BLOG POST #8 RON PAUL MOVEMENT STRIKE THREE! ONE OUT
Tuesday, June 12th, 2012.
This is the follow-up on blogs 2 and 3. Ron Paul's movement is a train wreck about to happen as the Truth comes out.
Does anyone remember the movie "Good Morning, Vietnam" with Robin Williams? He plays a talk-show host during the Vietnam War. It starts out very comically. He apparently improvised the long monologues in the show, which shows his remarkable genius! We get sucked in right away with the laughter. We feel comfortable. Then, as the layers peel off, we get closer to the truth and tragedy that is war. WE end up leaving the theater with a deep sense of sadness but transformation. I did.
I am a fan of MrL's as you know. He makes the "creep” factor in his commentaries about the movement entertaining and informative, but in the clip I'm posting below he shows a real woman with real pain in a real situation where she realizes she has been betrayed. It is not funny. It brings things home. This is the kind of reporting I want to see more of: sensible, intelligent and sensitive.
Herman Cain and Rick Santorum were frauds for using the good faith of their loyal supporters for personal gain or self-promotion, but Ron Paul has been the most callous and despicably deceitful of all the presidential candidates this year. I'm not saying his supporters aren't "out there", but they really were convinced they were fighting a good cause. I have said before that when they realize they have been used and lied to, it will not be pretty! Congressman Paul never discouraged inappropriate behavior. He is to blame even more for that! No one should be responsible for other people’s actions, but at some point you should separate yourself from it to show you do not endorse it.
I wish more people realized there has been a lot of brainwashing going on in this campaign, not the first time I am sure, and that each one of is brainwashed to some extent as well, especially if we have been supporting one candidate alone for many months. Things get a little skewed over time and you lose sight of what is going on in other circles. If you surround yourself with people who think exactly like you all the time, you are closing yourself off to the rest of the world. Being isolated does not help get your message across to the other side which is the goal, isn't it? It also forces you to flex your debate muscles! If we put ourselves in the other person's shoes us we sure could make a difference.
You don't have to be disagreeable to disagree with someone. I can only speak for myself, but I consider a true fight a form of intimate communication between two parties. It takes a lot to fight with someone well: personal knowledge of the person, their point of view, the facts and a great sense of comfort. You can be decent and respectful even if you spar. It takes practice, but in the end it is far more rewarding and productive than name-calling or childish accusations!
To fight the good fight we must have good, healthy minds and sincere hearts. That is not always what campaigning is about, but improving ourselves benefits everyone, including the cause you represent.
Thank you for reading.
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