“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.
Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.
...We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.
This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society.
...In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons...who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”
Edward L. Bernays, Propaganda
by Frédéric Bastiat
Pretty amazing that he just spoke in the open like that at Berkeley and drew that crowd.
Thanks for the post. =)
Ron Paul, likes Mises, a man who knew the role and the power of ideas:
I read this quote today from Ron Paul's, "The Revolution: A Manifesto"
"I have always had a deep admiration for Ludwig von Mises, one of the great economist of all time.... And it was not just Mises' brilliance that moved me but also his moral courage. Mises adopted Tacitus's motto as his own: "Do not give in to evil, but proceed ever more boldly against it." Mises never sought advancement by telling the political class what it wanted to hear. Economics, said mises, is "a challenge to the conceit of those in power. An economist can never be a favorite of autocrats and demagogues. With them he is always the mischief maker, and the more they are inwardly convinced that his objections are well founded, the more they hate him." (pg 102-103)
From the many demonstrations of Ron Paul's own moral courage, I take it that he also adopted the motto "Do not give in to evil, but proceed ever more boldly against it." as his own.
Tennis court video is UCLA i believe.
Ron Paul will always be #1. Nobody rocks like Ron Paul.
ONLY RON PAUL!
accept NO substitutes
The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution
The hockey stadium was full. The fire marshal turned people away (at least that is what people inside told me). Before they opened the doors, the line outside stretched out on the horizon as far as I could see. I know this because I was one of the first 10-20 people in line and saw the line with my own eyes.
There was virtually zero news coverage of the Cornell rally. That is when I became truly aware that news coverage is orchestrated. It is basically 100% propaganda. I click on CNN every morning, not to read the news, but to see what the propaganda agenda is.
We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.
-C. S. Lewis
and the "I like Ron Paul except for his foreign policy" crowd.
Beware of manipulative pictures...even if they look to benefit the liberty movement.
I was there when Ron Paul spoke outside at Berkeley, CA. the claim that there was over 5,000 or even 10,000 people is preposterous. At most there was 4,500----which is still awesome of course but no where near what some youtube videos claim.
I heard that LA had the largest crowd with over 10,000---some even weren't let in do to not enough space. :)
did you actually count the people that went or are you making an estimate on the 4,500 number?
If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.
Rand draws a few hundred and the event gets wall-to-wall coverage.
Ron draws thousands -- over and over -- wherever -- whenever -- he goes and we get crickets in the press.
Which one leads to change in voting behavior?
Oh and don't forget to thank the Madmen like President Pinocchio for doing their part to put the fear of God in the hearts of millions of Americans.
Not to be a nay sayer or anything, but I was at UC Berkeley and there were just under 300 people in the crowd there. There were rows of chairs and I counted -- only because there was such confusion during the ron paul campaign.
People did give Rand a standing ovation, but I don't understand why Rand is getting more press than Ron. Ron was the real deal.
Anyways, thanks for the wonderful pictures, I remember those days. What a sweet run we had. :)
Sometimes what is right in front of us is hardest to see:
I quote you: "People did give Rand a standing ovation, but I don't understand why Rand is getting more press than Ron. Ron was the real deal.
Ron Paul was ignored because as you say: "Ron was the real deal".
Rand Paul does not have that problem because (fill in the blank).
This is a very simple answer to a very simple question.
I'm sure you understand why now.
remember that, cj.
Let Rand say what he will to slay hitlery.
He will stand with his father (and us) in the White House.
its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
you better be right about rand standing with us...i am VERY reluctant to give my full support to him as many Ron supporters are.... as you probably have noticed by the constant Rand skepticism on these boards.
stands with and for himself. You need a reminder?
No chairs just a crowd of atleast several thousand or so.
Deep down everyone is Libertarian.
Live and Let Live, form of government.
Assuming those shots were during the 2012 Campaign?
Sorry for being sloppy about it.
Have you ever in your lifetime heard of a Republican going to Berkley and getting a standing ovation? I mean in your whole entire lifetime? This is a BIG political dealio folks. It is a game changer!!!
by the young republicans. it would be strange not to get a standing ovation from 300 people (about what a shitty band draws at a bar). but look at the ron paul crowd! now that's a revolution, a movement. i give rand credit for going but we are talking day and night comparing the two events.
Very few big venues have decent sound.
More importantly keep the conversation going.
What is liberty?
Why are liberty and prosperity two sides of the same coin?
Und so weiter.
Free includes debt-free!
all attempts to try and stir people against what the NSA is doing. i found it strange that rand immediately complimented feinstein on her cia speech. she and her ilk only care about themselves. ron did a damning bit on her on his channel. i know it was a political move on rand's side, but i hope he doesn't think for a minute she doesn't know what he's up to. if there's someone not to be trusted ever, it's her.
If you can make friends maybe you can work together.
He might kick her in the shins or flip her the bird.
He has to work with 99 people he didn't select.
I would rather Rand built coalitions, not demagogue his supporters.
but i don't think rand will build any meaningful coalition with the likes of feinstein & rogers (the tag team of tyranny). he can try of course. we'll see what the outcome will be.
I hear you.
May you be right...
"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.
"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius
Thanks for posting these incredible pictures - wow, I will never forget this phenomenon.
The blackout continues...
Beware the cult of "government"...
Nothing against Rand, but it is humorous to hear his 400 person crowd being touted as an accomplishment for a conservative. It's almost like the media blackout on Ron never ended.
Paul/Paul 2016!!! ^_^
Except that guy in blue shirt and distant stare, his girlfriend brought him.
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