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Ron Paul Has Already Won
What happens if Ron Paul wins Iowa? ... Paul seems to have a natural ceiling among GOP voters: A recent Washington Post/ABC News poll found that nearly half of Republican voters feel Paul's foreign policy views are a major reason not to vote for him. Indeed, the primary reason Paul has an opening to win in Iowa is that no consensus candidate has emerged among social conservatives, which dominate the GOP electorate here – a situation that allows Paul to potentially win with less than 30 percent of the vote. Still, a Paul win in Iowa would have significant ramifications. It would go a long way toward pushing his Libertarian views, long dismissed as outside of Republican mainstream, to the center of the conversation. The resultant media coverage would allow Paul to further spread his message – and potentially win a host of new supporters. And if Paul can do well in New Hampshire on January 10, where he is currently tied for second place with Gingrich, Paul could even move to shared front-runner status with Romney, who is now ahead by more than 20 points in New Hampshire. – CBSNews
Dominant Social Theme: Paul is a crank and will never light up the sky.
Free-Market Analysis: The Internet Reformation is a process not an episode. US GOP Presidential candidate Ron Paul shows us the accuracy of this statement. Ron Paul and his libertarian allies are winning the battle for the hearts and minds of Americans by the millions. In fact, they have already won. More on this below.
It is not too much of an exaggeration to say that a substantial minority, if not a majority, of Republicans and Democrats are really libertarians of some sort. This gives Ron Paul a natural constituency that is far larger than the mainstream media admits.
There is apparently only one struggle in the world – and in the US. That is the seeming struggle between a handful of ancient, elite families who control hundreds of trillions via central banks around the world and want to move to world government (dominated by them) and the rest of us.
This Anglosphere power elite has used its unimaginable money base to seemingly pervert the workings of the entire world. It apparently uses dominant social themes – fear-based promotions disseminated by its bought-and-paid-for media, think tanks, universities and governments – to frighten middle classes into giving up wealth and power to cleverly crafted globalist institutions. This is the internationalist government-in-waiting.
But a funny thing happened on the way to world government. The Internet. About a decade ago, we began to focus on the idea that the Internet was a modern-day Gutenberg Press and would have a similar impact.
The Gutenberg Press basically spawned the Renaissance, Reformation and contributed to counter-Reformation trends such as the Age of Enlightenment that was spawned by the elites themselves in an effort to counteract the power of the Gutenberg Press. The Age of Enlightenment postulated that man was perfectible and the agency of perfection was government.
Government is an absolute necessity for power elites. With the advent of the Gutenberg Press, however, something changed. The great families of Europe found it advisable to promote the fallacious idea of "democracy." This idea, that people would "have a say" in their governments, allowed the power elite then and now to withdraw from the public scene and dominate from behind the scenes. This domination is called "mercantilism."
Just as it is imperative these days for the power elite not to reveal itself, so it is imperative that the elites continue to have access to all levels of government in order to pass the laws necessary to its survival. Without the faux-system of civil society that the elites have erected in the past 150 years, there would be no prospect of a one-world order.
No one wakes up in the morning and decides to spend one's life building global government. It is an entirely false paradigm that this happens. People are coerced into believing that global government is inevitable and that their self-interest is better fulfilled by working with the powers-that-be than against them. This sense of INEVITABILITY is part of what drives the push toward the New World Order.
But it has long been our contention that those who predict the inevitability of the coming one-world order may not be entirely correct. It continues to be our contention – as we follow modern events – that the elites seeking global governance have been considerably set back by the Internet, as we have long predicted.
We know this to be true by the amount of violence the elite central banking families are turning to. Violence, insane legislative initiatives like SOPA, the erection of prison camps and the fomentation of wars around the world are all signs of the fear that has overtaken these elites. They do not want to be found out.
One needs only to study a little history to begin to understand the relevance of the paradigm we are suggesting. After the Gutenberg Press began to expose the power elite of the day and its manipulations, the first copyright laws were passed, the "isms" were suddenly developed, the Hegelian Dialectic was brought into play significantly and wars broke out throughout the West and lasted for decades.
There IS likely a playbook. There are surely manipulations that the elites pursue over and over in their loony quest for world government. One sees them put into play after the advent of the Gutenberg Press just as they are being put into play today. This is not an easy idea to accept, however, even for the alternative Internet Press. It is much easier and more psychologically satisfying to speak of ancient cabals, such as Jewish/Zionist penetration via vast Illuminati-Masonic plots.
But the truth TODAY is simpler than that, in our view. The world is being run by an intergenerational mafia of familial elites that USE religion and symbolism to affright people and impress on everyone the inevitability of what it is to come.
This is the reason, for instance, that Muammar Gaddafi's execution was shown over and over for weeks. This was the reason his purported buggery was made available throughout the world though ordinarily the Western mainstream media is averse even to showing so much as a kiss to a general audience that includes children.
Gaddafi's death was a warning. Just as the wars in Africa and the Middle East are cautionary ones. They have little or nothing to do with oil or the "great game" or other resources. When the Pentagon wanted to make a case for staying in Afghanistan it suddenly discovered a trillion-dollars'-worth of rare-earth minerals and other commodities. It is all so transparent.
The powers-that-be seek control. The stiff-necked Pashtuns and tricky Punjabis that are now 300 million strong and have dominated the navel of the earth for millennia must be conquered and pacified. This is the struggle taking place today.
And yet, we have predicted the Anglosphere may already have lost this war for global domination. The hidden influence of Money Power in our view peaked in the 20th century. The 21st century has offered them one disaster after another.
9/11 itself is still a questionable event. Attempts to impose the phony meme of global warming are also not going well. The war on terror is increasingly met by disbelief. Scarcity memes of all types have less power to upset, and are increasingly exposed on the Internet.
And then there is Ron Paul. Four years ago, libertarian politician Ron Paul was regarded by the mainstream media as a harmless, crazy crank. Today, according to a CBS article (see excerpt above), the only thing standing between Ron Paul and a sociopolitical consensus around his libertarian points of view is the view by many that he will "undermine" national security. Or so we are told.
But this meme, too, shall have its day – and be gone. That's because the Internet is a process not an episode. The damage control that the elites practices in the 20th century doesn't work anymore. They have turned to a more ancient playbook, in our view, but history shows THAT is not so effective, either.
People naturally lose perspective. But back in the 1990s a trio helped change the world. Dr. Ron Paul and economist Murray Rothbard were close friends. Lew Rockwell was the organizer and raised the money. Rothbard wrote prodigiously and Ron Paul kept delivering babies and running for office. Ron Paul is the most famous and successful libertarian politician of the past 100 years.
This trio built on what is good in what we today call civil society and eventually, as the Internet era began, were joined by popularizers like Matt Drudge, Alex Jones ... and then more. And so once again the ideas of freedom and individual HUMAN action (versus Adam Smith's Wealth of NATIONS) were propagated as they had been before. No one is perfect, but this aspiration is larger than personal agendas, and grounded in the logic of civil society built up over centuries by the greatest and most courageous of minds.
This is the story of civilization, in fact. It is a language and a conversation. It reoccurs. It cannot be extinguished because it may blaze anew in the hearts of the next generation. Sure, it may take a village, but it is one made up of INDIVIDUALS. And everyone is welcome. All who subscribe to the individual greatness of the human species are conveyances for what is worth carrying forward in human society. God damn those who do not.
History seems to us a series of cycles, struggles between historical elites and the rest. Such a struggle has been joined today. This is REAL history. We are lucky enough to live at a time when the old order is passing. Maybe what we are seeing is its death struggles.
The Internet is making it impossible for it to thrive in its current form. Central banks printing monopoly money-from-nothing, wars of aggression, the incarceration of millions ... these are indefensible paradigms when one does not fully control the media anymore.
The Internet Reformation is like a wildfire, perhaps. It seems to be burning away the manifestations of the American Empire by incinerating the disingenuous moral buttresses that hold together this phony construct of the modern power elite. By the time the Internet Reformation has run its course, today's authoritarian verities may have perished entirely. (They will of course emerge in another form.)
Right now, according to this CBS article, only the lie that the military-industrial complex "keeps America safe" stands between the fullness of Leviathan and its subsidence. But what happens, as will be inevitable, when Americans in larger numbers find out that this "safety" is non-existent?
What happens when Americans finally realize that the string of wars that have "defended" them were perhaps phony? What happens when the seeming manipulations that caused the phony Cold War fully penetrate popular consciousness? What happens when the truth about 9/11 – whatever it is – is finally revealed?
The last memes of the power elite that will tumble (as we have long predicted) are the fundaments of the state itself: the insanity of the current model of state justice (where the state itself and its controllers make the laws and then pay for the legislatures, courts and military and civilian police and penitentiary guards that enforce this phony "justice.")
The corollary is the military-industrial complex itself and its myriad millions of intel operatives in London, Washington, DC and Tel Aviv. These individuals are already worried; their privacy invasions, incarcerations and tortures weigh heavily on them. It is occurring to them that they may be on the wrong side of history – real history.
George W. Bush is afraid to travel outside of the United States. David Rockefeller is approaching the century mark and is not his old persuasive self. The Rothschilds are regularly making appearances on business television to show they are merely struggling businessmen and bankers. The US Congress attempts to pass evermore Draconian laws to stop the Internet Reformation. Wars are fomented to take over the world. And yet the navel of the world remains unconquered.
Conclusion: The Internet, which was never supposed to happen, continues to inform people every day about the despicable nature of the elite's 20th century directed history. The old paradigms are crumbling. A thousand, ten thousand, a million prison camps may not capture the truths echoing around the world. The Internet is a process not an episode.
Posted by Agent Pete 8 on 12/30/11 05:37 PM
Your TV wants to kill you, turn it off.
Posted by Agent Pete 8 on 12/30/11 05:32 PM
Yes Thomas, rattle a little to find which are vacuous hollow shells as you say, and which are solid.
Posted by JM on 12/30/11 05:04 PM
Me thinks me sees another elitist meme here.
Posted by mikeck on 12/30/11 04:55 PM
Indeed, what is wrong with anarchy? Liberty has no chance under current conditions... anarchy is liberty.
Posted by James Jaeger on 12/30/11 04:49 PM
Fabulous article Elves! You have really out done yourselves on this one. -- James
Posted by johnblenkins on 12/30/11 04:38 PM
My Sister sent me this.
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Posted by James Jaeger on 12/30/11 04:34 PM
To All Non-Supporters of Ron Paul
Yes we're passionate, yes we're determined, and I don't get paid to campaign for Ron Paul. I'm not manipulated by the media or a party. To me, the REAL issues and our economic and foreign policy situation are so dire, while we are being led in the wrong direction, I feel obliged to offer some personal observations.
Despite the media constantly twisting his words, in attempts to paint him extreme, he really is the kind of candidate that doesn't come along very often and is worth AT THE VERY LEAST educating yourself on the man and what he stands for before simply writing him off. He is, on every level, a modern day Thomas Jefferson.
Don't you find it odd that the media goes out of their way to ignore and discredit him in the polls on a daily basis, when he is DOMINATING every poll I see. An online poll with over 100,000 votes gets taken down because Ron Paul dominated it, yet "National Polls" that air on every television program are based off 100 or so telephone calls... .odd... .when he's won more straw polls than any other candidate, and gets hardly any media attention from it... odd. When they DO acknowledge him, it's interviews with loaded "gotcha" questions they can twist and distort and make him look unsympathetic.
The main reason for that is he's been in congress for 30 years fighting the establishment and he's blown the whistle on so many levels, whether it be the Federal Reserve ripping us off, to the government "programs" scamming us out of our money, to our flawed foreign policy lies that our government AND media have extremely exaggerated in order to keep us scared to death of the boogey man while they RIP US OFF and take away our FREEDOM with provisions like the Patriot Act, TSA, etc.
Our corrupt politicians are spending our future generations into a slavery of high taxes to bail out their corporate buddies that lobby in billions for special interests. The Federal Reserve is price fixing the markets by keeping artificially low interest rates and debasing our currency by printing money at record breaking amounts... .thus hiding the fact at how catastrophic the economy and our monetary system really are and what lies ahead for our country... .hyper-inflation and a collapse of the US Dollar.
Did you know that the ONLY thing propping our dollar up, is the fact that it is the International Currency? And with our politicians allowing the Fed. to print more to cover our debt, the other nations are looking to alternate forms of currency... notice gold prices lately? Notice the inflation creeping up higher and higher? If nothing drastic is done NOW, it's a matter of time before the dollar collapses and with that, these past few years will look like the "golden years" Only one candidate understands all of this and has been fighting as hard as he can to wake up the people... .and that candidate is RON PAUL.
He tried to warn us of the current economic meltdown back in 2001.
He tried to warn us of the housing market crash back in 2003.
He's warning us NOW about hyper-inflation and the US Dollar crumbling.
The government has become controlled by huge corporations and corrupt bankers that lobby in billions of dollars and in return, get ungodly kickbacks and backroom deal legislation in their favor. Our media is ALSO controlled by these same corporations...
Don't forget, the media are actually more of the same corporations. They are not an independent faction by any means, although they try to give that illusion by attempting to portray themselves as unbiased. They are anything but unbiased. It has become so painfully apparent that they have become THE EPITOME OF BIAS! They are BIAS PERSONIFIED. Because they have become collaborators with the corrupt elements of government. The zeal, distortion and cunning which they have used to dissuade public opinion away from an uncorrupted candidate such as Ron Paul, is a prime example of THEIR UNETHICAL and UNJUSTIFIED BIAS. Un-provable and unfounded statements and innuendos are called PROPAGANDA, NOT NEWS! This in itself is unpardonable! It undermines the very nature of truth and justice in the American way of life. This is suppose to be America, not Soviet Russia, or East Germany of the Cold War. Yet the media have been virtually unaccountable throughout the 2008 and 2012 campaigns. Seldom a retraction or even an apology for GROSS MISREPRESENTATION, as though no harm was done; utterly disgraceful, to say the least! The underpinning for total corruption of a society to say the worst!
And then on the conspiracy theory: Conspiracy THEORY you say? Theory? What an insult to an intelligent person! There is no theory, for a theory CANNOT be proven. Stop allowing yourself to be victimized by childish word games. BRUTAL FACT: It is in the nature of man to conspire, and to think that powerful people and organizations DO NOT conspire is both ludicrous and naive. Anytime two or more people in a room talk, there is the occasion to conspire. THEY DO; THEY HAVE; AND THEY WILL! That is a fact of life not a theory! We can vote for the one man who has been consistently telling us the truth, and the fact that the existing corrupt political machines are against Ron Paul should be a sign for any who are willing to see. There is one opportunity to cast a meaningful ballot, and that is for Ron Paul. A ballot cast for any of the establishment group of candidates is a ballot cast for more of the same. There is one man who is different; Ron Paul.
HE'S BLOWN THE WHISTLE! You, me... every taxpayer is being extorted and they're robbing from our children's children now.
He wouldn't have such a hard-core base of support if he's what the media paints him out to be. His supporters, for a large part, are the most informed voters and have rallied behind him because he knows what is really going on and is not afraid to be the man to stand up against the establishment.
What worries me is that all the other candidates are more worried about poll numbers and how WHAT they say affect the polls, caring more about how to address issues as to appease the majority... it's all campaign rhetoric. The only candidate that actually GETS IT is Ron Paul. I have YET to find an economic expert that disagrees with Ron Paul's economic diagnosis and strategy to fix the problem.
Corrupt politicians and corporate bankers that are ripping you, me, our children and grandchildren off ... need to go.
For more information on the subjects covered here, watch ORIGINAL INTENT, featuring Ron Paul, Pat Buchanan, Edwin Vieira, G. Edward Griffin and Ted Baehr. Go to Click to view link Also watch SPOILER - How a Third POlitical Party Could Win. Trailer at Click to view link
Reply from The Daily Bell
James Jaeger's recent editorial on the electability of Ron Paul published here at DB has gone "viral" around the 'Net. Great article.
Posted by johnblenkins on 12/30/11 04:14 PM
Thanks the very you tube clip I mentioned.
Posted by johnblenkins on 12/30/11 04:02 PM
Please name one candidate or main stream politician who has anything to say about 9/11 ! I can't see anybody touching your barometer.
This same Dr. Paul/9/11 question has been asked on a few sites recently.
Someone came back with a you tube video of
RP being asked that,(not MSM) His reply. "I've too much on my plate"
Quite right too, are you really advocating that RP stir up 9/11
now? The MSM and TPTB will crucify him. Being Ignored at first and called a crank and a racist lately is one thing in a deck loaded against the doctor.
Throwing the red meat of 9/11 at a ravenousness MSM would be political
Suicide. To impale oneself on the spike of 9/11 when the prize of breaking up the elite Money Power Monopoly. (Those responsible for 9/11.)
From within is in sight. Pick your battles. If RP gets to the White House
I'm sure a new enquiry into 9/11 will come to pass.
I shall be following the Iowa ballot closely, I can't wait to see
what the talking heads are going to say when RP wins and wins well in Iowa.
Ron Paul's all over the net by and large positive, not just in America
but hear in the UK and elsewhere.
Cometh the moment cometh The Man.
Posted by Dilence Sogwood on 12/30/11 03:52 PM
Scroll down on any website and it seems like *everyone* is supporting RP
Reply from The Daily Bell
We have noticed this too - though not so much on really "leftist" sites.
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 12/30/11 03:50 PM
By the way, that's a damn good article. Outdid yourself!
Happy New Year y'all !!!
Reply from The Daily Bell
Thanks - and thanks for the links ...
Posted by Paul P. Wiggins II on 12/30/11 03:42 PM
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 12/30/11 03:20 PM
"America MUST REPENT & turn to Jesus, the Word of God, if it wants to stop the slide into anarchy!"
What's wrong with anarchy?
Posted by Nightcrawler on 12/30/11 02:51 PM
Doesn't anyone find it suspicious that right before the first primaries a belligerent Iran is all over the MSM, by extenstion, making Dr. Pauls foreign policy seem "nutty"?
Posted by mikeck on 12/30/11 02:13 PM
Sorry about the double hit... my ISP keeps giving me error messages that lead me to believe it did not go through.
Posted by Sloper on 12/30/11 02:09 PM
Love Dr. Paul's views on money and the constitution but what about his complete denial re 911? This is a great barometer for me and he is 100% behind the cover story. In my opinion, nothing will move forward in this country until the truth emerges and persons responsible are held accountable. We know who they are now in general but no one is talking. If Paul was a true libertarian, he would lead that effort.
Posted by mikeck on 12/30/11 02:06 PM
If the Republicans decide they would rather have BHO than Ron Paul, it is their choice and I would vote for him on a third party ticket. Quite frankly I would rather have BHO than any of the other contenders. Imagine, if you can, what a world this would be with Gingrich as pres and no opposition from congress. Ugh!
Posted by mikeck on 12/30/11 02:05 PM
If the Republicans decide the would rather have BHO than Ron Paul, it is their choice and I would vote for him on a third party ticket. Quite frankly I would rather have BHO than any of the other contenders. Imagine, if you can, what a world this would be with Gingrich as pres and no opposition from congress. Ugh!
Posted by Ted Newsom on 12/30/11 02:02 PM
Paul is indeed a crank, a "true believer" in Randian philosophy, Texas Style, who could not deliver as President what is necessary in the real world: consensus. The President is not a king who rules by fiat.
Interesting foreign policy views aside, Paul would do away with the baby, the bathwater AND the tub. Get rid of the FAA, for instance. Sure, let those pilots figure out where they're going to fly and land by themselves... let the "Free Market" decide where the flight paths are, and if United and Western airliners keep crashing in midair, they'll work it out between themselves, that's pure capitalism at work... don't bother to sue them for lost luggage or grandparents, though, because there's a nice child-proof cap on damages, courtesy of "tort reform"...
There are nuggests of gold in Paul's ravings, unpopular ideas which are so common-sensical, people reject them immediately because they're trained to: decriminalize pot, stop supporting foreign governments, stop spilling the country's blood and money for banksters' wars. Fine and dandy.
But unfortunately, he's a bats--t crazy, not-too-closeted old reactionary on nearly every social issue. He'd have 100 Senators and a huge glob of Congressmen to deal with in trying to establish some wacky "Atlas Shrugged" utopia. It sin't happening.
Posted by Szatyor39 on 12/30/11 01:58 PM
Once again I need to point out that abortion is not murder during the first 25+ weeks of pregnancy. At the point no human being exists, only an embryo, zygote and growing fetus. These are comparable to caterpillars, whereas a human being is like butterfly. Killing the former isn't killing the latter. A little biology and less theology would help here!