“I‘m afraid of violence coming. When you see what the government is preparing for, and the arrests and military law, and the demonstrations in the streets, some people aren’t going to be convinced so easily that you don’t owe them a living.”
to a crowd in Bettendorf, Iowa, as quoted in a Reuters story,
Dec. 26, 2011.
Through the looking glass, upside down and backward: All those people who turned out for peaceful Occupy demonstrations are a real menace, all right. The nerve of them, after bringing down our economy with their greed, recklessness and, worst of all, laziness.
At least that’s what this libertarian Texas crackpot would have you believe. Yet again, Paul is taking a break from filling out the GOP ranks in Congress, and earlier, publishing racist rants and conspiracy-theory screeds in a newsletter he claims he knows almost nothing about, to hit the campaign trail.
With money to spare, Paul works the crowds, spreading fear, loathing and patent nonsense to gullible know-nothings and loudmouthed know-it-alls alike.
If Republicans’ quadrennial no-talent contest didn’t have a Ron Paul in it, The Daily Show or Saturday Night Live would have to invent one.
In case you wonder how and why our country is in such a mess, contemplate who’s supplying Paul with the money for his many presidential campaigns, and showing up to hear him and cheer him.
Americans have nothing to fear from the 99-percent crowd, but plenty to be concerned about regarding Ron Paul’s willing dupes.
He’s not going to win the presidency next year, but his fruit-loop flock will be with us indefinitely.
Return to the gold standard, anyone?