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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...