Yesterday, some people commented on my blog post, accusing me of selling out the revolution for money. Not true. Just the opposite. The revolution has been a huge personal loss for me. But a loss that I have embraced with joy.
The charge was made because I defended Gary Howard’s appointment to a post inside the Republican National Convention.
Howard, an African American, has been Dr. Paul’s able press secretary throughout the campaign. His appointment to the RNC was being roughed up by Barack Obama attack dogs and I saw that as hypocritical and I wanted to reply to that. It doesn’t mean that I support the Federal Reserve or the New World Order or Goldman Sachs. It doesn’t even mean I support Mitt Romney which will only, slightly slow down the Obama descent into socialism, and as of now, will do nothing to redress the oligarchy’s rape of the poor and middle class in this country. (Not to mention the military industrial complex.)
First, let me say, I understand the frustration. So I have no hurt feelings toward those who are lashing out. But there is a biblical injunction in Romans that says this, “Let not your good be spoken of as evil.” So I have an obligation to respond and speak up.
I have done a lot of bad things in my life but supporting Ron Paul was not one of them. And once the fog lifted and I began to see how corrupt the monetary system had become, and how it was used to debase the currency and defraud the poor and the middle class, and how both Republican and Democrat presidents have played that game, I have joined the Revolution and never looked back.
It has not been a financially rewarding experience. First, I lost my number one corporate client, who was LDS, and wanted me to support Mitt Romney. I love the LDS people and appreciate their principled stand for the constitution but within months of supporting Ron Paul, 70% of my income was lost. And much of my future income was, as well. For example, I was suddenly told that a large business network I had spent years and thousands of dollars building, was no longer mine. Just like that, it was given to someone else.
When the campaign was asked by a television network to send over a spokesperson to talk about Dr. Paul and the campaign suggested Doug Wead, the producer on the other end of the phone line said, “No, we’ve been told we can’t use Doug Wead.”
Yes, sometimes I slipped through the net. Sometimes the television networks just need a good presidential historian and honest ones are hard to come by. And sometimes, during the campaing the teleivsion network executives were so apoplytic about how to stop Ron Paul that they briefly decided, “let’s give him some rope and let him hang himself,” or “let’s give his crazy ideas some exposure.” And so they had me on, diverting me by giving me a false subject to prepare for, sending me phony articles to read and then ambushing me with the worst possible questions they could think of about Dr. Paul.
Ha. The great thing about working for a man who is honest and can’t be bribed and for a cause that is based on truth is that you don’t need to remember what to say. You just tell the truth.
So those brief moments backfired on them and you didn’t see me any more.
It is not easy taking on a system that is making a very few rich and powerful people, even richer and more powerful. And the price of challenging the corruption is huge. If Gary Howard, a man who has paid his own price for supporting Dr. Paul, can get appointed to a position inside the RNC, well great. How are we ever going to win if the RNC is owned by the enemy? We need more congressmen, more Senators, more TV talking heads, more staffers at the RNC, not fewer. Maybe if Gary had been appointed in 2008, this election cycle would have been a bit more fair.
So I am in favor of every incursion we make into enemy territory.
When Dr. Paul decided to run as a presidential candidate for the GOP in 2008 some in the Liberty Movement called THAT a compromise. They were outraged. After all, the GOP was just as guilty as the Dems in ignoring the Constitution and in treading on civil liberties. But Dr. Paul ran anyway. And I’m glad he did. Because I never would have heard of him or learned his message if he hadn’t.
So good luck Gary. If you will feel lonely at times inside the RNC remember that we support you and are praying for you and we know that you will do what you can. And don’t forget us.