From the Campaign for Liberty:
A New Alliance - By Dr. Ron Paul
September 22nd, 2008 by Jesse Benton
Friends - please read this new and important piece by Dr. Paul.
The press conference at the National Press Club had a precise purpose. It was to expose, to as many people as possible, the gross deception of our presidential election process. It is controlled by the powerful elite to make sure that neither candidate of the two major parties will challenge the status quo. There is no real choice between the two major parties and their nominees, only the rhetoric varies. The amazingly long campaign is designed to make sure the real issues are ignored. The quotes I used at the press conference from insider Carroll Quigley and the League of Women voters strongly support this contention.
Ron Paul rules the planet today!
Great link to email to all...shows six recent media videos:
UPDATE: Digg a hole to China! (thanks colognepaulist & cyndezu!)
Ron Paul takes over TV news ~ multiple videos from CNN, MSNBC & FOX Business from NationBuilder, CO 9/23/08
This is my first forum topic, and regrettably it's in a rush, but I wanted to push this out there to anyone who didn't already know!
VETERANS OCCUPY NATIONAL ARCHIVES BUILDING
"Arresting Bush and Cheney for war crimes will honor our oath to the Constitution," vets say.
Just saw this on the ticker forums:
Anyone who can make it - do it !
Update: I just got word from Matt Hawes at the C4L that Dr. Paul's appearance today has been canceled. I was watching, and instead they had Barney Frank on. :(
Dr. Paul will be on Street Signs on CNBC today at 2pm ET today, according to Jesse Benton at the C4L. Tune in if you can. Otherwise, we'll have the YouTube up here for you later!
The Shock Doctrine
Below is a short film based on Naomi Klein's best seller, The Shock Doctrine It introduces the concept of remaking society in the face of, or in the immediate aftermath of a disaster - natural or otherwise. The disaster puts members of society into a collective state of shock in which citizens are too dumbfounded to by what is happening - the terrible changes, the world suddenly turned upside down - that they are taken by surprise. The ruling elite can take advantage of this situation by railroading new rules and laws into place quickly, before the collective shock wears off and people come to their senses. An excellent recent example in our country is the passing of the 342 page long "Patriot" Act. It was introduced about a month after the 9/11 disaster, and passed the next day. Congress wasn't given time to read the bill, let alone study it or ponder its effects. It was passed in a state of shock and fear at the urging of an impatient administration.
And here we are again, this time with the "financial crisis." The doomed financial system of their creation is on the verge of failure, and the ruling elite, from the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, to the head of the Treasury, right up to the President himself, are urging immediate action. The Administration has drawn up a plan and they want it passed NOW! It is the same game plan that they used with the Patriot Act: PASS IT NOW! THERE IS NO TIME FOR ARGUMENT. PASS IT NOW!!! CERTAIN DISASTER AND THE END OF THE WORLD AWAITS!
Meanwhile, in the dark of night and behind the scenes, they've loaded down the bill with corporate welfare, bailouts for foreign banks and their politically connected, powerful banking friends.
But this time seems appears to be different. It is not the public that is suffering from the shock, it is the elites themselves. The politicians. The hedge fund managers. The bankers. The corporations. They are the ones that will be hurt the most. So far, the people are not suffering, which helps to explain why only 7% of voters support the bailout. We must keep up the pressure on our representatives, and urge them not to pass this bailout. Tell them that you do not support it, and will not support them if they do, and that they will be voted out of office come November.
And now, the Shock Doctrine:
My major disagreement with this video presentation of Ms. Klein's work is that it appears to demonize all aspects of the free market. Milton Friedman's wrote eloquently about freedom and the free market, but his own implementation of his ideas in the dictator Pinochet's Chile were nothing less than corporatism, also known as fascism, or socialism with sharholders. In socialism, it is the people who get welfare. In fascism, it is the corporations who get welfare, and bailouts, and money directly from the government's coffers, at the expense of we the people.
If you take nothing else away from this video, take this: If it is true that "only a crisis, actual or perceived, produces real change," as Friedman is quoted as saying, there it tremendous incentive for the powers that be to produce and exploit crises for their own ends, and history has shown that they will use any and all means necessary.
Read up on Pinochet's Chile, under the influence of Friedman's Chicago School ideology. If we let our great nation drift towards fascism, it is a preview of things to come here. It is incumbent upon those of us who are awake to exercise our rights while we still have them. Contact your representatives today. Don't let them forget that they work for you.
In 2000, the long fought for and long admired democracy of the United States of America began a slow and steady decline toward fascism - a Bush family tradition - with the installment of a president - a man the citizens overwhelmingly rejected (although the funny math told a still believed myth) - by a few corrupt judges on the US Supreme Court. That coup is now nearly complete and checkmate is all but unavoidable.
Another great article explaining the significance of the movement and the press conference and the greatness and brilliance of Ron Paul.
"Not armies, not nations, have advanced the race; but here and there, in the course of ages, an individual has stood up and cast his shadow over the world."
...NO to the bailout and NO to any congressman or senator who votes in favor of this disastrous piece of legislation that will redistribute hundreds of billions, if not trillions, of dollars out of the hands of honest Americans and grant the federal government massive new powers to control and manipulate markets.
A Rasmussen Poll out today puts the support for the bailout at 7%! For any legislator to vote yes on this plan is to spit in the face of his constituents and reveal his utter contempt for the democratic process and the voice of the people. To do so would require them to utterly disavow the Constitution that they swore by oath to uphold.
It can be tolerated no more.
Contact your representatives and let them know that support of this plan constitutes a betrayal of the public trust and grounds for their removal from office. We will publicize the names of all those that vote yes so everyone will know who has been bought and paid for and no longer deserves to wear the mantle of “the people’s voice in Washington.
Go here to get your representatives contact info.
The C4L will be adding additional tools and action items soon. Stay tuned.
According to Thomas Woods at the Campaign for Liberty:
And apparently he endorsed Chuck Baldwin.
Editor's addition: Keep up the pressure on Congress. Contact your representatives. We are having an impact! Tell them no bailout. We are all watching. Anyone voting for the bailout in its current form will be voted out of office in November.
Warning: Graphic images (paid for by the American taxpayers) in this version here:
High quality version here (speech only, no images):
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