Rand Paul @ The Values Voters Summit - Oct. 11, 2013! Sneaky: Please Watch the ENTIRE Speech before Formulating an Opinion!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Fri, 10/11/2013 - 14:22
Sen. Paul Speaks at Values Voter Summit- October 11, 2013
Published on Oct 11, 2013
** Personal Note: Please watch the entire speech!
You'll be pleasantly surprised by Rand's rather brilliant rhetorical tactic!
Frankly, watching this, I'm more impressed than EVER with Rand!
If you don't watch the whole thing, you're gonna be like: 'What the... Why does he sound suddenly more neoCon-y than a neoCon?? It's all "Islamic Jihad"-this, "Islamic Jihad"-that! Like, WTF? F? F?'
Initially, I was so incensed, I was about to 'delete' the thread by blanking it (seeing as how there's no "Delete Thread" button).
Then, you realize how clever the lad is: just when you think he's built up the audience's righteous indignation about how 'they're waging a war on Christians, and it's not being talked about:' imbuing the audience with a righteous indignant empathy for the victims, and by tribal religious proxy, a victim themselves.
At one point, he even goes 'far' as to assert that actually the current Islamic persecution vs. the Christians reminds him of the Crusades!
But then, here come the sneaky R3d-Pill: Rand points out how Obama is helping/aiding the murder/killing/persecution vs. Christians in the Middle East by aiding the Jihadists with arms and funds. Though IMO, this is precisely when he really could've completely destroyed Maggot Graham & John McNutt by clearly stating that their votes along with Dems are how oBUSHma is able to get away with funding Al-CIA-da. But, be that as it may...
What's more important? He continues to press on the fact that the entire onus of 'keeping Islam peaceful' is on other Muslims to NOT tolerate terrorism in their name, themselves.
So far so good.
But Rand is just building up.
Then, the strategy becomes clear: Islam has to police itself.
As in: 'We,' the Americans, ARE NOT going to intervene in your affairs, nor should we.
Initially Rand makes it seem like he's going along with the usual neocon party line of 'blame the entire Muslim population & Islam' for LETTING this all occur, and how perhaps the solution IS to flex America's military might to drive those jihadists out of those lands where Christians are being persecuted. (It's like, never mind almost century of American intervention abroad in between AND post-European colonialists in those regions.)
BUT, when Rand repeats the "Muslims must police themselves"-meme a few more times, you can almost sense some neocons in the audience 'waking up' to what he's actually saying, too (as exemplified by the raucous cheer to confused almost pensive silence): America will not and SHOULD NOT resolve the Muslim world's own problems by militarily intervening, sacrificing 'our' financial and physical wealth in and of 'our' youths, everywhere all the time.
Then, he actually states to a TheoCon audience that Islam brought enlightenment to the world via innovations in math, literature and science, at one time. And he's factually historically correct, of course!
And, how the Muslim world should want to make that the example by which the world sees them; rhetorical, but it seems to eventually work on Values Voters Summit's audience.
BOOM SHAKA LAKA!
Rand didn't smear Islam nor Muslims, at all: he praised them, factually, historically correctly where it is true, and condemned the aspects where one must.
Rand had the audience rapt in the palm of his hands.
Pretty interesting to observe how he can speak to various crowd saying the same things, while often sounding tailor-made for a specific audience. But, if you really listen to how and what he's saying, it's the same principled stance; sure the rhetoric is definitely a bit more 'polemical' than how his father would've addressed similar issues. But frankly, it's like if Ron was at 70deg. Fahrenheit saying something, Rand's just saying them at 82degrees, but same content.
I personally found his rhetorical tactic to be quite brilliant, and most impressive. Most impressive.
Check it out y'all. Let me know what you think!