The Purpose of Ron Paul

by Frost on November 26, 2011

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Mark November 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Ron Paul won’t get elected and most people won’t pay any attention to his warnings but he serves the purpose set forth in the great essay “Isaiah’s Job” by the unfortunately forgotten writer Albert Jay Nock :
Isaiah had been very willing to take on the job – in fact, he had asked for it – but the prospect put a new face on the situation. It raised the obvious question: Why, if all that were so – if the enterprise were to be a failure from the start – was there any sense in starting it? “Ah,” the Lord said, “you do not get the point. There is a Remnant there that you know nothing about. They are obscure, unorganized, inarticulate, each one rubbing along as best he can. They need to be encouraged and braced up because when everything has gone completely to the dogs, they are the ones who will come back and build up a new society; and meanwhile, your preaching will reassure them and keep them hanging on. Your job is to take care of the Remnant, so be off now and set about it.”

Frost November 28, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Not forgotten in this corner of the ‘nets! Memoirs of a Superfluous Man is one of my all time favourites. Great quote.

Chad Daring November 26, 2011 at 10:18 am

Ron Paul is what we need because he’s crazy. He’s crazy because he says what needs said, not what will get him elected. He wont get elected,but he’ll be one of the few people who can say he tried. Plus he’s the only candidate with a real first name.

Johnny Milfquest November 26, 2011 at 3:52 am

Amen to that.

He’s probably the only politician with a global rather than a local or national following.

Ironically, his supporters (myself included) are some of the most apolitical people on Earth.

Although I would consider myself a “beneficiary” of the welfare state here in Britain, I do have enough smarts to see that there is a much better way to organise society. One that involves personal freedom, real money and genuine market prices for labour and capital goods.

Sadly, most people are incapable of seeing the current system for what it is. The reality is that its *anything but* a free market.

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