December 16, 2011
It really isn’t Ron Paul the individual who scares the mainstream pundits and radio blabbermouths, it’s his ideas. We saw from Bob Schieffer’s biased hatchet job on Ron Paul that the Establishment do not like their beloved Big Government made smaller and less threatening to our liberty and security. And yesterday, Chris Wallace commented that a Ron Paul win in Iowa “won’t count,” and that is really not because of Dr. Paul being a “fringe” candidate or because a Ron Paul presidency is a threat to our liberty and security, but because it would be a threat to the Establishment and their power grabs, and all the little bureaucrat dictators in Washington and all their monopolistic fiefdoms.
But for Rush Limbaugh to call Iowa’s Ron Paul voters “nut jobs” (according to Thomas DiLorenzo), is just as deceitful and dishonest as Limbaugh’s lying about Dr. Paul’s comments about 9/11. And yesterday Sean Hannity was bringing back the old “racist newsletter” crap again. That is because they know that Dr. Paul’s message of peace and freedom [.pdf] is being heard by common-sense-thinking Americans who don’t believe that our government’s role should be the world’s policeman (and forcing American taxpayers to pay for it!). As far as what is really crazy, it’s the other way around: Continuing to start wars against other countries who are of no threat to us and lying about them to justify the wars, trespassing on foreign lands that are not U.S. territories and murdering hundreds of thousands of innocents, all which only provoke the foreigners to want to act against us. Now, THAT’S crazy!
What else is crazy is this allowing the military to seize innocent Americans at the whim of a soldier, general or military bureaucrat and detain them indefinitely, without any evidence shown against them, without trial. As I explained in my June 2010 article, Tea Partiers May Need the ACLU Soon, these fascist, Soviet-like policies will come back to haunt the Hannities and the Limbaughs, because of their criticisms of the current Communist-In-Chief. This totalitarian, military dictatorship kind of policy is not about al Qaeda or Islamic terrorism, regardless of the liars on Capitol Hill or the White House. It is about control. It is not about communist ‘Occupy’ protesters or protesting Wall Street, because the dictator we have now is himself a communist. He agrees with them, but he does not agree with Hannity and Limbaugh. (I hope they have ADT.)
With the radio blabbermouths and the congressional liars and fascists, when they say phrases such as “if you betray your country, you do not have a right to due process (even though it would take due process to actually determine whether or not you have done what you are accused of doing),” what they mean by “betray your country” is betray the government, the government’s bureaucrats and politicians, and the armed agents who work for them. These people are clearly not devoted to liberty, truth (it takes due process to find out the real truth, not the arbitrary decisions of a soldier or policeman), and certainly not private property rights or the right of the individual to be “secure in one’s person, papers, houses and effects.” No, these people are devoted to the State. That is why Ron Paul scares them, and why they have to lie about his past statements, and smear him when he and his ideas of freedom and peace become popular. These people do not love America – they love the government. They love the State.
Of course, one big reason for this State-love, liberty-hating attitude on the part of these people is the result of having been brought up by government-controlled schools. The schools including colleges are designed to stifle honest intellectual inquiry and suppress the questioning of the word of authority. And the schools and colleges are there to instill a love for authority especially the government. Many people have this childish notion that the State is a god, and that is why those who are devoted to the State themselves have a God-complex. They merge their identities with the State, and they actually don’t mind being subservient to the State and its agents including the police.
Now, Michael Savage has talked about the ‘Occupiers’ as “useful idiots” for the George Soroses and the other Establishment hacks who control various government and corporate entities that have so much control now. “Useful idiots” for the Left and for collectivist causes. I prefer to call people “dupes.” But there are other people who have been dupes for the Left, including the radio blabbermouths and the vast majority of Americans who willingly and subserviently supported George W. Bush’s wars and domestic police state policies. One frightening result of their gullibility will now be the rounding up of and detention of Americans who criticize the Regime. No, it’s not about “terrorists.”Just last night, Michael Savage revealed his fear of the government, because of his strong political views broadcast to many listeners, his many best-selling books, and especially his opposition to and criticism of the Obama Regime. He is not alone in his fear. I, for one, fear our government much more than I fear Islamists.
But how are those such as the self-described “conservatives” dupes for the Left? And how are the Cheney-Bush neoconservatives on the Left and not the Right?
Like the Wilson-Progressive Left’s compulsion to “make the world safe for democracy,” the Cheney-Bush-Feith-Wolfowitz-Perle Neocon Left have an even more developed, grandiose God Complex psychopathy of “reshaping the Middle East” in their image or their distorted view of what America is or is supposed to be: a “democracy.” Now, you want to call Ron Paul a “nut job”? As far as I’m concerned, these people are way out there in terms of any possible grasp on reality. They have none. But in the Cheney Left’s compulsion to “reshape the Middle East” in America’s image (whether the people there want it or not, and while stealing their natural resources as well), the means of implementing their grandiose vision have been of invasions, occupations, trespassing on foreign lands, terrorism against the foreign peoples, trampling on their people’s lives, liberty and property, and total destruction of whole countries. It is for their own good, after all. Regardless of what the radio blabbermouths assert, the neocon Left are not friends to actual Christian moral values.
A better explanation of how the Cheney neoconservatives are on the Left is this: They are ardent followers of central planning. They are the government central planners who know what’s best for everyone else, even though the plans they have been implementing have been a disaster — for Americans and for foreigners.
And the neocon Left’s use of the armed forces of government as a bureaucratic monopoly in territorial protection [.pdf] and funded by Americans through coercion is pure socialism. Socialism can be described as “public ownership of the means of production.” Even that’s not accurate, because the word “public” is merely a euphemism for the “State.” It is really State ownership of the means of production in territorial security. Private Americans are prevented by law from providing security, even the individual states are not allowed to do this. This lack of a market in security, lack of competitive incentives, and, especially with a government monopoly in which the monopolists are never held accountable, is what allows for the atrocities, the outright crimes that our agents of government and military have been committing overseas for decades.
A lot of people are still stuck in their government-controlled school way of thinking that discourages any questioning of the system of monopoly and socialist central planning we have now, no matter how bad it is, no matter how destructive it is, and no matter how tyrannical it is becoming against our liberty and our security. Through their socialist expansion of centralized government especially since 9/11, the neocon Left have paved the way for the next administration — the Obama communist Regime — to use all the expanded executive powers that Bush gave the current communist to use against those who dissent form the government’s doctrine, those who disobey the government’s orders.
The influential radio talk hosts who think they are “conservatives” are not conservative, because they support government central planning socialism, and they oppose free market capitalism and private property rights [.pdf]. If they believed in property rights, they would not have been supporting the U.S. government’s destruction of billions and billions of dollars worth of the property and businesses of the people of Afghanistan and Iraq. The “conservative” radio talkers also oppose the right of self-defense. If they believed in the right to self-defense, they would have supported the people of Iraq in their right to defend themselves, their families and their homes and businesses against foreign invaders. After all, if Russia or China invaded the U.S., should we just sit there and take it and not fight back? But what can you expect from self-centered people who merge their self-identities with the State and its armed power. What can you expect from collectivists who believe in “American Exceptionalism,” in which “We can invade and destroy other countries but they can’t invade and destroy us. We own the world.” They oppose the Christian philosophy of “Do unto others what one would want others to do unto you,” and “Don’t do unto others what one would not want others to do unto you.” In a nutshell, the dupes for the Left are as bad as the Left themselves — they do not believe in freedom, pure and simple.
As I wrote in my recent article, war is an artificial concept used by collectivists and statists to rationalize the commission of criminal acts of aggression against others and get away with it.
The dupes of the Left who have naively and gullibly supported the post-9/11 government expansionism, further provocations of foreigners and allowing for even more government intrusions into the American people’s lives, businesses, persons and property, have also naively and gullibly laid down their lives to be enslaved and subjected, and imprisoned by the State.
This will be especially the case when the dictator Obama confiscates all privately-owned weapons, the people’s means of self-defense. The people love their abusers, the State and its agents, and that is why so many people smear and lie about Ron Paul, because he is the only one out there willing and courageous enough to tell the truth.