Yesterday someone tweeted the message that Ron Paul had died and the tweet was soon launched into the stratosphere, rising to number one in the world. It was suspended in mid air, at the top of Twitterdom, for more than forty minutes until enough people Googled the truth and brought it back down to earth. (If you’ve been in coma for the last five years and just awakened you will not understand a word of this.)
The Paulistas are rather sensitive to this whole idea right now because they know that Ron Paul is on the verge of changing the country forever, with or without winning the presidency. And that last idea, winning the presidency, is now a very real possibility. In fact, it will be decided, not at the Iowa Caucus on January 3, 2012, where Paul is running neck and neck in State polling, but at the next Ron Paul Money Bomb this Friday, December 16, 2011. If Ron Paul raises enough money, and it will take a lot of it, he will be able to finish with the winners in Iowa and then anything can happen.
For some, who have labored for years on issues of money and corruption, it is almost too good to be true. They have never been this close. Ron Paul has pulled back the curtain on the massive money making machine of the Federal Reserve. Thanks to Ron Paul we now know that insiders, including the Federal Reserves’ own board members, were getting money for their banks, which in turn give those bankers huge bonuses, and all in the name of helping people and “creating jobs”. And while this has been going on for years the massive scale of this theft in recent years has reached critical mass.
Consider, our national debt is at $15 trillion. Thanks to Ron Paul’s efforts to audit the Federal Reserve we now know that in one year alone it passed out $16 trillion in new, interest free, loans to its own board members’ banks and to favored corporations. This is new money, electronically created, and deposited in those banks. And it is paid for by all of us, as our own money is devalued by these massive infusions of newly created dollars. Ron Paul calls it legal counterfeiting.
And we now understand that those banks and the loans they offer are needed by all of the major corporations, including the ones who own the television networks, and so now you understand why Ron Paul is so marginalized by television news and why his rise is so unexpected and such a political phenomenon. While students pay 8% on their college loans, the big shots get unlimited amounts of money at zero interest with the future prospects of new loans of inflated, cheaper dollars, to pay off the old loans.
Of course, where there is money and power there is always corruption. And that won’t end. As Balzac wrote, “Behind every great fortune lies a crime.” But Ron Paul represents a major shift in the paradigm, a threat to many insiders who have been successfully “gaming” the system. The Federal Reserve “gamers” will have to shift their methods at great expense and not all of them will land on their feet in the process. So Ron Paul is a major threat. Not only to Republicans, but to Democrats as well for it is under Barack Obama that this massive shift of money from the middle class to the super rich elite has taken place.
And so there are worries about Ron Paul’s safety.
Who launched the false rumor of his death? And why?
Our own positive Tweet Master, Matt Collins, tried to keep everybody at Ron Paul HQ calm. “It seems to be a gag started from some non-political prankster on the message forums,” said Collins. “In fact the whole #RIP-hashtag meme appears to be a running gag on Twitter where a bunch of people decide to Tweet a celebrity name. This week it is Ron Paul, next week it could be Brittney Spears or Brad Pitt.
If it was a political opponent, one of the first suspects would be the Barack Obama team. One would think that Barack Obama and gang would be doing everything they could to encourage a Ron Paul victory in the GOP. If Paul is so unelectable, as the networks contend, then why wouldn’t the Democrats puff him a bit? But as pointed out, the threat is in Ron Paul’s ideas which may impact more than one election. And polls show Ron Paul as the only GOP candidate who robs from Obama’s base. It must be giving them pause.
Primarily, the Obama camp is suspect because of its superb Twitter Team. Online reputation management expert, Glen Woodfin cites the work of Joe Trippi and says that “last time Obama used Twitter to amass a fortune in small political donations. During this election cycle, there are organized forces working 24/7 to malign candidates through false rumors and to promote the latest ‘Talking Points’ that support their candidate.”
Woodfin points out that the Democrats have already had practice with Twitter and revolutions and we should expect that they are ready to apply some of the lessons learned in this upcoming election cycle. According to Woodfin, “Hillary Clinton and the State Department have spent millions around the world to create an underground army to sway the direction of entire countries. Listen to this audio clip where she jokes about hooking up with Google ex-CEO Eric Schmidt, as a co-conspirator in projects.”
The good news is this. If the death rumors were spread by the political opposition it is an admission that nothing short of death will stop him. Rumors of infidelity would not work or be believed. Ron Paul is faithful. Rumors of discovered flip flops and YouTube’s of old speeches with different positions would not work or be believed. Ron Paul is consistent. Rumors of taking money from lobbies or think tanks to say what they want would not work or be believed. Ron Paul is honest.
The man who has never voted for an unbalanced budget or for an increase of taxes and who gives some of his congressional allowance back to the government each year, who has never taken a congressional junket and who has been married to his wife for 53 years, cannot be stopped by character assassination.
Ron Paul is alive. And so too is the dream of a return to the Constitution and power to the people.