Ron Paul and Occupy
There is a segment in the occupy movement, on the facebook pages at least that are very loudly and aggressively Ron Paul supporters. Some of them even show support for the tea party movement, calling it anti-corruption. Let me be very clear. Ron Paul is the enemy of all progressives, the enemy of the working class, and a staunch supporter of corporations.
Some may argue that Ron Paul is the anti-establishment candidate. After all, isn’t he against overseas interventionism? Against the Federal Reserve? Sounds progressive, right? Wrong. Ron Paul is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, and the working class supports him at their own peril.
Ron Paul is against education. He is for the abolition of the department of education, and the money and resources it provides. In a time when Americans are increasingly under-educated, this is a disgusting attack on a basic human right.
Ron Paul is anti-abortion. He is a staunch opponent of a woman’s right to choose. If abortion becomes illegal, women will die. It’s that simple. Women have the right to control what is in their bodies, especially since that may mean the difference between life and death.
Ron Paul is a racist. His newsletters, which he just wishes would go away, I’m sure, show a gross hatred for our African-American friends, and labels them as violent and criminal. This is not acceptable, it is not progressive. This alone would be grounds for dismissing this man from public service.
Ron Paul says he is for real, free markets. There is no such thing. What he wants to do is take away every restriction placed on corporations like OSHA, minimum wage and social safety nets. Worse working conditions, union busting, more corporate profits. He favors an all out attack on the working class, against democracy, and he stands for plutocracy.
I could go on and on, but I think right here is reason enough to consider this man an enemy to the progressive cause. He and his gay hating, racist, class warfare waging friends need to go. He is a republican, not anti-establishment. Don’t be fooled. Kick this fool on his ass, and tell him to take his regressive ideas with him. We don’t need all that bullshit to stop imperialism and war.
Finally, he’s not going to be elected anyway. He tries to go against the grain of capitalism by being an isolationist, and the corporations that control our government and profit greatly from our wars are not going to allow that. He is a political clown, and deserves no one’s respect or admiration. If you are in the occupy movement and you support Ron Paul, either change your position, or you can get right the fuck out. I mean that. Libertarian assholes are destroying the movement. Stand up for progressive ideals, stand up for socialism, gay rights, the right to choose, anti-fascism, anti-racism, and be cognizant of the reality of the political climate. Thanks for reading.