Lew Rockwell today on the LRC Blog cites
reporting that the Rethuglican party, in addition to Sick
Rantorum and Jeb “Little Tard” Bush, has chosen Rand Paul to be a speaker at
Neoconfest 2012, a.k.a. the Republican National Convention.
Lew also calls out the statement in the
article that Rand Paul “will likely inherit his father's political machine that
is comprised of an eclectic group of anti-government, young, libertarian minded
The fuck he will.
First of all, Ron Paul does not have “a political machine.” Granted, it is a given that CNN and the
statist robots that it employs cannot conceive of a grass roots movement as
such, especially one that is based on immutable principles rather than the lust
for power for its own sake. But even the
stupidest among them clearly recognizes that the Ron Paul movement consists of
ideas, not the man himself and that it has none of the hallmarks of what these
creatures damned well recognize as a “machine.”
Second, any “news” organization that would describe the Ron
Paul movement as “an eclectic group of anti-government,
young, libertarian minded activists also cannot avoid concluding that a self-centered,
shallow opportunist like Rand Paul, a man who would stab his own father in the
back in a very public way, is the last
person on earth that his father’s followers would see wearing Ron’s
It speaks volumes about either CNN’s utter cluelessness,
their contempt for the liberty movement, or both that they would even think of making
such an idiotic statement. I cannot imagine any conscientious follower of
Ron Paul, no matter how out of their right state of mind, even considering Rand
Paul as being fit to fill any other role than as poster boy for the faux “Beltway
libertarian” movement, a prime example of all that is sick, corrupt, and rotten
about Washington and the establishment that it represents.
Rand Paul is already a pariah among his father’s followers
and will remain so unless he does a 180-degree turnabout and atones for his
sins. Quite frankly, however, I doubt he
has the credibility to convince anyone that such a move is sincere. Once one establishes one’s reputation as a
career politician, an amoral opportunist, it becomes difficult shed that
reputation. Rand did so early and eagerly
in his pandering to the Romneycon camp, evidence of which emerged while he was
still campaigning for his Senate seat.
That he has hitched himself to the Establishment’s coattails effectively
severs any connection to his father’s base.
No one knows who, if anyone, will “inherit” Ron Paul’s “mantle”
after he retires from public life. One
hopes that his ideas will have caught hold of a sufficient number of people
that a new figurehead isn’t needed.
Regardless, the compromised weasel Rand won’t be that figurehead under
any circumstances. For his own sake, let’s
hope he’s smart enough to realize that.