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Title: Ron Paul Rising
Post by: Seth King on August 18, 2011, 09:00:07 PM
So, is it just me, or does it seem like Ron Paul is WAY MORE popular than he was this time four years ago? I think it's safe to say his fan base has grown significantly, which is exactly as I expected. I think Ron Paul is going to be making big splashes over the next 12 months.

After those 12 months are up, it's our turn. Anarcho-capitalism is coming in a mighty big way. Stay tuned. ;D


Title: Re: Ron Paul Rising
Post by: ff42 on August 18, 2011, 09:07:09 PM
Perhaps by choosing to surround yourself with anarchists you feel/anticipate the direction of freedom for all.  I remain around statists and feel/anticipate that freedom is drifting away. 

I see some of the powers that be squash all things Ron Paul and wonder why they allow(?) so much to remain.  Are they truly losing their powers or is this a controlled allowance?


Title: Re: Ron Paul Rising
Post by: Seth King on August 18, 2011, 10:07:56 PM
There are definitely power players that have control over a lot of things. But they aren't God. They aren't all powerful. The liberty lobby has its pull too. There are well connected and wealthy liberty lovers that know when to pull strings.


Title: Re: Ron Paul Rising
Post by: helio on August 19, 2011, 12:21:44 AM
I was still a neo-con in 2008.  It wasn't till spring of 09 when I hit my minarchist stride and got excited about Ron Paul-too late for sure.

However, one thing that is different is my family.  We were all pretty much die-hard neo-conns.  We voted Bushy Boy, were for wars, and all that crap. 

Now, my mom and dad said that if they vote at all, it would only be for Ron Paul.  My brother, who is ex-Navy and true nationalist has even came around.  My sisters, and nephews have largely came around.  My youngest nephew said that he is only going to vote Ron Paul this past weekend.  He said everyone in college is for Ron Paul. 

The reason?  Economics.  My family is traditionally socially conservative, but because they had been entrepreneurs (their farming operation was once one of the finest in the county, about 30 years ago) they really understand how the state strangles people's prosperity.

The desire for economic freedom has opened their minds to social freedoms.  They are all christians, but now realize that a person's behavior is between them and God.  They like how Ron Paul wants to get the government out of people's personal, as well as economic lives.  And to end the wars, including the war on drugs.

Times, they are a changin'...


Title: Re: Ron Paul Rising
Post by: Seth King on August 19, 2011, 01:14:48 AM
Wow! That's really impressive Helio. I was under the impression you'd never be able to get anywhere with your family. To get them all gung-ho about Ron Paul is really something! Keep up the good work!


Title: Re: Ron Paul Rising
Post by: helio on August 19, 2011, 01:49:56 AM
Yeah, I am surprised myself as this is mostly a new development.  Just a few months ago Mom said she probably wouldn't vote for Ron Paul.  But, I guess being exposed to him in the debates changed her minds as well as my occasional rant or news story about how the government is encroaching on people's liberties.  A recent example is how I told her that the Transportation Gestapo is now considering making all farmers have CDLs for their tractors. 

My newphew was a HUGE Huckabee supporter in 08 and got to meet the fellow.  But now he is all Ron Paul. 

I wonder how much influence I have had.


Title: Re: Ron Paul Rising
Post by: David Giessel on August 19, 2011, 05:26:50 AM
The state has made our ideology and cause a much easier sell over the last four years.


Title: Re: Ron Paul Rising
Post by: Anarcho/Infowarrior on August 19, 2011, 07:02:33 PM
 Great video by Alex Jones on the rise of Ron Paul (is that where you got the title of this thread from?):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrj9-gHpQsw


Title: Re: Ron Paul Rising
Post by: Syock on January 23, 2012, 03:04:28 PM
World of tanks general chat is usually just full of garbage.  A few people actually seemed to be having a serious conversation in there recently though.

(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/023/d/8/shot_005_by_syock-d4ndreu.jpg)


Title: Re: Ron Paul Rising
Post by: bastiat on January 23, 2012, 05:13:19 PM
I would agree Ron Paul seems muchmore mainstream even though he may have gotten evenmore radical. But this made me feel less special and I have less people to argue with. Now to convert them more than one of them to to An-Cap


Title: Re: Ron Paul Rising
Post by: Syock on January 29, 2012, 08:45:03 AM
But this made me feel less special and I have less people to argue with.

That was good.   You know of course there are never a shortage of people to argue with online.