Thanks to the American Indians for Ron Paul facebook page.
Ron Paul is the only candidate who is a threat to the system. Is he a racist? Maybe. But he is the only candidate who would stop the US Empire from cluster bombing brown people in their native lands on the other side of the planet. So do I care whether or not he voted for MLK day? Not really.
American imperialism began with forts in Indian Country, and it continues through the 800 military bases around the world that the US maintains. It continues through predator drones, the war in Iraq and the war in Afghanistan. I remain proud of my warrior brothers and sisters who fight as US soldiers. They are our warriors, but this is not our war. Ron Paul has been consistent in his message against imperialism, while Obama has expanded the empire’s reach. Here’s Glenn Greenwald from Salon:
The fallacy in this reasoning is glaring. The candidate supported by progressives — President Obama — himself holds heinous views on a slew of critical issues and himself has done heinous things with the power he has been vested. He has slaughtered civilians — Muslim children by the dozens — not once or twice, but continuously in numerous nations with drones, cluster bombs and other forms of attack. He has sought to overturn a global ban on cluster bombs. He has institutionalized the power of Presidents — in secret and with no checks — to target American citizens for assassination-by-CIA, far from any battlefield. He has waged an unprecedented war against whistleblowers, the protection of which was once a liberal shibboleth. He rendered permanently irrelevant the War Powers Resolution, a crown jewel in the list of post-Vietnam liberal accomplishments, and thus enshrined the power of Presidents to wage war even in the face of a Congressional vote against it. His obsession with secrecy is so extreme that it has become darkly laughable in its manifestations, and he even worked to amend the Freedom of Information Act (another crown jewel of liberal legislative successes) when compliance became inconvenient.
He has entrenched for a generation the once-reviled, once-radical Bush/Cheney Terrorism powers of indefinite detention, military commissions, and the state secret privilege as a weapon to immunize political leaders from the rule of law. He has shielded Bush era criminals from every last form of accountability. He has vigorously prosecuted the cruel and supremely racist War on Drugs, including those parts he vowed during the campaign to relinquish — a war which devastates minority communities and encages and converts into felons huge numbers of minority youth for no good reason. He has empowered thieving bankers through the Wall Street bailout, Fed secrecy, efforts to shield mortgage defrauders from prosecution, and the appointment of an endless roster of former Goldman, Sachs executives and lobbyists. He’s brought the nation to a full-on Cold War and a covert hot war with Iran, on the brink of far greater hostilities. He has made the U.S. as subservient as ever to the destructive agenda of the right-wing Israeli government. His support for some of the Arab world’s most repressive regimes is as strong as ever.
The parallel reality — the undeniable fact — is that all of these listed heinous views and actions from Barack Obama have been vehemently opposed and condemned by Ron Paul: and among the major GOP candidates, only by Ron Paul. For that reason, Paul’s candidacy forces progressives to face the hideous positions and actions of their candidate, of the person they want to empower for another four years. If Paul were not in the race or were not receiving attention, none of these issues would receive any attention because all the other major GOP candidates either agree with Obama on these matters or hold even worse views.
From the American Indians for Ron Paul Facbook Page:
Many american indians/native americans have fallen for Obama’s lies and pandering to our people.I hope we can wake up more tribes to the idea of freedom and liberty.
Over hundreds of years the government has destroyed tribes self reliance and used them to perfect their techniques to enslave people. Most tribes are so dependent on government’s welfare that they think they can’t survive without it.
Although Indian welfare is based on treaties and is promised to us, it shows the most obvious example of the more you let government control you the more helpless you become.
Don’t fool yourself by thinking giving up even the slightest to such a bully won’t lead to them coming back again. Each time they will demand more from you and each time you will become weaker. The weaker you become the easier it is to take more from you. You will inevitably find yourself backed into a corner with nothing left but to offer enslavement for their mercy to allow you to even exist. Any attempt to regain independence will be met with near impossible regulations aimed at crushing your spirit and numbing your pride.
The only chance Left to Save America and quite possibly the world is electing Ron Paul this November to prevent the 2012 doom prophecy that is becoming more evident everyday in world news. No matter what you believe, come the fall of 2012, major changes will happen.
Just make sure you are on the side of truth and knowledge. Ignorance is bliss until regret strikes with searing misery. Then a consuming helplessness will deliver the horror that is reality who most chose not to see.
The time to wake up now is essential,we must Stand up as individuals and demand the freedom we are owed.