Yes, I know that sometimes it may look as if I have political interests because of posts about Ron Paul, Obama etc. But I can quickly rectify that assumption by saying my motive has never been political.
Throughout my life I have voted (mostly), but only as a puppet (not believing or hoping for any real change delivered by those I was voting for). I’ve never really been interested enough in political arguments between the parties, and nowadays it seems laughable to me how people will get on one party’s bandwagon as if they’ve found the answer to all the country’s problems (political evangelists), when the dividing line between parties is so blurred and confusing. Besides, having opposing political parties is dualistic – in a world at One there is no opposition or divisive competition, people work together towards a common goal, not for the furthering of their own self-preserving agendas. So to back one party and get involved politically, unless it is based on Truth and Oneness, does not make any sense to me.
Then you look at the way politicians behave in the UK Parliament – they laugh and chide at each other just to win points in their conflabs and they need a speaker of the house to keep them in order (like a primary school teacher with a bunch of 10-year olds).Â And these are the people we have running our country and this is how they think it’s ok to behave?! So you see, these are my thoughts about politics, I have never taken it seriously, for it is a corrupt, powerless institution – given the current level of consciousness (aka lack of courage to speak the real truth) within politicians. (Powerless in terms of making real beneficial changes for all people, not corrupt me-power.)
So when you hear someone like Ron Paul speak it rings home because there are so few that speak this way. One would have frankly expected Obama to be making these very speeches, but there you go. Unless we get truth-speakers in positions of power how will we ever make this world a better place for all? Spirituality is nothing more than creating a fair world for all, spirituality is equality, spirituality is all people becoming ‘have’s’ as opposed to the few.Â Thus unless we have the right people making top-level decisions that affect us all directly, we will surely have a long wait, and who knows what the elite will do in the meantime.
Ron Paul: “The most important thing is the President telling the truth…You have to come clean, you have to tell ’em….I would say that someone standing up in a leadership position and telling the American people the truth is the best way to get things turned around.”
I just love what he says. When asked in the first video below about an advert taken out by one of his supporters ref who’s had sex with Rick Perry, again Ron Paul is wonderfully correct in his repsonse: “I don’t know how something like that qualifies as a question on national TV as if it’s something serious….It’s rather silly, how can this be a significant issue in a Presidential race?”
He makes sense. I make time to post about Dr Paul because the mainstream media, with its own agenda meted down from the top (Rupert Murdoch et al), seem to deny him adequate airtime given some of the wonderful responses he’s been getting at his talks.
Yeah, I know, I’m not even in the US and I post about US politicians, but let’s face it, the US, being a /the major player on the world stage, affects the world still, and any decent US politican coming into the limelight may well encourage other politicians in other countries, who have the same natural commitment to truth and fairness for all, to come out the woodwork and take a courageous stance too. There are, I have no doubt, many, many disappointed politicians across the western world especially, who entered politics to make it a better world and found their hands tied and their mouths gagged. Well, come on out of your hidy-holes because the time is now for your passion to be implemented courageously.
As for UK politicians, except for one or two who are not in the news much, the leaders of the parties seem to be just like any others, no great shakes, no great courage, no radical measures that will really help turns things around, rather more of the same. That’s how it seems to me.
The reason why politics is spiritual is because everything is ultimately spiritual. Having people of the right heart in all areas of society enables the right decisons for the good of all to be made. It would seem that the things Ron Paul is saying are touching the hearts of many because we the people want honest leaders, plus we also face a very tenuous, possibly pernicious future, thus having this honesty is even more vital at this time.
So here are a couple of videos of Ron Paul. And a Happy Belated 76th Birthday to Dr Paul for yesterday. (Wow, 76 years old! It is clear that his integrity and commitment to truthfulness has kept him vital, very much alive, energetic and hard-working. I will add unassuming and ego-less also…) The second video ‘Bring the troops home Now!’ has a transcript of the interview with him below that. This transcript is from this site, and the comments are worth reading too.
Ron Paul: America Wants To Know The Truth About The Economy
Ron Paul: Bring the Troops Home NOW!
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Wolf Blitzer: The Republican presidential candidates are focusing largely on two early primary states today, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Michelle Bachmann and Ron Paul are looking to build on their first and second place showings in the Iowa Straw Poll last weekend.
And joining us now from Manchester New Hampshire, the Republican Congressman Ron Paul, heâ€™s a candidate for President of the United States, Congressman thanks very much for coming in.
Ron Paul: Thank you Wolf, good to be with you.
Wolf Blitzer: Thank you, at that last Republican debate, you really differentiated yourself from all the other Republican candidates, there I say the Democratic candidate, that will be the president of the United States, as well, when you made it clear that on national security and foreign policy, you want to bring American troops home immediately from Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany, South Korea. Is that right?
Ron Paul: That is correct and immediate of course can be qualified a little bit, you know it takes a few days to get over there and pick them up. No, as soon as possible, the American people are with me on that, the majority respond in that manner, I donâ€™t think we can afford it anymore, I donâ€™t believe itâ€™s in our best interest to be there because I think it undermines our national security.
Wolf Blitzer: So including Germany and South Korea, bring those thousands of troops home?
Ron Paul: Yeah, you know, the immediate benefit before you reorganize and decide how big the Army and Navy should be is, just think of all those troops spending all that money back at home. A few years ago and theyâ€™re thinking about then, again to close down all the bases here at home. Well there are some bases in this country that probably shouldnâ€™t be open, but the ones overseas are more important to be closed down than the ones here, so Iâ€™d bring the troops home and have them spend all their salaries here at home, â€˜cause Germany actually likes us to be over there for economic reasons, that helps them, helps their economy as well as the other countries. So I would say the immediate effect would be even the psychological benefit of knowing, â€œWow, things are changing, heâ€™s bringing these troops home, this is going to help our economy.â€
Wolf Blitzer: And I just want to clarify your position on Iran, do you believe Iran represents no real threat to the United States?
Ron Paul: No real threat, I think itâ€™s a threat just like thereâ€™s a lot of threats around the world, but if you compare it to what? Compare […] Soviets that we stood down, they had 30,000 nuclear weapons and thatâ€™s when I was in the military during the Cuban crisis, is when I was drafted. So yes, thereâ€™s always some threat but thereâ€™s not that much from a country like Iran, they canâ€™t even produce enough of their own gasoline, they donâ€™t have any intercontinental ballistic missileâ€¦
I see this so similar, Wolf, to what was happening to the lead up to the war in Iraq because remember they kept saying â€œOh there are Al Qaeda over there, and thereâ€™s weapons of mass destruction, we have to go in thereâ€ and it turned out not to be true. Just think of the tragedies that have occurred since then.
So, no, I donâ€™t think itâ€™s a real threat and our CIA as well as United Nations does not argue the case that theyâ€™re on the verge of having a nuclear weapon, so the last thing in the world we should be talking about is a war, and remember just recently Bob Gates coming home, he says, â€œAnybody thatâ€™s thinking about another war needs their head examinedâ€ and I think thatâ€™s the way the American people feel.
Wolf Blitzer: Because the president and other top officials they express fear that the Iranians are working to try to build a bomb even though they may not be on the verge of having it, theyâ€™re in the process of trying to develop one, you donâ€™t agree?
Ron Paul: Well I think they certainly would have an incentive but we havenâ€™t been able to verify it, thatâ€™s what my argument has been. But I even extend it one step further, what if in one year from now they have one nuclear bomb, what are they going to do with it? They canâ€™t deliver it, and if they try to, theyâ€™d be wiped off the face of the earth because thereâ€™d be retaliation.
So they arenâ€™t that threat that people play them up to be. Matter of fact, Iran has a pretty good history of not invading other countries and looking for these kind of fights. The last time they were in a war is when we instigated Iraqâ€™s invasion of the Iranians, so no, I just donâ€™t see that as a major threat. I see the radicalization of Islam fundamentalism as a result of our foreign policy going back all the way to 1953.
Wolf Blitzer: For years, youâ€™ve been an outspoken critic of the Federal Reserve, the Central Bank in effect here in the United States. Now Rick Perry, the governor of Texas, your opponent for the Republican presidential nomination, heâ€™s going one step further and blasting Ben Bernanke, the chairman who was originally named by President Bush. Let me play the clip and then weâ€™ll discuss.
Rick Perry: If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I donâ€™t know what you all would do to him in Iowa but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas. I mean, printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treacherous, uh treasonous in my opinion.
Wolf Blitzer: Alright Congressman, your fellow Texan, what would you do to Ben Bernanke if he came to your state?
Ron Paul: Iâ€™d try to educate him, Iâ€™d try to explain to him why heâ€™s embarked on a terrible course of history and that heâ€™s not going to be remembered well unless he changes his way. But hopefully, youâ€™ve never heard and at least I try never to make it the individual as much as the philosophy, the Federal Reserve System. Sometimes theyâ€™ll ask me, â€œWhat would you do, would you immediately get rid of Bernanke, will that solve our problems?â€ And it really doesnâ€™t, itâ€™s the system, itâ€™s the Federal Reserve System, itâ€™s the fiat money, itâ€™s no backing to the currency, the monetization of debt, the way they do it in secret, the $15 trillion that they worked with in the bailout, the way they bailed out foreign central banks and foreign governments during the crisis, and a third of that money went over there.
So I would say itâ€™s the philosophy, itâ€™s the monetary policy that we have to deal with, so he is not my target even though I hopefully address it in a different manner when heâ€™s before the committee and try to ask him questions to expose what heâ€™s doing in running the monetary system.
Wolf Blitzer: So did Rick Perry cross the line in talking about treason, talking about getting ugly, I mean you know your governor, tell me, is he temperamentally qualified to be president of the United States?
Ron Paul: Well, it may surprise you, I donâ€™t know the governor; I donâ€™t recall ever having met him.
Wolf Blitzer: Really?
Ron Paul: No, I havenâ€™t met him, I didnâ€™t know he had an interest and I donâ€™t know exactly what heâ€™s up to, so I just donâ€™t use that language. I would think that he wasnâ€™t being literal, I just donâ€™t believe that he believes that but those words did come out of his mouth as you just revealed. But I think itâ€™s different, in politics itâ€™s very easy to target somebody thy name and target your opponents and talk about them specifically; in many ways I try not to do that.
Wolf Blitzer: Itâ€™s hard for me to believe, heâ€™s been governor for 10 years and he doesnâ€™t know one of the most distinguished members of the Congressional delegation, but let me move on because weâ€™re almost out of time. Has the national news media been fair to you?
Ron Paul: Well a lot other people say they have not beenâ€¦
Wolf Blitzer: What do you say?
Ron Paul: Well, I think candidates have this belief that theyâ€™re never treated really fairly, but generally speaking I would say it was really weird and in that sense I guess that verges on what people are saying, it was very unfair that I did pretty well in Ames and achieved a bit of a victory from our perspective, and then to have five networks not take any interviews, and then we had one major network on Monday morning that got cancelled at the last minute, so it was definitely different.
But I donâ€™t dwell on the word fairness and what am I going to do about it, I just try to keep doing my job and presenting my case and I figure weâ€™d probably sort of won that little argument because we did get many, many interviews and many, many things on the Internet where I think we benefited by showing, what are they afraid of? Why canâ€™t they recognize what Ron Paul is doing? So I wouldâ€¦
Wolf Blitzer: I was wondering, sorry for interrupting. but I just want to ask you one final question, a Twitter follower asked me to ask you, if you donâ€™t get the Republican nomination, would you consider running as an independent?
Ron Paul: I havenâ€™t thought about that, right now Iâ€™m concentrating, Iâ€™m in a middle of a race, I described it today as like, I used to run track. I donâ€™t think much about the end, I just run hard and see how things come out. but as far as contemplating third party, that has not given me any serious thought at all.
Wolf Blitzer: Congressman, Iâ€™ll see you September 12th when CNN hosts the Republican presidential debate in Tampa Florida. Good luck.
Ron Paul: Thank you, Wolf.
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