for this type of content.

Why? Because the truth is hidden. You find a little bit of it here and a little there.

You won't find it on tv.

Don't throw out the baby with the bath water.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

A bad conspiracy is a real and dangerous conspiracy that's hid.

IMO

Free includes debt-free!