Many of you may wonder why I spend so much time promoting Ron Paul for the Presidency of the United States. After all this blog is supposed to be about the prophesies about Israel. As I have stated over and over again, I firmly believe a Ron Paul presidency will bring about a paradigm shift in American foreign policy and bring an end of the American Empire (the exact opposite of what the Constitution and our Framers envisioned) and free Israel’s hands to do what is needed for it’s own survival.
Many evangelical Christian and a large majority of the American Jewish population believe that Ron Paul is either a racist, anti-Semite or many other unflattering monikers that are being thrown around. The sad thing is that they have failed to really understand what drives Ron Paul at his core. Instead of listening to what he is really saying, many people are simply REACTING to language they have been programmed to react to. The most efficient means of silencing a person, or putting them on the defensive, is to label them something heinous and force them to defend that label. The labels one could use to achieve this are vast, but there are three particular labels that will almost always stop a person dead in their tracks. Those three labels are “racist”, “anti-Semite” and “homophobe”. And for the most part, the indiscriminate use of these labels are a product of America’s growing level of political correctness.
Obviously that isn’t the case with serious claims of racism, as that has been a point of authentic contention for several decades and the occasions of racism in this country are well documented and many. African Americans have been battling true racism for a very long time and it is an issue that should be taken very seriously. If a person truly has espoused racist beliefs and has made those beliefs public, that person should be taken to task on those beliefs and ousted publicly. Unfortunately, there is a huge contingent of politically ignorant people in the world that take their zeal for what they perceive to be political correctness too far, and that has resulted in the unfair labeling of a great many people as racists. When this happens, the most egregious of all crimes against minorities is perpetrated, and that is the marginalization of true racism.
Ron Paul on Racism
Ron Paul has been coming under attack recently for “racist newsletters” that were written in his name over twenty years ago. I should say, he is coming under attack again. This issue was also raised in the last Presidential election, although not as forcefully at that time because Ron Paul didn’t stand a real chance of winning the Presidency. So the matter was dropped.
I have looked at much of the so called proof of Ron Paul’s ‘evils’ and much of it is politically motivated. Instead of calling him racist or anti-Jewish or anti-Israel simply based on the REACTIVE language that is used against him by his political enemies (including the bought and paid for Media), one should ask themselves why is RP against certain legislation or foreign policies.
The so-called racist Ron Paul newsletters were published for over ten years. If you assume that one newsletter was published per month and consisted of, on average, 4 pages of content, then it is safe to assume roughly 480 pages worth of material per year. You can subsequently assume that over the course of ten years there was roughly 4000 separate articles contained within the complete body of work. So out of 4000 articles, or likely more, the establishment was only able to dig up 5-6 quotes that could even be considered mildly incendiary by any standards and no worse than “politically incorrect” by most. To make matters worse, when you research these quotes in full, you begin to realize that at least half of them have been cut & pasted in a manner that distorts the meaning of the quotes, reducing the number of potentially “racist” quotes to three or four. That’s what the establishment has on Ron Paul. That’s the amount of dirt they can get on Mr. Consistent, four quotes over the course of two decades. The man has said repeatedly that he didn’t write these words, but he has also taken full responsibility for them because it happened under his watch (not like the so-called leaders of today who try to pass the buck – leaders like Barack Obama). He has not denied that, he has owned it. But he won’t own the quotes themselves, because they are not his. I take him at his word. He has earned that in my eyes, and it makes the most logical sense.
On the floor of the House of Representatives on June 4, 2004, Ron Paul said, “The civil rights act of 1964 did not improve race relations or enhance freedom.” Paul said he objected to the Civil Rights Act because of its infringement on private property rights. He said that while he would favor repealing Jim Crow laws, the United States “would be better off” without government intruding on and policing personal lives. In his speech to Congress explaining his opposition, he said, “The forced integration dictated by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 increased racial tensions while diminishing individual liberty… The Civil Rights Act of 1964 gave the federal government unprecedented power over hiring, employee relations, and customer service practices of every business in the country. The result was a massive violation of the rights of private property and contract, which are the bedrock of free society.”
The underlying core value that steers libertarian Congressman Paul’s thinking and decisions is liberty and freedom. If liberty or freedom are in anyway diminished by any piece of legislation, it is a sure thing that he will be against it. Dr. Paul said it best in a 2008 interview with Bill Moyers Journal on PBS:
“Libertarianism is the enemy of all racism, because racism is a collectivist idea that you put people in categories. You say, well blacks belong here, and whites here, and women here and we don’t see people in forms..or gays. You don’t have rights because your gays, or women or minorities, you have rights because you’re an individual. So we see people strictly as individuals. We get these individuals in a natural way. So it’s exactly opposite of all collectivism and it’s absolutely anti-racism because we don’t see it in those terms.” (See YOUTUBE Video)
The Media is trying it’s best to show Ron Paul as a racist and edited a interview with him to try to discredit him. The first video is CNN’s edited version which landed on the airwaves, while the unedited version shows Ron Paul in a very good light.
Ron Paul’s Anti-Semitism?
The RJC (Republican Jewish Coalition) announced this month that congressman Ron Paul would not be among the six guests invited to participate in its Republican Presidential Candidates Forum. “He’s just so far outside of the mainstream of the Republican party and this organization,” said Matt Brooks, executive director of the RJC, adding that the group “rejects his misguided and extreme views.”
Paul’s exclusion caused an uproar, with critics alleging that his stand on Israel had earned the RJC’s ire; an absolutist libertarian, Paul opposes foreign aid to all countries, including the Jewish state. “This seems to me more of an attempt to draw boundaries around acceptable policy discourse than any active concern that President Dr. Ron Paul would be actively anti-Israel or anti-Semitic,” wrote Reason editor Matt Welch. Chris McGreal of the Guardian reported that Paul “was barred because of his views on Israel.” Even Seth Lipsky, editor of the New York Sun and a valiant defender of Israel (and friend and mentor of this writer), opined, “The whole idea of an organization of Jewish Republicans worrying about the mainstream strikes me as a bit contradictory.” [Source – the Weekly Standard.com]
Congressman Ron Paul, who is leading the polls in advance of next Tuesday’s Republican caucuses in Iowa, denies allegations that he has promoted anti-Semitism, saying that this would be “a betrayal of my own intellectual heritage….Any kind of racism or anti-Semitism is incompatible with my philosophy,” Paul said in an interview with Haaretz.
When asked for his reaction to his exclusion from the function held by the Republican Jewish Coalition, Ron Paul stated:
“ Well, it was a bit surprising and disappointing. I believe that Israel is one of our most important friends in the world. And the views that I hold have many adherents in Israel today. Two of the tenets of a true Zionist are “self-determination” and “self-reliance.” I do not believe we should be Israel’s master but, rather, her friend. We should not be dictating her policies and announcing her negotiating positions before talks with her neighbors have even begun.”
Ron Paul on September 11
One of Ron Paul’s controversial positions is that American support for Israel was one of the reasons for the 9/11 terrorist attacks. While this may be a controversial position, it shouldn’t be. It is quite clear that the Jihadists believe this and have openly said so. Many people I know both fellow Jew and non-Jew believe that American support for the secular Israeli government has spawned the anti-Zionist terrorist agenda. I believe that this understanding is strengthened by the Hebrew Scriptures, which shows that in the End of Day’s the nations of the world will turn against Israel. Since 911 more and more of Israel’s former allies have turned against her, continuing to fulfil the prophesies of the Tanakh.
Ron Paul has openly said that he viewed Israel as “one of our most important friends in the world” and that he supports Israel right to attack Iran in self-defense. In fact when Israel attacked a nuclear reactor in Iraq in 1981, almost the entire U.S. Congress voted to condemn the act. Ron Paul was one of the few dissenters: he voted against the condemnation and in favor of Israel’s right to self-determination.
Blowback from American Foreign Policy
Definition of Blowback by the CIA: – the unintended consequences of foreign operations that were deliberately kept secret from the American public
The last area of concern is a perceived idea that Ron Paul is dead wrong on American foreign policy. This idea is promulgated by the idea that America only acts for the good of other nations. This idea is absolutely false and shows the level of ‘media brainwashing’ that has occurred in America in the last century. It is our ‘Empire-Driven’ foreign policy that has created the so called War on Terror. Ron Paul is right on target when he says that it is our occupation of other countries that incites other nations and people’s against America. Most our our war dead are results of foreign intervention. While the American government calls them wars necessary to American national security and uses the bought and paid for Media to sell the American Public on them, the reality is that these wars or ‘police-actions’ are nothing more than Empire building.
The ills that our nation is suffering today through the War on Terror are directly connected to events in Iran in 1953. The Prime Minister of Iran, Muhammed Mozadek, accused the British of ripping off Iran of it’s national resources and demanded that Iran receive it’s fair share of the profits from British endeavors. The British reacted by collaborating with the American government of President Eisenhower, who promptly declared the Iranian prime minister a communist and sent the CIA into Iran to destabilize his government. The result is that the Shah was placed into power who ruled Iran with an oppressive regime’ and became a puppet to the Western powers. Within two decades, the people revolted and established the Islamic Republic of Iran (the Iranian Revolution of 1979), who became the West’s arch-enemy and responsible for much of the terrorism in the world today.
Please see the video on Ron Paul and Foreign Policy
While I cannot say for sure that Ron Paul will be the best President America has ever elected, I believe that he is the only candidate that brings certain ingredients to American Politics that it is sorely lacking – INTEGRITY and MORAL CHARACTER. America has lost her way. We cannot afford to elect more of the same types of bought and sold politicians that America has produced in the last 75 years. America needs real change, not the change promoted by the Buffon-in-Charge Barack Obama, may his name be forever purged from our thoughts. As a result of political correctness and character assassination by political and activist hitmen, the good name of Ron Paul has been run through the mud. Hopefully, men and women of integrity can see through the lies and deception and go on to support an idea whose time has come.
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