Something about a New Era
They say a tree is as tall as its many branches But not all god’s children have the same chances — Bedrock Featuring KYO ‘For What You Dream Of’
RON PAUL: I’m… I’m not, uh, I’m not as judgmental about that because of my, probably because of my medical background. So, I don’t, I don’t see it as in that simplistic terms. I think it’s a complex issue to decide whether it’s sin or other problems with, uh, the way, with the way people are born. Uh, it’s, it’s to me too, too complex to be, uh, to give an answer as simple as that.
JOHN LOFTON: Do you believe that God says it’s a sin?
RON PAUL: Well… I, I believe a lot of people , uh, understand it that way, but I think everybody’s God’s child, too, so I have, you know, trouble with that.
Had an idea on Sunday while listening to Ron Paul’s final speech. A final bow to the electoral system in which most of his likely fans refuse to participate.
It was about the tone and feel of Ron Paul’s words about Bradley Manning, Daniel Ellsberg, and Julian Assange. Neurotic tics endure. Writer’s block ensues.
He said something about how the 20th Century was the most violent in human history. …and that “We are living in a new era. We are going to try something different than all that.” Something like that.
He said something about how we need to keep our eyes on corporatism as it might lead to fascism.
Ron Paul said something about our philosophy is against violence. Mentioned the non-aggression principle. Said something about how people are happier when they can create.
Was going to pull it together with something about the cultural significance of a man who brought the heroin question, introduced corporatism and said the word “Palestinians,” as if it represented a group of human beings….to the darkest neither regions of our ‘nation’s’ culture war.
Who reminds those in the highest reaches of our crony capitalist oligarchy that,
“…torture is illegal by our laws. It’s illegal by international laws.” [Emphasis added]
“This whole idea that the whole Muslim world is responsible for this and their attacking us because we’re free and prosperous, that is just not true,…” [Emphasis added]
That our drug war disproportionately affects people of color, creates violence on the U.S. boarder and chaos in Latin America, and something and something.
When the antiwar movement was at its lowest; when champions of human rights were called unserious, naive and ‘un-American,’ one guy got in the face of all power and privilege, the U.S. empire. There’s a bunch more but you already heard it.
Think I was trying to say, “thanks.” Looking forward to the New Era.
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