Ron Paul comments on New World Order (short video)


Richard Moore

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I recommend taking a look at this video. Ron is not politically 
correct, as most of us would define that term. There are several 
things he says -- eg. about 'policing our borders' -- that might 
encourage some of you to dismiss him altogether as a xenophobe. I 
would have done so myself not that long ago. And I still disagree 
with many of his views, but I've learned to listen to him, and people 
'like him', in a different way.

For one thing, we are listening to a spokesman within a different 
culture. He's in Texas, talking to conservative audiences, 
conservative even for Republicans. Naturally he will refer to images 
that are well-known and visceral for the audience, in making his 
points. It his points themselves however, abstracted from their 
expression, that are his real 'message'.

What he's really talking about is economics. And in economic terms, 
what he says makes sense. Consider these definitions...
    mercantilism  Noun
    1. an economic system (Europe in 18th C) to increase a
         nation's wealth by government regulation of all
         of the nation's commercial interests
    2. transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective
         of supplying commodities (goods and services)

I would say that definition 1 was written by a capitalist, and 2 by a 
mercantilist. Arrighi talks about the differences between capitalism 
and mercantilism.

With capitalism, the purpose of an economy is to fuel a cycle of 
accumulation for those who are providing the financing. With 
mercantilism the goal is to have a sound national economy. Certainly 
that requires regulation, and even some protectionism, which can also 
be seen as self-sufficiency. But that leaves lots of room for trade 
and market economics. Indeed it is only under regulation that a 
market (non-monopolist, non-exploitive) economy can exist. When our 
capitalist wrote definition 1, and he said 'regulation of all', the 
truth is that the rules applied to 'all', but he phrased it to imply 
a 'command economy'. Ain't necessarily so.

In any case, I see Ron Paul as putting forward  a mercantilist model 
for the US economy, as being a better path for the nation than 
continuing our role as an important cog within global capitalism, and 
its globalist institutions. What other candidate has the courage, or 
the scale of vision,  to actually articulate an alternative economic 
model? actually take on global capitalism as part of his 
platform? This is not a campaign pitch for Ron, and I don't believe 
in elections in any case.  But I think it's important to recognize 
good sense, rare as it is in politics, and not let cultural 
differences get in the way. If they do, that too is xenophobia.


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