Something I learned in the 2008 election is that all hope is not lost when your candidate loses an election. Many of my fellow Ron Paul supporters were devastated when he was unable to gain the support in the 2008 election, and with all the information we had vehemently accumulated some were intimidated and in despair about the state of the country. Some were convinced the world was going to end after Obama’s election, but we persevered and redoubled our efforts to educate our communities and incite change on the local level. Inspired by Ron Paul, many people I know got involved in local politics to affect change in our community. When this election cycle came around, we saw even more organization and fervor to get Ron Paul elected, and it was amazing to see how far the movement had come in the past few years.
A man inspired a movement that is now larger than him and his family. It has been said that standing armies cannot stop and idea whose time has come, and this holds true as I have been rejoicing over the awakening I have seen my friends and family---indeed the country---go through as they learn about true liberty. Liberty does not come by way of an individual, though. Like I said in my previous article about Obama, Ron Paul is just a man who is subject to the same shortfalls as all men. He is not here to save us; he cannot save us, for if I have learned anything since my awakening it is that we can depend on no human to “save” us from the clutches of tyranny. This applies to his family, as well. I have shared the suspicion of Rand Paul with fellow libertarians for some time, and we must apply the same rules to the Paul family as we do to other politicians---that they are not superheroes or Messiahs. Yes, getting involved in the liberty movement has opened my heart and mind to significant truths that I now live my life by, and the catalyst was getting involved with my local Ron Paul Meetup group. Becoming active has even further proven the point that relying on others to get us out of this situation is not the solution and only leads to more disappointment and heartache when those individuals we support sell out. It has even happened here in Pensacola with our little local water board! Everyone has their price, and can be bought. When we idolize a man above an idea we come dangerously close to worshipping him and losing the skepticism that may have lead us to him in the first place.
Instead of focusing on Rand Paul’s seeming betrayal, we should view this as an opportunity to put the principles of individualism and liberty into action. We do not need leaders to protect us and support us; we have the knowledge, technology, determination, and organization to take control of our own lives and our local communities. Do not be discouraged, for all is not lost. Rejoice in the fact that this whole system is a sham that is created to collapse, like we have been saying this whole time! You have been right in believing that politicians can be bought out, and the powers to be are bent on manipulating the playing field. They control economies, but they cannot control your soul, nor can they control the direction this revolution is going in.
The liberty movement is armed with knowledge and know-how, and there are exciting developments daily that are pushing us in the direction of freedom. What started with one man has morphed into a movement that has principled individuals working together and applying their knowledge to solutions in the realm of the economy. The concept and practice of silver bartering is especially promising as people prepare for an inevitable collapse. The people making up the movement are creative and innovative, and need support just like Ron Paul did. In fact, as I mentioned previously, relying on politicians or government to fix problems is antithetical to freedom! We must support those in our own movement who are putting forth the effort to create plans for after the collapse, and there are so many projects to become a part of. I will post some links to places where Ron Paul supporters can get involved because this movement is far from over, and I would wager to say the real work is just getting started. We have recognized the triumph of the human spirit in all of this chaos, and it is this fervor that will allow us to protect ourselves and families from state sanctioned thugs---whether in uniform or suit and tie.
Continue your involvement in the revolution here:
Stay informed about financial news and buy precious metals here: Robert & Roberts Brokerage
Leading the economic revolution with silver dime cards and snazzy merchandise: donttreadonmeme.com
Expected to come out in the fall of 2012: Silver Circle Movie
Meet activists forming a new kind of community in NH: The Shire Society
Support new concepts in freedom activism and stateless society: Freedom Engineering
Let loose and get to know activists in the first liberty themed festival: Porc Fest 2012
Stay informed about new developments in regard to wars: Antiwar.com