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Monday, August 29, 2011

The Ron Paul Story

Over at the paleoconservative Chronicles magazine website, Dr. Thomas Fleming has a very sober take on Ron Paul's presidential run. He very concisely sums up the corruption of the political and media classes and why Ron Paul has been ignored in the mainstream media.

Here's the crux of the article:

"[Ron Paul] is being ignored because unlike every other candidate of either party in the field, he is issuing a fundamental challenge to the regime. Rick Perry, for all his insincere secession and God talk, is the lackey of the regime who led the Al Gore campaign in Texas. Michelle Bachmann does not simply look like the deer in the headlights: she Is the deer in the headlights. And if anyone is going to oppose the establishment, it won’t be a wealthy member of the Romney clan. . . .

"Ron Paul probably cannot win, but he can make the voters begin to think or least to wonder if it is possible to confront the truth and give up the fantasies of equality that underly the American ideology, the self-evident lies both parties tell in order to maintain their power-shared control of 300 million people."

Chronicles is the most uncompromising and politically incorrect magazine I've ever come across and I'm proud to be a subscriber. The paleocons of the Chronicles variety are not always allies of libertarians, particularly on immigration, but it is one of the most honest political journals out there.

I urge you to read the rest of Fleming's article. It's well worth it.

Carl Wicklander,
Regular Columnist, THL
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