The Future of The Ron Paul Revolution by Ernest Hancock
(creator of the r3VOLution)
No one person created the Ron Paul Revolution, and Dr. Paul
would be the first to explain that. But I wish to take a moment to share my
thoughts on what has been accomplished and what can be expected in the near and
distant future. I hope to make use of my notoriety as a very ardent supporter
of Ron Paul’s efforts to encourage others to read what I have to say.
As the publisher of FreedomsPhoenix.com I have been closely
involved with the coverage of the Ron Paul Revolution since before the
r3VOLution. It was here in Phoenix,
Arizona that the revolution logo, the holiday card logo
and the Patriot logo for the Super
Bowl and Phoenix Open were born.
I have traveled from coast to coast
doing whatever I could to promote individual activism and an understanding of
the opposition we face. We have done our best to make all that we create, and
how we create, available to all interested.
Here in Arizona
we opened a 3000 square foot work area to start the r3VOLution
. This office was
maintained for only 8 weeks. We had hoped for only 4 weeks but that was the
shortest lease we could find. From Dec. 11th thru Feb 11th
(today) we opened for another 2 months in the same location in preparation for
the Super Bowl and Super Tuesday. As planned, we will close once again. Many
would like to have a workspace in preparation for the Arizona Elections that
get started in earnest in the month of May. I might be involved in the effort
to reopen another office that would fill our specific needs for the remainder
of the election process into November, but to have an office for the sake of
ego is a mistake.
At this point I am hoping to make it clear to any detractor
that there are many of us that have always known that the congressional seat
held by Dr. Paul will not be given up voluntarily. It has been via this
resource that we know as much as we do about Dr. Paul and about the many issues
that are of the most important to the survival of the Republic. Just as I have
exercised my right to expression in support of the Ron Paul Revolution, I will
be traveling to Texas’ 14th Congressional district to make it clear
that there are many that support the re-election of Congressman Ron Paul
that we will continue to have him there to keep us informed from the inside,...
‘cause I can. (Creative signs and activities that the campaign would just as
soon not know anything about :)
As a long time activist I am very pleased with Ron Paul’s
willingness to take on the challenge of a run for the presidency for many reasons.
Not the least of which is that I knew he understood how serious the opposition
would be to his sharing his message with others. Those that have heard me speak
about the Ron Paul Revolution or seen
or have worked with me in any one of the states that I have
visited, know that I do not share the motivations of many Ron Paul
Revolutionaries. On my radio show
) I have made it very clear over the
years exactly what my opinion is about the role of government, the entire
political process and the fraud of the electoral process that serves to justify this government’s existence.
However, I am just as specific as to how the entire process
can be used to our advantage for as long as it is still available to us. As
long as we are informed about how the process is under the near total control
of those in positions of power over the elections, and every aspect of the
election cycle that feeds into it (polls, caucuses, primaries, voting, media,
election computers, ballot access laws, think tanks, lobbyist, military
industrial new world empire complex order of (fill in the blank) etc.) we can still have a very large
influence about what is debated and discussed by directly communicating with
our neighbors (Signs, DVDs, Printed Material, Internet, Talk Radio).
Many of the most informed and effective political activists
have their own very small number of issues (often just one) that motivate them
to action. And it is often this single issue that drives them. Ron Paul
represented the idea that “Freedom’s the Answer,… What’s the Question”. It is
this fundamental belief that was the initial base of support for Ron Paul’s
effort. Experienced libertarian activists that couldn’t care less what was the
popular sentiment of the planet’s editorial boards were, are responsible for
the initial ‘injection of the libertarian infection into the bone marrow of the
planet’s politics, for which there is no cure’. And it was this group that
sparked the birth of the r3VOLution.
Having been acquainted with Dr. Paul and his positions
before this past year, I was very certain what was going to happen. And I am
just as certain what the rest of this cycle will produce.
Those individuals that made use of the Ron Paul Revolution
to educate and free as many minds as possible feel a great sense of
accomplishment and will be energized for the rest of this campaign cycle (if
not the rest of their lives) to continue at whatever level their busy lives
will comfortably allow (pace yourself, this is a very long and drawn out
process). I don’t know when the pendulum will start going towards freedom, but
I am certain that each day brings us closer. This process does not happen all
at once,… but it does happen overnight. One day we will wake up to a totally
new paradigm and our preparation will allow us to take advantage of the opportunity
to take a very large step in the liberty direction. But knowing which direction
to step is vital.
The most credible arguments that I was engaged in at the
beginning of the decision to help Ron Paul’s effort or not, was that the
campaign of Dr. Paul for POTUS would only lend credibility to a corrupt system that
was used as nothing more than a distraction. With various ‘shiny objects’
demanding our attention, our liberties would continue to be stripped from us
wholesale in the face of a coming economic collapse that would create another
instance of the people begging for government relief. I was of the opinion that
Dr. Paul’s willingness to focus on the economic cycle and the root of the
problems we continuously face made the effort a large net gain for freedom. As
a bonus I knew that the corrupt electoral system would be exposed to the very
people I have been trying to reach for almost 2 decades.
Experienced activists here in Arizona are quick to expand and contract our
resource base as needs arise and I am very happy to see that the Ron Paul
campaign has demonstrated the same attitude towards freedom fighting. When you
take away the egos so prevalent in politics the real needs of an activist
effort is much clearer. I waited until over the weekend to comment about the
Super Tuesday results because I was very interested to hear the opinions of
those that had so closely aligned themselves with Dr. Paul’s presidential
electoral success. Each and every time there has been a successful gathering of
effort there has always been the “shiny badgers” that love to claim a title and
thus the sanction to speak for others. I knew little time would pass before
there would be attempts by good guys and bad guys to carve up the most
effective political movement I have ever experienced in my lifetime to serve
the purpose of (fill in the blank).
I don’t even see a fundamental problem with this expected
outcome. Many that were drawn to Dr. Paul for a specific reason with now
continue their voluntary alliances with those that they have come into contact
with to the benefit of us all. Some that were disappointed that the Ron Paul
Revolution didn’t include their specific point of view or that Dr. Paul didn’t
wish to make their cause his, will now take what they have learned and continue
their efforts with even greater strength and effectiveness.
The greatest accomplishment is the increased understanding
of what is happening to this country. An entire generation thought lost to the
public education/media/propaganda machine has become immune to the steady flow
of lies that they have been constantly subjected to their entire lives. The
unplugging of America
from the collective Matrix has taken a very large step and I am very satisfied
with the ground taken.
My first hand experiences across the country with the
younger activists have provided me a great deal of hope for the future
prospects of liberty in my lifetime. Those that have declared the Ron Paul
Revolution ‘over’ never understood how the creators of it saw the overall goal
from the beginning. The r3VOLution between the ears of as many minds as
possible was the goal. How do you get millions of people to unlearn the truth?
Years of activism has taught me that convincing individuals
to stop supporting the beast that is devouring their life, liberty and property
is a very worthy goal and a first step to finding new friends in the various
efforts to resist the Bad Guys.
Bad Guys are easy to spot. ‘There are those that wish to
simply be left alone and then there are those that just will not leave them
alone’,… which are you? No matter what noble ‘fill in the blank’ reason you
have to not leave me alone, you are still a Bad Guy when you advocate stealing
from me anything that is mine. Simple.
It is this sentiment that often turns libertarians into
anarchist that would just as soon there be no government to contend with. The
of all freedom oriented individuals is often the moral
understanding that the use of force to achieve any goal is a tell tale sign
that Bad Guys are close behind the effort. Ron Paul’s advocacy of voluntary
markets in all things is a very effective message that has staying power in the
minds of all that will have an ever increasing understanding of the power of
So what happens now? Since I haven’t voted for 6 years I am
much less moved by the results of government controlled voting computers. I
don’t view elections the same as many of you might. I do run for office and
make a very good showing of it by all the traditional standards (while making
clear how corrupt I know the system to be), but it is the 3 months prior to the
General Election that I focus my attention on a public that pays attention to
such things for a very short period of time (if at all). We are very fortunate
that Ron Paul has focused as much attention on the race for POTUS this early in
the process. Dr. Paul has also done us a great service by demonstrating just
how corrupt the entire distraction is.
So I hope most of you will understand that my freedom
activism is never dependant on the results produced by a corrupt government
that are then used by a corrupt media to justify the enslavement of my family.
As long as Dr. Paul is willing to give voice to the issues, as he has done over
the past year, I am willing to _take advantage of him_.
Nowhere on the horizon do I see a better example of an
individual walking the talk with such an impressive record to back up his
such a high level. Should another opportunity arise that I think I
can add to my list of efforts that should get my personal attention, then I
will take advantage of that opportunity as well. But to think that Ron Paul’s
willingness to be a voice for freedom in the Republican nomination should be
ignored or abandoned has to generate several questions. The most obvious is,
“What other effort is worthy of my time and resources”? “How is another effort
going to communicate more clearly what it is that I support”?
Here in Arizona
I am certain that local politics will focus some of our efforts (has from the
beginning) but I can’t even think of anything that Ron Paul’s presidential race
has created that _can_ be abandoned. Is there some knowledge that is to be
unlearned? Is there some understanding that is to be twisted into supporting
another candidate for POTUS?
Only the argument that, ‘supporting the process at all is
detrimental’ has any weight with me. But then I have always been able to
counter with the evidence that the use of the process has been effective in
exposing more bad guys to more people while providing a very useful education
as to how things really are.
Since I never viewed Ron Paul’s willingness to run for
president as a
burden on me, and as long as he is willing to do his share of
the heavy lifting, I will make use of his willingness to run for POTUS to
accomplish as many of my goals as possible. The first of which is to free as
many minds as possible,… and that effort is going much better than I could have
ever hoped. What is your goal?
Publisher – FreedomsPhoenix.com
A Ron Paul Revolutionary