Friday, October 12, 2007

Ron Paul

I became friends with one of the instructors in my teacher credential program. She was a black woman from Jamaica and had a PhD. As far as education goes, and even some politics, she and I agreed on many things. Among other things, she worked as an external evaluator for schools, and I did some subcontract work for her. She was brilliant, and when she said she was going to tell me why American blacks don't succeed in school, I was all ears. And then came the answer: it was the Jews.

I'm not a fan of Ron Paul. He sounds great on many issues, and then, like my friend above, he'll say something that's so far out there that it's impossible to take him seriously any longer.

But what he said here (hat tip to NewsAlert), I cannot argue with at all:

“Liberalism,” which once stood for civil, political, and economic liberties, has become a synonym for omnipotent coercive government.

It's hard to argue with that.


Ellen K said...

Ron Paul is taking his cues from the failed Perotistas. He's not a Republican, he's not even a conservative. He claims to be a Libertarian, but his views are more in line with social anarchy than anything else. I fail to see the allure of his dialogue or ideas. I don't know why he has these college kids so enthralled, in fact my own college kids are equally mystified.

allenm said...

Tell your Jamaican friend she's right, it is the Jews. We're behind everything and we're fiendishly clever. If she wants to know more all she has to do is stop the next Jewish person she meets and ask about our international conspiracy.

Everyone simply assumes that since it's a secret, international conspiracy we won't be forthcoming but actually we're anxious to talk about it.

You'd understand if you'd read any one of those hundreds of books about the international Jewish communication/entertainment/banking/legal conspiracy. The books, even though there are hundreds of 'em, never get it right. But will anyone listen if you tell them you're actually part of the international Jewish conspiracy and would like to set the record straight? Not hardly!

It's a secret conspiracy because no one wants to hear about it, not because we don't want to talk about it.