I received this yesterday:
NOW THAT RAND PAUL HAS ENDORSED ROMNEY, IT IS ALL BECOMING CLEARER (IN SPITE OF LEW’S RT INTERVIEW), THAT RON PAUL IS/WAS JUST THE “LOYAL OPPOSITION.” AS HAS HAPPENED TO MY PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS, WE OF THE “YOUNG” GENERATION HAVE BEEN CONNED AS WELL.
RON PAUL, AND RAND, HAVE NOW BEEN REVEALED AS “DECEIVERS IN OUR MIDST” IN LEAGUE WITH THE BILDERBERGERS….
AS A LONG TIME READER AND SUPPORTED OF LRC, I MUST RECOGNIZE THAT LRC EITHER HAS BEEN DECEIVED, OR JUST A TOOL TO DECEIVE WE OF THE YOUNG ADULT GENERATION!!!!
I have been a conservative activist ever since 1956. I have seen streams of helpless, hopeless, brainless people like this poor soul. They come and go in every election cycle, spouting their conspiracy theories without proof, without coherence, and without a lifetime plan of action.
Everything is run by The Conspiracy. The Conspiracy is everywhere, thwarting them personally. They would be something, if not for The Conspiracy. They would have been a real success in life, but for The Conspiracy.
The Conspiracy is God, for it has the attributes of God: onmiscience, omnipotence, and omnipresence.
These pathetic souls look for a way to remove their own responsibility for doing anything positive. They want an excuse for their own visible failures, and The Conspiracy is it.
They achieve nothing because they refuse to spend years of effort, which is what it takes to build anything of value.
They regard politics as the way of salvation. When politics fails them in an age of welfare state jealousy, they blame the people who failed them: the spokesmen whom these emotionally immature people clung to for a few months, hoping for deliverance from evil. They dreamed the impossible dream: cheap, easy, silver-platter political redemption. They did not have the ability to count the costs (Luke 14:28-30). They did not assess the mood of the voters, which is to keep the welfare checks coming.
Now they see that their hope of political redemption has failed once again, just as it failed their parents and grandparents (who probably voted the straight Republican or Democrat ticket). It’s just not fair. It has to be The Conspiracy. Once again, it has smashed the hopes of the low-commitment faithful. Once again, politics has failed to deliver the goods. Damn The Conspiracy!
No: damn the nearly universal faith in political redemption. It is through this faith that the various special-interest Big Government groups manipulate the voters every four years in the United States.
Max Weber, the German sociologist, gave a lecture to students at Munich University: “Politics As a Vocation.” This was in the fourth year of World War I. In the closing paragraph, he said this:
Politics is a strong and slow boring of hard boards. It takes both passion and perspective. Certainly all historical experience confirms the truth –that man would not have attained the possible unless time and again he had reached out for the impossible. But to do that a man must be a leader, and not only a leader but a hero as well, in a very sober sense of the word. And even those who are neither leaders nor heroes must arm themselves with that steadfastness of heart which can brave even the crumbling of all hopes. This is necessary right now, or else men will not be able to attain even that which is possible today. Only he has the calling for politics who is sure that he shall not crumble when the world from his point of view is too stupid or too base for what he wants to offer. Only he who in the face of all this can say ‘In spite of all!’ has the calling for politics.
This is what it takes. This is what few people are willing to do.
Ron Paul has done this, beginning in the early 1970s. I was there in his first victory in 1976, working in the bowels of the Longworth Building, defending limited government. No one listened to them. Far more listen today. There has been enormous progress.
The poor soul who sent his email understands none of this. He wants salvation delivered on a silver platter. He will not get this. So, he will blame The Conspiracy until the day he dies, unless he comes to his senses and decides either to abandon hope in national politics or else pay the required price, beginning with a decade of hard work in a local precinct.