Ron Paul: Is This Reality or Just a Bad Dream?

Enjoy this classic Ron Paul speech from May 19, 2009.


Ron Paul: The title to my special order tonight is ‘Current Conditions or Just a Bad Dream’.

Could it all be a bad dream or a nightmare? Is it my imagination or have we lost our minds?

It’s surreal, it’s just not believable.

A grand absurdity, a great deception, a delusion of momentous proportions based on preposterous notions and on ideas whose time should never have come.

Simplicity, grossly distorted and complicated.

Insanity, passed off as logic.

Grandiose schemes built on falsehoods with the morality of Ponzi and Madoff.

Evil described as virtue.

Ignorance pawned off as wisdom.

Destruction and impoverishment in the name of humanitarianism.

Violence, the tool of change.

Preventive wars used as the road to peace.

Tolerance delivered by government guns.

Reactionary views in the guise of progress.

An empire replacing the republic.

Slavery sold as liberty.

Excellence and virtue traded for mediocrity.

Socialism to save capitalism.

A government out of control, unrestrained by the constitution, the rule of law or morality. Bickering over petty politics as we descend into chaos. The philosophy that destroys us is not even defined.

We have broken from reality a psychotic nation. Ignorance with a pretense of knowledge replacing wisdom. Money does not grow on trees, nor does prosperity come from a government printing press or escalating deficits.

We are now in the midst of unlimited spending of the people’s money. Exorbitant taxation, deficits of trillions of dollars spent on a failed welfare-warfare system. An epidemic of cronyism. Unlimited supplies of paper money equated with wealth. A central bank that deliberately destroys the value of the currency in secrecy, without restraint, without nary a whimper, yet cheered on by the pseudo-capitalists of Wall Street, the military-industrial complex, and Detroit.

We police our world empire with troops on 700 bases and in 130 countries around the world. A dangerous war now spreads throughout the Middle East and Central Asia. Thousands of innocent people being killed as we become known as the torturers of the 21st century.

We assume that by keeping the already known torture pictures from the public’s eye, we will be remembered only as a generous and good people. If our enemies want to attack us only because we are free and rich, proof of torture would be irrelevant.

The sad part of all this is that we have forgotten what made America great, good and prosperous. We need to quickly refresh our memories and once again reinvigorate our love, understanding and confidence in liberty.

The status quo cannot be maintained considering the current conditions. Violence and lost liberty will result without some revolutionary thinking. We must escape from the madness of crowds now gathering.

The good news is that reversal is achievable through peaceful and intellectual means, and fortunately the number of those who care are growing exponentially.

Of course it could all be a bad dream, a nightmare, and that I’m seriously mistaken, overreacting, and that my worries are unfounded. I hope so. But just in case, we ought to prepare ourselves for revolutionary changes in the not-too-distant future.

I yield back the balance of my time.


  • What real changes? The troops coming back? The NDAA II? Another online piracy act? No thanks.

  • other than the fact thats hes not a “religionist”? and actually he is a classic liberal. A true classic liberal which is in fact what is modernly called Libertarianism.

  • replace religionist with freedom. then ill agree

  • You don’t need a business man
    You need an honest man

    You don’t need a militarist
    You need a moralist

    You don’t need jingoism
    You need humanism

    You don’t need a nationalist, capitalist, liberalist or conserves
    You need a religionist

    what do you guys think of this for RON2012

  • His best speech

  • Good old captain crazy, up to mischievousness again.

    ▲▲ The 1337 will inherit the earth.

  • Even more relevant today.

  • Unfortunately, I do not have the technical capabilities to make a slideshow to this speech, and if someone can than please do.

    It’s certainly wasted on the House floor though. Hopefully, he will reproduce this in some way shape or form at CPAC or something (it would make an interesting keynote), because it would be a real pity if this drowns in the memory hole…

  • I ask myself the same questions. Watch My Money Pit, parts 1-3.

  • I ask myself the same questions. Watch My Money Pit, parts 1-3.

  • what a great speech

  • Both

  • Wow. Amazing 5 stars

  • Wow. Amazing 5 stars

  • How do you know that this isn’t a dream?

  • Bravo Mr. Paul. You hit the nail on the head. We live in an upside-down world and “nobody seems to notice; nobody seems to care” (quoting the late George Carlin).

    Goes to show you just how asleep the sheeple are. It’s sad & pathetic and when the NWO comes knocking on their door they will have nobody to blame but themselves for what happens to them (won’t be pleasant).

  • Wow, that was strong. Too bad nobody heard it. Please people listen to this man.

    Sorry Ron, it is NOT a bad dream. This is our reality today. Not good.

  • If this isn’t the President of the USA…
    then sure it is a bad dream !

  • The lone voice of a madman. So very sad.

  • thomaspainereturns. net

    Part of the plan involved manipulating the world share markets, first downward, to plunder as much wealth as possible from naïve investors who believe in the system, followed by wild gyrations to confuse everyone and allow for more plunder from gullible investors. Eventually, the ruling elite will intentionally crash the markets to steal further wealth at the expense of the ignorant investors.

    W.B.W. Light-Rider
    March 24th, 2009