Ron Paul, Change Agent

From what I can tell, a “change agent” in the lingo of the conspiracy theorist is a person who seems alright on the surface but in reality is bought and paid for by the New World Order/Illuminati/Bilderbergs and whose primary function it to co-opt the opposition and channel their frustration into fruitless endeavors, so that the powers that be may effect the change they desire with virtually no threats to their plan. If someone like Ron Paul can be accused of this, of course, then no one is safe. Which is why using the term “change agent” in this way has little effect. But as an actual agent of change, Ron Paul’s record speaks for itself, I think. No, I don’t mean his legislative record, for this is rarely something anyone should be proud of, and at best serves only to condemn the person in question for the misdeeds they have committed in the name of making law and doing the will of the people. I refer to his other record. His list of achievements in public life outside of the halls of Congress.

The man has single-handedly convinced thousands upon thousands of people to adopt a more freedom-oriented outlook on life, if not also to utterly transform their worldview. And he continues to do so with his latest book, which I received in the mail today not more than a few hours ago. I’m already reading it and in the first chapter he is keen to stress the ideas that liberty and personal responsibility go hand in hand (one might term this a “Virtuous Voluntaryism“) and that an education’s structure and content must be consistent with one another in order to be effective.

I hope that thousands if not millions of people read this book (and/or others like it) and come away from it with a fresh or reinforced opinion on what needs to be done with our education system (hint, the bulk of the fight takes place outside of “the system”), which is in a complete shambles. Because that’s just how many people it is going to take to reform fix restructure completely uproot the current establishment. Doing this is an end in itself, of course. But it is also a means to a far greater goal. Children raised by the state cannot help, on the whole, but to be children raised for the state. Ron Paul forcefully drives home the point that the status quo cannot be successfully challenged without first addressing the wholesale brainwashing of what many deem to be society’s greatest asset: the children. Stop the elites and bureaucrats on this front and victory over them in perhaps every other field of battle is all but assured.

So I encourage you to read this book, to suggest to others that they read it, and once done, to share (your/their) copy with still others (could be wrong, but I think it’s WAY easier to do this with a hard copy than with a Kindle or iPad). That is what I intend to do with mine. I hope and expect to be finished with it within the week.

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7 thoughts on “Ron Paul, Change Agent

    • I’ve always been tolerant of them, occasionally found them convincing, but I think Public Choice theory (as well as Bob Higgs’ Ratchet theory) does a lot more to explain the evils of government.

      Still, there are plenty of reasons to doubt the official account of events. Who is recounting them? Why the rush and the secrecy and the demonization of those who ask questions? Why do so many questions go unanswered?

      For example, does anyone really think there wasn’t more to the JFK assassination than some loser with a gun acting alone? There’s one conspiracy theory that has gone so mainstream that no one thinks anything of it when it is brought up. Some theories are sounder than others, of course. I personally think the most convincing theory is that the CIA did away with him because he wanted to make them focus on intelligence gathering again and/or dismantle them.

      I’m also of the view that our foreign policy post WWII was in part designed (by several interests, not all of whom would consider each other good allies) to prop up our monetary system, and that our monetary system was in part designed to game the economy, but I don’t get much nuttier than that. I certainly don’t believe there is some over-arching international cabal plotting to rule the world, even if there are plenty of individuals and groups that spend their time attempting to fleece others.

      I would say there are some conspiracy theorists that are genuine libertarians and some that aren’t (there are a great deal many I have encountered that outright hate libertarianism). I think it’s good that probably all of them oppose the status quo, although that makes it easier for the proponents of the status quo to paint all opponents with a broad brush and label us the “kook-fringe.”

      • Ah gotcha. I don’t JFK’s death was a conspiracy, nor do I think the Fed is on that list. I think the offical stories are usually missing stuff because they were carried out by bureaucrats, not because some people wanted stuff to be missing.

        I think the murder of all those black leaders in the 1960s and 70s were carried out by the government, though.

      • Each to his own. I don’t know that I would say the Fed was a conspiracy by government so much as a conspiracy by private individuals (most of whom were White Anglo-Saxon Protestants, by the way!) to create a cartel. True about bureaucrats, but then after making the initial mistakes, don’t they have to conspire in order to cover their own asses and/or find a convenient scapegoat?

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