Ron Paul wins Washington and is on course to secure the five state delegations needed for GOP 2012 presidential nomination. Mainstream political hacks and the U.S. Congress are running scared.
“Ron who?” Is the retort of those sated on a mainstream TV diet – whether be it of the CNN or FOX variant. But underestimate him at your peril. Dr. Ron Paul, in the words of former Treasury Secretary William Simon, is the “one exception to the Gang of 535″ on Capitol Hill.
Dr. Paul is feted as the only presidential candidate vowing to bring an end to Federal Reserve banking scam and more and more voters are waking up to the significance of that message.
Paul is now increasingly likely to win the five state delegations he needs (starting with North Dakota, Minnesota and Maine). Within weeks of mainstream reports that the Iowa race was called for Rick Santorum came the first major signal that Ron Paul’s grinding tenacity at grassroots level was paying off. Santorum pulled out of the race and at worst, Ron Paul will take more than half of Iowa’s delegates.
So what magic, if any, is there about Dr. Paul? First, Ron Paul’s popularity online makes a mockery of the mainstream media’s stubborn efforts to shun and ignore him. And when you surf the net you see it’s not just the over-40’s who are warming to Paul. Even my switched on 20-year-old son reports an upswell of youth for Ron Paul. Young adults are realizing that a Paul presidency would be a breath of fresh air after the stench of the war-ridden and corrupt Bush-Obama puppet years.
Now I am neither a Democrat nor Republican. I follow issues, not parties and it seems a lot of Americans are like that, too. Disaffected voters are angered by the relentless decay and corruption in our modern democracies. And any frontline candidate – whether red or blue – calling for an end to the Fed Reserve banking scam needs taking seriously.
President Appeal to the ‘Ninety-Nine Percent?
Ron Paul does seem switched onto the Big Issues. As elsewhere there is growing concern about a self-serving global elite. The “Ninety-nine Percent” of voters appear increasingly concerned about losing individual freedoms in a narrative that paints the richest in our society as undermining and/or stealing hard won freedoms paid for by the blood, sweat and tears of our forefathers (and mothers!).
Dr. Paul is selling that idea on his platform for change and identifies that the insidious five-year long international banking crisis just won’t go away. Part of the problem, he says, is those corrupt politicians who persist with the bogus meme that taxpayers must prop up the crooked banks because they are “too big to fail.” The message strikes a chord when we realize that if banks are too big to fail then we can never truly hold them accountable. So the questions becomes: how will the people ever be saved from a repeat of this self-inflicted crisis and the downward spiral of bankster and corporate corruption.
It’s hard to argue with Paul that reform is needed in both the political and financial institutions - top down. If reform doesn’t come then no amount of expensive sticking plaster can prevent the further collapse of fiat currencies and after that, the fractional reserve banking system itself. This system unfairly favors a tiny Anglo-American clique of uber-wealthy oligarchs happy to lumber us all deeper into eternal debt. This is a keynote point that embarrasses Obama’s lackadaisical administration and the other mega-rich presidential hopefuls.
Dark Horse Outs Corruption as ‘Man of the People’
Ron Paul may well become the people’s champion of truth. At least he is honestly informing the public – on both the Right and the Left – that politics is corrupted in both camps. For too long politicians have been the puppets playing out on phony cyclical stage of adversarial party political dog fighting.
And it isn’t just Obama who’s a fraud. Go back as far as you like on the list of U.S. presidents – all sock puppets to the banking elite. The Bushes, the Clintons, Reagan, Carter, Nixon – played by the bankers in the masquerade to assuage an electorate into believing that so-called “right” versus “left” was something other than parliamentary pantomime puppetry.
But now people are listening to Paul across party, racial, ideological – even national lines - because it’s not just America that’s in trouble. In Western Europe once sovereign nations are dissatisfied with a tyrannical European bureaucratic government increasingly out of control and seemingly unaccountable. Voters in all these democracies want something done before our rights and freedoms disappear for good.
Perhaps the glimmer of hope has come along. Perhaps Ron Paul, the “intellectual godfather” of the Tea Party movement is the true advocate of the people – and what a novel concept that is.