Fight On!

The Ron Paul rEVOLution has arrived, and I am thrilled to announce that it has claimed victory in my college town of Columbia, Missouri.  One of my college buddies who has stuck around and started his own business just announced that Ron Paul has won the Boone County caucus, taking 48 of the 53 delegates available there.  In the words of Charlie Sheen, “Winning!”  My friend went to caucus for him but unfortunately was not chosen to be a delegate.

Ron Paul addressing a huge crowd at my alma mater, the University of Missouri - Columbia (Mizzou). Wish he'd come back in 2007 when I was still wandering the campus!

The mainstream media has been telling us over and over again that Ron Paul is unelectable.  Bluntly put, that is a load of hogwash.  Ron Paul is electable, and that is why the establishment keeps insisting to us that he isn’t.  Ron Paul and his ever-expanding support base is dangerous to the status quo.  Look at what the movement stands for: audit and end the Fed; low (or nonexistent) taxes; no unfounded, unnecessary, prolonged wars; fiscal responsibility; no statist intervention into the finest details of our lives; and free market commerce for all.  Whether or not people want to admit it, these are revolutionary ideas that are not part of the daily recipe that the media feeds us.  We are led to believe that the government needs to protect us and hold our hands, that they are controlling us because we are too stupid to control ourselves.  This is blatantly untrue, and more and more people are waking up to the fact that we’ve been had.

The establishment is trying everything to make sure that Paul supporters are marginalized.  This has not just been true this election cycle; it happened back in 2008, too.  In fact, I’ve had more than one person tell me that I’m nuts for supporting Dr. Paul.  Back in 2008, I was a lone voice in the wilderness, but I’ve seen close friends who are generally liberal respond positively to the ideas of liberty, freedom, and sound money.  The media labeled  Ron Paul and his followers to be strange, libertarian nut cases who didn’t have a snowball’s shot in Hell on a summer day of ever making anything happen beyond a sideshow.

That mantra has continued well into this election, but it has failed and failed miserably.  People have started to wake up and realize that Ron Paul is not crazy.  His followers are not crazy.  They are also not people from corporate lobbies or those who have some secret motive.  The majority are just average people who are sick of unkept promises about change.  They are ready for a real change from a candidate who has always been honest.  They are not Austrian economic scholars or university professors from an ivory tower or millionaire investors, by and large.  They are ordinary folks to whom liberty is an appealing message.  These are people who see their income being eaten away by inflation, who see their children inheriting a debt that can’t be repaid, who face the possibility of those same children being drafted into service for yet another unnecessary war.  They are motivated by patriotism, compassion, self-interest, philosophy, and a desire for change.  They are not motivated by the thought that they are going to be paid for their deeds or directly rewarded by the government in some way.

Still, in spite of our growing strength, the establishment continues to play dirty tricks.  Delegate counts are not accurately reported.  The media still tries to pretend that Ron Paul doesn’t exist, despite the fact that he routinely packs meeting halls and university auditoriums or campuses with literally thousands of enthusiastic people of all ages, races, and creeds.  My cousins went to see him at the U of I in Champaign, Illinois, and the venue was PACKED to capacity.  My cousin took a video of him being introduced, and you could barely see or hear him, they were so high up and there were so many people.  The reception was awe-inspiring.  Where are the media reports for this event?  Why has NBC removed Ron Paul’s last reporter who was tailing and reporting on his campaign?  Is it because Ron Paul is losing?  No.  But they want us to believe that he is.

There are have been innumerable tales from supporters of possible vote fraud at the caucuses.  Many have been barred from voting.  Ron Paul votes were not all tallied in Maine.  County Republican committees will change venues at the last minute without informing the campaign or even change the rules at the eleventh hour in attempt to exclude Paul supporters from becoming delegates.

This is why we must remain vigilant.  We cannot give in to the media pressure to believe that all is lost.  In a sociology class, I was once told by a professor that if a person hears something three times, it automatically sticks into their mind as reality.  This is not a rational choice; it is something the human brain does naturally.  Even very intelligent people have difficulty in fighting what amounts to indoctrination by the mainstream media.  I have trouble with this too, sometimes, for even though I know that Ron Paul is winning delegates and converting people every day, the lack of coverage in the mainstream media and the negative bent on it when he does get coverage echoes in my mind.  I have to actively resist the urge to feel sad and downtrodden because “we’re not winning.”  “Paul isn’t electable.”  “He’ll never win.”  Unfortunately, mantras do have a powerful effect on the mind.  Why else would yogis and those seeking enlightenment repeat words and phrases known to change the mind for the better?  Of course, that road runs in both directions…

Don’t believe the negative media hype.  RON PAUL CAN WIN!  Wow, that felt great!  Let’s do it again.  RON PAUL CAN WIN!  WE ARE WINNING!  I like to top it all off with a nice, “Screw the mainstream media.”

Remain vigilant, fellow Paul supporters.  We have not yet begun to fight, and I think there are some big surprises that are in store for the convention.  Ron Paul likely has more delegates than people realize, and that number will grow with the Missouri contest yesterday.  Fight on, folks.  Fight on.  The revolution is here, and it is not going away.  Viva la Ron Paul rEVOLution!


About The Lady Libertarian
I am American, currently expatriated but hopeful about getting back home one of these days. Besides reading and writing about politics, I enjoy camping, sailing, canoeing, making pie, and traveling. I hope you'll enjoy this blog and find it informative and accessible.

2 Responses to Fight On!

  1. dou dou says:

    LOVE RON PAUL! He is totally electable and the MSM knows it that is why they keep calling his supporters crazy… Great post 🙂

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