Ron Paul is out of the picture.
At least, that is exactly what entrenched politicians on both sides of the aisle — the neocon military/industrial complex intelligentsia, the media, the Greenwich Village pseudo-intellectual liberals and the Hollywood buffoons — would have you believe. It is hard to read a good word about Ron Paul, is it not? The silence on the media front when it comes to Dr. Paul makes you wonder if you hadn’t missed his obituary. Well, not quite. Out of eyesight, it looks as if Ron Paul’s Iowa ground army is overrunning opposition forces and propelling him to the front ranks of America’s first nominating battle in Iowa.
Ron Paul may well win Iowa and also New Hampshire. Victories in both states would dump the fat in the fire and panic would set in fast for the entire crowd outlined above. Can Ron actually get the nomination and win the White House? The Wall Street Journal wrote of Dr. Paul: “His radical views about the size of government probably doom him to defeat in the Republican primaries … As a candidate, Mr. Paul is likely finished.”
These pronouncements were clearly premature and misguided. The WSJ is an establishment outlet with a serious axe to grind against any candidate who would take the military/industrial complex to task. Americans historically have been hoodwinked on the subject of national defense, which as often as not has been more like national offense. Speak out against the fruitless and harmful nation-building supported by George Bush and Barack Obama, and you’ll quickly earn the tag of “unpatriotic.”
And lurking just over the horizon is the Project for a New American Century crowd who gave us the Iraq debacle. Just for starters, Google the reasons we are in Afghanistan, the end game that our leaders envision and the current status of the affair. Ron Paul appears to be the only candidate for the presidency who is against the folly that is Afghanistan. He also is the only candidate running for president who understands the conspiracy against the public regularly carried out by the Fed and politicians.
Read Dr. Paul’s End the Fed. You’ll be in for a surprise. Hans Sennholz (in Money and Freedom) called the creation of the Fed “the most tragic blunder ever committed by Congress” — a view I know is not shared by Mitt Romney, for one. Before the creation of the Fed in 1913, Ludwig von Mises, in The Theory of Money and Credit, warned that the creation of central banks would worsen and spread business cycles rather than eliminate them.
Today’s Fed travesty is a perfect example. The Fed lends to Wall Street for basically nothing, while it allows America’s retired savers to earn nothing on their life’s savings. Among Dr. Paul’s conclusions: “Nothing good can come from the Federal Reserve. It is the biggest taxer of them all. Diluting the value of the dollar by increasing its supply is a vicious, sinister tax on the poor and middle class.”