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Amerikanska medier borde skämmas

Posted by sverigeidag på februari 22, 2012

Relaterat: Israellobbyn

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Another veteran for Ron Paul

Posted by sverigeidag på februari 22, 2012

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Media tiger om veteranernas march för Ron Paul

Posted by sverigeidag på februari 22, 2012

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Krigsveteraner visade stöd för Ron Paul

Posted by sverigeidag på februari 22, 2012

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Ron Paul tvåa i Maine

Posted by sverigeidag på februari 12, 2012

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Ron Pauls tal den 6 februari 2012

Posted by sverigeidag på februari 8, 2012

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Ron Paul Anthem Music Video

Posted by sverigeidag på februari 3, 2012

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Ron Paul and His Enemies

Posted by sverigeidag på februari 3, 2012

After a strong second-place showing in the New Hampshire primary, Ron Paul stood before a young and giddy crowd of supporters. In a near giggle, he spoke of the many detractors who had called his campaign “dangerous.” Paul reveled in their fear. To cheers, he exclaimed, “We are dangerous to the status quo in this country.” The candidate was right about that, if not necessarily in the way he most wanted.

What is it about Paul’s success that frightens his opponents? Not fear that Paul will win the presidency, though polls show him running strongly against Obama. Unlike his rivals, Paul hardly pretends the White House is a goal. On the stump he emphasizes the goal of building the cause of liberty. Libertarian ideas in domestic policy have had a secure place in the GOP for more than a generation, though Paul has widened the channels for their discussion. Yet when Paul began to rise in the pre-caucus Iowa polls—by mid-December, it seemed possible he would win the state—a shudder of panic ran through the neoconservative commentariat. What drove it? The answer had little to do with the cause dearest to Ron Paul.

A week before New Hampshire, after placing third in Iowa, Paul thanked his backers and referred to Nixon’s famous “We are all Keynesians now” statement. He asked whether people would soon be saying, “We are all Austrians now.” What tiny fraction of the national television audience, some seeing Ron Paul for the first time, had any idea what he was talking about?

Ron Paul was a student at Duke University’s medical school when he first read Friedrich Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom, a classic argument for laissez-faire capitalism. The book propelled Paul into study of “the Austrians,” especially the work of Hayek’s mentor Ludwig von Mises. In 1971, after serving as an Air Force surgeon, Paul was practicing obstetrics outside Houston when he drove to hear a lecture by the 80-year-old Mises, who had found refuge here from Nazism in 1940. Shortly thereafter, Richard Nixon closed the gold window and imposed wage and price controls, and Ron Paul decided that someone—himself, actually—needed to bring Mises’s understanding of sound money and free markets to a larger American audience. In his first congressional campaign, a 1974 losing effort, he ran on a platform of “Freedom, Honesty, and Sound Money”; Paul thereafter began his secondary career as an author and publisher of economic newsletters spreading the Austrian message.

Once elected to Congress in 1976, Paul gained renown as an uncompromising “Dr. No” who refused to vote for any federal program not explicitly sanctioned by the Constitution. Admired for his integrity—and in recent years, for his antiwar stands—his passion for sound money was more respected than influential. But the bursting of the housing bubble in 2008 multiplied the audience for systematic critiques of the financial system. Since 2002, Paul had given repeated warnings that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, by soaking up unsound money injected into the economy by the Federal Reserve, were preparing an economic calamity that would strip homeowners of their savings and ruin banks. His warnings proved prophetic, and as they were replayed on cable news, Paul gained new stature within the GOP. In 2009, The Atlantic called him the Tea Party’s “Marx and Madison,” an exaggeration but far from a falsehood.

Important as Paul’s bubble warnings were, sound-money doctrine by itself would not have enabled him to build the movement he now leads. Virtually alone among prominent Republicans, Paul opposed the Iraq War, and alone among the current presidential candidates, he stands against sanctions and military threats against Iran. He has long opposed all foreign aid, a position with important implications for the special relationship with Israel, in per capita terms by far the most favored recipient of Washington’s largesse.

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Fyra senatorer i South Carolina ger stöd till Ron Paul

Posted by sverigeidag på januari 19, 2012

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The Ron Paul Generation

Posted by sverigeidag på januari 16, 2012

I only have a few more months to speak as a ”youth” before I turn thirty. After that point, I’ll be on the other side of the looking glass, lavishing praise on ”the future of our movement” while my mind and body decline into senescent irrelevance. Okay, not really. I’ll surely get old, of course. But I consider the artificial delineation of people into chronological identity groups to be one of the less obvious, more insidious ways that Modernity has undermined our worldview and crippled us as a people.

Our society’s one in which we attend school in chronologically defined ”classes”, relocate to special age-delimited dorms when we come of age, and get carted away to grimy nursing homes to hide our suffering and death from our more youthful family members. Even our churches, those supposed outposts of tradition, segregate youths into special ”youth groups” that deliver a more hip, modern, and casual relationship with a less judgmental God than our parents worship.

I do spend my money on different things now than I did when I was a teenager, and my spending habits will evolve in predictable ways as I age. To the marketplace, my age is much more relevant than my race, my ethnicity, my religion, my politics, or my personality. Personally, I resent being defined by my age—even while it remains flattering. It seems to me that people who wouldn’t dare define themselves by their ancestors or ethnicity are quick to carry on at length about their ”generation”, reveling in generational identity cues in the same way healthy human beings would revel in the identity cues of their families, communities, and congregations.

I watched My So-Called Life when it originally aired on MTV, and will always have a special place in my heart for Claire Danes. I listened to Pretty Hate Machine with headphones on, played Nirvana Unplugged in my bedroom while writing bad poetry, and (with the notable exception of the notoriously difficult Lost Levels) have played and won every major Mario Bros. title. To some extent, those things do define me. But I would prefer to be defined by the family and community I’m from. My late grandfather never watched MTV and my father imbibed a different decade’s pop culture, but I cling to the belief that I’m more similar in more important ways to them than I am to random cohorts in my age demographic.

Based on what the media had told me all my life about my coevals, I had always assumed I was entirely out of step with my generation. But a funny thing happened on the way to the new world order: part of my generation started speaking for itself. Part of my generation has left the establishment speechless by rallying in support of Ron Paul. The septuagenarian contrarian has managed to leapfrog the Baby Boomer generation altogether to forge a fanatical majority of young conservatives without any of the puerile pandering to ”Young Republicans” that the GOP establishment has been floundering at for years.

How could it be that a subset of the population raised on an exclusive diet of self-esteem boosting happy talk, big government propaganda, and multicult mythologizing is turning en masse to an old White guy who’s closer to John Birch than Jon Stewart? Libby Copeland, one of the feminists in Slate’s menstrual hut, is trying to dismiss this phenomenon with a confused theory that Ron Paul’s message attracts young men because they’re politically unrefined rubes who gravitate to simplistic ideas.

The notion that this year’s election is a choice between freedom (in the form of Paul) and tyranny (in the form of any other candidate) encapsulates Paul’s grand appeal to men in their late teens and 20s: He traffics in absolutes. Political scientists point out that age and newness to politics predispose young voters to a less nuanced view of the political world. They’re less likely to take the long view, less likely to have patience, less likely to spin out the implications of their political theories.

Do any political scientists subscribe to my hypothesis that young women’s disproportionate support of Barack Obama in the previous election was due to the vapors? Of course not. These ”scientists” who peddle broad and disparaging gender stereotypes only do so in the anti-male direction. The political scientist in question, Peter Levine, is the author of ”Young, Black, and Voting”, ”The Civic Engagement of Young Immigrants: Why Does it Matter?”, and an amateurish novel in which his protagonist outwits nefarious Nazi scientists. He is a veritable caricature of Prof. Kevin MacDonald’s Culture of Critique, and the notion that he’s willing or able to objectively judge the voting, mating, or migratory habits of his historical nemeses—White males—is laughable.

Libby Copeland paradoxically condemns Dr. Paul’s popularity and growing support base as mere branding because—wait for it . . .—he insists that his supporters immerse themselves in an extensive reading list of political and economic theory!

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Ron Paul har rätt om Iran

Posted by sverigeidag på januari 14, 2012

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Blacks For Ron Paul – A Constitutional Whip Agenda

Posted by sverigeidag på januari 13, 2012

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Ron Paul kom tvåa i New Hampshire

Posted by sverigeidag på januari 11, 2012

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CNN hatar Ron Paul

Posted by sverigeidag på januari 10, 2012

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Svarta röster om Ron Paul

Posted by sverigeidag på januari 8, 2012

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Ron Paul svarar på frågor från CNN

Posted by sverigeidag på januari 8, 2012

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Intervju med Ron Paul 6 januari 2012

Posted by sverigeidag på januari 8, 2012

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Ron Paul inför primärvalet i New Hamspshire

Posted by sverigeidag på januari 7, 2012

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CNN avbröt supporter till Ron Paul mitt i direktsändning

Posted by sverigeidag på januari 4, 2012

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Ron Paul trea i Iowa trots bojkott från vissa medier

Posted by sverigeidag på januari 4, 2012

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Svenskarna vill ha Ron Paul

Posted by sverigeidag på januari 4, 2012

Valet i Iowa vanns av Mitt Romney med 30 015 röster. Rick Santorum fick 30 007 röster och på tredje plats kom Ron Paul med 26 219 röster. Resultat för Paul var enastående med tanke på alla de bojkotter han utsatts för. De sista dagarna gick mediemogulen Rupert Murdoch ut och uppmanade sina medier att ge stöd åt Rick Santorum.

I Expressens undersökning idag om vilken republikansk kandidat svenskarna föredrar leder Ron Paul starkt. Ett förvånansvärt glädjande resultat (trots att det endast är en läsarundersökning).

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Rick Santorum har ”bubblat” upp

Posted by sverigeidag på januari 3, 2012

Iowa-USA. Så säger medierna efter att mediemogulen Rupert Murdoch har sagt till sitt medieimperium att ge Rick Santorum mera publicitet för att hindra Ron Paul eller Mitt Romney att vinna primärvalet i Iowa idag. Romney har den senaste veckan gått hårt ut mot illegal invandring och det gillar inte de internationalistiska mediamogulerna. Det är samma mediemoguler som ligger bakom bojkotterna mot Ron Paul.

I svenska medier kallas liberalen Rick Santorum för ”konservativ” bara för att han är familjeorienterad, medan Ron Paul knappt ens nämns. Visst konspirerar medierna mot vissa politiker. Den som inte ser det är blind.

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Vilka vill stoppa Ron Paul och varför vill de stoppa honom?

Posted by sverigeidag på december 31, 2011

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Gårdagens höjdpunkter med Ron Paul

Posted by sverigeidag på december 16, 2011

Från debatten i Iowa som anordnades av Fox TV den 15 december.

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Ron Paul går framåt trots bojkott i vissa medier

Posted by sverigeidag på december 14, 2011

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