Friday, 22 February 2008

Good Luck America

Ron Paul has certainly sparked something across the world. I think what we all acheived in a short space of time, was sometimes amazing, but for me I am a little disapointed at the way the MSM and establishment, still have the power to lock out candidates that don't fit their agenda.

I have enjoyed supporting Ron Paul and have met and spoken with a number of great people. However, just as Ron Paul has scaled back his presidential camapaign, to focus on the areas he needs to, I am doing the same.

I am now an official member of the Libertarian Party in the UK. This will now be my primary politcal focus.

I will however still keep an eye on the Ron Paul movement that has been created. I will still keep the meetup group going and still attend the mass rally, when the definitive date is decided.

This blog will be a little quiter from now though, as I am getting back to fighting to make Britain free again.

Thanks to all the people who have given me hope that we can turn things around. We can all be free again, if we all really want it!



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Saturday, 9 February 2008

Britain gets its own Libertarian party at last!

About time too!

Needless to say, I have joined and look forward to the new force for freedom breaking onto the scene.

It's time some of us started making some noise, in trying to recapture the freedoms that other generations died for.

There are forums too (well managed so that you can see who are real members etc).

Friday, 8 February 2008

The answer is... Forty-Two!

If you know the story of The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and if you've seen how many Ron Paul delegates there are at present, you'll know exactly what I'm on about. "Forty-Two?!?! Is that all you've got to show for..."

No, that's all Ron Paul's supporters have to show for their efforts so far in terms of numbers of delegates to the RNC. I think we can safely assume that it represents forty-two more delegates than Dr. Paul once thought he'd get.

Can Dr. Paul spread the ideas of liberty further in this campaign? Yes, and he will keep doing so as long as American voters and corporations keep financing his campaign, and supply the precinct leaders to drum up grass-roots support.

We can also safely assume that Mitt Romney's supporters will not willingly transfer their allegiance to John "100 years" McCain anytime soon - or to his would-be VP Mike Huckabee.

Romney's supporters have two choices - give up and go home, leaving the Republican Party in the hands of the free-spending neo-conservatives (and, in all probability, the White House in the hands of Billary) - or support Dr. Paul. Given that a good number of delegates are also officially uncommitted, I'd say that leaves plenty of scope for Dr. Paul to rain heavily on any attempted McCain coronation at the National Convention.

Furthermore, even Dr. Paul would agree that he and his supporters are in for a long haul. Fortunately, intellectual and emotional battles are like violent ones in this respect: the R3volutionaries need only keep turning up for the fight, and let their opponents discredit themselves by their increasingly desperate, heavy-handed responses. The more intolerably dictatorial the counter-r3volutionaries become, the more credible Ron Paul's message will seem - because it will become by default the only remaining alternative to tyranny.

But what can we do to enhance the prospects for liberty here in the UK? I suggest we do exactly what we're doing now. Adopt a wide variety of apparently uncoordinated approaches to promote the related causes of life, liberty and private property. To the untutored eye, this looks like a suicidal waste of resources, but consider the following.

Some - perhaps most - of these efforts will falter due to lack of financial and/or popular support. But by simultaneously exploring as many alternative routes to success as possible, we will avoid the greatest weakness of our centralizing opponents - we will not turn our cause into a one-trick pony. And the diffuse nature of our efforts will also make us harder to beat.

This is one of the biggest reasons why, in economic terms, capitalist solutions are ultimately more varied and more affordable than socialist ones. It's also one of the most important lessons the free market has to offer its political champions. The quicker we learn this lesson, the cheaper we'll learn it, and the sooner we'll all be free - or at least more free than we are now.

- Houseman

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

I call bullshit on the MSM!

Ron Paul Is Popular at the Super Bowl - FanHouse - AOL Sports Blog

If the presidency were decided by the people posting signs in and around Phoenix during Super Bowl week, Ron Paul would win in a landslide.

Although John McCain will win the Arizona Republican primary, I've seen more signs supporting Paul than I have for McCain, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton combined. Many of them are like the one above, combining Paul's face with the New England Patriots' logo.

So what does all this mean? Does the Super Bowl attract more libertarians than people of other political persuasions? Does the Paul campaign have a strategy of appealing to football fans? I don't know. But the signs are everywhere.

Are we supposed to believe that the same small band of Ron Paul supporters are flying around America, creating an illusion of huge support?

Are we supposed to believe that all the other canidates are flying in stealth mode?

This isn't like UKIP getting ignored. UKIP does get ignored, but then there is no real sign of secret mass support. Ron Paul has huge support in nearly every state. Support that goes out there and raises more money and has more presence in the real world (not the MSM T.V. fantasy world). than any other.

Are we all really expected to believe that this is insignificant and not even worth commenting on in the MSM?

********. It's a complete stitch up.

Saturday, 2 February 2008

America in Denial - Financial Collpase and Ron Paul

America is in denial.

The US economy has been technically insolvent for over 30 years. Ever since the Bretton Woods agreement broke down in 1971, America has spent itself into a bottomless chasm. The USA has a massive $9 trillion USD deficit and Medicare and pension obligations for the retiring Boomer generation that will send this already massive deficit to stratospheric heights. The writing is on the wall and has been for decades. No amount of tax cuts for the rich or booming of the Dow Jones index is going to compensate for America's looming bankruptcy. The temporary solution being followed by the Federal Reserve is to drastically cut interest rates and decimate their own currency. The Dollar is literally DYING!

The dire state of the US economy has basically been ignored by all the presidential candidates except from that 'kook' and 'nutcase' Ron Paul. All I can hear are the democrats promising social programs and the promise of a universal healthcare system that the country can't possibly afford. The American people are totally ignorant of the dire state of the US economy. They have no idea their governments have spent their children’s' inheritance and the country has been sucked dry by decades of military spending, maintaining a global empire and allowing their centralized monetary system, the Federal Reserve to print into existence whatever funds are required to keep this huge charade going indefinitely. It simply cannot continue.

The housing boom in the USA is just a symptom of this very same problem (mirrored in the UK) where easy credit has pumped up the price of property to ridiculous levels. Now those investors who bought into the sub-prime debacle are finding their investments are worthless and the entire global banking industry is caught in a tsunami of foreclosures and falling house prices. You can't create money for nothing forever.........

Before we get too smug, we should remind ourselves that the UK is in an even worse situation. The latest statistics from Credit Action state that the UK now owes £1.4 trillion GBP. Per capita, we are in an even worse situation than the USA. We do not possess the manufacturing base or the dynamicism in our economy to even begin shrinking our national debt. It is a positively horrendous inheritance for our children. Once again, this huge problem is totally ignored by our politicians and media. There can be only one outcome. In future we will pay EVEN MORE tax just to service the interest on our national debt AND we will undoubtedly ALL be POORER than we are today. The future ain't bright and it ain't orange!

The beneficiaries of this rotten and broken system on both sides of the Atlantic are the banks and financial institutions. The interest repayments on our respective national debts will guarantee truly eye watering profits for generations to come. It will be the biggest transfer of wealth away from the poor and the middle class to the wealthiest in human history. The evilness is allowed to continue purely because of our own ignorance and stupidity

This should be a wakeup call to the British and American people why Ron Paul's tirades against government sanctioned deficit spending are so justified and correct. The crime of allowing private banks to hold to ransom a nation’s monetary system is by no means new. Here is a quote from Thomas Jefferson, America's 3rd President

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs."
Thomas Jefferson, Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin (1802)3rd president of US (1743 - 1826)

Never has a quotation been so appropriate.

I would urge all people to get on the internet and actually try to learn how our monetary system works. You will quickly understand that our political system is a charade. We listen to programs like Question Time on the BBC, read our Murdoch owned newspapers and foolishly assume there is serious political debate in the UK. There isn't! The bills are about to become due for Gordon Brown Keynesian economic miracle of the last decade. It is going to be very very unpleasant for a lot of people.