Saturday, 17 December 2011

(President) Ron Paul - A Real Breath of Fresh Air

In 2011 the world has probably witnessed more public disorders and demonstrations against their governments than at any other time in living memory, particular within the 'western world'. Everywhere we look there has been turmoil. People around the world, at home and abroad, are demonstrating over the direct or indirect capitalist-corporate interventions that are causing corruption and ruining economies and lives. There is a feeling of revolution to the social-economic structure of the western world because it simply does not work. The people are taking issue over corruption and greed that feeds the elite 1% throughout our more 'civilised nations'. That's not to say every rich man is a bad greedy person, but policy always favour their position at the detriment of the middle and working class. The future prospects appear to be getting worse and we appear to be heading towards historic global depression. Forget Republicans and Democrats. These two models of political persuasion are too similar now to throw up any realistic alternative option. Ill-feeling towards inequality and corruption has now become a worldwide outcry and pursuit of fairness is bigger than the bunch of middle ground self-serving elitist that run the governments year in and year out.

 In the US more currency from the Federal Reserve is pumped into the economy to create an artificial ease while actually debasing the dollar further against other markets. People have watched banks collapse through mismanagement and mis-selling of mortgage debt, along with bad acquisition investments and the like. These banks are then bailed out using the public purse. The public continually endure downturns, artificial inflation and recession. All the while pensions are scrutinized and effectively altered meaning people work longer, pay more and get less. Unemployment and homelessness increases and more and more people are defaulting on their debts. Thereafter the public observe as bank bonuses of millions are then paid out to the fat-cat dream-sellers who ruined the economy for their own individual gains. Meanwhile Corporations exploit, extort and put more burden on public funds (not least environmental 'accidents' such as oil spillages). Overseas many people are used as slaves for food or meagre pay, in order to continue feeding the commercialism funded by Western companies. These people live in poverty and/or live in war torn countries that are attributed back to the US and other western powers. All the products are imported and consumed back to the West for over inflated prices.

The banking effect, greedy acquisitions, corporate monopoly and failed economic models ripple across Europe. The UK have decided to distance itself from the debt juggling Eurozone. The EU itself is looking very weak, as more and more countries' economies try to work out why this capitalism which is based on debt and overspending and a hundred years on since moving away from money that is based on a valuable resource like gold,  doesn't work.  There is little doubt in my mind, that sooner or later economies have no option other than to default on debts and collapse financially. Bailing out a country's overspending, causes resentment and will distribute debt elsewhere. When it does all collapse will the US be bailing Europe's banks out or will bankers simply 'disappear' along with their debts? Will Europe split over over extravagance and dumping debts onto each other? Will there be the beginning a new 'cold war' through sanctions and blockades? Those social commentators, politicians and economist who have been saying this for years and treated as oddballs, communist and anarchist may be proven correct after all.

 Then there are the unnecessary wars and conflict all adding to unmanageable debt. Opposition to oppression in more militarized countries is rife and the US seem obsessed with being the 'World Police' in order to continually justify overspending. Troops are sent to occupy countries (if they have resources of any value) at a cost of trillions of dollars. The idea of terrorism is continually sold to the public without much substance to justify wars that do not need to be fought. They leave Iraq no better off today than it was 10 years ago. They are now eager to focus on Iran and Pakistan. North Korea may also be a new flavour now Kim Jong-il has died and by moving more troops to Australia, the American 'World Police' are sending out a clear message to the new super power of the world, China.

So why vote at all? I have no sway towards any politician of any political persuasion. In fact, I tend to feel that all politicians are corrupt, if not at first, then later. I am not subject to influence over reason. I have not delved into presidential candidates histories too much other than archive YouTube videos and newspaper articles. I am English and have no input in the US election process.  I have observed all candidates from afar and on face value during the Republican debates. I've heard arguments for all the Republican candidates and have sensed 'the air around them' and I can tell you now. Rick Perry stinks! What is that? A joke? The man cannot even string a sentence together without an autocue or a drink. I am embarrassed watching somebody so clueless, so uninformed and in such a dangerously high position of power. He continually struggles to articulate because he doesn't know what he is saying. He is constantly reaching to the recesses in his mind. Furthermore he should be in prison for having that innocent man executed. Running for office? How? I haven't seen a bigger puppet since George.W.Bush. Wow, can you imagine what a conversation between him and George would be like. I don't know but I watched "Step Brothers" last night and two immature grown-ups talking nonsense fits well.

Hmm, now I'm thinking of "Dumb and Dumber". Nevermind... moving on. The attached Ron Paul videos on this blog are examples of why I finally decided to stick my neck out and say, "America. Here is your man." Isn't it about time America had someone in the office who is a Realist. Someone who is honest. Someone who isn't afraid to tell the truth. Someone who actually understands the rules of economics and how a 100 years of overspending has finally caught up with the Western world.  Do you know why this man flows when he speaks? It's because he knows what he is talking about and believes in what he says. He's being honest about who he is, what matters and what doesn't matter. This man doesn't speak in sound-bites he tells you how it is in plain English. He speaks from the heart and has a very realistic take on life. Ron Paul is radical and it's refreshing. He too, along with Occupy protesters, sees the Federal Reserve as illegal and the cause of much of America's troubles. When I first heard of this guy condemning the 'Fed', I fully expected to see the usual politician, hitting the right buttons, jumping on the bandwagon, just before an election. None of it! Ron Paul has been saying it for years.

Another Ron Paul policy is to recall all the troops around the world and to look after the US's own country. The US have around 900 bases in approximately 130 different countries spending trillions of dollars. Why does America think it's rightful place is to police the world when they aren't even looking after their own people properly. Don't get me wrong, if a country is carrying out atrocities; if they incite or threaten peaceful countries; if they are at war creating human rights crimes, then they should be stopped. However, we already have the forces for dealing with that. It's called the United Nations and NATO. Used correctly, this army can ebb or flow depending on requirement using the military from all nations who are signed into it. Why do the US, UK and other nations need to deviate from what is a fairer and legal representation of 'World Police'. In addition to bringing home the troops, Paul would get rid of Income Tax. Why complain about that? He will shred bureaucracy into ribbons and allow the individual to do as they please. This obviously comes with the consequence that you have to look after yourself. This is true liberty and freedom, not just a great speech, a real opportunity to have these things. That he can answer to a difficult subject like cannabis so eloquently and honestly, is quite frankly refreshing and testimony to his ideals of lessening government intervention and in reflection to his work as a physician. Working in the health industry myself, I have never treated a patient who overdosed on cannabis. Any health issue cannabis may throw up at all, pales into insignificance to alcohol. The health service we pay for and enjoy in the UK is vastly overwhelmed by the people who do not look after themselves.

I consider myself  more Socialist than Conservative. Before this year I didn't know Ron Paul had ever run for office before and I had never even heard of him. America have done a great job of hiding him away over the years. Yet here he is, telling everybody straight, and he has been consistently telling it straight for years. What I don't understand is why Americans haven't been listening to him? Why was he marginalised so much? Even without the 'propaganda' news channels trying to censor the guy, surely most of his policies make sense? There are huge motivations for Americans to vote for Ron Paul. To start off with, getting rid of the illegal 'Fed', FEMA and other bureaucratic government departments. America becomes a more peaceful nation and I, along with many others, believe much of the tension around the world would diminish; American and other nations' soldiers and citizens, no longer die needless deaths; diplomacy around the world would create better trade lines; there would be less tax to pay and wages would fall in line with inflation; the economy would dip immediately but recover quicker than continuing with the present 'debt capital' system; there would be less options for government and banks to manipulate money and cause artificial 'booms' followed by devastating 'busts' and furthermore there would be a reduction of government intervention in markets and on how people live their life.

On balance, Ron Paul is not the 'nut' those in opposition and living in fear paint him out to be. He is a very intelligent, informed and outwardly spoken man. He also appears very approachable, open and honest. To me he should make a very credible president. I would hope, although I doubt, that the 'corruption parasites' that will gather around him, never manage to manipulate him if he is ever elected into office. I hope support for him keeps rolling along and that the mockers and censors are left embarrassed by their denial of a truly inspiring man. I just wish he'd run as an independent and move from old fashioned, labelled party persuasions.  My only worry that the power-crazy warmongering Americans will shut him up in the same way they have done to other peacekeepers and free thinkers. Good Luck Ron and get that defence home quick. You may need it.

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