Ron Paul Speaks (video; drugs; no taxes)

Dandelion Salad


November 16, 2007

In Philadelphia

7 thoughts on “Ron Paul Speaks (video; drugs; no taxes)

  1. First, I want to thank the Viewers of our videos, and the posting of so many of them by this blogger, and such thoughtfull comments, so rare umong Utubians.
    Now To Paul……
    As a frontliner I see what is up, The Movement for Justice is growing, now the youth are stepping up, they know we are gonners, and the worst kind of menace the world has ever known.
    If you believe in Democracy (or better) then listen to the Youth.
    If you like Democracy then you love Hamas, right? THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE, Who Cared for all the needs south of the Litania, after being savagly attacked by the IDF? Compare that with Katrina refugees? Grass roots relief baby.
    Rampant capitalizzm is a disease, un sustainable, beyond debate, the dollar is falling, the empire is falling, Babylon has Fallen. DU in the air, nukes iz us everywhere, Iran, China… Russia building again, sending out long rangers…
    Yet….. here we are, laying claim to a new world we can all share, say what you want, but a world wide social minded rather than bizness. The youth are whom inherit the earth. It aint over, and the sunsobitches will not win.
    So if the kids want Ron, well Ron wants to take down the Federal…… no prob there, gotta happen sometime
    However I am very concerned about Unleashing the hounds of Capitalism, Paul styledosent bode well, Facism is when Business runs the gov…. we don need no mo o dat…

  2. I think it is wrong to demonize an opinion about younger Ron Paul supporters. There are many right here in this neighborhood who think old childhood games are more important than issues affecting everyone in America.

    William was absolutely right. Enough is enough, let’s get focused on the real problems, and the younger people who have for so long claimed to be the saviors of this country, should fight the good fight and do it.

    Yes, and I am not excluded from this whatsoever.

  3. Andrew,

    Everything you just wrote in that comment is completely silly. You can’t honestly…. oh hell, I don’t even feel like debunking you. Not right now — too silly.

    As a person who studies the history of economics on a regular basis as well as political ideology (individually, not in school) then I can honestly say that I’ve never heard of such weird proclamations.


  4. don’t be absurd. if “capital is organized democratically” that means the majority can vote away my property, my paycheck or whatever else it wants for the “common good.” how does that square with individual freedom?

    paul’s is the only logically consistent position. period.

    if you want to help people, give them your own money. if you don’t have much, get together with other people who do. it’s really not that difficult. i do it in my own community.

    real charity is voluntary. coercion is evil.


  5. His argument is nonsensical. The vast majority of people can’t choose to do whatever they want in a capitalist society because under capitalism a minority of families own and control capital thereby forcing the majority of families to toil for the minority. Capitalism is a system of concentrated wealth and power, and, as with feudalism and slavery, the majority cannot freely make economic decisions under such conditions.

    Economy freedom for ordinary people comes about when ordinary people control capital democratically, and that means that capitalism has to be abolished. Yet Paul is a ultra-capitalist, desiring to take more power from the people (what little they have left) and give it to the capitalists by devolving government and sharply curtailing democracy. Therefore, the essence of Paul’s political-economic arguments is anti-individual freedom.

    Of course it’s right that people should decide whether they will do drugs. That really is a personal preference. But by mixing personal preference vis-a-vis drugs with economics, which doesn’t have that character at all, Paul (maybe unintentionally) deceives people with contradictory notions. There is no logical core to Paul’s positions.

    It’s a shame so many people fall for the complete and (really) obvious fallacy that capitalism is about individual economic freedom. It’s one of the most successful ideological inversions ever produced. Given the bourgeois’ propaganda department an A+ in that endeavor.

  6. One thing I’m very concerned about is the increasing allegiance and ignorance on behalf of younger college aged Ron Paul supporters. They don’t seem to understand why they’re supporting him and have only become so passionate about it due to the societal “cool” factor.

    I hope that Ron Paul begins explaining that it is not he alone who can accomplish these policies, but we the people. I see Ron Paul not as as a savior or hero that is going to come in and change everything for the better. On the contrary, I see him as someone who will push hard to allow me and all other Americans to regain our control and say in the White House.

    Instead of cheering Ron Paul’s name, they should be cheering their own names. Ron Paul is a mediator, a mouthpiece, an opportunity to finally have a transparent and honest president push harder for us than his own administration’s interests at home and abroad. That’s the reason I support him.

    These poor white shoed college kids don’t seem to understand that. That worries me. They’re so idealistic and are always looking for an excuse to feel like they’re doing something important — they forget to read the book.


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