Comment: We should use Shazad as a learning opportunity

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We should use Shazad as a learning opportunity

He has come on here to learn what he can about some of Ron Paul people's possible tactics and plans but also to demoralize and dishearten where he can.
He hasn't come on here to be converted.
But he is respectful and I have no problem with him.

So we should try and understand why someone as obviously intelligent as he, would not start to be converted.
But that is easy to see, he has not researched enough about what is going on in the world, who Romney's backers are, what goes on in DC, real world economics, what might happen in a contest against Obama, what Romney's policies are (they are about to change and be etch-a-sketched) and what a Romney administration might be like.
Like most people he is comfortable in his own little bubble, accepts what the mainstream media tell him, is not open minded and doesn't want to learn too much else.
Some of the posts on here will reach him subliminally though.
Most people are not idealistic, they don't care if the Constitution is broken. They want to know what's in it for them, or more accurately what someone tells them is in it for them.

This is politics it is not utopia.
And politics, or getting elected, is about practicalities, sound bites and propaganda.

Ron Paul is unique in that he has a principled position, with sound logical policies that are well defined.
Or nearly unique - there are a few running for Congress that are principled but not very many.

Romney has good practical political skills, but has disastrous policies. (Obama has better political skills but equally disastrous policies.)

Ron Paul has poor practical political skills with GREAT policies and understanding of the world we live in.

So to persuade more voters (less committed than Shazad), keep all the policies but get more practical. The only candidate that can beat Obama. End the IRS. Politics. etc.
Practical in even more activism and getting out the vote as well.

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."