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The Independent Media Likes Ron Paul

This video contains sound footage of Ron Paul speaking, combined with photographs instead of video, so it is quick to download. It mainly concerns the fact that the mass corporate media is still studiously ignoring RP, andn the fact that the campaign is going surprisingly well, in spite of the media boycot. Not only is RP popular on the web, but he is being covered by more independent media sources. Young people are showing a strong interest in what RP has to say, which to me is not a surprise since they are the ones getting screwed by our current system. They stand to gain the most from a change of course. Here's the vid:



So one friend of mine recently heard RP speak and said that he is a "nut". He had in fact said that RP was a nut, then retracted it when I said I like RP, then restated the "nut" claim after another exposure. Because RP sounds so reasonable to me, I know that some of my most basic assumptions must be completely different from this friend. So my question to you: what is nutty about RP? From your point of view?

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gavin6942
Jul. 14th, 2007 04:04 pm (UTC)
I don't think RP is a nut, but his speaking style and gestures do make him come across as a little more weird than he is. Sort of shades of Ross Perot (another RP from Texas).
genoochy
Jul. 14th, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC)
He's nuts because he moves us towards a stateless society, wants individuals to have rights and thinks "war is the health of the State", and believes in the Consitution. He's obviously one of those libertarian nuts, can't you see that? That's why he's the ONLY candidate worth voting for! Ron Paul in 2008 or rebellion in 2009! (Mind if I friend you? We seem to have some of the same beliefs)
liveonearth
Jul. 16th, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)
Really? Stateless? Can you direct me towards writings or other media that can illustrate RP's thinking on this particular questions?

Of course you can friend me. I gotta go read some of you, now...
genoochy
Jul. 16th, 2007 03:47 am (UTC)
Less government means less trouble when the state is smashed in the revolution

Watch his interview at Google. He gets almost anarcho-capitalist or mutualist in the middle of the discussion.
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