A Most Recent Reminder Of Animal Farm…
– George Orwell, Animal Farm, Ch. 5
“they had come to a time when no one dared speak his mind, when fierce, growling dogs roamed everywhere, and when you had to watch your comrades torn to pieces after confessing to shocking crimes.” Chapter 7
This comes from the herd mentality that exists and is created in the vacuum, now you not only have to watch your back from the moderators, but Nystrom himself, and the trolls that the mods protect, and by extension so does Nystrom.
Don’t like the fact that a old GOP’er is pushing Romney on the DP, so she can keep her GOP local committee seat, and she votes to get along, and goes along, so she can be in a position of power to advance Ron Paul’s principles in the party, while they steal, jail, and beat his delegates at the GOP convention, tough shit! Get used to it, or get out of the “Ron Paul Movement” Be a Ron Paul RepubliCAN! Or go to hell! (It’s the “New Liberty,” you understand!)
“some of the animals remembered–or thought they remembered–that the Sixth Commandment decreed ‘No animal shall kill any other animal.’ And though no one cared to mention it in the hearing of the pigs or the dogs, it was felt that the killings which had taken place did not square with this.”
Remember when it was us against the establishment? Well now, hacks like Jack Hunter, have ingratiated themselves into Ron Paul through Rand Paul, and are using the illusion of cache` to excommunicate those who are “off-message.” Disagree with the rank and file GOP, goodbye. Ask questions about 911, off to the gulag with you! Think the financial scandals were more sophisticated than just “greed” and show systemic corruption, your insane. And if you bother to EVER ask questions about those who are in a position to ask questions, like Hunter, then you sir need to be locked up in the nearest loony bin, and Jack will personally see to it that security throws you out on your ass… while he chats with Austin Petersen about how wonderful it is to have power to do this to people, whose expense he lives off of, as they fund him writing articles for Ron Paul during his latest failed campaign!
“It had become usual to give Napoleon the credit for every successful achievement and every stroke of good fortune. You would often hear one hen remark to another, ‘Under the guidance of our Leader, Comrade Napoleon, I have laid five eggs in six days’; or two cows, enjoying a drink at the pool, would exclaim, ‘Thanks to the leadership of Comrade Napoleon, how excellent this water tastes!'”- George Orwell, Animal Farm, Ch. 8
Oh God, the praises and hosannas’ that fall on the benevolent, martyr Mr. Nystrom! How could we ever have found Ron Paul if not for our Dear Leader, who admittedly was a stockbroker on Wall St, saw that Ron Paul might have people willing to check him out, and made a site on a whim. Now Nystrom is a head gatekeeper of not only Ron Paul and his legacy, but his son, Senator Rand Paul and his ambition to eclipse his fathers.
You dare to criticize Rand, just like when you criticized the RP campaign’s lack of foresight and engagement with the grassroots in his most recent campaign, like Thomas Woods did, and you are rebuked, called names, called out, and in some cases have your account to post or comment at the DP deleted or “suspended until further notice” (which never comes…). The funny part about this is most people just create new accounts, are later revealed to be banned, and half the time nothing happens… You see, the Daily Paulers can’t even do THAT right! But at all times, Nystrom be praised, no criticism allowed! And that goes for Ron Paul, and even now Rand Paul, since they need the Paul name to stay relevant in order to continue to be seen as relevant and have a purpose… (for the next moneybomb, perhaps?!?)
“Besides, in those days they had been slaves and now they were free, and that made all the difference, as Squealer did not fail to point out.”- George Orwell, Animal Farm, Ch. 9
Yes, you are free at the DP, to do as they tell you! Nystrom, his self-serving, self aggrandized martyrs… the moderators, the blindly obedient Ron and Rand Paul supporters who protect and enforce for the acolytes, and proselytizers of this failed, partisan, false ideology, and related ideologies. No matter how many undermine your efforts, question your intentions “(so you’ve only been on the DP for a few weeks now, Cough!, Who are YOU to say anything around HERE mister!”), advocate you personally abandon Ron Paul’s principles to further the cause… YOU are the problem, and you have to listen to US in order to fix it! And while you’re at it, read their columns, watch their videos, and give money you don’t have, and will never have again to us so that we can continue defending and preserving liberty, by destroying Ron Paul’s principles and his legacy, and that of his son! You are free to be nothing more than an obedient, ideological slave to your masters… The freedom that can only exist in an ideological cage, satisfied to stay in his box.
“Napoleon had denounced such ideas as contrary to the spirit of Animalism. The truest happiness, he said, lay in working hard and living frugally.”- George Orwell, Animal Farm, Ch. 10
Yes, work hard, try to ingratiate yourself into the party. Give money, give time. Support candidates who oppose everything Ron Paul stood for. Don’t ask questions. Don’t critique the “Campaign For Liberty” and judge them on the basis of their lackluster performance and influence. Don’t hold them accountable for selling RP endorsements for personal gain like Former RP Campaign Manager, and Rand Paul Campaign Manager, and now establishment Republican Mitch McConnell Campaign Manger Jesse Benton just did. After all, he’s family, and married into Ron Paul’s family, so he can’t be touched by anyone, lest we offend Dr. Paul.
Forget results! So what if you spent all that money to be a delegate for Dr. Paul and they locked you up in jail, or beat you up, or just gave away your vote and delegate to Mitt Romney! Happiness is not in tangible results, but advocating the cause of liberty. You know the kind of thing that rewards the very same people who cheated you and beat you, in the name of participating in the political process! (Never mind this occurs while the man himself, Ron Paul is led into the convention floor and swiftly led out of it by Benton, while his supporters are being punished in his name!)
“ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL, BUT SOME ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS“- George Orwell, Animal Farm, Ch. 10
Yes, that’s right. Everybody is equal under Ron Paul and the DP, as Ron Paul says: “Freedom is popular, freedom brings people together!” Unless of course you are a moderator at the DP, and have Nystrom allow you to self promote, promote establishment Republicans, repress free expression of thoughts and ideas, even the unpopular ones, and those who criticize our friends just as much as our supposed enemies…. Everybody is equal until they piss off the wrong person, moderator, or ask hard questions about the campaign, Ron Paul, his friends like Lew Rockwell, Rand Paul, or some other loosely connected organization or person like radio host, Alex Jones. THEN the real fun can begin, where people can truly be allowed to go “Off-Topic” and completely off message and launch vicious attacks at each other personally, and with malicious motives and hostile intentions… Just look at what happened with this most recent incident. A long time poster, and contributor was attacked, attempted to defend himself, and was summarily BANNED!
This happened to me when I defended Gary Franchi from attacks on the DP and in the media calling him a fraud for running REV PAC, a Ron Paul inspired political action committee… You see that is BAD! Having a PAC to help advocate Ron Paul’s principles solely, to help him win an election is evil! What Gary should have done was donate that money to Ron Paul’s campaign or Campaign for Liberty, and have it go directly into the next Campaign Manager for Mitch McConnell’s pocket! You see that way, he’s helping Ron Paul’s son-in-law, AND backing the establishment GOP so that Rand Paul can one day, if he behaves, can become the next errand boy for the corrupt, soulless, for-profit, and unaccountable GOP!
To take a public stand against such behavior like myself and Mr. Franchi did, gets you banished from the “Daily Brawl” forever… Or until you decide to sign up again, whichever comes first…. Yes indeed, all are equal, while some truly are more equal than others…
“No question now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”- George Orwell, Animal Farm, Ch. 10
And in this enlies the epitaph of the now slowly dying Daily Paul. Now as Ron Paul’s career is over, his ability to articulate and defend his message turning over to the people like Hunter to hold up as they forswear to tear it down, and sacrificing his principles and that of his son for their own ambition, seeing power as something that is granted by the powerful FOR the powerful and at direct expense of the people who put them there in the first place; the Daily Paul now struggles to find the next threat to liberty and Ron Paul’s principles to fit their needs. It can’t be too specific as to show the glaring undermining and trashing of Ron Paul’s legacy and principles, that would force the people to ask questions, and question the hierarchy, that cannot and will not do. So their must be new hierarchies to challenge. But you can’t get too close. You can’t undermine the leaders of the party like McConnell, Boehner, et. al. You can’t go after the media like Hunter since you need them to keep your people in line. You can’t go after the policies because you would piss off the insiders that Rand Paul must ingratiate himself into and appease if he is ever to be considered, let alone chosen to bear their ring of absolute power… So what is left for the Daily Paul and people like Jack “the Hack” Hunter to do???
Why go after the one part of the equation easiest to control and intimidate, and police the former Ron Paul and now, what MUST become Rand Paul supporters. That’s the ONLY way the gravy train continues, so that those who are living off of the people can continue to do so, in perpetuity, and can continue to absolve themselves of any responsibility for their own actions, and be forced to live under the consequences of their forever, failed, partisan, self-serving and self aggrandizing, ideologies. THAT is where the urgency lies. Not in stopping or slowing down the now daily evisceration of the people’s natural rights and liberties, but saving those responsible from the consequences of their own hubris. While we are made to suffer with less and less, while they, the privileged, engorge themselves with more and more. In a manner that has been not seen since the days and time of feudalism.
That is the penultimate banner that shall be exalted and held high, by the likes of the Daily Paul, and the Daily Rand Paul, or whatever the hell comes next to replace it. But you can bet for sure that nothing that they advocate, fight over, censor or dare to expose, will do a damn thing to actually help one person in need, or prevent another person from becoming one in need. And that is the underlying problem with all political movements who start out as ideologies, fail to transcend them, and ultimately die out. It is the slow, painful death of the death by a thousand cuts and murderers, a death that begins when silence becomes a virtue, and obedience is seen as the only way to achieve freedom, for the mind, the body, and the soul. It is the freedom like King said, of a society that is closer to spiritual death. And that is the whole sad legacy of the Ron now Rand Paul movement… They spent all this time listening to everyone, but themselves. And instead of following the example of a Dr. King, and learning the lessons of how he won the Civil Rights battle, they listened to no one, and leaderless, were led back into the arms of those who brought them to the same circumstance they found themselves in, in the first place.
When you can no longer hide from your own reality, you must face it, so that you can move on. Now with the distraction of the campaign over, the false promise of hope for change, evaporated… Some cling forever harder, and clutch their symbols and ideologies ever tighter and keep them even closer than ever before. But that will not save them, nor provide for them, while the march to oblivion continues unabated. Speeches without convictions cannot forestall what is to come, convictions without principles, cannot forestall even what is already here. So how can we expect to do anything to stop what is coming and improve our daily lives and the lives of others by focusing time and resources we don’t have on things that do not matter. And ultimately are therefor, irrelevant. This irrelevancy has enveloped the Daily Paul. Where once before, people united to preserve and protect and defend the ideals of liberty for all, where now they enforced the privileges for some at the expense of others, and turn a blind eye and a deaf ear, to their neighbors, their loved ones, and even to themselves, to the harsh truth that all of the conviction in the world, cannot save one devoid of principles, and that all of the prevailing self-serving ideologies cannot protect one from society unhinged.
One day soon all of us will have to face that reality, and if we do not take a real inventory as to how we got here, that reality will have its way with us, as it has with everybody else, and no one will do a thing to stop them, as you did nothing to stop the masses from doing the same to them, in kind. Politics cannot forestall this harsh reality. Only the people themselves can. Are you willing to give up the ideologies, stand up on your principles, and see to it that, that day never comes, for another person, so that it may never come for yourself?
Please realize at this time that your answer is your own sentence. Should you choose to be free, or to be condemned, that choice is yours and yours alone…
That day begins when you stop listening to everyone else, and listen to your own conscience. That day begins when you talk face to face with another and come to an alliance about how each of you will protect the rights of one another. No exceptions, no exclusions. We are running out of time, and no one will be there to help us. Are you finally ready to do what it takes to help each other, so that we can preserve what we have left, and will not lose any further? Excuses are a luxury we don’t have anymore. It’s time to appeal to that primary of all self interests, self-preservation. Forsake politics and the media and all of the insignificant things that do NOT matter when it comes to survival, focus on what you can do for yourself and each other to preserve what you have, and not lose even more… and you will be ready when what is coming is finally here… Politics is the problem, YOU have to be your own solution!
UPDATE: Naturally Nystrom milks the cow, until it is dry, decimated, and destroyed…