Ron Paul’s Importance

President Eisenhower warned of the perniciousness of the “military-industrial complex” in 1961. Since that time the U.S. has become steadily more belligerent. There hasn’t been a day our lives that the U.S. hasn’t been engaged in active military action.

In fact, there hasn’t been a day since the government was formed in 1789 that the U.S. hasn’t been fighting somewhere.

In addition to fighting overseas, the U.S. has conducted three wars on its citizens – the Indian actions, the Civil War and the long running Drug War. To top it off, before Bush botched it up, the Neo-Conservatives were calling for “The American Century”. THEY planned for a military and cultural empire.

In his book “The Assassination of Caesar”, Michael Franti shows how Rome’s middle-class was drained of its wealth and income to support the empire. The booty from the adventurist policies went to the influential, either wealthy or military plunderers.

Rome went from republic to Caeserian Empire and the middle class devolved to Rome’s welfare class, who were controlled and disenfranchised with bread and circuses of cruelty – Animal against animal; animals vs. people. The Romans decimated North African wildlife and executed many Christians in these arenas of bloodlust.

George McGovern was the first and last candidate to bring up the empire issue in his disastrous run against Nixon in 1972. Since then the anti-empirists and pro-peace, anti-war groups have been invisible to the press. Empire has not been the issue – only how to conduct it.

Now Ron Paul has brought the issue to the forefront by endorsing my platform calling for withdrawal of all U.S. bases from other countries. He has shown how the corporations benefit from our military and the U.S. population suffers. His arguments cannot be ignored.

Paul has put the anti-war, anti-empire argument on the discussion table. The philosophy of not being a military bully has made a giant jump into American consciousness thanks to him. By pulling from the right he gave it a legitimacy that it didn’t have coming from the left.

At first I thought Ron Paul’s campaign was more powerful than the multitude of voices opposing U.S. militarism. But the Occupation movement with its Greek chorus of human microphones has also had a hand in turning public opinion around. It took both right and left to set the stage for a re-evaluation of American exceptionalism. Forty years is a long time to wait for the discussion. Obama, are you listening?


I would assume that the Nobel Committee selected Obama for the Peace Prize in 2009 in anticipation of the good acts they expected of him. Perhaps the closing of Guantanamo, stopping torture of prisoners, pulling out of Iraq, stopping support of tyrants like Mubarek, Assad and Nursultan Nazarbayev of  Kazakhstan. Perhaps they thought he would sign the Kyoto Accords or the Land-Mine Treaty.

He turned out to be another U.S. President-warmonger. He’s the world’s biggest arms dealer. He commands the biggest army. Spends as much on military as the next 10 nations combined, and he just signed a law allowing the use of military courts and military justice on U.S. citizens in the U.S.

Well, it’s just another example of paying the contractor before the job is completed and inspected. Advance payment is a often a set-up for disappointment and shoddy workmanship.

What should the Nobel Committee do? Rescind the Prize! And rescind Henry Kissinger’s, too. He was an architect of the Vietnam War, which destroyed the lives of millions of people. Instead, send both of these suspects to the World Court in the Hague to stand trial for crimes against humanity and genocide. Obama’s eligible now and he’s still piling up the body count*. First step: Rescind their Nobels. Isn’t it unseemly for the Committee to award prizes to these creeps and not to Pete Seeger, one of the world’s foremost peace-mongers?

* Sorry Bush, no prize for you, but you are eligible for the one-way to the Hague.



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  2. Anonymous on

    My freedom starts where yours ends buddy…I’m an anarchist!Yeah I know It’s a sad situation…but you are avoiding the fact that political party’s are just there to give us false hope and ultimately deception…The states might have some power at the state level,but the federal government is controled by the JESUITS…ANY president that goes against there will is simply killed…like Kennedy and Lincoln…REAL american presidents.Look up the jesuits with this thing called google…The seperation between church and state never happened.C’mon people do not avoid the subject here…we are talking about JESUITS…J.E.S.U.I.T.S….get it right!The C.I.A is a creation of the jesuits and the patriot act was written by a vietnamese jesuit from the university of georgetown…before 9/11!??!?!??!?!?!??!?!?!So we can safely assume that the jesuits created this false holy war to annihilate their threat to world domination…muslims!The freedom movement is full of shit…so you want to free all the people and there will be rainbows and unicorns everywhere…FREE YOURSELF AND STAND ON YOUR TWO FEET AND STOP BEGGING FOR IT…as long as we have this herd mentality of freeing everybody and feeding everybody…we will look for a “savior or a hero”to save us from ourselves…remember hitler??????(a creation of jesuits)

  3. Anonymous on

    Thank you ed for finally coming to your senses. I was and am still shocked not every cannabis user supports Paul. I understand that someone may not be for 100% of what he is saying but at the end of the day he is the ONLY politician who wants to keep the federal government out of our lives and stop all the wars and military actions the US commits to. But what do I know I just follow the way candidates vote and back up what they say.

  4. Anonymous on

    Reagan ran on a platform of FISCAL conservatism.. his push for the drug war came after he was already elected. RP pulled his support from Reagen after he didn’t fulfill his campaign promises and expanded the national debt, as well as the unconstitutional drug war. Infact it was Reagen’s failures that made Ron leave the Republican party and run Independent in ’88.

    From what I gather it seems like the only person we cant trust is you.. Even those fighting the freedom movement and for legalization are apparently just imposters setup to fool all of us. What a terrible world you must live in, where EVERYONE has a secret agenda that is the opposite of what they actually believe. So sad..

  5. Anonymous on

    You guy’s crack me up!!!!You guy’s are talking about the same Ron Paul who helped Reagan get in power…uhhhhh!!!!!!Any of you remember the just say no campaign?Ron Paul is just there to control dissent just like Alex Jones is…Marc Emery is an imposter of the marijuana movement to lead it into elitist hands…why else would he be promoting the philosophies of Ayn Rand.99%of people that look like they’re doing a difference are false rebels…Ron Paul is also part of the john birch society a well known jesuit affiliated group.Everybody in the “know”knows that jesuits control the politics of this planet.And just talking about them makes you a target…We need people with actual balls to face this growing evil…not little sell outs who want to be star for a day and give themselves titles like prince of so and so like some people I know.

  6. foam on

    The powers that be do and they’re scared shitless of a united free country. The corporatist would no longer be able to steal our property, our privacy, our happiness, and pollute our air.

    Thank You Ed!!

    Go Ron Paul!!

  7. Anonymous on

    I took a while and while that isn’t an outright endorsement we are getting somewhere. I was wondering when you were going to wake up and show Ron Paul some love, as a long time supporter of you as well as Dr. Paul it is good to see. I lined your pockets buying your books and loved everyone of them but was dissapointed the way you used to marginalize him, he needs your help to restore our freedom and get our country back to a sensible way of being. Big up!

  8. RONonymous on

    There are many reasons why I support Ron Paul but the one that effects me the most is the fact that I have a criminal record for possession of cannabis and that causes me to be discriminated against in housing, education, and employment – even though I no longer smoke. In a poor job market when 100 people are competing for a job my application doesn’t make it past the receptionist because I have to put this conviction in the box where it asks if I’ve ever been arrested and convicted of a crime. We need Ron Paul so that myself and the millions in the same situation will no longer be discriminated against for our entire lives.

  9. Dirty Harry on

    This is easy. The Nobel Committee should act like Democrats when they run into issues with rules stopping them from something. The get together, vote, and change the rule to their liking.

  10. SW on

    You are right Ed, Ron Paul is the only candidate talking about ending all wars. The rest of them including Obomba are all into wars, including the drug war.However you know that he cannot get a lot of votes because many Amerikans get their paychecks from the military industrial complex or the drug war prison industrial complex. Thank you for your good work and check out this
    I wish that you and Ron paul could be running for president!