Monday, May 14, 2007

Congressman Ron Paul, MD (R-TX): We've been Neo-Conned

Big thank you to PeaceChick Mary for providing the link to Congressman Paul's 2003 speech before Congress. It is found over at Calgary 9/11 Truth, and it's the speech that the mainstream media does not want you to see.

I'll tell you this: it is just over 51 minutes, and he's not a compelling speaker. But what he says, what he identifies, is compelling. Congressman Paul frequently quotes Michael Ledeen, a current leader of the neoconservative movement to underscore how dangerous the Neoconservative movement is. He quotes Ledeen here about war: “Creative destruction…both within our own society and abroad…(foreigners) seeing America undo traditional societies may fear us, for they do not wish to be undone.” Amazingly, Ledeen concludes: “They must attack us in order to survive, just as we must destroy them to advance our historic mission.”

Congressman Paul says, "If those words don’t scare you, nothing will. If they are not a clear warning, I don’t know what could be. It sounds like both sides of each disagreement in the world will be following the principle of preemptive war. The world is certainly a less safe place for it."

Paul says that war is an essential part of the Neocon philosophy. Again, quoting Ledeen: “…peace increases our peril by making discipline less urgent, encouraging some of our worst instincts, in depriving us of some of our best leaders.”

Congressman Paul shows repeatedly how the Neocons believe that mankind is essentialy evil, and must be led by a strong leader - lied to, even when not necessary - and that Civil Liberties are a threat to us. He shows us how the Neocons believe we must have a "Christian God", a theocracy, in order to maintain a strong state. Again, quoting Ledeen: “Dying for one’s country doesn’t come naturally. Modern armies, raised from the populace, must be inspired, motivated, indoctrinated. Religion is central to the military enterprise, for men are more likely to risk their lives if they believe they will be rewarded forever after for serving their country.” Congressman Paul, a Conservative, asks how this differs from an Islamic Jihadist? He asks, and I agree. How do the Neocons differ from their "enemies?"

This is from the full transcript of Paul's speech:
This country still allows open discourse – though less everyday – and we who disagree should push the discussion and expose those who drive our policies. It is getting more difficult to get fair and balanced discussion on the issues, because it has become routine for the hegemons to label those who object to preemptive war and domestic surveillance as traitors, unpatriotic and un-American. The uniformity of support for our current foreign policy by major and cable-news networks should concern every American. We should all be thankful for C-SPAN and the Internet.


If you can't maintain the patience to listen to the entire speech, then read the full transcript. Put it on your blog. Get his message out there, because it is hard to find, and needs to be heard. Congressman Paul is running for President as a Republican; he clearly feels his party, and our Nation, have been hijacked.

Let's all pay attention!

7 comments:

robin andrea said...

I read some of the excerpts over at Peacechick Mary's. Wow. Now I know why I keep hearing Ron Paul's name. I hope to hear more.

Mariamariacuchita said...

Yes, he is also an anomaly in Texas...

Peacechick Mary said...

Makes me feel that what we are hearing from our Dem candidates (Gravel excluded) is white pastey pablum.

Cheney08 said...

It appears voting Republican may be the only way to save America.

Comandante Agí said...

Paul/Gravel 2008!

Kvatch said...
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Kvatch said...

Don't talk crazy Comandante! Despite the impressive speech, Ron Paul is still a 'Thuglican and he's from Texas to boot. That's a lethal combination. :-)