reply to post by Mobious411
I think Ron Paul was given a fair chance and I am thankful to Glenn Beck for that. I still think he's a puppet, but he gained respect points for
giving a fair chance. He didn't interrupt, he didn't dodge Ron Paul's main selling points, he didn't attack him like Bill O'Reilly would if that
were his interview. It was very fair.
Glenn looked scared of the death threats he was getting, but that seemed to me like a small shot at Ron Paul and his supporters than anything. I know
that these people who issued the threat claim they're Ron Paul supporters, but does that make it so?
I can go threaten Hilary Clinton and claim I'm an Obama supporter - does that make it so? And more importantly, does that make every Obama supporter
a terrorist? Does that mean every Obama supporter wishes that upon Hilary simply because I claimed to support him?
No, absolutely not.
To Glenn Beck's credit, he did acknowledge that a very small number of Ron Paul supporters would do such a thing and he never implied that all
supporters of Ron Paul would threaten someone for different views.
But on the other side of that, he never admitted the possibility that these people aren't really Ron Paul supporters. I don't know if they are or
aren't, but it's still a possibility and that needs to be addressed. It's a very real possibility, unfortunately, because there could be some
people out there who make that threat to reflect poorly on Ron Paul supporters.
The reason I lean slightly towards it being somebody who isn't a real Ron Paul supporter is because Ron Paul supporters value freedom. We want
freedom. With freedom comes freedom of speech. Freedom of speech means the right to disagree and hold opposite views. Simply because Beck may have
opposite views would never make Ron Paul supporters threaten him.
Yes, Ron Paul supporters get frustrated with media censorship of him and tend to get motivated to use grassroots means of 'fighting back', in a
sense - but to jump to threatening death? That's a stretch. I know there very well could be loose nuts out there, but it just doesn't seem like the
typical Ron Paul supporter to threaten someone over opposite views.
I think the financial success of Ron Paul contributed to the interview, but I've been seeing Ron Paul's name on CNN, Yahoo, and others, so maybe
it's just getting harder to suppress him? Maybe - unlike the 9/11 Truth Movement - the grassroots Ron Paul movement is having success and is making a
difference. I personally think it's well organized and has the most motivated supporters, and it's showing.
They can't keep him hidden forever. To quote a very successful revolutionary: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you,
then you win.”
They ignored Ron Paul at first. Then, led by FOX, they laughed at Ron Paul. Then, in the debates and the media, they fought Ron Paul by attacking his
views and his supporters. But now we've gotten to the "then you win" part. Ron Paul's campaign is breaking through, and freedom is finally
starting to win.
The people in this country want change. Not minor change. Not 'it'll get us by for a few years' change. Permanent major good for the people change.
I think it's definitely showing.