Rumors of the Daily Paul's demise have been greatly exaggeratedSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 01:34
That's all I have to say for right now.
I never wanted the Daily Paul to become a cult of personality around Ron Paul. That is why, when the campaign ended, I took down his picture and changed the name of the site. This is not a Ron Paul site, it is a site about principles: The principles of Peace (foreign policy) Gold (Au - sound money), and Love (L).
Ron Paul's presidential campaigns were educational. He was never running to win. Isn't that clear in retrospect?
Oh sure, he was running to win - on his terms. If the populace was moral, educated and informed, he would have walked away in a landslide. But alas, that is not the world we live in.
But what did we learn along the way? Principles are what matter, not personalities. I don't want this site to be a cult of personality around me any more than I wanted it to be a cult of personality around him.
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I made some comments in some threads, that got blown out of proportion.
At the moment, I'm frustrated. I live in Boston. I love this town. But the bombings and the martial law came at the end of a terrible week, at the end of a terrible couple of months, at the end of kind of a terrible year for me.
What can I say? I'm human. I hit a limit. I need a vacation.
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This week I turn 45. As a birthday gift, my wife booked us on a cruise across the Atlantic, to England. The trip takes a week, and we're going to spend a week there. She's going to show me Oxford, where she went to school and experienced a transformation of her own. I have never been. I have only seen it in my imagination, though the words she has described to me.
In the mean time, the site will be in good hands, with the moderators, and you. And when I get back, refreshed, we'll decide how to manage the DP going forward.
Thank you all. One thing that I do know is that the people of the Daily Paul have huge hearts. I am blessed to have been touched by your generosity and love.
And again, rumors of the Daily Paul's demise have been greatly exaggerated.