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No, I don’t actually believe our ruling class is a bunch of disguised lizard people.
But it sure would explain a lot.
The response to Donald Trump’s withdrawal from Syria and drawdown in Afghanistan has been astonishing.
The Hollywood left is against it — ex-flower child Mia Farrow repeated neocon talking points without missing a beat. The neocons are against it (surprise). The center-left mainstream media is against it.
Only a handful of national political figures, Rand Paul chief among them, have come out strongly in favor.
Oh, it’s because of the Kurds. Sure it is.
How many of these people were outraged when Barack Obama sent American forces into half a dozen or more countries? The outrage is reserved for when a president withdraws them.
There are some decent and consistent folks on the left — Michael Tracey and Caitlin Johnstone being among my favorites — but the number is far smaller than we thought.
Note: these are the same people who want to “abolish ICE,” but when it comes to taming the warfare state — which doesn’t merely enforce immigration controls but actually kills nonwhites — they couldn’t be less interested.
That’s just plan weird.
Meanwhile, the mainstream media has been its usual laughable self. Scott Horton, in his recent appearance on the Tom Woods Show, mentioned a headline that read, in part, “In a move sure to please Russia….”
That wasn’t the editorial page. That was a news story.
These are not normal people.
So why do I say “President Paul”?
I’ve been thinking about what Ron Paul would have faced as president.
Donald Trump has been of two minds when it comes to foreign policy, and the media savages him. Ron Paul is of one unchangeable mind on the subject. What would he have faced?
Donald Trump thinks the Fed is not being accommodating enough. Ron Paul thinks it’s too accommodating. What would President Paul have faced?
Remember the media blackout during the Ron Paul campaigns? There were times when Dr. Paul’s name wasn’t even on the screen, while everyone else’s was.
Even Jon Stewart made fun of the media bias. One news story reported that such-and-such candidate had come in first, and such-and-such in third. “Third behind whom?” demanded an exasperated Stewart.
Paul Levinson, a sociologist at Fordham University, wasn’t even a Paul supporter, but the media bias was so unmistakable and absurd that he had to devote some of his scholarly writing to it.
If you’re part of the club, you’ll be treated with hushed reverence when you pass away.
If you’re not, you may as well not exist.
This is the club that includes George W. Bush, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John McCain, Jake Tapper, Rachel Maddow, John Kerry, Mitt Romney, Henry Kissinger — those kinds of people.
They give interchangeable speeches about nothing.
But they know one thing.
When a real maverick — not a phony like McCain — comes along and challenges the regime on a central point, like the empire itself, whatever differences they may have among themselves are but a few grains of sand on the beach. They can’t kiss and make up fast enough.
For the last episode of the Tom Woods Show of 2018, I invited several key figures of the grassroots Ron Paul Revolution to join me for a look back on those glorious days when our hero defied The Blob.
If you were part of those great times, you’ll love these stories because they’ll bring back great memories.
If you weren’t, you’ll enjoy experiencing them vicariously.
Miss the camaraderie of the Ron Paul days? I’ve got it for you, in my private group for folks who enjoy the Tom Woods Show.
I look forward to welcoming you there: