It took me a long time to give up on politics. If I vote in any presidential primary or election this time around, it will likely be because Ron Paul was lucky enough to still remain on the ballot by the time the elections are held in Texas.
I wish it did not take me so long to warm up to Paul’s ideas. In part, I blame me for that. But I also blame the media.
Paul has been around for a long time. The media has made him out to be the joke of campaigns. That’s the media’s fault. However, my fault has been lapping up the idiotic media propaganda for so many years. I am not unlike a lot of people. When the people laugh and cajole someone who is different, it is natural to want to join in on the side who is doing the laughing and cajoling. It is nothing more than a natural need to feel like one belongs to some “superior” crowd – more appropriately, it is “gang mentality.”
I am not saying that everything Paul says is something with which I wholeheartedly agree. He has a few positions that lead me to question whether they are right or workable, but I find it very easy to step back and evaluate Paul from a big picture perspective.
First. He is genuine and consistent. Where are those string video compilations of Paul’s long line of flip-flops? To my knowledge, they do not exist. Compare this fact, alone, to all the other candidates. Paul +1.
Second, Paul has capably predicted the direction of our nation when pretty much everyone else was either ignorant, delusional, or in denial. Take a look at this video and this video, for examples. Paul +1. Continue Reading →