Naomi Wolf Praises Ron Paul, Part ISubmitted by Cornmeal Smithy on Fri, 10/19/2007 - 00:23
One of the great advantages of living in Boston is that many great writers come by to speak about their books at the Harvard Coop. Tonight I went to listen to Naomi Wolf discuss her latest book The End of America - A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot. If you read only one book between now and the election, this is the book. Even during a period when I am so busy and cannot seem to find the time nor the attention to finish any books, I devoured this one in two days.
While listening to her speak, she sounded exactly like Dr. Paul. "We need to restore the rule of law and get back to the Constitution," were her exact words. Below is a video of talk she gave in Seattle just a few days ago which mirrors closely the talk she gave this evening. Tonight however, she made a point that Ron Paul had just introduced the American Freedom Agenda Act, and noted how very important this piece of legislation is.
After her talk, as I was speaking to her about Ron Paul and the Daily Paul, the strangest thing happened: I began to cry. Why and how this happened, I don't know. She was kind and gracious and didn't make me feel like an idiot. But she did tell me about a recent blog post she'd written: American Tears. Apparently it is not uncommon for people to cry when talking to her.
It is clear from this inundation of personal stories of abuse and retribution against ordinary Americans that a network of criminal behavior and intention is catching up more and more mainstream citizens in its grasp. It is clear that this is not democracy as usual -- or even the corruption of democracy as usual. It is clear that we will need more drastic action than emails to Congress.
The people I am hearing from are conservatives and independents as well as progressives. The cardinal rule of a closing or closed society is that your alignment with the regime offers no protection; in a true police state no one is safe.
I will have more to say about this in the future, including a more complete review of her book. At the moment, the hour is getting late. In the meantime, please watch the above presentation, buy and read The End of America, and help spread the message. Ms. Wolf clearly and forcefully articulates just how serious things are becoming in this country, and just how late the hour is. The warning - the same warning that Dr. Paul has been sounding for 30 years - is not simply bi-partisan, but trans-partisan. This transcends politics altogether.
She made the very strong point that no one is going to save us. More than once she said we need a revolution, and the only ones who can do it is us - we the people, as the founders intended.
More information from organizations she recommended:
At the end of the evening, as chance would have it, she told me she'd be having a positive blog post coming out tomorrow on Ron Paul! And as luck would have it, because I'm up late, here it is!
See Part II here: http://dailypaul.com/node...