In the “conspiracy” media, few conclusions more closely approach consensus than that: 1) Ron Paul is the last and only hope of America, and 2) The manifold forces of darkness are arrayed against him.
I will not accuse the good doctor of being a secret zionist, freemason, jesuit or interdimensional reptile. I think he has in some respects been a courageous and useful public servant. I do, however, suppose that Ron Paul – whether he knows it or not – is a perfectly acceptable option, and perhaps favored by some elements of the power elite, to be elected in 2012.
The Andrew Jackson precedent
Most of those praising Paul will consider Andrew Jackson one of the truly great American presidents for having “killed the bank.”
Jackson started as something of a folk hero, having led the victory in the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. He would, however, ride that wave of popularity into the presidency under the patronage of a clique of British assets like Aaron Burr, Martin van Buren and Chief Justice Roger Taney. Once in office, Burr’s sponsor Jeremy Bentham, the British intelligence strategist and arch-defender of usury and pederasty, would carry on extensive correspondence with President Jackson.
To quote historian Anton Chaitkin:
“When John Quincy Adams ran for President in 1824, Taney backed Jackson against him, and went from being a Federalist to a Jackson Democrat without missing a step. In Congress in 1834, Adams skewered Taney with this sarcastic proposal: ‘Resolved that the thanks of the House be given to Roger B. Taney, Secretary of the Treasury, for his pure and disinterested patriotism in transferring the use of the public funds from the Bank of the United States, where they were profitable to the people, to the Union Bank of Baltimore, where they were profitable to himself.’ Adams’ speech containing this mock resolution was suppressed by the Jackson forces in Congress, so he privately printed it…”
Aside from his genocidal “removal” of the nearly-assimilated Cherokees to clear fertile land for slave plantations, Jackson’s legacy was one of nullification. Under the banners of “limited government” and “state’s rights,” he ended the prosperous but fragile era of national banking, protective tariffs, industrial development and public infrastructure. The effect was a hyperinflationary panic followed by a deflationary crash, then an intractable period of expanding slavery amidst stagnation and “hard times” that wouldn’t be truly reversed until the reforms of Abraham Lincoln decades later.
Ron Paul: Blinded by Ideology
Paul has been sponsored and supported not only by the alternative media, but by a network of “Austrian School” think tanks like the Ludwig von Mises Institute. As a young congressman enthralled with Austrian economics, Paul co-wrote “The Case for Gold” with Lewis Lehrman, a Jewish investment banker who later helped guide everything from the Project for a New American Century to the American Enterprise Institute to George Bush, Jr’s Arbusto Energy.
The Austrian School updated the ideas of Jeremy Bentham (free trade, usury and the illegitimacy of natural law) for the post-WW2 era. Its leading ideologues were Anglo-sponsored “anti-fascist” Jews like Friedrich von Hayek (the tutor of David Rockefeller at the London School of Economics), Ludwig von Mises (who owed his career in America to regular grants and appointments from the Rockefeller Foundation) and Ayn Rand, who popularized Bentham’s satanism under the name “objectivism”. Second-generation “Austrians” like Alan Greenspan and Milton Friedman are little discussed as such, since they exposed the program by actually putting it in practice.
The Austrian program is essentially that of Andrew Jackson – anti-nationalism. Paul vows to “End the Fed” and replace it with a deregulated rat’s nest of private bank currencies (which is what led to the 1837 panic). No mention of bankruptcy for Wall Street or nationalization of credit and currency. He implicitly opposes all tariffs, regulations, subsidies, and any notion of morality in law (i.e. prohibitions on drugs, pornography and other key revenue streams of imperialism).
Paul is committed to paying Wall Street’s debts. His recently-published “Plan to Restore America” is an austerity handbook that puts the costs of free trade and bailouts on the backs of poor people (by cutting or eliminating school lunches, WIC, assistance to Indian reservations and other basic social welfare programs), the environment and what is left of labor unions, while reducing taxes on the wealthy (including elimination of capital gains and inheritance taxes) and corporations.
Despite his welcome anti-war positions, he publicly cites only budgetary and constitutional reasons, never mentioning the human cost of war or larger geostrategic realities being foisted upon the American people. He has frequently expressed the desire to allow Israel to “deal with its neighbors” without US approval or intervention. It should be noted that more US foreign aid goes to Israel’s “neighbors” than Israel, which is why a substantial number of Israeli economists and zionist activists join Paul in opposing US foreign aid and “interventionism.”
What is the “New World Order”?
Look at the world’s true “oligarchs.” Do they derive their power from TSA body scanners, tear gas and reality TV? Of course not – these are merely used to demoralize the population. The global oligarchy controls oil and other strategic raw materials (mineral ores, grain, water, etc.), they control multinational corporations, they control locations of geostrategic importance (shipping routes, micro-state “firewalls” like Tibet) they control multinational banks and investment houses, and they use their monopolies on supply and information to speculate in international futures, stock and currency exchanges. The “New World Order” is not the overturning of our free-trade, deregulated neoliberal order, but its completion.
The great dream of every Rothschild and Rockefeller is not a global police state, but a universal “free trade” arrangement overseen by a global body. One where national borders proliferate but every national protection – every wage or price standard, regulation, subsidy, tariff or currency control – is removed, where every nation is brought to the lowest common denominator, and where all economic surplus flows to usury, drugs, entertainment, war and other imperial franchises. A global government of the “free market” and a global currency based not on political considerations but upon an arbitrary resource (like gold) that can be controlled by the Wall Street / industrial cartel complex. In a fenced feudal plantation, the oligarchs will have total control over who is being fattened and who led to the slaughter.
The feudal outlook of British imperialism is clear to the discerning eye in Austrian tracts like The Road to Serfdom or Omnipotent Government, and is evident in the policy proposals of Congressman Paul. It is probable that Ron Paul, like his millions of half-educated but eager followers, lost the plot in an Austrian haze of fake data and quasi-mathematical proofs. Like Andrew Jackson, he received his education and support from a network of anti-nationalist financiers.
Will Ron Paul be elected in 2012? I’m not holding my breath, but I think it’s a dangerous possibility that could lead to the final dismantling of post-industrial America. At the very least, he represents an ideological “briar patch” for the slippery power structure that wants those of us willing to fight to fight ever more vigorously against our own interests.
For further reading / listening:
Treason in America, Anton Chaitkin
Invisible Hands, Kim Phillips Fein
The Legacy Of Friedrich Von Hayek: Fascism Didn’t Die With Hitler, Jeffrey Steinberg
The “Jewish” Conspiracy is British Imperialism, Henry Makow
In Answer to Objections Raised in Support of Ron Paul, Christopher Jon Bjerknes*
World Crisis Radio, Webster Tarpley (select November 12, 2011, a detailed critique of Ron Paul’s “Plan to Restore America”)
* I don’t share CJB’s monomania about Jews, but he explains a number of important points here in detail.