Driving a Stake Through Ron Paul’s Heart


“Gee, you mean those articles are racist? Gosh, I guess I should read my own newsletter.”

There is one thing I will say for Mitt Romney: any man who disrespects Ron Paul can’t be all bad. Paul is the right-wing libertarian who is mistakenly believed to be “anti-imperialist” by some of the more gullible sections of the left. Romney’s supporters prevented some Maine delegates for Paul from being seated at the Republican National Convention. If you ask me, the fewer Paul supporters there are, the better off we all are. Earlier today, Paul supporters chanted “USA! USA!” while a Puerto Rican woman was trying to speak. Republicans are so classy.

Seventeen delegates from Nevada illegally voted for Paul. I honestly can’t see how anyone from Nevada can be a libertarian. The state’s whole economy is based on government infrastructure. I guess these Nevada libertarians want to shut down Hoover Dam and turn Las Vegas into a ghost town. (Hmm, Las Vegas as a ghost town would be a pretty good roadside attraction. My inner capitalist is intrigued.) Or maybe they want the casinos to each have their own coal-fired power plant.

A number of people have observed that the states that receive the most government largesse are the one where you hear the most violent anti-government rhetoric. I don’t what the psychological reason for this is, but I wish to hell people would cut it out.

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7 Responses to “Driving a Stake Through Ron Paul’s Heart”

  1. Cavoyo Says:

    “A number of people have observed that the states that receive the most government largesse are the one where you hear the most violent anti-government rhetoric. I don’t what the psychological reason for this is, but I wish to hell people would cut it out.”

    Ayn Rand said that dependent people grow to resent those who support them. Perhaps she is right.

  2. Aaron Aarons Says:

    “Paul supporters chanted “USA! USA!” while a Puerto Rican woman was trying to speak.”

    This is rather misleading, since the chanting was part of a conflict between Ron Paul supporters and the party bureaucrats that was happening before the Puerto Rican woman came up to speak. It apparently had nothing to do with her at all, and would have continued whoever came up to speak then, except for Ron Paul himself.

    “Seventeen delegates from Nevada illegally voted for Paul.”

    Why should anybody on the left should care if some law or. more likely, Republican Party rule was violated in this situation?

    While Ron Paul takes some truly awful positions on some issues, social programs in particular, the reason he is a pariah in the Republican Party and the corporate media is for the positions he takes against imperialist wars and the banking establishment. The little space he does get in the corporate media is probably so that they can appear to allow opposing views without allowing those to the left of the dominant factions of capital to be heard at all.

    • The Spanish Prisoner Says:

      There is some dispute about what actually happened in the chanting incident. Still, there is no denying that Paul has appealed to nativist tendencies with his position on immigration.

      My main aim in the article was to tweak the libertarians. I certainly don’t lose any sleep at night over a lack of democracy in the Republican Party.

      You are certainly right about the media not wanting to give time to the anti-war left.

  3. Aaron Aarons Says:

    The lack of internal democracy in both wings of the Party of Capital should certainly be used to undermine support for them. But this is especially true regarding the Democratic [sic!] Party, since there are so many fools on the soft[-headed] left who think that one can change the D.P. into something leftist by working within it. In that sense, that high-handed maneuver they pulled to get God and Jerusalem into the party platform was a real gift to those of us who refuse to have anything to do with that criminal outfit.

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