(originally launched into cyberspace on 11/05/2007)
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
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.
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.http://www.ronpaul2008.com/