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Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Discussion America Cannot Avoid

By: Thaddeus S. Kaczor, Jr.

We all have witnessed the flood of the 'usual articles' that appear in the media whenever a horrific school shooting erupts, where facts and figures, body counts, and rankings in 'American History' inevitable pop up- like these incidents are to be covered like sporting events with a scorecard, or some kind of TV Program or Movie review. Apparently, there isnot only a lack of standards in modern journalism, but also a lack of knowledge of history.  I recently read an article by By RACHEL QUIGLEY, THOMAS DURANTE IN NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT and HAYLEY PETERSON in London's Daily Mail, which listed 'America's Worst School Massacres'. Incredibly, this pseudo-scorecard of 'worst school massacres' does not even include the very WORST one in American history.  Out of the 'top ten' listed and meticulously ranked by killed and injured- with dates and locations- and they failed to even mention the very WORST school massacre in American History!

The Bath School disaster is the name given to three bombings in Bath Township, Michigan, on May 18, 1927, which killed 38 elementary school children, two teachers, four other adults and the bomber himself; at least 58 people were injured. Most of the victims were children in the second to sixth grades (7–11 years of age[1]) attending the Bath Consolidated School. Their deaths constitute the deadliest mass murder in a school in U.S. history. Of course, pointing out this isn't a 'modern' phenomenon blows the prevailing politically correct meme of this being only a recent rash of ever-increasing violence. Fact is, human history is chock full of violent, horrific incidents and occurances. Dwelling on (many times false) statistics and histrionics only serves to treat this problem in a mere 'infotainment'-like manner, wherin the perpetrator is almost 'celebritized' in a twisted sort of way, while the victims are reduced to mere 'bit players' or props in a cynical ratings chase to the bottom of the journalistic standards bin.  

Rather than this degenerative 'anti-hero worship', what is desperately needed is a long perspective on the subject of mass, psychotic violence, and a razor-like focusing on the actual cause, which is mental illness, it's treatment (or lack thereof), and it's place in modern society. Distraction resulting from the anthropomorphic transference of motive, responsibility and a causal  relationship to an inanimate object such as firearms is not only counterproductive and totally ineffective, it loudly and pervasively takes the focus away from the REAL problem of mental illness and society's failure to even confront the issue- let alone seek to reduce and solve this massively under-reported problem. Of course, it is a perverse way to advance a cynically political agenda which is more related to advancing ideology, personal ambition and a paternalistically smothering version of collectivism.

As I have heard several advocates of stricter gun controls (and even outright BANS on firearms) say, it IS time to have a frank and open conversation about the violence in American (and human) society. But instead of being distracted by methods and tools used to commit these crimes, let's instead focus on the ROOT cause- human behavior and mental illness and it's treatment. We can take all the guns, knives, baseball bats, cars and other weapons and potential weapons away from every citizen, but until we recognize the problem is a behavioral problem and must be treated as such, people will use forks, rocks, their fists and whatever it takes to express their misguided rage against the outside world. Treat the PERSON as the problem- not the symptoms of the problem like motive or method- and we will slowly but surely move in the direction where incidents like this will be rarer, less horrific, and slowly becoming a thing of the violent past.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Chicago Politics Consumes America

By: Thaddeus S. Kaczor, Jr.

Chicago Politics writ large over a failing America. It's not about Left vs. Right (as the big-money powers backing BOTH sides would like you to believe), It's about Right vs. WRONG! Our government is now being run as a criminal enterprise, where public funds are used to reward political allies, and private companies are being harassed, extorted and appropriated through the illegal use of the force of government. Agencies such as the EPA, FBI, and every other alphabet-gang (er... 'Agency'), now act as 'shake-down' agents and 'enforcers' for essentially a Government-run protection racket. Just look into the shady dealings of Barack and Michelle Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Rahm Emmanuel and their jailhouse buddy, Chicago real-estate titan Tony Reszko! Why did President Obama lobby so hard for the Chicago Olympics and even GO to Europe to plead their case? It was more than just a rabid case of Chicago 'City Pride'! Perhaps one should look into the site plans for the Olympic Stadia and Villages- where the aforementioned people (either directly or through surrogates and shells) bought up the land and buildings in advance so as to make exorbitant profits!

Look at the GM and Chrysler 'Bailouts'- which actually were merely standard yearly Bridge Loans that the Companies were unable to get from their normal channels with the Big Banks- who shut down ALL lending in order to create a crisis in THEIR grab for more power (and Federal Money!). After the Loans, The Obama Cartel forced the Companies into a 'Managed Bankruptcy'- something that should have happened immediately, but was delayed as the Government continued to pour billions into essentially failed companies. However, the Obama Cadre decided to VIOLATE 100 Years of Bankruptcy law by voiding the Primacy of Bondholder debt. This decision not only sent shudders throughout the Bond Market (where start-up capital and expansion-promoting debt are financed), but also took away GUARANTEED equity from not only corporations, but many employees and retirees, who invested in those bonds primarily because of their legally-guaranteed 'safety'. President Obama's team of politically=driven whiz-kids took that equity out of the people that had bought those bonds legally and with good faith, and GAVE that equity to the United Auto Workers Union- a HUGE Obama Campaign supporter, organizer and CONTRIBUTOR!

This illegal process took precious income away from retired salaried Auto Workers, reduced and eliminated GUARANTEED Pensions for thousands – including raiding the Fully-Funded Pension of the SALARIED workers at GM spin-off Delphi, and used these illegal funds to help FULLY-FUND the grossly mismanaged Pension fund of the UAW! Not to mention the hits in Health Insurance, Life Insurance and other benefits that salaried workers and retirees had to give up- while their UNION co-workers saw the Companies, under the velvet-covered iron fist of the government, FULLY fund their pension, and give the UNION Bosses THEIR share of the company, and a seat at the board of directors- when the Union was at least as culpable for the downfall of the Companies as the incompetent management!

Of course, anyone FROM or Near Chicago or Detroit  recognize this particular form of Crony-Capitalism- it's been going on for decades at two of America's largest cities essentially run by the Democratic Machine! Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is now on trial for running a RICO organization that is dwarfed by the scale and ruthlessness of the one being run out of Washington D.C.. If Americans want to see their future under the 'care' of The Obama (or Obama-Like) Machine, just look to the City of Detroit. The only businesses that are successful have deep ties to the Administrations, and deep pockets to keep paying the 'Protection Money' needed to maintain that success. Gleaming towers in developed areas lie next to where the common folk live (or USED to, in many cases!). Fear and divisiveness are cultivated among the electorate and distilled like a fine spirit to be used to manipulate and control the political process, which in turn controls the financial purse strings of the city. Favors are doled out, those who choose to ignore paying 'tribute' to cronies both public and private are tossed out, and through a Byzantine and opaque system, little to nothing is found out.

Sounds like what Washington has become under the Obama Regime!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Why The Party and Media Elites Don't Understand 'The Liberty Movement'

By: Thaddeus S. Kaczor, Jr.

Writer Shirley Husar, in the 'Washington Times' Blogger community,  attempts to compare the Ron Paul 2012 campaign to a 'fad' using the 'Cabbage Patch Craze' of the 1980's as  a template to explain his popularity. Ms. Husar is making the same mistake that many are in dismissing the 'Liberty Movement' that Ron Paul is rallying around his campaign. Like many traditional pundits, politicos, media hacks and other slingers of bullpuckey, they attempt to filter what they cannot understand (or have poorly researched) through the lens of traditional campaigns that focus on sloganeering, pandering to special interests, pimping the candidate out for massive corporate donations, and relying on the 'cult of personality' to distract voters from the REAL campaign message (or lack thereof!).

You cannot judge the effects of the Ron Paul 2012 Campaign through the broken lens of past campaigns. Ron Paul may be the 'Focus' of the Liberty Campaign, but his nomination is surely not the end game. In many, many states, the local and state party apparatus is being taken over by Ron Paul Liberty Movement supporters. From Precinct Delegates on up to County, State and RNC posts, and from local races up to State and National Races, Liberty Movement Candidates are not looking at just 2012, but far beyond. Many state party elites have 'gamed' the system to prevent 'New' members- or even 'outsiders' within their own party- from having a short-term effect on their control over the party's political process. But they have failed to account for a DEDICATED and long-term strategy that not only is willing to put in the time and effort to work within the system, but also savvy enough to take advantage of the very rules supposedly put into place to keep them on the outside. This 'Liberty Movement' is not a one-off and done- it is merely a STARTING POINT, which has rallied many people WITHOUT the support of the Corporate Media, and against the best efforts of the Party Elites and insiders (or in spite of them!). These newly-awakened activists have also joined with many within the GOP who have been alienated and ostracized for many years due to their resentment towards the Big-Government Neo-Conservative direction the party has been pulled to (or bought and PAID to move to) for too long. 

This phenomenal growth in the Liberty Movement has been largely missed by the National Corporate Media for two major reasons. First, it doesn't fit into any of the neat little 'story-line' boxes that the infotainment-driven news-cycle feels it MUST portray EVERY public figure or movement within. If it doesn't focus on the 'Personality', any 'scandals', or bright, shiny glittering generalities of faux-'vision' statements, then the media does not know how to report on it, so it will either ignore it, or (if not possible to deny it) belittle and minimize it, or demonize it.  The second reason much of the Liberty Movement has been missed by the Corporate National Media, is that it's adherents and supporters have by and large IGNORED the Corporate Media, utilizing the 'alternative' media (which is less and less 'alternative' every day!), and rely on social media and direct peer-to-peer communications and media in order to organize, disseminate information, and promote ideas, candidates and gatherings. For many in the 'old' media, it is beyond their ken to imagine that large numbers of like-minded people who believe in the Constitution, INDIVIDUAL rights and the basic freedoms guaranteed under our Constitution are far, far greater than is portrayed or even talked about amongst the faux-cognoscenti in the mockingbird media. Many are so arrogant that they believe that if it is not reported by THEM, then it surely cannot exist!

Fortunately for the future of American Politics, and the future path to prosperity and freedom for our society as a whole, there exists outside of the Media/Corporate bubbles of DC, NYC and LA a true desire to end the corruption, corporatism and collectivist mind-rot though that has permeated BOTH wings of the Washington D.C. MONEY Party, as both Demopublicans AND Republicrats sell out to self-serving interests who put their own power, wealth and twisted idealism ahead of the best interests of the American people. Unfortunately for the Party Elites, as well as their Corporate Paymasters and their allies in the co-opted media, they are unable to understand the depth of resentment towards the Government/Corporate Status Quo. Nor can they cannot cognitively disassociate themselves from the dying Two-Party (One-Party?) Paradigm that has driven America to the brink of ruination and decline. Throughout American history, political parties and those who sought to control them for their own ends have seen once-mighty ruling classes' come swiftly crashing down under the massive weight of their fossilized, empty power structure.

Change is overtaking events in America, as information spreads like wildfire beyond the ability of the 'Old Media' gatekeepers to control it's flow. The 'Old' ideas of our Founders, enshrined in our Constitution, have become New once again, as more and more Americans wake up to the fact that there are those who would sacrifice our Lives, Liberties and ability to Pursue Personal Happiness merely in order to further their own power, wealth and position. The winds of Liberty are blowing through America once again, and are soon to be sweeping through the corridors of power, blowing awqay the detritus of failed policies, corrupt programs and empty promises. Those who cannot realize (or refuse to believe) in this sea-change in American politics will be left on the ash-heap of history, as events overtake them, and their illusions are shattered by a new paradigm- the Liberty Movement!

Thaddeus S. Kaczor, Jr. is an activist who has worked in Broadcast Media, Financial Services, Information Technology, Retail and services industries, and is passionate about Liberty and it's preservation and revival in America.

Monday, May 21, 2012

GOP Paradigm shift hits Michigan (And MN, NV, IA, ME, AK...)

By: Thaddeus S. Kaczor, Jr.

A well-written article by writer Dawson Bell in 'The Detroit Free Press' on May 20th takes note of the subtle, yet radical change that is taking place in not only the Michigan Republican Party, but in the local, state and national Party as well. As in many other states, Michigan Republicans (and members of other, or 'no' Parties) are waking up to the Liberty Movement. Ron Paul is not a 'Figurehead' for a wing of the GOP, nor does he cultivate a 'cult of personality' as so many in the media (incorrectly) try to portray. The movement led (currently) by Ron Paul goes well beyond the ideas, ideals and proposals of one man, and it surely differs from all the other campaigns, where 'winning' in the short term supercedes all other priorities, including integrity and morality.

After this election, even if Ron Paul does not win (although he is STILL running- and doing much better than the Party or the media is willing to admit), the grassroots organization will continue to grow, as the dedicated adherents of the Liberty Movement continue to replace the old guard, whose failed and hollow 'ideals' have been finally revealed to be nothing more than a willingness to do anything to maintain power at any price. From Precinct Delegate to County Party positions to state and Federal offices, people of the Ron Paul ilk are organically taking over the GOP, and the party Elites are both clueless and powerless to stop it. 

People are finally waking up to the fact that, despite a slight (or radical) difference in rhetoric, a Big-Government Republicrat is no different in action from a Big-Government Demopublican. Activists in the Republican Party are now starting to replace those whose loyalties lie more with the REAL One-Party Ruling Washington DC- The MONEY Party! For too long Washington DC has been run less as the 'House of the People', and more as a 'House of Ill-Repute'. Or more like a Charnel house, where the carcass of American Liberty is carved up and sold by the pound to the highest bidder.

It's time to end the corruption, and not just saying you want to 'end the corruption'. Electing the same people over and over who tell you one thing and do another once elected is, to Paraphrase Albert Einstein 'The insanity of repeatedly doing the same thing yet expecting a different result'. The corrupt actions of the old guard fossil GOP neo-cons  both here in Michigan and across the country in using un-American tactics to get 'their ' candidate nominated by any means possible is appalling to many people, even some of those 'old guard' Republicans. Ballot stuffing, election fraud of multiple types, disregard of established party rules (especially by the same people who actually WROTE the rules!), 'disappearing' ballots, secret vote counts, illegal shutting down of conventions when the results don' 'come out right', assault and arrest of those who dare to question the unethical and illegal methods and actions of party leaders, the list goes on and on.

While many people don't realize or even believe that all of the above has occurred, that is probable because it is NOT being covered, and in many cases actively distorted, suppressed or censored by many in the national corporate media. But the New Media has blown the lid off of the lies and cover-ups of the old media. Live-streaming of conventions and news events on the web , the ability to watch local news reports and read media reports form other localities, and (especially) 'citizen reporters' who stand at the front lines and report the news that the National Corporate Media is either too afraid or bought-off not to report.

Ron Paul may win the Presidency. He may not. But the American People have won in this election, thanks to the Ron Paul Campaign. Not only has his run torn the mask off of the biased bought-and-paid for Presstitute class in the media, but it has also exposed the seamy underbelly of Republican (and, I'm sure Democrat) politics, where winning is everything, and integrity and morality are an afterthought, at best. But most important, Dr. Ron Paul has ignited the flame of Liberty and the desire to restore America to it's original ideals in the hearts and minds of millions of Americans- many of who had seen that light flicker and die many years ago through apathy and disgust for 'the system'. This election is NOT an end for this movement- it s the BIRTH of a new, and (strangely) old movement in American politics. Liberty is a relatively New Idea on the world stage, but it's appeal is deep, and it's ideals are infectious. And the numbers of it's adherents are growing rapidly in America!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The New Political Paradigm- Why The Media And Party Bosses are Missing it.

BY: Thaddeus S. Kaczor, Jr.

Recently, quite a few articles have appeared, speculating that Ron Paul 'really' wants is a 'speaking spot' at the Tampa GOP Convention, or that he 'really wants' to add delegates to 'influence the platform'. Some even suggest that what Ron Paul is really doing is 'paving the way' for his son Rand's political Future. Perhaps the latter has a grain of truth, but the reality is much bigger and more important than that.

The Platform? A 'speaking slot'- Hardly... As a grass-roots organizer, I can assure you that the strategy of the Ron Paul Campaign goes FAR beyond these small goals, and even beyond the 2012 Campaign altogether. A few political observers, like US NEWS' Kenneth T. Walsh actually are getting close to the REAL truth-= but they are few and far between, and are usually ignored, buried or scoffed at- just as the Ron Paul Campaign has been! What the savvy (but growing) few HAVE noticed is that, just as Ronald Reagan did after the 1976 election, Ron Paul is remaking the Republican Party in a Liberty and Constitution-oriented image. While most of the media focuses on the small minority of aberrant members in the Paul campaign who act out of turn (and there are even less of those in the Paul ranks than in most other campaigns), the vast majority of dedicated, motivated and educated Paul supporters are busy getting themselves and others elected to everything from Precinct Delegates to slots on the Republican National Committee.

The Romney Campaign merely signifies the last dying gasp of the 'Old' GOP- ruled by a coalition of Neo-Con Big Government Progressives and Right-Wing Evangelical Ideologues. The rapidly diminishing level of support for these two factions in the Party at large is evidenced by the failure of these groups to 'turn out the vote' for Romney in state after state- as well as by the ease with which Ron Paul supporters are driving out the old leadership in state after state, even as the 'Old Guard' uses every underhanded trick and back-room tactic to try to cling to the last vestiges of party power. The growing numbers and momentum are now favoring the rise of  the Liberty-Minded wing of the GOP. Perhaps not enough to overcome the huge Media Bias and the entrenched old money currently attempting to retain the grasp on power in the GOP, but this mass movement of Young newcomers, once-active Republicans who were alienated by the Party Leadership, and disaffected Independents and even *GASP* DEMOCRATS are now on the ascent- and by the next election cycle will probably be the largest segment- if not the dominant one- in the new Republican Party.

The utter failure of the National Corporate Media to accurately report this story (If reporting on it at all) has only backfired on hem, as it has only served to drive even more curious outsiders and previously disaffected Republicans to consider this new movement, as (for a large segment of the American Public), anything the Mass Media either distrusts, denigrates or ignores must be at least somewhat worthwhile to look into! The dissatisfaction in both the electorate and the Public at large is both real and palpable. While those in the agenda-driven media seek to channel or control this distrust for their own aims (or the aims of their paymasters!), their obvious and consistent bias has merely served to reinforce the perception in the public that not only are most media outlets bereft of any redeeming journalistic qualities, but that the vast majority of the media is so in the pocket of special interests as to have rendered themselves virtual propaganda arms of those same special interests. Fewer and fewer are falling for the false 'Left/Right' paradigm, as they see little difference (other than rhetorically) between those big-government 'left-wing' progressives,  and the big-government 'right-wing' progressives. Further attempts to divide Americans along racial, social, economic and ethnic lines is similarly losing it's power to influence, except among those who will be malleable and subservient no matter who is 'in charge'.

A full paradigm shift in American politics is taking place, and while those in power and their lackeys in the captured media seek to either foolishly deny it, or actively fight the overwhelming tides of inevitable change, the American people are ready, willing and able to embrace (at Last) a REAL movement whose aims are to restore the republic, root out big-government corruption and waste, and return the control of the levers of power to the people- instead of those who have bought and paid for access, control and the ultimate monopoly on power for far too many years.

Ron Paul's Presidential Campaign, unlike any we have seen in years, is not an end unto itself. It is merely a marker, an important way-station for a growing Liberty movement to rally around and use as fuel for growth and expansion. From 1976 to well into the 1980 campaign, professional pundits, entrenched party bosses and those political insiders 'in the know' all said that Ronald Reagan was a 'lool'- a 'fringe' guy who was out of touch and would fade away. Perhaps they should have listened to ol' Ronnie, as they slowly started to see first the grassroots, then the local, state and finally the national Republican Party give way to the growing tide of the Reagan Revolution. It started at the grass roots, just as the Liberty Movement has done. Now we are seeing the Reagan Revolution being repeated, as local and state party officers and elected officials are being replaced ever more rapidly by those favorable to, or leading the Liberty Movement. 

Maybe that's why the RNC Leadership appears to be scared... VERY scared of the rapid advances the Ron Paul Campaign has fostered within the Party. As well they should be!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

It's Time to "Throw The Bums Out' Of the GOP!

By: Thaddeus S. Kaczor, Jr.

Today, in Oklahoma and Arizona, we witnessed the appalling behavior of the Republican Party Leadership and it's blatant disregard for it's own rules. In an attempt to railroad the supporters of any other candidate than the party leadership's hand-picked Mitt Romney, the Oklahoma State GOP (with the apparent blessing of the Republican National Committee) disregarded not only Roberts Rules of Order for Parliamentary Procedure, Not only the GOP's OWN rules for conducting a State Caucus, but also the very will of the majority of it's OWN MEMBERS! The usual attempts will be made by GOP leadership operatives (and, of course seconded by the bought-and-paid-for Mockingbird National Media) to blame the utter fiasco that occurred on 'Ron Paul supporters' who 'tried to hijack the conventions'. Of course, local media reports, eyewitnesses and even numerous streaming and recorded live video show that it was the PARTY LEADERS who, in fact 'hijacked' the convention, by totally disregarding long-established rules (and common sense) by imposing (rather than electing) a caucus Chairman, who proceeded to violate State and National rules and hundreds of years of precedent by refusing to recognize valid questioning of his obvious and intentional attempts to unilaterally impose officers, delegates and rules in direct opposition to the majority of delegates present. A quorum of delegates were forced to convene a 'Rump Convention' in the parking lot. What was different was, this 'Rump' Convention actually FOLLOWED the rules, had a QUORUM present, allowed valid motions from the floor not only to be heard (which was not the case in the elite's illegally run convention), but even allowed OPEN and TRANSPARENT votes to occur! Imagine that! A report from a local Oklahoma TV Station will give you more information about what REALLY happened in less than a minute-and-a-half than you will probably receive in watching 24 hours of CNNcBSMSNBCABCFOX or watching, listening to or reading from any of the other corporate-controlled media outlets!

This same type of scurrilous 'Hijacking' by the party elites of a State GOP Convention (over the objections of the majority of delegates present) also occurred today in Arizona, where valid and legally elected delegates supporting Ron Paul were physically removed and (illegally) LOCKED OUT of the arena. The Romney-Led Arizona GOP leadership became unglued after delegates objected to cameras being banned from recording anything, including the numerous irregularities, stunning illegalities and rampant disregard for both Party Rules and the rules of decency! This ham-handed railroading of the State Convention became so blatant and overwhelming as to be embarrassing for even the corrupt party stalwart perpetrators, who decided it was better to conduct their nefarious 'business' behind closed doors with as few witnesses (and NO recording devices!) present. Even with these Stalinist tactics, there were still many eyewitness accounts of ballot stuffing , continual refusal to hear VALID and LEGAL challenges, nominations and requests for motions and votes from the floor by anyone EXCEPT Romney supporters, and other illegal and unethical actions by the Arizona GOP Leadership, and their partners in the Romney Campaign. Unfortunately for the Romney folks and their lackeys in the corrupt AZ leadership, a video was surreptitiously recorded after the Ron Paul delegates were unceremoniously (and illegally) removed. In it, the lack of understanding of basic Roberts Rules of Order, and disregard of Party Rules by those in the Arizona GOP who REALLY 'hijacked' the convention is displayed with unbelievable clarity. The leadership proceeded to 'nominate' and 'elect' a slate of hand-picked ROMNEY national delegates and officers WITHOUT a Quorum, and amidst a remarkable amount of confusion for what is apparently a premeditated 'show trial' of a convention. 

This type of illegal and corrupt behavior by GOP Leadership is typical of what has been occurring across the country in Convention after GOP State Convention. Where the Rule of Law and the Following of Party Rules HAS occurred, the majority of states have overwhelmingly voted to support Ron Paul, including Iowa, Massachusetts, Missouri, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington State, Nevada and elsewhere. In many of these states, Ron Paul supporters have also been elected State GOP Chairmen and other top Posts, including Republican National Committee members. While this information is readily available from numerous and reputable state and local TV, Radio, Print Media and Online resources, this important and striking news has been strangely and consistently ABSENT from the national corporate-controlled media! If nothing else, the Ron Paul 2012 Campaign has served to expose the morally and intellectually bankrupt National Media for the biased propagandists that they truly are. But against the hopes of those who have controlled the Republican Party for so long, this will NOT be the only effect Ron Paul and his supporters will have on the 2012 Elections.

Despite the fervent wishes of the Party elites of both the left AND right wings of the DC Demopublican/Republicratic MONEY PARTY, as well as the tireless efforts of the corrupt and intellectually bankrupt National Media, the Ron Paul 2012 Campaign continues to gain support and DELEGATES at an increasing pace. One only has to look at the size, enthusiasm and exponential growth of the crowds who continue to flock to Ron Paul Town Halls and rallies to put lie to the biased reporting (and NON-reporting) by the national corporate media of the Ron Paul Campaign. Add to that the fact that most National Media outlets refuse to report ANY State Convention wins by Ron Paul (except to say he 'hijacked' them!), and the ridiculously falsified and vaporous 'estimated delegate counts' that woefully underreport Paul Numbers and grossly OVERestimate Romney delegate support, and you can understand the growing disconnect between the informed populace and a captured media that doesn't report what is HAPPENING, but attempts to tell people WHAT to THINK!

The dirty BIG secret that the GOP Party Elites, the National Media and their corporate paymasters don't want being boradcast is that Ron Paul supporters are, in fact TAKING OVER the Republican Party- plain and simple. There is ample precedent for this, even in recent American history. Ronald Reagan is the man who showed us how it can (and MUST) be done. Ron Paul is using Ronald Reagan's strategy of taking over the party from the grass roots up, gaining everything from Precinct Delegates to State Leadership to seats on the Republican National Committee. Back in 1976-1980, the media first ignored Ronald Reagan, then ridiculed and belittled him as 'Fringe', Wacko' and other epithets like 'failed, washed-up former actor'. They even tried to cut off his microphone in the middle of a debate! Does all that sound eerily familiar?  

It surely won't be easy for Liberty-Minded people in the Ron Paul mold to evict the entrenched and fossilized Old Guard Republican Leadership. But persistence and a true cause will ultimately prevail over cowardice, treachery and corruption. The advocates of TRUE Liberty will never take no for an answer. In 1776, King George dismissed the American Revolutionaries as 'merely farmers with pitchforks', and assumed that, since they were not in the majority, his use of unbridled force and immoral tactics would prevail and even be supported by the majority of the Colonists. But as Samuel Adams famously said, "It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men. In 2012, Ron Paul's millions of supporters are today's 'farmers with pitchforks'. One of the tasks farmers use pitchforks for is to remove the BULLSH- er... 'droppings' from the barnyard. The caucuses and primaries this year, and in particular the actions of those who think they 'rule over' us rather than serve us)  have clearly identified the Bulldroppings in the Republican Party. It's time to clean up America's political barnyard- do YOU have your pitchfork ready?

Thursday, May 10, 2012


By:  Thaddeus S. Kaczor, Jr.

" What, exactly, is Ron Paul up to?"

That is the question that David A. Fahrenthold of the Washington Post asks in his  latest amazingly clueless article. Perhaps Ron Paul is 'up to' winning the majority- if not ALL- of the delegates in at least nine states! The author of this article is either as clueless about the nominating process as my dog Shady (Sorry, Shadester!), or he is yet another willingly obedient tool of the Corporate Media Cabal that will do anything and say any outrageously false thing in order to obscure, minimize and/or 'sabotage' the Ron Paul campaign. Like many in the Corporate-Controlled National Media, Mr. Fahrenthold is surely aware that Ron Paul is not 'hijacking' anything- but is clearly just following the same rules that the Romney has to follow, only the Paul People obviously are greater in number, better organized and SMARTER than those supporting Romney. Unfortunately for him, Romney's grassroots support is less grassroots than it is Crabgrass, as he can't even muster more than a few hundred at a time to a rally- let alone the thousands Ron Paul regularly turns out for both rallies AND County & State Conventions, where the REAL delegate selection process occurs! Instead, the Romney Campaign seems to be relying more on the good-old-boy network of the moneyed GOP Establishment, where (in the past) massive donations from well-heeled backers, combined with back-room deals, election fraud and whatever it takes would assure the 'right' candidate would get the nomination. Unfortunately for the GOP, that has also meant that the 'Right' Candidate most often times was also the one with the least VOTER appeal and support. Just look at the Campaigns of John McCain, Bob Dole, George H.W. Bush, Jerry Ford, et al.

But there has been a paradigm shift in American, and indeed World Politics. The 'Old Guard' can't control, manipulate and herd like sheeple the electorate, nor can it disregard the voices of the members in it's own party.  'Cooked' Polls, obvious manipulation of primary elections, and disregard for the Rules of the Party by the very same people who WROTE them cannot be done behind closed doors, and out of sight of the people who are being disenfranchised by the party elites. The New Media can now trump even the massive droning tin-horn propaganda of the vast Corporate media when it comes to boots on the ground reporting the REAL story! One piece of advice for the WAPO's Mr. Farhrentold (and the rest of the Corporate Presstitute corps), quit citing these fanciful and wholly made-up 'delegate counts'. Most are merely cribbed from ridiculously unreliable sources like the AP, and use 'apportionment' based on the non-binding 'beauty-contest' votes in the primaries.  This is akin to basing your 401k investments on fairy dust futures and Bullpuckey Stock holdings. You may think you're a genius when your broker tells you to buy into it, but your assets will be on the line when it comes time for a margin call, and you have to pony up the facts- and you are found to be sorely lacking.

All the while the Corporate-Conga-Line Press keeps repeating the worn-out and totally debuinked 'storyline' about Ron Paul, his under-counted and under-reported supporters are working their tails off WITHIN the system, and using OPEN and LEGAL methods to gain not only delegates, but control of the Local, State (and ultimately the NATIONAL) Republican Party! While the shills at CNNPMSNBCFOXCBSABC and all the Fish-Wrap old media rags keep blowing the Obaomney monster's twin horns, the REAL story is being told loudly and repeatedly in the local newspapers, TV and Radio reports, as well as being spread far and wide on the internet- far beyond the reach of the Corporate-Controlled National Media. That story is not lost on those who can actually think for themselves, process the facts, and come up with a total disconnect between the reality on the ground, and the obviously propagandistic dystopian fantasy that is portrayed by the captured corporate national media.

The winds of change are blowing in America, and those who merely think it's a passing summer breeze may shortly find they and their supposed positions of power have been blown out the door by a combination of Grass Roots Activism, unyielding devotion to Liberty and the Rule of Law, and a passion to cleanse our corrupt Political system of the accumulated cronyism and nepotism that has brought our once-great country to it's economic and social knees.

Keep thinking that 'there's nothing to all this Ron Paul Stuff'.  I'm sure that's what King George the Third said about all those 'farmers with pitchforks' about 250 years ago...

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

"KONY 2012" Putting the Lie to Big-Time Fundraising

By: Thaddeus S. Kaczor, Jr.

Throughout the years, Americans have been ushered into many quagmires and down many rat-holes around the world by cynical propagandists using the cloak of well-meaning emotionalism (THINK OF THE CHILDREN!) and slick, cynical, political and economically-based media campaigns to promote an ideological and economic hidden agenda. By now, the Charity organization INVISIBLE CHILDREN has gotten over 50 million YouTube hits for it's "KONY 2012" video, and the accompanying 'awareness campaign' is now in high gear. Is this media and social networking phenomenon a legitimate campaign to raise awareness of a brutal warlord, or yet another polished propaganda campaign designed to tug at the heartstrings (and wallets!) of gullible and ill-informed Americans? As more light is shined on this suddenly surging movement, more and more questions are arising as to what exactly IS the ultimate objective of INVISIBLE CHILDREN's latest fundraising drive. 

Unfortunately it appears to be all too convenient for many marching in this Pre-Packaged Propaganda Parade to forget that the Ugandan Army that is FIGHTING Kony has itself performed atrocities just as outrageous and numerous as he has! But that is conveniently shoved down the media's memory hole, since it contradicts the KONY 2012 'storyline', and raises uncomfortable questions as to why we now have American Advisers working with the Ugandan Army (and in THREE other African countries) fighting against Kony's Lord's Resistance Army! But apparently having American Troops work alongside individuals who have committed Child Rape, Genocide and wholesale slaughter is OK , because they're OUR psychopaths! This display of moral relativism is not only disgustingly cynical, but furthers to diminish America's tattered reputation around the world. 

In reality, while 
Kony is truly a brutally psychopathic power-mad warlord,he is also neither the biggest,  nor the worst of the literally thousands of psychopathic leaders- not only in Africa, but around the world. He is receiving a propaganda press push, however, in large part to justify the US military Advisers that are ALREADY in FOUR COUNTRIES in Africa! A secondary, but more base impetus behind "KONY 2012" appears to be the sophisticated marketing push designed to raise not just 'consciousness', but also funds (THINK OF THE CHILDREN!) that may or may not go to 'the cause'. Fundraising figures prominently in this slick and well-organized campaign, with the majority of the proceeds surprisingly going not towards African Children, aid to the dispaced, or even any ostensibly charitable cause.  An investigation by  Grant Oyston, a political science student at Acadia University in Canada, found that only 37% of the money raised by INVISIBLE CHILDREN actually goes to African Charities, with the remaining 63% spent on salaries, travel, transportation and film production.   

Putting emotional arguments, and sidestepping questionable fundraising issues, we Americans must instead take a hard, sober look at exactly what taking Kony, or ANY other warlord out will entail. Eliminating Kony would ultimately cost Americans billions of dollars, countless lives of both American troops and innocent civilians, and in the end will do NOTHING to stop the cycle of violence! When someone like Kony is eliminated, unless wholesale changes are made in the social, economic and political structure of the entire society that has allowed such a figure to rise to power, another (perhaps WORSE) leader will inevitably rise up to fill the power vacuum, and the cycle will renew itself with almost no pause. 

But an even worse and more insidious effect of a social and frankly, political campaign such as this is the effect on society. The promoters of this propaganda campaign are using America's children as pawns- with the consent and support of the Education Bureaucracy! Well-meaning (but seriously misguided) educators are latching on to this cause and bringing it into our schools as a 'teachable exercise' in 'public awareness'. These Educratic Indoctrinators merely have to say 'It's for the CHILDREN', and people willingly folllow the educated idiots in the academic bureaucracy in suspending their critical thinking skills (if any), diving headlong into emotionalistic knee-jerk cognitive dissonance- opening themselves up to not only their OWN emotional manipulation, but in the process dragging along impressionable children for a drive down Indoctrination Avenue!!!  

Don't fall prey to emotional propaganda, and don't be deterred by personal attacks on your 'lack of compassion' (THINK ABOUT THE CHILDREN!). It's not being hard-hearted when you look with a jaundiced eye towards those who try to manipulate YOU and your CHILDREN in order to benefit economically, socially or politically.
 "KONY 2012" is just the latest in a long line of tried-and-true emotionally-based campaigns that attempt to play on the good will of well-meaning people to achieve political and economic goals that are not apparent, and often at odds with the stated objectives. Don't fall prey to the sickly sirens' song of "KONY 2012", and definitely don't let anyone use your children to promote yet more costly, deadly and wasteful interventionist wars, this time in Africa.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Common Sense Meets the COmmon Enemy of all Americans!

By:Thaddeus S. Kaczor, Jr.

Common Sense met the Common Enemy of the People today, as Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee returned to Washington for his semi-annual grilling of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. After an opening statement that was a lengthy dissemblance of the entire Federal Reserve system, Dr. Paul proceeded to illustrate both the simplicity and the magnitude of the destructiveness of Mr. Bernanke's Quasi-Federal Fiefdom.With just a Silver Piece as an illustrative example, Dr. Paul thoroughly and simply destroyed any credibility that Bernanke could ever hope to achieve with all his pious pronouncements, obfuscating efforts at statistical explanation, and further attempts at justifying what can only be described as unmitigated failure. 

Showing an ounce of silver to Bernanke, then plainly stating that this same silver piece that bought four gallons of gasoline in 2006, now can purchase over 11 gallons, Dr. Paul laid waste to Bernanke's claims of supposedly maintaining low inflation. The Silver has not gained over 50% in INTRINSIC value over the last six years- it is a stable commodity, and it's worth remains unchanged. What HAS changed is silver's (and every other commodity's) relative worth vis-a-vis the DOLLAR- which has effectively LOST over 50% of it's value in relation to Silver- and every other tangible commodity (like food, oil, etc.)-  that has intrinsic, inherent worth. 

Unlike commodities, the only thing 'inherent' in the Dollar is it's relative worthlessness! Every Dollar's worth is invested solely in the trust that people using it have in the good faith of those issuing it. When those issuers of the FIAT Dollar (the PRIVATELY OWNED Federal Reserve) take our trust and squander it in a profligate manner by rewarding inefficient, corrupt and failing International Banking enterprises with first use of TRILLIONS of Freshly created dollars at little or NO interest, they are using inflationary tactics to steal from each and every person who is FORCED to use their ever more worthless paper. Without any alternative currency that has REAL worth (Like Constitutionally-Mandated Gold and Silver), Americans are forced to treat the Dollar as if it had any intrinsic value- allowing the Federal Reserve and it's Member Banks to steal from everyone using Dollars by driving up prices and costs, and (in real terms) devaluing the amount every person earns in their paycheck!  Meanwhile, the (not-so) borderline criminal enterprises that are Member Banks (The OWNERS) of the Fed are rewarded for their incompetence, corruption and outright theft with TRILLIONS in FREE MONEY provided by the Federal Reserve,-Most times in secret, and with absolutely NO Federal Government oversight! EVERY dollar that is 'created' by the Federal Reserve and 'issued' (given) to it's Members and associated entities reduces the value of every dollar in circulation EVERY time! And they have been doing A LOT of 'issuing' lately- Wall Street, Foreign Banks, The Mortgage Markets in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and on and on and on! 

If ANYONE operated this way in the private sector (other than the PRIVaTELY OWNED Federal Reserve!), then they would be investigated, indicted, tried, fined and jailed for high crimes against the American People. But since the tentacles of the Member Fed Banks reach into ALL sectors of the economy, media and the government, there is virtually no real criticism in or investigation into their corrupt massive counterfeiting scheme! The largest Corporations that aren't directly involved in this global swindle are either forced to stay silent through regulatory and economic intimidation (and Trillions of dollars can buy a LOT of that- especially if you can print them at will!), or else they are 'coerced' by being rewarded with receiving THEIR share of crumbs from the Fed's debauched economic banquet table. While the Corporate Media and the and the cowed/corrupted corporations stay silent, Congress has abdicated it's Constitutionally-mandated regulatory authority over the U.S. Currency by un-Constitutionally giving regulatory authority over the Federal Reserve, through the Dodd-Frank Act- over the The PRIVATE Federal Reserve itself! This is not only putting the 'Fox In Charge Of the Chicken Coop'- it is tantamount to seizing the farm, signing it over to the Fox, and installing the Fox's relatives as Sheriff, County Commissioner and Farm Bureau Chief!

Through their actions (or lack thereof), Congress, the Executive Branch and the PRIVATELY OWNED Federal Reserve Bank demonstrate that they not only do not deserve ANYONE's trust, but with the massive amount of contempt they show by their capricious actions to the American People, they should be stripped of any and all economic decision-making powers immediately and completely- lest our Dollar and our entire Economy free fall into a Weimar/Zimbabwe-like abyss!

Speaking in plain terms, we find ourselves in a situation now where it is as if a Counterfeiter knows the authorities are closing in on his operation, and it's only a matter of time before his scheme collapses. He then proceeds to run his funny money presses at full tilt, flooding the market with increasingly useless paper, in the hopes of squeezing every last bit of worth out of his ill-gotten enterprise before it all collapses under it's own weight.

The Federal Reserve is essentially the largest counterfeiting enterprise in the history of the world. Over the last 99 years- but accelerating exponentially over the last 5- The Fed has committed the greatest robbery in the history of mankind. The Federal Reserve accomplishes this massive transfer of Wealth from the Poor and Middle-Income people by the massive devaluation (issuance) of 'new' currency, where every dollar is worth that much less, buys that much fewer goods and services, and continues to depreciate in value at an ever increasing rate with every 'new' Dollar that the Fed creates.

Rep. Paul was right to ask Chairman Bernanke today in his final question whether he purchased his own groceries. In the rarified circles that International Banksters like Bernanke inhabit, these self-appointed elites have no connection to the average American's life, and no clue as to what the REAL effects of the Fed's intentional inflating of the Money Supply are on every working American. For people like Bernanke, inflation is just a figure used to calculate a statistic, which in turn is used to justify destructive (yet, for them VERY profitable!) economic policies such as Bailing out, subsidizing and just plain ENRICHING the incestuous circle of Bankster Billionaires who make up the Federal Reserve System, and indeed the entire International Bankster Community. 

This is in stark contrast to the daily experience of the average American, where inflation is having to make the choice whether to buy food for his children, or gasoline to drive to work to earn an ever-diminishing paycheck. Inflation for the millions of elderly and disabled in America means having to make do with even less and less, as the small pittance that they receive shrinks in REAL value, as prices for essentials like Food, Shelter, Energy and transportation climb further and further out of reach. Ben Bernanke buys his own groceries? I seriously doubt you will see 'Helicopter Ben' or his Billionaire Bankster associates struggling to make the grocery tab in line at your local Piggly Wiggly or Kroger. 

It is time for REAL change in America. It is time to pull the mask off of the International Bankster criminals who are destroying the American way of life by enriching themselves at the expense of every American. These Fiat Counterfeiters and Big Fast-Change artists have thrown millions out of work, out of their homes, and out of any chance of achieving even part of what once was 'The American Dream'- all in the name of 'saving the economy'. The only things 'saved', in reality, are the corrupt and totally mis-managed Banking institutions that should have been the FIRST entities to be declared bankrupt, liquidated and allowed to be re-absorbed into a recovering economy. Instead, the worst of the worst in this den of Pin-Striped thieves were actually REWARDED for their unethical, ill-conceived and borderline (or not-so borderline) illegal economic malfeasance. 

Meanwhile, back at the combination Charnel House/Political Prostitution Racket that our Congress and Executive Branch have become, Democrats and Republicans- (or should I say 'Republicrats and Demopublicans', since there is little substantive difference between the two wings of the Corrupt D.C. MONEY PARTY) take turns every four or eight years pretending there is a 'real change' whenever one or the other side of the One-Party Big-Government Duopoly 'hands over power'. In reality, the names, faces and rhetoric are the only things that 'change' in Washington. Big Spending, massive debt increases and corrupt political paybacks using TAXPAYER money continue unabated no matter which 'side' is running the corrupt Washington Money mill. They always somehow find their way to a multi-thousand page 'Compromise' Spending Bill that somehow always manages to contain the worst excesses of both 'sides'! The only thing REALLY compromised in Washington these days are ethics, the Law, and the integrity of the American Economic system.

The truth is out there in plain sight for all Americans to see. The perpetrators of this economic fraud are so confident in their complete hoodwinking of the American Public, that they don't even try very hard to hide their criminal enterprise anymore! They used to count on Americans being distracted by 'Bread And Circuses' as the Romans used to say, so that they could continue looting the National Treasury with objection from those being looted- The American People!  But now that their house of Fiat Dollar Cards is now collapsing, the international Banksters and their Government Bureaucrat cronies are resorting to the oldest trick in the books- FEAR! If you don't let us continue to pump trillions into our friends and cronies' coffers, then- my God- THE ECONOMY MAY COLLAPSE!!! 

Excuse me, but aren't the same actions the Fed says will take to 'save' the economy the VERY SAME bad ideas that CAUSED most of our fiscal problems in the first place? Naaaaaaah- Just ignore that man behind the curtain! You know, the one you see looting your pension, stealing the value of your house, deflating your paycheck and draining your wallet every time you turn around! He's really doing that for your own GOOD, don't you know!

Americans right now have to ask themselves some very hard questions; Does your paycheck go as far as it did ten years ago, five years ago, or (in the case of Gas prices) earlier this morning? Does your pension still offer you the same security as you thought it would when you first started working- if you even HAVE a pension left! Does your house offer you the same  financial security that it once promised (if you still even HAVE a house!), or do you feel you are merely 'renting it' from the bank, the Government- or both? Do you honestly trust those in Washington D.C. to look out for your better interests- or for the interests of those who finance their campaigns, enrich them through sweetheart deals, and offer them the promise of riches and power once they pass through the revolving door between Congress, K-Street and Big Business?

One more question... Who are you going to believe to tell you the real, unvarnished truth about the plight we now find ourselves enmeshed in. Those in the Media, politics and Big International Business who have a vested interest in you believing tier lies? Or the One Man who is unafraid to stand up and tell the truth to Americans- even at the expense of being slandered, vilified, and belittled- even though (or perhaps ESPECIALLY because) he is telling the hard truths Americans don't want to hear, but NEED to hear?

The Media and the Party Elites are confused and afraid of Ron Paul because they don't understand a Presidential Candidate who isn't trying to pump up his ego, enrich his friends, or curry favor with an entrenched establishment. He just truly loves his country, understands it's problems, and wants to fix those problems before they become too massive to BE fixed in a rational and safe manner. We don't need a new face on the same old problems this election cycle. We have tried that failed approach over and over again for too long- electing the 'lesser of two evils- and we've ended up deeper and more entrenched in this economic morass. It is now past time to educate ourselves as Americans and elect a President who will do the right things for America.

Dr. Paul understands there is a Cancer in the Body of American society. His opponents want to treat that cancer by continuing the policies that CAUSED the chronic sickness in the first place! As a Doctor, Ron Paul understands that when you are dealing with a deadly disease, you need to aggressively use hard medicine in a timely manner, even if it causes short-term pain. You don't use nice-looking Band-aids and perfume to treat a serious ailment- yo need to have the CORRECT diagnosis, and prescribe the STRONGEST medicine! That is the ONLY way to revive and restore a healthy and strong America which we will be proud to turn over to future generations

Listen to the Doctor. He knows what Ails America, and he has the cure.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Election Fraud (NOT 'Voter Fraud) Threatens To Throw The GOP Into Total Disarray

By: Thaddeus S. Kaczor, Jr.

Willard 'Mitt' Romney is the choice of the Republican Party Elites. That much has been made plainly obvious by this point in the election cycle of 2012. But they now have a BIG problem- yet they don't even appear to know it, or at least how to deal with it. The Grand Pooh-Bahs of the Grand Old Party have become so out of touch with their own party base and grass roots that they are resorting to blatant Election (NOT 'Voter') fraud in order to get him nominated- but even THAT isn't working! 

Iowa was a total electoral freak show, with votes being counted 'in secret' by an Israeli-based company called ELRON VOXEO  in another state. New Hampshire voters watched as the captured media ignored state vote totals that varied- sometimes significantly- from actual counts at the caucus sites, and as 'dead people' voted . More dead people voted in South Carolina than every election in memory- with the possible exception of EVERY Chicago vote! Nevada took 2 hours to count 2/3 of it's vote, then another TWO DAYS to 'count' the last third- with more shenanigans going on than a Visit from the 'Boss' at a Myer Lansky-run casino. Not surprising since they hired the SAME GUYS as Iowa did to run their Caucuses! Now the Nevada Chairman of the State GOP has resigned over the whole mess(not to mention the heads of the Iowa GOP and the Minnesota State GOP)! And Maine... Maine... The GOP head Calling the race with only 84% of the vote in, and His boy Mitt leading by only 194 votes- then basically disenfranchising (or trying to) the remaining voters by telling them they can still vote 'but their votes won't be counted'. Not to mention the 9 counties that DID vote- but 'mysteriously had their 'official totals' totals listed as 'zero' for EVERY candidate! And several Maine caucus chairmen who called in their votes- only to see the totals on the 'official' GOP tote board slightly or vastly different. Guess who in favor of! Now the Maine GOP leadership is in total disarray, and changes it's position on whether the votes will or will not be counted almost hourly!

The last time a party self-destructed this totally and rapidly was in the election of 1856. The Whig Party was dominant in the country for over 20 years, but lost touch with their base, their grass roots supporters, and the country as a whole. They nominated a slate of candidates across the board that NO ONE in their base wanted, and pushed hard against their OWN SUPPORTERS to get them elected. By the next Presidential election, the Whig party was no more... It had been replaced by an upstart party with a tall, lanky frontier lawyer with a penchant for speechifyin' and wrestling. You may have heard of them- the 'Republican Party'!

Will History repeat itself in this cycle, as three of the four candidates are so divisive and have so many flaws, while the one candidate who appeals to conservatives, moderates, independents and even DEMOCRATS for God's sake is being first ignored, then attacked, then the party doesn't know what to do as his supporters rack up delegate slots and quietly elect his supporters into state leadership positions- many times as current leaders resign in shame over the primary and caucus debacles!

Many GOP Party leaders and tier minions in the presstitute corps continue to act as if Ron Paul is the 'crazy uncle' at their party- embarrassed by his rough honesty and unsure of exactly how to deal with him. But Dr. Paul IS crazy- like a FOX! His strategy is lifted from the  1976-1980 campaign of one Ronald W. Reagan. Ronnie was disrespected by the party elites in the 1976 election for his 'crazy' libertarian-leaning ideas like a balanced budget and smaller government. After Ford got creamed by the Peanut man, they wrote him off. Meanwhile, Reagan worked the grassroots of the party, slowly but surely taking over first local, then state party apparatuses. By the time the 1980 election came around, the GOP Elites and the Media w#0res were still laughing at him, even through the first few states where he didn't stand out. But Ronnie got the last laugh and won in a landslide.

They don't seem to be laughing as hard at Ron Paul right now. They're even trying the already failed policy of ignoring him. But lets see who has the last laugh at the convention!

Monday, January 9, 2012

'FOX Latino' Tells Hispanics How to Think About Ron Paul!

By: Thaddeus S. Kaczor, Jr.

'Divide and Conquer'. The Establishment Media (FOX included) at the direction of the Political/Corporate Heirarchy continues to push this meme that we are all 'compartmentalized Americans'- Black, White. rich, poor, and most pointedly, 'Latino'. A recent 'FOX News Latino' article  attempts to 'find out' where 'Latino' voters stand on Ron Paul (or more pointedly, tell them WHAT to THINK about Ron Paul!). This tired establishment media theme is strung out in typically condescending fashion. They pick an 'issue', then use one or two quotes to support their limited and biased assertions about 'How on Paul affects Latinos'. As usual, they discount or attempt to downplay the fact that there are basic things that UNITE all Americans, and those far outweigh the issues that divide us. However, divisiveness is a very strong control mechanism that prevents people from realizing the ideas and ideals that would otherwise unite them, instead focusing on what are often side issues that tend to divide and separate us from the REAL issues that we as Americans should be concentrating on.

As for the whole 'Latino' argument, like with any 'analysis' of the 'feelings' of a specific ethnic, religious or other 'minority' group,  I find it wholly demeaning and insulting to impose a monolithic belief and value system upon an entire community, especially one as diverse and varied as those who derive ancestry from many different cultures within the 'Latin' universe. Even within distinct ethnic communities, such as Mexican, Cuban and Venezuelan, there is such a diversity of opinion and belief as to make any simplistic overall judgement about a 'group opinion' both supercilious and recklessly illogical. But to do so tends to not only serve to ;herd' those group thinkers in the target 'community' toward the desired monolithic attitudes or beliefs, but it also reinforces sterotypes and simplistic assumptions about that group within the general population of Americans- which serves the purpose to separate them from the general population in order to either 'demonize' them or 'elevate' them- depending on what political or social effect those doing the manipulating desire!

Ron Paul rejects out-of-hand these divisive and destructive attempts at manipulation of people and opinion, and instead he tries to cut through all this very simply- but concurrently at a deep philosophical level that gets to the heart of what it means to have Rights in this country. 'Groups' do NOT have inherent, implicit or explicit rights and 'opinions'. Anyone who purports this idea is either collectively deluded, or deliberately pushing an agenda that often times is at odds with the best interests of both the majority who ostensibly 'belong' to said group, as well as the majority of individuals within society as a whole. Ron Paul believes in what the United States Constitution and our Founders believed: that ALL rights are individual rights, and our freedoms and liberties flow directly from the protection and maintenance of those INDIVIDUAL rights. This universality of the rights of the individual is in direct opposition to wholly manufactured 'collectivist' rights for groups, which ALWAYS will tend to stifle, trample and ultimately destroy the rights of the individual, to the benefit of the powers of those that control and direct the collective.

Protecting the rights of the individual should be paramount in American society, as any diversion from or destruction of these rights negates any other rights, liberties and freedoms we may have. Those that seek to obtain or seize rights for 'groups', no matter how well-intentioned, will end up securing those pseudo-'rights' at the expense of every individual, and ultimately do nothing to secure rights for the individuals who belong to those 'groups'. Instead, what most often happens is the rights of the individuals in those groups are become subservient to the power of the group itself- subjugating any rights of each individual to the will and power of the collective (usually determined by an elite and well-connected 'leadership'). 

Our rights are not GIVEN to us by our government, our leaders, or even our Constitution. They are RECOGNIZED by the Constitution as INHERENT- a birthright that cannot be subject to interpretation or dispensation by any man, woman or group of men and women. Those seeking to control our lives through the imposition of 'group rights', no matter how well-intentioned or altruistically bent, ultimately serve the master of tyranny and subjugation. Resist attempts to 'box you in' to any collectivist thinking. Advocate, fight and defend your inherent individual rights. Protect the COnstitutionally-guaranteed Liberties and Freedoms from those who would attempt to separate you from your fellow Americans by Race, Creed, Color or any other groupthink mentality.