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Ron Paul's March on Washington
Every verbal assault in the Media against Ron Paul is a Victory for his campaign, it was not so long ago that they just ignored him with Silence, remember Jon Stewart's Media Bashing? – Daily Bell Feedbacker "Col."
Dominant Social Theme: He's really not worth taking seriously.
Free-Market Analysis: We received the following feedback from "Col." And while we are not much for military metaphors generally, the point made in the feedback seems fairly appropriate to us.
The feedback is mostly comprised of a series of headlines that one can find in numerous places throughout the Internet. The headlines supposedly come from the French newspaper Moniteur, circa 1815.
They are very interesting headlines because they seem to show us how an organ of its day dealt with an incipient change in leadership at a national level. The headlines start out in horror and end up in hosannas.
Now, we are not predicting that Ron Paul's campaign will end up at the White House. And we are not, in fact, even vouching for these headlines. We did some research on the Internet and found them in numerous places but we do not have the original source located, if indeed it can be found.
But no matter. True or not, they seem to us to make a metaphorical point about how the larger power structure accommodates itself to even radical change.
The powers-that-be begin with the "silent treatment," then graduate to feigned shock and horror, then denigration and finally, reluctant acceptance and even slavish adulation at the dénouement.
This is to be, to some extent, Ron Paul's fate if he wins. Of course, there will be more. The Anglosphere power elite that hates everything Ron Paul stands for will warn him privately – and most severely – about standing in the way of the coming New World Order. If he does not obey, we would imagine they might try something even "tougher."
Thus, even if Ron Paul wins, we don't anticipate a great deal of immediate "roll-back" of the Anglosphere Leviathan. But in the LONG RUN, Paul's victory would likely do a lot to retard global governance. That's because one of the big weapons in the Anglosphere arsenal is inevitability.
People are ordinarily very afraid of the Anglosphere power elite. It is one reason for the propagation of Illuminati symbolism, etc. The idea is to associate magic, both dark and spiritual, with an emergent global government. It is intimidation, pure and simple.
A Ron Paul win would surely puncture this air of inevitability. It would also expose more people than ever to the truth-telling of Ron Paul's rhetoric. The power elite uses dominant social themes – fear-based promotions – to frighten people into accepting one-world government. Ron Paul's election would further debunk the efficacy of these themes.
The best way to deal with the Ron Paul phenomenon is to reduce it at any given juncture. This can be done through all manner of "dirty tricks" and these are apparently ongoing even now.
With Ron Paul threatening to win in Iowa, the Iowa GOP bosses are putting pressure on voters NOT to vote for Ron Paul. That's actually been reported in a video of a talk show host in Iowa entitled "Republican Insider: GOP Establishment Planning To Subvert Iowa to Prevent Ron Paul Win."
Then, over at Robert Wenzel's Economic Policy Journal there's this report: "HOT: 'Error' on Poll Results Put Santorum Ahead of Ron Paul ... With just days remaining until the all-important Republican Iowa caucuses, a left-leaning political newspaper based near the nation's capital made a critical error in reporting the results of the final Des Moines Register opinion poll before voters gather Tuesday ...
"On Saturday evening Politico incorrectly reported that the poll showed former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum 'climbing to second [place] at 21 percent and Ron Paul in third, with 18 percent.' In fact, Paul took second place with 22 percent of the vote. Santorum was third with 15 percent."
Prison Planet notes the increased possibility of outright vote fraud regarding Ron Paul's performance in the Iowa caucaces: "Ominously, Iowa election officials recently announced that they were moving the site of the final vote count to a secret undisclosed location, a factor that will only increase concerns about vote fraud being used to disenfranchise anti-establishment candidates like Ron Paul."
Finally, dear reader, there is this putative timeline of Napoleon's march on Paris from banishment with a tiny but well-trained and enthusiastic army. Feedbacker Col. asks, "I wonder if Ron Paul's march on the Capital will be recorded as Napoleon's march on Paris?" Time will tell.
The following headlines appeared in the French newspaper Moniteur in March of 1815. These banners announced Napoleon's return from Elba to Paris.
March 9: The Monster has escaped from his place of banishment.
March 10: The Corsican Orge has landed at Cape Juan
March 11: The Tiger has shown himself at Gap. The Troops are advancing on all sides to arrest his progress. He will conclude his miserable adventure by becoming a wanderer among the mountains.
March 12: The Monster has actually advanced as far as Grenoble
March 13: The Tyrant is now at Lyon. Fear and Terror seized all at his appearance.
March 18: The Usurper has ventured to approach to within 60 hours' march of the capital.
March 19: Bonaparte is advancing by forced marches, but it is impossible he can reach Paris.
March 20: Napoleon will arrive under the walls of Paris tomorrow.
March 21: The Emperor Napoleon is at Fountainbleau
March 22: Yesterday evening His Majesty the Emperor made his public entry and arrived at the Tuileries. Nothing can exceed the universal joy.
Ron Paul is no Napoleon, of course, and he himself abjures violence, especially of the aggressive military kind. But the changing messages of the headlines as Napoleon approached Paris – if this vignette is accurate – are enlightening, even amusing.
Conclusion: Regardless of how well Ron Paul does in Iowa, we hope he continues to change hearts and minds. His message, after all, is as educative as it is political. And it is a most important one.
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Hahahahaha! Go, Dr. Paul, GO!!!
Posted by nithsdale on 01/03/12 01:15 PM
A great historical analogy!
What the press missed back then was the Catholic Church and its quiet backing of Napoleon when it finally realised what was happening.
A similar event may be in the works here, which is why we are hearing so much about the evangelicals in Iowa. Even as we center on the USA, an event has taken place in Greece that will have momentous results. The Greek government, having exhausted all the civil wealth of its country, has arrested the Abbott of their oldest and continuing religious group for financial operations, in an obvious move to seize their lands and religious artifacts! This signals a new move for the "elites"... this time on the last great segment of value in the West, the Vatican, its churches and lands and its treasure trove of "objets d"arte". Think how Italian governments can buy their way out of bankruptcy with that!
This move is not without peril to the politicians. It appears that the Greek Orthodox Church is heavily involved in recreating the Orthodox Church as it was when it exceeded the influence of the Vatican, and it has been quite successful in forging a strong alliance with its Russian counterparts! The destruction of the Soviets revealed that the Russian people had a stronger allegiance to the Church than they ever had to Communism and it came out again overnight! Putin has played on that... .it is said he goes to church everyday. Those who have led Russia since its changeover all have been "churched"! This movement has been under the radar in the Western Media but not in the Churches. The Fatima Schism in the Catholic Church has defeated Vatican II, the capitulation to the Secularists, and is in talks too with the "Eastern Church" as now in reference!
This attack on religion is now running into the same opposition that occurred in Napoleon's time. It was what brought him to power, took him from it, restored him and then laid the groundwork for NapoleonIII, the man who made modern France. You are watching a repeat and the "elites" are no match for it! They may take from Man his money but they cannot take from Man his inate belief!
Posted by DwightMann on 01/03/12 02:10 PM
The snow ball, Paul is rolling down hill, and growing in size, exponentially ! ! !
Posted by joresc on 01/03/12 02:13 PM
Was it Nixon who said: "First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they get angry. And then you win"?
Posted by Ol' Grey Ghost on 01/03/12 02:41 PM
"This is to be, to some extent, Ron Paul's fate if he wins. Of course, there will be more. The Anglosphere power elite that hates everything Ron Paul stands for will warn him privately - and most severely - about standing in the way of the coming New World Order. If he does not obey, we would imagine they might try something even 'tougher.'
Thus, even if Ron Paul wins, we don't anticipate a great deal of immediate 'roll-back' of the Anglosphere Leviathan. But in the LONG RUN, Paul's victory would likely do a lot to retard global governance. That's because one of the big weapons in the Anglosphere arsenal is inevitability."
Ron Paul's victory might even stave off the "Great Disruption"... at least for a little while.
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Posted by DwightJohnson on 01/03/12 03:52 PM
What is it about the name Dwight and the ability to make such pithy comments? Curious.
Posted by earnst on 01/03/12 05:03 PM
Let us hope! A most enjoyable read. Thanks.
Posted by conspirosphere.tk on 01/03/12 05:35 PM
An apt illustration:
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Posted by budwood on 01/03/12 07:39 PM
Upon reading many comments on the Internet, it certainly appears that Ron Paul is winning. Regardless of the final outcome in capturing the US Presidential prize, Paul has already made sufficient effect to change governmental control policies for years to come.
Posted by Abe Froman on 01/03/12 07:40 PM
"The powers-that-be begin with the "silent treatment," then graduate to feigned shock and horror, then denigration and finally, reluctant acceptance and even slavish adulation at the dénouement."
The Kubler Ross Five Stages of Grief... one of my favorite and most widely used psychological applications
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Posted by ksbrunn on 01/03/12 08:38 PM
The media will marginalize Ron Paul all the way to the White House.
Posted by TimurTheLame on 01/04/12 08:54 AM
No, Nixon said " first they hate you, then you win, then you mess up, then they impeach you, then you lose , then they laugh" if I remember correctly.
Reply from The Daily Bell
Ha, you made the elves laugh.
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 01/04/12 11:48 AM
"Ahem, It Turns Out There Was a Computer "Glitch" in Iowa"
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Posted by Abu Aardvark on 01/04/12 12:00 PM
"Did Ron Paul just win Iowa?"
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Posted by Col on 01/04/12 10:26 PM
They're not using those dreaded Diebold voting machine are they?