By Larken Rose
“Freedom of the mind requires not only, or not even especially, the absence of legal constraints but the presence of alternative thoughts. The most successful tyranny is not the one that uses force to assure uniformity, but the one that removes awareness of other possibilities.” –Alan Bloom
Name-recognition is a huge factor in election results. In other words, if John Q. Public walks into a voting both, sees the names of two people he knows nothing about, but RECOGNIZES one of them, that’s who will win. And any moron should be able to see that that is precisely why the mainstream media is paying so little attention to Ron Paul: they don’t WANT people hearing about him.
If all the people ever hear about are the two faces (Democrat and Republican) of the one ruling class of devout socialist/fascists, they won’t even know that there IS something dramatically different they could be supporting. (As a depressing example, during the Third Reich, many of those who opposed German fascism were communists, because that’s the only alternative they knew about.)
Yesterday, Ron Paul made campaigning history by raising six million dollars in one day. The media will probably mention it, but will couch it in the constant message of “but he still can’t possible win.” Mr. Paul’s campaign is the best current example I can think of of tyrant propaganda tactics. It’s truly amazing to watch.
While the self-annointed, aspiring tyrants of both parties are supported by their rich buddies, Ron Paul is supported by lots and lots of mere “peasants.” So why does the media try so hard to ignore him, and when they do mention him, why do the constantly denigrate and insult him? For all hoopla the talking heads and “reporters” give about “dem! ocracy,” they don’t mean it. When a lot of the people really DO wan t something, as is obviously the case with Ron Paul, the elitist media show their true disdain for the general public. Who are you stupid peasants to like someone that the media hasn’t TOLD you to support?!
No matter how much money Ron Paul raises, or how many supporters he has, the statist propagandists will treat it like a fluke–an insignificant anomaly which really doesn’t matter at all. Both Democrat and Republican talking heads are doing it constantly. And if you watch closely, every once in a while you can catch a glimpse of the terror in their eyes, when they contemplate the possibility that someone who actually believes in the Constitution might win.