Why I am not leaving the Daily PaulSubmitted by SuspiciousFish on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 19:37
Guys, I am not leaving the Daily Paul. I have been here long enough to see some of the changes that have taken place for better or worse. Mainly the site has morphed along with the issues we face today in the Liberty movement. During the Ron Paul campaign in 2012 we were united in a single cause but soon became disillusioned by the GOP and how the DP campaign was run.
Now we have become more fragmented, some here have lost all faith in the GOP and are going Libertarian. Some here are full blown Anarchists that believe the only rational way of living is completely without government etc.
The diversity of thought here however is a good thing that should be appreciated and not a reason to leave or disparage the site. I am 25 years old and this site has been the biggest factor in allowing me to shape my political stance and defend my views. I have debated fellow DP members here on a wide range of topics from Conspiracy Theories, the FED, Anarchism and self-defense and survival. Some of these debates have gotten very heated but that is to be expected when passionate people share perspectives.
The point however is every topic of debate has forced me to learn as much as i could about any given subject and how to effectively argue my point of view. I have gone from a shallow understanding of subjects to a deep understanding of the underlying mechanics behind the issues. I have my fellow DP'er to thank for that.
While we are all here to cleanse this great nation of the corruption that has strangled it for years, we too are here to build a new future together. The DP is a microcosm of the society we will need to create and if we are unable to be mature and understand other's views and engage in rational debate, we don’t have a chance of doing it in the real world.
I have a great appreciation for this site and respect for the community we have created. We are a diverse group of real people from all walks of life and political/religious views who are interacting in a single forum behind aliases we have created but the effects we have on each other and what we learn from each other is more real than most of the 'reality' that is fed to us.
So with that, I am not leaving the Daily Paul. I dont care how many paid shills trolls etc come here or how many Tea Party members find there way into our ranks with their own notions. If I give up on a online forum instead of fighting to make it more meaningful, how am I to find the fortitude to never give up on our fight for Liberty no matter how dark the night gets before the dawn.