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Ron Pauls' Fake Anti-Imperialism

Been hearing about this presidential candidate Ron Paul character for a while now. He seems to have a boatload of young people supporting him, yet I've also been hearing warnings regarding many of his less known views.
Ran across this on Facebook.
He is no friend of working and oppressed people. Ron Paul is an right wing extremist.
 http://www.walkingbutterfly.com/2011/12/20/ron-pauls-fake-anti-imperialis/

Ron Paul supports a wide array of horrendously reactionary policies.
He is for eliminating birth-right citizenship - an extreme right wing position which would make it so that children born in the United States to immigrant parents would be denied citizenship.

He is for eliminating all social programs and government departments - like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, welfare, food stamps, and many other programs which protect working class people, especially racially oppressed groups, from the horrors of unrestrained market capitalism.

He is for overturning Roe v. Wade, which would force women to get abortions in back alley chop shops, where many would die, bleed out, and suffer infections, permanent sterility, and extreme pain and agony.

He is for deporting all immigrants, including expanding attacks on immigrant Muslims living in the United States.

He's against gay marriage and thinks its immoral. He says states should have the "right" to deny people in love the right to marry.

He has had many Neo-Nazis donate to his campaign, and has refused to return donations when this has been exposed. His newsletter has had many white supremacist, racist, sexist, and homophobic comments. He is no friend of working and oppressed people. Ron Paul is an rightwing extremist.

The social function of ideologues like Ron Paul within the capitalist system is to divide working people. If people weren't divided in United States by ideologues like Paul, Bush, Obama, and institutions like the media, schools, etc. - if we actually talked to each other, discussed, debated, weren't segregated by race - then there would be no way that the imperialists could get us to support war and oppression.
That's why they divide us, segregate us, teach us to hate each other over petty reasons, instead of recognising our common humanity: because unity is dangerous to the rich who benefit from all of our suffering. There are so many of us and so few of them - and they are scared of that.

Ron Paul's supposed "anti-imperialism" is just a distraction from his *material support* for imperialism and terror by his efforts to divide and confuse people.

He will never be president. But as a Congressperson and right wing ideologue he is able to promote and vote for all the other policies which divide working people, support imperialism, and further oppression and exploitation.

homepage: homepage: http://www.walkingbutterfly.com/2011/12/20/ron-pauls-fake-anti-imperialis/


and he was gonna be my back up vote 21.Dec.2011 11:36

thanks

Wow, holy facts of disgust

I never knew any of this

So much for me thinking he might be the one, in light of the choices, now I know better

A little more 21.Dec.2011 11:51

Relay

This guy is a real loser!!! You'd think that with his extreme right wing views, that he'd be the darling of the Rethuglican Party.

 http://www.elephantjournal.com/2011/12/20-reasons-i-wont-vote-for-ron-paul/

Ron Paul anti-abortion stance 21.Dec.2011 13:45

anon

Ron Paul's new anti-abortion ad:

 link to www.latimes.com

Yes BUT (a very big but) 22.Dec.2011 05:30

Mike Novack

"He is no friend of working and oppressed people. Ron Paul is an rightwing extremist.

The social function of ideologues like Ron Paul within the capitalist system is to divide working people. If people weren't divided in United States by ideologues like Paul, Bush, Obama, and institutions like the media, schools, etc. - if we actually talked to each other, discussed, debated, weren't segregated by race - then there would be no way that the imperialists could get us to support war and oppression.
That's why they divide us, segregate us, teach us to hate each other over petty reasons, instead of recognising our common humanity: because unity is dangerous to the rich who benefit from all of our suffering. There are so many of us and so few of them - and they are scared of that.

Ron Paul's supposed "anti-imperialism" is just a distraction from his *material support* for imperialism and terror by his efforts to divide and confuse people."

The EFFECT (not function) of people with positions like his is divisive. There has always been an "isolationist" trend within the conservatives here in the US. Where you are going wrong is assuming that whenever concerns among THE PEOPLE don't agree with the priority you think correct (and I might agree with you on your choice of priorities) this is some sort of plot to distract. No, unfortunately these are REAL divisions among us and the people (workers) are not all in agreement on priorities. What you see as "petty distractions" THEY might consider issues more important TO THEMSELVES than rich vs poor. Each of us gets to make those decisions for ourselves, what is the most important thing to US.

You just have to manage to cope with that, organize in spite of that. You can't simply tell people "the issues you consider near and dear to your hearts are petty; concentrate instead on what I tell you is more important". This isn't some sinister plot, just the way real people are as opposed to your ideological vision of what they should be.

K 22.Dec.2011 11:59

J

Indeed it is a shame that Ron Paul is the best candidate a person against war can vote for who has any national stature.

Ron Paul says he would close most US military bases located in other countries.
Paul says he would end all US wars.
Paul says he would bring US troops home who are stationed overseas
Paul says he would undo the Patriot Act, spying on citizens and restore the Bill of Rights
He said he will cut the military budget.


Aint nobody on the left with any significance saying all these things.

He also said he would release all non-violent drug offenders from prison and rescind NAFTA


I would certainly vote for him over Obama - and then fight against him on various issues.

immigration topic 24.Dec.2011 00:31

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 http://www.ronpaul.com/2011-06-23/ron-paul-on-foreign-policy-and-immigration/

7 min into this: the Immigration issue is talked about

wowzers 25.Dec.2011 18:44

theBruce

has anyone read the given link?
It is totally empty of references. For fact checking, you understand.
Yes, Ron Paul is scary. More to some than others.
And he wants to do some essential repair.
This isn't journalism, it's crap without evidence.