Tampa Poised to be the Woodstock of the Freedom Movement!
While I regret not being able to be there myself, I’m positive and excited about the potential for major gains in awareness the liberty movement has this coming week in Tampa. At this point many more people than we’ve seen in the past are waking up to the scam that’s been foisted on them for so many years and are paying attention to the fact that the Republican National Convention is yet another rigged game to perpetuate the same old statist paradigm that minimizes individuals while glorifying the Almighty State.
The liberty movement activists are using this to best demonstrate just how irrelevant our oppressive government is by holding their own events at the same time the freak show of the convention proceeds, exemplifying and promoting the concepts of liberty that Ron Paul’s efforts have helped make so popular…peaceful voluntary action as a vastly superior alternative to coerced government scheming, the rule of law rather than men, the benefits of a noninterventionist foreign policy versus the insanity of perpetual war the military/industrial complex is constantly promoting, and on and on.
Freedom is infectious, and once people begin to grasp the concept they almost invariably find themselves wanting more. Events like PAUL festival will be there to help them in their quest, artists like Tatiana Moroz, Jordan Page, Rebel Inc. and many more will be there to help spread the word, and the many liberty lovers from every walk of life will be there…all of them making the very visible stand against the tyrannical police state that aims to dominate everyone with fear, control of the economy with their corrupt corporate state, and the threat of violence against anyone who objects to their crimes. The RNC is shaping up to be just a marker around which the real discussions about freedom will be going on, and since the Establishment has so marginalized Dr. Paul and his message within the GOP the liberty movement is prepared to move on without him if need be, though with acknowledgement and thanks for his many years of consistent promotion of real freedom. He’s been the first one to say all along that the movement isn’t dependent on him or any one man, and the activists in Tampa are proof of that.
Sure, there’s a small possibility Ron Paul could pull a Grover Cleveland and secure the GOP nomination, but if not I don’t believe any of his real supporters will see any reason to assist the phony Romney, as I discussed in this recent ADH piece. He and Obama are cut from the same cloth and are bought and paid for by the same masters in the oligarchy of banksters that have done so much damage to the American economy. Just because you’re in Las Vegas, you do NOT have to gamble, especially if there are only two casinos and both are completely rigged, no, you refuse consent and walk away, just as the activists in Florida will be doing this week.
My friend and fellow liberty lover Adam House will be doing much the same, as he informed me in a recent phone conversation. Adam, for anyone not familiar with him, is one of the founders of the Combat Veterans for Ron Paul who’s been journeying to Tampa since the beginning of August, mostly on foot. The original plan was for the various veterans for Ron Paul march on the RNC in a show of solidarity with Dr. Paul and the message of liberty, but since those in charge of the convention have shown their disdain for both, Adam and CVRP members there plan to join with other liberty minded veterans in their participation in other, more effective activities, including helping to feed and clothe any homeless veterans they encounter. Adam’s kept a video log of his travels in his Liberty Tour to Tampa, which you can see at the CVRP site or on his YouTube channel. My thanks to Adam…this has turned into quite the odyssey and will certainly be a central focus of any writing on the subject I do.
Meanwhile, I’m still doing what I can to get this fundraiser rolling again. There’s a few months left until the election and I’d really like to be out in public when it happens. The concerns I voiced in my last entry are as strong or even stronger in my mind since it’s not pleasant to be stuck in one spot as the world outside grows stranger and more dangerous. Just this week retired Marine Brandon Raub was kidnapped from his home and placed in a mental institution because some of his Facebook posts expressing his anger at the government’s complicity in America’s ruination alarmed some of the snoops. That hits a bit too close to home for me…I too post on Facebook, this blog and criticize the government in my articles for the American Daily Herald. As it turns out, Brandon also created content for the same Don’t Tread On Me site operated by Chris Duane that I’ve published essays on. That’s a pretty unpleasant reminder of my vulnerability and I hope my friends out there will help me finish my personal liberty quest!
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