In my last post I recommended that you don’t vote for Ron Paul – OK, in case you didn’t notice – that was satirical.
Obviously the only presidential candidate that makes any sense is him. And now even my favorite anarchist – Larken Rose – pitches in – see the article below.
But before I let you go with Larken my recommendation that you do as he did and also I I just did – send in at least $100. Today there was already a huge impact he made the record in most contributions collected in one day. Over three million dollars by some 35000 people.
So far Ron Paul has been depicted by the press as some outsider without a chance, but if the trend continues we might end up next year without an IRS, with all the troops back home and (let me dream here a bit) no victimless crimes.
I guess then we will have to get used to the fact that we will have nobody to protect us. Oh wait, maybe there is somebody to protect me – - – I myself – what a novel concept!
But now to Larken Rose’s take on voling for Ron Paul…
remember, remember, the fifth of November… (For those of you who haven’t yet seen “V for Vendetta,” do.) Well, today is the Fifth of November, and after much internal debating, I decided to send this message out.
As most of you know by now, I am not a Constitutionalist. The Constitution pretended to delegate to politicians the right to rule the rest of us. Yes, it was supposed to be a rather limited form of dominion, but it still pretended to give politicians the right to initiate violence (via “taxation” and “regulation”) against people who have committed neither force nor fraud. As such, the document is absolutely bogus and illegitimate, as is the “authority” it pretended to create. (See “The Constitution of No Authority,” by Lysander Spooner, for a more thorough explanation.)
Ron Paul believes in the Constitution. As a result, he believes that those in Congress have the right to forcibly take money from people to whom it rightfully belongs. He does, however, think that such robberies should be done within the rules of the Constitution (e.g., via limited “excise taxes”). But while he is appropriately offended by the very concept of an “income tax,” for example, he accepts the legitimacy of smaller, more avoidable types of authoritarian robbery. I don’t.
That is my disclaimer, so no one misunderstands the REST of this message as actually condoning “limited” injustice.
Â There are many reasons why the cult of “democracy” is an insane farce. One is that it is used by tyrants to create the illusion that the people WANT the tyranny which is imposed upon them. The old rhetoric that in a democracy, the people are the government, and thus are ruling themselves, is as popularly accepted as it is insane. What kind of a self-destructive schizo would even WANT to forcibly boss himself around, and how delusional is it to think that when Congress bosses you around, YOU are really in charge?
Anyway, the power of the democracy myth comes from the illusion that somehow the tyrants “represent” us, and so it’s okay for them to do what they do. There are many reasons why such a belief is silly, but the one I want to mention today is the goofy idea that public opinion dictates the “government” we have, instead of the other way around.
The current political circus is a fine example. The establishment–both of its faces (Republican and Democrat)–gives us ONE choice, with two names, and pretends that it’s what the people want. The people are offered a choice between Tyrant A and Tyrant B, and when they choose one, that is painted as the CONSENT of the governed.
Ask yourself, who in this country would, in the privacy of his own thoughts, without the influence of media propaganda, think, “Gee, I really want my life to be run by Mitt Romney”? Who would, on his own, think “I really want that guy Rudy Giulliani running my life”? What is there about ANY of the Republican candidates that would make anyone actually WANT them to become President? There is only ONE reason we have heard their names: because the tyrant club has advertised them to us. They have accomplished NOTHING, aside from fabricating their own importance, in the hopes of obtaining the power to control others.
But, as I know many of you are now internally screaming as you read this, there is an exception. His name is Ron Paul. Lots of people REALLY want him to win, because they REALLY believe in what Dr. Paul believes in. He doesn’t have to put on a show, or keep up an act. Unlike every other candidate in either party, he really IS what his supporters WANT. He is who he says he is, and believes what he says he believes–and a LOT of people like that.
And that’s why the tyrant machine has been doing its scam of fabricating popular opinion for months now. The Republican establishment, not to mention the statist media, are doing everything they can to give the impression that Ron Paul doesn’t matter: he can’t win, he’s only supported by a few kooks on the internet, he’s not worth talking about, etc. In short, they are doing everything they can to convince the public that what YOU want is the tyrants THEY want you to support.
Who in their right mind would be even slightly enthusiastic about the prospect of having Hillary Clinton, or John McCain, or Barrack Obama in the Whitehouse? What do those lying thieves even believe in? Well, it changes week to week, depending upon what they think will get them votes. The reason that BOTH faces of the authoritarian ruling class really want to belittle and marginalize Ron Paul is that: 1) he actually believes what he says; 2) he believes in a lot more freedom than we have now, and; 3) lots of people like that.
The tyrants must keep up the facade of public-supported tyranny, to keep their perceived legitimacy intact, and Ron Paul is the biggest threat to that to come along in a very long time. While it is true that constant collectivist propaganda from the media and “government” have pushed a lot of people into believing that freedom is bad and authoritarianism is good, far fewer people believe that than you would think from watching the mainstream media. And the powers that be are scared to death that the massive support Ron Paul is receiving will mess up their little charade.
And it is for that reason, and that reason alone, that today–this Fifth of November–I invite all of you to financially support the campaign of Ron Paul. No, I don’t think he’ll win, and if he does, I don’t think he’d be able to accomplish much (if anything) in the way of “legal” reform. However, having the American people hear from someone who actually believes in the Constitution, which hasn’t happened in a very long time, would be a very refreshing change from the constant collectivist authoritarian tripe which spews out of the radio and TV day in and day out. Who knows, maybe a few Americans might even start THINKING about such things.
In the daily statist propaganda (usually disguised as “reporting”), you can just hear the underlying message dripping from the rhetoric of both “wings” of the ruling class: “No, no, THIS is the respectable spectrum of discussion! THESE are the beliefs and ideas you’re allowed to consider! THESE are the kings you’re allowed to choose from! THIS is what you’re allowed to think!” And Ron Paul is way outside that usual, accepted realm of discussion. And that’s what I love about him, and why I want to see his message rip through the bland, predictable totalitarian propaganda of EVERY other “candidate” currently being forced onto the American public under the guise of “democracy.”
In conclusion, though I remain an anarchist, knowing that the superstition of “authority” is inherently insane and horribly destructive, today I’m going to be giving my $100 to Dr. Paul’s campaign, for the simple reason that I really want to watch the tyrant propaganda machine choke on its own rhetoric, as just a dash of truth pollutes its persist collectivist indoctrination message. I encourage all of you to do the same, and to do it today.