Ron Paul’s third place finish in Iowa is sure to dishearten many a libertarian tonight. However, we must keep in mind what is ultimately best for the world, not just America.
Should Ron Paul actually go on to win the Republican candidacy, and then go on to win the Presidency, he just might be effective enough in his reforms to keep the corrupt empire from toppling on its head. His drastic planned cuts to military and social welfare programs might actually rescue the American economic system and keep the beast alive to fight another day.
In the long run, this would be disastrous for the rest of the world. After Ron Paul left office, the Empire would rebuild itself to its former glory and still be in a position to menace the rest of the world. I argue that it is far better to see the entire system destroy itself. Perhaps Ron Paul’s third place finish is all part of a grand design to make sure this corrupt violent system comes to an end once and for all.
With the election of Obama, Romney, Santorum, or any other hack besides Paul, we can say with total confidence that the American system will destroy itself in short order. The Chinese have already dumped the dollar in bilateral trade with Russia, have begun acquiring oil outside the dollar, and have positioned their own currency to assume the roll of the world reserve currency once the dollar finally collapses.
The Chinese are in a perfect position to make sure this happens as well. Should China decide to divest itself of its dollar holdings and refuse to conduct trade in dollars, it could sink the entire American economy overnight, leaving us with nothing but bombs and shitty cars for the masses. There is no reason to think that they will not eventually do this. The Chinese “need” us to buy their products like they need a hole in the head, and the Chinese people know it.
If China gives us all their products, and all we give them in return are paper notes that we ran off a printing press, eventually they are going to stop taking the pretty paper and start demanding real goods in exchange for real goods. This is why the international gold standard was so important in maintaining the balance of trade between countries – to prevent the very scenario that is taking place today.
While this may sound scary, a Ron Paul loss may very well be for the best – at least as far as the rest of the world is concerned. America will go on to start a new war with Iran and I’m sure our politicos will blame the new war for all of America’s economic problems. But in the end, it doesn’t matter. The dollar will finally be destroyed by our government’s own hands, and in the process, the government will finally destroy itself. The empire will end and the world will once again know some modicum of peace and prosperity, at least until the next violent State asserts itself across the globe.
Obama’s own administration officials have admitted in private that their plan is to ultimately destroy the dollar. So we know with even more certainty that an Obama re-election would ensure that the empire crumbles under the weight of its own looting. Romney has taken just as much cash from the banking and military industrial establishment as Obama, so it stands to reason he will carry out the same plan as well. They will extract every last pound of flesh they can from the public’s hide before the system finally tanks. We are in the final stages of Rome burning and the thieves are simply taking whatever they can grab before the whole house of cards finally comes down.
The only way to stop the wars entirely is to take the power of the printing press out of the hands of violent politicians and put it back into the hands of the people.
Use Bitcoins and topple the State.
As a side note on vote fraud in Iowa, Brad Funkhouser writes for Lew Rockwell.com:
“I’ve been following Iowa GOP vote counts for a long time … They are being slow-walked…in 2012. Negotiations are going on… Cash is changing hands. Apparently GOP chieftains are ‘persuading,’ by one means or the other, Perry and Bachmann people who hold considerable hold sway over large blocs of votes to switch to Romney and Santorum – leaving Ron in the dust… Also abusing suddenly lax ID registration may have created many fake votes for neocons Santorum and Romney. Santorum has no organization, never drew over 100 people during his entire campaign. Of course he did bribe and received the benediction of of that ‘family’ leader who demanded 1 million dollars that were to be distributed in part to cronies. This is the biggest fraud since Kennedy stole the West Virginia Primary. Perry had built a pretty organization and was around 13% of the vote. He drew far larger crowds than Santorum and ends up with just 10%. Did those votes go. Santorum? Santorum didn’t earn 24% of the vote.”