There are two excellent examples to illustrate this point.
One is the way in which elections are held in the US. In general, the puppet, I mean the candidate, with the most money almost always wins.
WASHINGTON -- The historic election of 2008 re-confirmed one truism about American democracy: Money wins elections.
In 93 percent of House of Representatives races and 94 percent of Senate races that had been decided by mid-day Nov. 5, the candidate who spent the
most money ended up winning, according to a post-election analysis by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.
Why? Simply because that candidate was able to get their name in front of people's faces more than the other guy.
Lets look at another example, the run-up to the Iraq invasion.
WASHINGTON — A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of
false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks.
The study concluded that the statements "were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led
the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses."
The study counted 935 false statements in the two-year period.
When the American people were polled on whether or not Iraq had WMDs or were working with "Al-Qaeda", the majority of people said yes. Some even
believed that Saddam had something to do with 9/11.
So now we come to Ron Paul.
First, lets take a look at the "are you going to run as an Independent if you dont get the Republican nomination" question. Apparently this was
asked 39 times... The goal being to plant the seed that Ron Paul is not a serious Republican candidate, that he is an Independent so theres no point
in supporting him.
And now its the "racist" news letters.
It hardly matters whether Ron Paul is racist or not. What they're doing is repeating this mantra incessantly. If they say it enough, they know that
people will start to believe it.
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.
I would argue that he's not a racist considering that he's against the drug war, that he was the only Republican on stage against racial profiling
and that he in essence wants to end the wars against "Brown" people.
These facts aside, we all have a certain amount of "intuition" or "a gut feeling". You can kinda tell when someone is an evil or bad person even
if theyre pretending not to be.
Ron Paul is no racist, hes a decent honest man and thats the biggest threat to the establishment.