Auditing Rand Paul: Prime-Time Bootlicker at RNC
This week, the American media threw the American people yet another slow curveball on the outside corner, right at the knees. But, as the strike zone of respectable journalism tightens amid unabashed offenses on freedom, the American people are learning to sitback and drive the curve ball to the opposite field. As Yahoo reported Monday, Rand Paul would use his prime-time speaking slot Wednesday, August 29 to implore not an audit of the Fed, but an audit of the Pentagon in what would have likely been one of the most radical National Convention speeches since World War 2. But, although Yahoo’s source is Rand Paul himself, the senator did not touch the meme of Auditing the Pentagon with a ten foot pole.
TAMPA–Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul will use his prime-time speaking slot at the Republican National Convention to urge party members to be more open to scrutinizing military spending, a position that puts him in the minority within the GOP.
Paul made the remarks Sunday when he addressed thousands of supporters at a rally for his father, former Republican presidential candidate and Texas Rep. Ron Paul, at the University of South Florida.
“Because we’ve talked about audit the Fed so much, we’re now talking about audit the Pentagon,” Paul told the crowd. “Now, because of Hurricane Isaac, it’s not sure whether my message will get to the Republican National Convention, but I’m pretty sure I’m going to be able speak. And one of the messages that I will give to them is that Republicans need to acknowledge that not every dollar is well spent or sacred in the military and we have to look for ways to make every department accountable.”
Nothing was said about the Pentagon, let alone auditing it. The issue of Washington Policy Imperialism was completely skirted, and Rand Paul simply gave a softball speech for the “core constituents” and political center like an obedient state Senator hoping to one day enjoy the accolades of a long and subservient political career. The most subversive thing Paul spoke, although this is of course arguable, was that a people should never sacrifice freedom for short-term promises of security. So, it appears that, although Rand Paul might have earned some empty credibility points as the headline at Yahoo and other news outlets misled headline-gazers, Rand had nothing critical to say of the sadistic military machine out of Washington and he continues his open-support of the Washington war machine.
Rand Paul started his speech with an attack on Obamacare, not to be mistaken with Romneycare. Paul addresses the issue as if Mitt Romney isn’t going to continue implementing the UK-styled collective healthcare system. His speech is defined by the underlying axiom that when we wake up, November 7, something will have changed. And that is a dangerous axiom.
Paul repeatedly shared stories of rags-to-barely-getting-by Americans, followed by the epithet: “Don’t you, Mr. President, tell [insert hard-working family here] that they didn’t build that. They did build that!” Rand sounded very little like the principled orator his father is, who would focus on the long-term implications of tyranny in many speeches. Rand Paul, as is well-known, has flirted with the powers-that-be, going so far as trying to get a journalist fired. Here is a biding video of Luke Rudowski asking Rand about the phone call made by one of the senator’s staff:
Surely, Rand Paul knew that just ignoring the question would imply some level of guilt. Especially considering it was asked repeatedly in a respectable manner. Coming from the well-known Luke Rudowski, of course the question was legitimate and respectfully posed. It, would not have taken more than five minutes for Rand Paul to address the issue at-hand unless, in a moment of red-hot temper, or perhaps as part of a more cool and collected philosophy, Senator Rand Paul did indeed try to get the RT journalist fired.
Rand Paul has already given his support of Governor Mitt Romney and therefore the establishment. When he did this as it became clear the Ron Paul camp had been corrupted from within, a clear split between Ron and Rand Paul became clearer. Although there is evidence that Ron’s campaign was infiltrated by establishment members, Ron Paul would not endorse Mitt Romney’s campaign. In the end, no matter how much he might have been pressured to do so, Ron was firm in not budging, choosing independence and individualism over democracy.
Rand, on the other hand, was busy giving a fill-in-the-blanks American campaign speech, bullet-pointing the appropriate talking-points about the good ole’ American dream and a hardworking America that has made it the land of freedom. He even said: “We have nothing to Fear, but our own unwillingness……..” Sorry, he lost me there. What about auditing the Pentagon, Rand? He tattered the Constitution, using it like the bible: whatever is politically useful giveth meaning.
He could have used the opportunity to discuss, if not an Audit of the Pentagon or the Federal Reserve, the gold standard, which was recently touted as a main platform of the Republican Party. Who better to discuss the implementation of a gold standard the son of the man who rallied against US dollar system abuse and predicted the economic crisis and financial crisis himself, Ron Paul.
Unlike Ron, he made his allegiance to the powers-that-be clear by embarking upon a ritual of shouting “I support Governor Romney for President,” like a cheerleader. It’s a plug, after all, that is worth thousands if not millions of dollars.
It’s too bad, because Rand Paul would have been right on to implore an audit of not only the Federal Reserve, but also the Pentagon. After all, it was the Pentagon which, under George W. Bush, lost $2 trillion dollars—poof, and it was gone—the day before September 11. And then – poof – and the Twin Towers were gone. Still, we’re supposed to believe that the black budget is only $56 billion annually. Even though DARPA has robots like this:
You know, these robots look like an awfully convenient way to reduce the spending of the military. Rand Paul didn’t want to get himself caught up in the discussion about the sort of austerity that brings flesh-eating robots to the discussion. It might make him look like too much of a green-commie, with all the recycling that would be going on within a all-robot military. Rand is less enthusiastic about discussion and more enthusiastic about speeches. Nonetheless, there are hints that this is what the future holds: robot armies. A Maryland company under contract to the Pentagon is working on a steam-powered robot that would fuel itself by eating organic material—grass, wood, old furniture, even dead bodies.
Robotic Technology Inc.’s Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot (EATR), is designed to eat plants, wood, old furniture, even dead bodies. According to the website, the robot “can find, ingest, and extract energy from biomass in the environment (and other organically-based energy sources), as well as use conventional and alternative fuels (such as gasoline, heavy fuel, kerosene, diesel, propane, coal, cooking oil, and solar) when suitable.”
Furthermore, the Department of Defense has awarded a lucrative contract to an engineering and robotics design company to develop and build humanoid robots that can act intelligently without supervision. The company, Boston Dynamics, Inc., was recruited by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in a deal worth $10.9 million. According to the DoD, “The robotic platforms will be humanoid, consisting of two legs, a torso, two arms with hands, a sensor head and on board computing.”
How about that Karger!? Our gun loving Americans will never relinquish their firearms to cohorts of armed robots, now will they?
So, Rand Paul did not have the audacity to discuss real issues tonight, but only to give lip-service to a broader storyline crafted by the Madison Avenue-types who inspired checkpoints in the streets of Nazi Germany, like Goebbels saw on Hollywood film screens.
Maybe this sort of forward-thinking Pentagon austerity won’t fly in the Republican Parties current backward-looking platform. What good is the gold standard, after all, when you’re using the worlds’ silver and copper to construct the world’s biggest robot military: