In my opinion, Ron Paul represents a unique situation in the current US political forum, and perhaps more so a distinct shift in political ideology in
the macroscopic view of US history. His support has grown significantly as of late across multiple facets of the political spectrum, everywhere from
the grassroots trenches to state caucuses and conventions.
As we know, this movement of the Ron Paul revolution presents a serious problem for certain US political interests. I am a supporter of RP, but am
taking a moment to step back and evaluate what this may mean for the future of the United States. More specifically, using knowledge of history, what
are the possible scenarios that could play out?
This thread poses a question for discussion, followed by some elaboration. What do you think will happen regarding the 'problem' that Ron Paul and his
growing support present to the establishment? We are talking about a potential candidate that wants to take on both the military-industrial complex
and the Federal Reserve, veritably cleaning house on two of the most corrupt, nefarious, and powerful entities in the world.
The reason that I reference our knowledge of history is because 'problems' like this have occurred many times in the past in governments and regimes
all over the world. It has been handled almost every conceivable way. Here are a few basic scenarios:
- Weather the political storm and wait for the ideology to fizzle out
- Use media control to lie, denigrate, and/or frame
- Use muscle to threaten family, forcing withdrawl
- - Or - the new ideology will continue to gain traction and be successful
As I think about the methods used in the past by the elite to suppress the type of change that RP represents, none of these scenarios would surprise
Would it shock you if RP was assassinated prior to the GOP convention? Would it shock you if the media comes up with a scandal larger than the 'racist
There is another thread
that discusses the idea that Ron Paul's bid for the GOP
nomination creates a huge problem for Romney's presidential bid, and I believe this is true. At best, Romney may be looking at a brokered convention
in August. Ron Paul and his supporters have made an impact significant enough that it cannot be ignored anymore. As an independent candidate, I could
easily see RP pulling 20% to 25% of the popular vote, which would destroy Romney's chances of a win.
Typically, as we look objectively at the political past of the US and the world, when there is a problem like this it gets handled by those in power
one way or another. How do you think this will get 'handled', or will TPTB just let it play out to another Obama victory?
Whatever unfolds, these are interesting times indeed.
Edit: Of note, in my opinion the last influential person to position himself against and present a real threat to the corrupt banking system, the
Federal Reserve, and the military-industrial complex all at once was JFK. History tells us how this can be 'handled' in the worst-case
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