Ron Paul: Obama Presidency Will Not Bring Change
” All three remaining candidates “beholden to the military industrial complex”
Presidential candidate, Congressman and now New York Times Bestseller Ron Paul appeared on the Alex Jones show this week to discuss a plethora of issues including the lack of choice and opportunity for real change offered by the three remaining candidates.
Speaking of HIllary, McCain and Obama, the Congressman said:
“There really is no choice there, they all belong to the same group, they are beholden to the military industrial complex and the medical industry, the media industry, the whole works, the banking industry.The rhetoric is different but they’re all after power and there is not going to be a lot of difference.”
Paul, author of Revolution: A Manifesto, Agreed that Obama offers a false “revolution” in that he speaks constantly of change but at the heart of it represents a continuation of the same political system.
“If we have an Obama Presidency we’re not suddenly going to have an ethical foreign policy, the same forces will still have their control.” Paul commented.
He went on to explain that the debate should not be over which of the three remaining candidates to pick, rather it should be over whether we want to continue to allow the politics they espouse to rule the roost or whether we want to change the country, restore the constitution and return to sound money.
The Congressman also explained how the Republican Party is missing a trick not inviting him to the Convention because he could in effect “neutralize some of Obama’s support.”
In response to the revelations that the Congressman was a topic of concern amongst elites at the recent Trilateral Commission meeting in Washington, Dr. Paul was not surprised:
“What you’re telling me explains that it isn’t the Republicans running the show or the Democrats, but it’s the powerful special interests, the elites who control both parties, you know the Trilateral people and others, they’re the ones who are afraid of our ideas because they would be very intimidated by a gold standard or a non interventionist foreign policy where we’re not policing the world.”
“It’s more dangerous than ever because up ’til now, for the last hundred years, they have controlled everything through economic power and the Federal Reserve, the banks and the budgetary process, but when that fails and the dollar fails and even their own system is challenged then they don’t have the financial community that can hold us together.” Paul said.
The Congressman spoke of the dangers of an elitist system that is beginning to lose its firm grip on the country:
“The danger is that instead of just resorting to manipulating the economy behind the scenes, all of a sudden to hold things together they have to become more authoritarian. But to me this is a tremendous opportunity because up til now the American people have been very complacent.”
“If they start wanting to tax and control the internet and going after radio talk show hosts, that’s when we’ll be in big trouble, because fortunately we do still live in a good country and it’s worth saving… as bad as things are we don’t yet live in a totalitarian state, although that is what we fear and that is why we have to be alert and vigilant because if they move quickly to get rid of our ability to communicate then we’re in big trouble.” Paul concluded.
The Congressman also responded to the news this week that a recording of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has been discovered in which he says that another attack on America would act as a “correction” to the public’s lack of enthusiasm for the neo-con agenda.
“I think that is the way they do think, I don’t think they plan every event but boy when there is an opportunity do they jump at it. They had planned for a long time on the PATRIOT Act but they had to wait for the right time, they had planned for a long time to invade Iraq. They wait for opportunities, they help create them, they manipulate and do whatever is necessary.” Dr. Paul stated.
Paul also spoke of the upcoming Republican National Convention, scheduled for September, stating that the most realistic thing that could happen is for the movement to have an official presence there. The Congressman does not expect to be granted a speaking engagement, but he is optimistic about the opportunity the Convention provides:
“I would say maybe the biggest thing to come of the whole thing will be a grand rally, which hopefully will get some attention because otherwise the whole convention is going to be pretty boring.”
“We need to be realistic, we can’t challenge the system, even if we come close to controlling a delegation, they bend the rules or break the rules or ignore the rules, and they run rough shod over you, but that doesn’t mean that it should diminish our enthusiasm because what really counts are our ideas which are more powerful than all the shenanigans that they pull.” Paul commented.
The Congressman also implored all his supporters to attend the rally in a dignified manner without looking for confrontation or resorting to other wild tactics.
Listen to the whole interview below: