With Ron Paul Out of the Picture, The Era of the Individual Commences: The Establishment Should Be More Scared Than Before
High impact developments over the past week have left the Ron Paul Campaign sputtering. Its supporters are confused and frustrated after Ron Paul asked his supporters to be respectful at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fl and Rand Paul came out in support of Mitt Romney. It’s a Paul acquittal of the establishment. Rand’s endorsement of Romney prompted Sean of SGT Report to write the following:
Maybe Rand will get the VP slot under Romney and somehow I’ll feel just a little better. Rand says his Dad is “still his first choice”, but here’s the stark reality as I see it: At this moment for all practical purposes, Rand Paul’s endorsement of Mitt Romney marks the end of the organized battle for liberty in the United States, through the existing (completely corrupt) system.
I agree with Sean. The organized battle for liberty is over through the existing system. But, in my opinion, the battle for liberty is far from over. Personally, I believe it can be a positive that the Paul Dynasty is out of the way. Now, it is truly time for the individual to organize itself against tyranny and totalitarianism. Of course, Ron Paul has been a big help, but it is now time to move on.
The elitist system encompassed by civilization has chewed up every movement for freedom and liberty for thousands of years. Each small battle we believe we have won over the long-term was handed to us for some sort of political gain by elitists or to simply save the system itself. This is true too of the Ron Paul campaign. Ron Paul was built up by the establishment and support for him swelled. At the same time, the establishment worked all the while to undermine the movement so as to create utter disappointment among Paul supporters. With Rand’s endorsement of Romney, the establishment has also opened up the possibility that Romney will inherit some of Paul’s political capital.
As Max Keiser tweeted, “Rand/Ron Paul supporters (and Libertarians like Lew Rockwell) have had their ‘Obama moment.’’’
But, this is not the end of the movement. What the movement is now experiencing are growing pains. A bearer of the message for liberty and freedom, peace and truth made a considerable impact in the nation’s dialogue during an election year, as he was running for the Republican nomination. Not in recent history has a candidate garnered so much enthusiasm at the grassroots. That’s what Paul’s campaign amounts to, and more people are awake than ever before in my lifetime. This is, in part, due to Ron Paul’s efforts. I think the liberty movement, if it uses the revelations surrounding the Paul campaign as an opportunity to reorient itself slightly, could now be stronger than ever before. We will no longer try to use the elitist system to usher in freedom – instead, we will devise our own. And this is the establishment’s biggest fear. As Mike Adams wrote in the wake of Rand’s Romney endorsement:
As with all lovers of liberty, my patience is running out, and I’m beginning to think Lew Rockwell was right all along: All government is inherently evil and destructive, and that we are all foolish to think government can ever be changed through elections.
Statements like that are exactly what the establishment does not want to be hearing coming out of Ron Paul’s base. From libertarianism to anarchy??? Now, that is blowback!
For me, this is only the beginning. Now we can move on without the distraction of the Paul campaign. If it has been undermined for as long as it seems to have been, then it is BEST for freedom and liberty that the truth now comes out. The onus is now on Ron Paul to clarify the confusion coming out of his campaign. Even if he does, however, perhaps countless Paulians have now seen that man is fallible, and Ron Paul is man.
And let’s not forget that we are merely the “meddlesome outsiders.” There could have been developments we do not know about. Perhaps Ron Paul’s life was threatened. Perhaps a family members life was threatened. As Washington Post points out, Rand’s endorsement was not that enthusiastic:
It might not be exactly the endorsement Romney might have wanted — two thirds of it was spent pumping up Ron Paul with the Romney endorsement as an afterthought — but it is genuinely important to have Rand Paul on the record in support of Romney.
Everything in politics happens for a reason. The endorsement of Romney did not arise out of a vacuum. It is not a coincidence that Rand and Ron both threw in the towel with a hat-tip to Romney. Whatever the truth, it is now time for the era of the individual, and for each of us to become our own leaders. With or without Paul, I will remain a stalwart of freedom, liberty, peace and truth. If Google Trends is indicative, with its lack of Ron or Rand Paul in the top-slots over the past few days, the American public is still out to lunch, and the Freedom movement gets to keep the momentum it has heretofore built.