wordspeak2 wrote:Well, I personally think that a statement against imperialism and the Drug War is so important that I'm still considering voting for RP in my state's open primary. I've seen plenty of videos of Paul, and I believe I know who he is and understand the "right-wing populism phenomenon. There's zero doubt that it's linked to unsavory characters. I've read my Chip Berlet. But the extent of it can still be shocking... David Duke's not really cool.
That said, though, I lost you guys a bit on the Federal Reserve. Paul's vision of the world certainly still includes transnational corporations running the show and no democratic powers ("regulations") holding them in check. This Ayn Rand-inspired vision is antithetical to peace and equality. It's really just idiotic. The problem isn't just the Federal Reserve; it's the system of capitalism. The banking industry is a very central part of that, yes, but only a part of it. Let's talk about the WTO, IMF, World Bank, NAFTA, etc. Let's talk about sweatshop labor, brutal exploitation of third world workers, etc. This is the system we live under. Unfortunately, only the Dennis Kucinich's and Cynthia McKinney's address these things. The Federal Reserve is one part of a massive global scam known as capitalism. Michael Moore speaks about it approximately 100 times more accurately than Ron Paul. Yet I believe Ron Paul to be sincere, humanistic in his intention, and not consciously racist himself, though he sure draws that crowd....
Elihu, I'm curious what your vision of societal transformation is.
"society trapped in a closed financial loop of irredeemable currency built upon debt and protected by government force"
Well, protected by military force, ultimately.
"those transnationals report to their federal reserve networked banks every financial quarter."
Yes, Goldman Sachs is enormously powerful. So is, say, British Petroleum or Exxon Mobil. You think Goldman Sachs runs BP?
Like Elihu, I really like to cut to the quick. So lets forget all the bullshit posted in any number of 20 page threads by AD and co.
They dont seem real good at answering questions, but theyre good at positing bullshit.
A couple of easy questions that the like of AD never appear to answer
Why do/should private Banking institutions ( essentially ) control money supply ?
This is one that few can get their heads round. So thats a wrap for the controllers. But the simple fact is that this is a plain out and out con. Perpetrated by the 0.00001% and inflicted on all of us. Money printed out of thin air based upon borrowing, which ultimately means that out of 20 hours of your honest labour, you earn about 19 hours of pay, which actually doesnt sound much of a deduction until you apply this (interest) tax globally. This is called "interest". Sure we can dispute the percentages - but I reckon 5% is about fair overall.
The question is therefore, why should this money not go to govnt for redistribution amidst the taxpayers instead of into the pockets of the usual suspex ? Its a question Lincoln and JFK and many other murdered people of importance have asked. I guess thats just one of those coincidence things.
Why are we waging wars (based on provable lies ) in lands which many Americans couldnt even pick out on a map ?
Once we get behind the first lie ( democracy - 9/11 and all that jazz) we get to the resources explanation. which is itself a crock of crap, ( wintler and co ) given that there are any amounts of exotic technology readily available for a fraction of the costs to us of blowing innocent people up with mega bombs that we pay for through our taxes based upon wages that most of us are already paying a charge upon.
I hope serious riggies get the idea. And I hope youve had enough.
Ron Paul is by no means perfect, but he would get most of the above. More it seems than many of the intellectuals on here.