Don’t you dare listen

To Ron Paul.

Because he will suck you in.  If you made the mistake of actually looking at his proposals or listening to his goals and plans, you will be lost, like Odysseus’s Isle of the Sirens.  The enchanted song will captivate you and make you forget the logic of the Mainstream Media’s pronouncements of him being “unelectable”.  He will draw in your ship to crash on the rocks of realism.

Thus far, in the heirarchy that Gandhi detailed, about how the majority deals with interlopers, they are first ignored, then ridiculed, then attacked, before the virtuous ultimately survive and win.  The longer this process takes the better chance that the interest and momentum will die down between elections.  The media had done a fine job thus far of managing to ignore or marginalize Ron Paul.  Only a question or two for lip service in the debates.  Virtually ZERO coverage of his recently released political plan if elected president to cut the federal budget spending and to bring the leviathan to balance in 3 years and actually then to begin paying down the debt.  A plan that would not even depend on Congress to execute, since much of what has been done by DC that is unconstitutional has been done by ignoring Congress anyway.

Now Herman Cain has come out in an interview this week where he says that Congressman Paul is the fellow condidate that he has the least respect for, and then he denigrated Paul’s plan to cut the federal spending as being an unwise alternative to actually fixing the government to make it more effective.  He catagorized it as “throwing the baby out with the bathwater.” 


What happened to ignoring?  And why did he jump suddenly past ignoring and even ridiculing to go directly to the attack?  Lending unnecessary creadance and momentum to Congressman Paul and immediatley validating him and his ideas as a threat to the both Mr. Cain and the other candidtates and also to the staus quo.  The last thing that ANY of the current Republican candidates need is to have folks like the Tea Party, that groundswell of folks that already think that government is too big and encroaching on freedom and liberty, to have them listen to Paul and realize that he had been saying what they are saying for the past 20+ years.  If they actually listened to him as advocate for a  limited, constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, honest money, and a pro-America foreign policy, they would be sucked right in and the status quo big “R” Republicans and all of their lobbyists wouldn’t have any more of a chance than the lib/progs and THEIR lobbyists.


Best do as Circe advised Odysseus, “You must drive straight on past, but melt down sweet wax of honey and with it stop your companions’ ears, so none can listen;
the rest, that is, but if you yourself are wanting to hear them,
then have them tie you hand and foot on the fast ship, standing
upright against the mast with the ropes’ ends lashed around it,
so that you can have joy in hearing the song of the Sirens;
but if you supplicate your men and implore them to set you
free, then they must tie you fast with even more lashings.”


About drrik

3rd career and 2nd childhood. Spends spare time repairing old things. Aspires to burn more gasoline, gunpowder, and ink in pursuit of slowing down. Child of the 60s and aspiring student of history. No desire to see us repeat the failed social experiments that keep failing for lack of human beings that meet the left wing standards and have to be killed off. Did engineering long enough to realize that very little is new and the wheel does not need to be reinvented.
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4 Responses to Don’t you dare listen

  1. thedrpete says:

    My last comment hyesterday afternoon to my own last blogpost was,
    “As to my concluding line — “Does that narrow the field?” — in my blogpost, boys and girls, those eliminated in MY field include:

    Mitt Romney
    Herman Cain
    John Huntsman
    Newt Gingrich

    As for those who would reasonably question my eliminating the top-two in recent polls, I would note that at this stage in 2008, the top two were Rudy Giuliani and Mike Huckabee.”

  2. drrik says:

    Does this mean that Ron Paul is still in the running as a viable national candidate?

  3. thedrpete says:

    Since I opined, drrik, that, if America is to have a scintilla of a chance to survive, it must eliminate huge chunks of what its national government has become, does, and spends IMMEDIATELY in January of 2013, I noted that Romney, Cain, Huntsman, and Gingrich had proved nonviable FOR ME.

    Johnson, Paul, Bachmann, and Perry have not yet shown that they would not do such immediate eliminating. And in that order (from most-to-least), they have consistent history allowing me to confidently infer that they would. At this time, then, the jury-of-I is still out.

    No candidate is sans warts, so I’ve prioritized warts. I’m pretty darn certain that Johnson and Paul would, indeed, throw the behemoth out with the bath water. Bachmann has shown strong evidence of supporting the rule of law and the Constitution. There are hints that Perry may live more by the rule of Perry.

  4. drrik says:

    If America is to survive, it will do this. And the poiticians will eventually go this route anyway, since it is the only way for them to preservbe their own gravy trian. A question of how long they will go before realizing that it is already the last minute and figure out a way to do it while putting the blame elsewhere. The bigger question is whether the length of time that it takes for them to realize it and do something about it will cement our future as irrevocably lost for the America we know.

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