The Real Presidential Vote: Ron Paul versus Alongside Night
“There’s no way that we can continue this spending spree. In fact, I think in many ways the most interesting candidate – I’d even vote for him if he was running against Obama – is Ron Paul.”
–Oliver Stone, filmmaker of Platoon, JFK and Wall Street
“Some of the ideas Ron Paul is championing now – some of them – are ideas that I championed in the 1990s. For instance, the idea that the United States has to give up the empire, to cut back and pull our horns in a bit, that we cannot be the policemen of the world, that we cannot give orders to the world.”
–Pat Buchanan, Senior Advisor to Presidents Nixon and Reagan
Most people miss the uniqueness of what Ron Paul is achieving.
Congressman Ron Paul
He draws support from both the right and the left but unlike most other coalitions he doesn’t draw from the most wishy-washy and moderate elements from each side.
In fact it’s the most ideologically pro-free-market or even nationalistic conservative — and most ideologically anti-Wall-Street/anti-War leftists — who support Ron Paul, as well as his now being one of the most popular candidates among independents and young voters.
Of course he builds on an original base of pro-constitutionalist advocates as well as Pro-Bill-of-Rights libertarians and civil libertarians. He draws support from rich one-percenters who want lower taxes and struggling 99-percenters who want the government to stop bailing out Wall Street. He has support both from factions within the Tea Party and factions within Occupy Wall Street.
There has never been anything like it in American politics before.
The Ron Paul base is, in fact, revolutionary, and that’s demographically provable — not just hype. When you put all his different bases of support together in a fall match-up with Obama, Ron Paul polls even with Obama within the margin of error.
The Libertarian Party tried for close to four decades to put together this broad-based coalition, including in 1988 when they nominated Ron Paul as their presidential candidate, but failed utterly, appealing only to the small percentage of self-identifying libertarians supplemented by a few single-issue voters disenchanted by the major parties.
Yet, the dumbass Republicans in the thrall of the establishmentarian centrists who want continued corporate bail-outs, crony capitalism, and endless U.S. dictating other countries’ domestic and foreign policies have submarined the one candidate who could actually win back their party the White House, by the simple propaganda technique of convincing 90% of Republicans that Ron Paul is unelectable.
Republicans who claim they believe in God have actually rejected a political miracle.
It’s a propaganda victory worthy of Joseph Goebbels and, ironically, the losers will end up being the very establishmentarians who will witness their system collapse around their heads due to their inability to restrain their unlimited appetites for micro-managing the lives, and stealing the individual property, of seven billion humans living on this planet.
Evil is by its nature destructive and those who practice it ultimately destroy themselves and everything they touch.
With no Ron Paul to save the system only those going off-the-radar and networking alternative off-grid countereconomies will thrive and rebuild the future.
Even knowing it — and believing they can themselves go underground to save themselves — the establishmentarians compulsively continue the destruction.
This makes the establishment the actual revolutionaries promoting Agorism. The self-identifying Agorists are merely surfers on the political-economic tsunami the establishment is generating.
How ironically insane is that?
“When the State unleashes its final wave of suppression – and is successfully resisted — this is the definition of Revolution.”
Samuel Edward Konkin III, New Libertarian Manifesto
See also Republicans Lying to Republicans
“Alongside Night Must Be Made!”
“J. Neil Schulman’s Alongside Night may be even more relevant today than it was in 1979. Hopefully … this landmark work of libertarian science fiction will inspire a new generation of readers to learn more about the ideas of liberty and become active in the freedom movement.”
–Congressman Ron Paul
“It is a remarkable and original story, and the picture it presents of an inflation-crippled America on the verge of revolution is all too acceptable.”
–Anthony Burgess, author of A Clockwork Orange
Cato the Elder ended every speech, “Carthago delenda est!” — “Carthage must be destroyed!” Recently I’ve been ending everything I’ve been writing:
Alongside Night Must Be Made!
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