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




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

Transcript

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.



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  1. Barack Hussein Obama is our president…?

    How low has our Nation sunk to have someone, that can't even put two words together without a teleprompter, usurp the White House residency?!

    This clown is not fit to run the night-shift at a 7-11 store….

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  2. After 17 years of Alex Jones saying all these things, it is so good to finally hear a politician saying it. Go Ron and Alex, keep on opening people's eyes to reality. You are the real heros of this country.

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  3. Excellent --- please, spread it as follows!
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    Classic Ron Paul --- the sole voice of Reason in a Den of Thieves (Congress). It is amazing that Ron Paul still remains UNTAINTED, LOGICAL, UNCORRUPTED AND STILL Cheerful and Optimistic after being immersed for 30 years in this Cesspool that has become an American disgrace!

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    Partial Transcript:

    "...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...."
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    here is the full 4 minute video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdXh6ASMfpc&feature=player_embedded

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  4. 我本将美国——合众国而非美帝国——视为自由的典范和最后堡垒,然而,这个堡垒却从内部被摧毁并坍塌了

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  5. nohegelianeconomics

    Carajo! no opino mas, no analizo mas nada, no ayudo a mas nadie entonces, porque lo que uno encuentra es mucho bla bla, fantasias, y nada que se avanza. Ustedes lo que estan haciendo es ganadose dinerito haciendo data mining de ideas.

    Embusteros, pendejos, bobos. Si ya se ha analizado bastante, ya hemos ubicado muchos problemas claves, ya hay propuestas razonables, que mas esperamos? solo falta hacer realidad estas propuestas via comunicacion clara y pacifica con los lideres y los que tienen el dinero y recursos en sus pocas manos.

    Now, you translate translate that, I don't give away my opinion anymore, not like this, you never like what I say, you never take any action other than post in the internet: you people must be rich or making a good salary at entretainment, or politics. booooooooooo

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  6. Dr. Paul feels he is alone in his goal of retaking Liberty to the people. There are many of us who know this all was orchestrated before WW1. We have been brought down the road before the Civil war, where Americans killed their own neighbors.But now, the evil is being extremely obvious and they don,t care what we think. Thats called a take-over.

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  7. Dr. Paul,
    Please create a foundation to train young Americans to participate in government and to fight the current corrupt, un-American system.
    Your service and idiology is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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  8. nohegelianeconomics

    It is rather concerning that the leadership seems unresponsive to all opinions and analysis spread all over the web.

    My first thought is, what's going on with the leadership and the officials in charge?

    I think they got used to a method that now is not sufficient because people know that it can be better than this. Fixation on ideologies not longer applicable? or changes of mentalities that yield irreversible incompatibilities? or simply the baggage of past events in history that makes unlikely good values for a better human living?

    Order out of chaos is a cruel way for so many and seems rather advantegous for thos already ahead in advantages. So I support a reform of the economic system that allows inclusion, limits waste, keeps the environment an human resources in good shape. I think the elites and general population need to learn to trust. So how about having an had hoc round table to set the new economy conditions that will eventually lead to a feasible world society.

    No to double speak, no to hegelian method with double meaning, no to abuses, yes to acces to resources, yes to freedom with responsability. And all this is possible in either type of scoiety: nations or global.

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  9. nohegelianeconomics

    Dr Paul,

    it does look like a weird dream. And just a guess, but maybe is a the expected transition from the nation state to a globalized infraestructure with no clear explanation for anyone that has yielded more chaos than expected.

    I think if no rational economic system can be put together then we need a reform of the social system that will eventually lead to a global society. And most people will welcome that to achieve world peace and true progrees and an improved civilization.

    I'm ready for something better than this, and find the main problem is the need for access to 'something' that allows actions for improvements: money, a currency, means to earn, and a method that immobilize the abuses for real. Like me there must be millions or billions of people. So if no economic reform becomes viable soon I would expect the global 'society' to become a reality replacing the nation states model.

    So how about people officially gathering to review the current laws and compiling them into something truly useful? likewise for the economy and currency if there will continue to be one.

    This situation is rather cruel and no longer acceptable.

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  10. Hey great news in Michigan... we have just become right to work!

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    • You mean RIGHT TO STARVE. See www.webofdebt.com

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      • John, please explain why you think the FED policy has anything to do with right to work. All right to work does is allow workers to opt out of a union and union dues if they are:

        1. disatisfied with what the union is providing as a service for the money spent
        2. unhappy with the union's politics including always backing every democrat with union funds
        3. increase the number of employers which may locate to Michigan now that there is no union monopoly.

        Your right to be in a the union is also still protected. This will prevent pay "bubbles" from forming, and thus help prevent jobs from going overseas.

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  11. Well, I've learned more about the corruption in the world for over a hundred years. "All the world is a stage!" (Shakespear) but to what extent that is true I don't even think even he could comprehend.

    From suppressed war facts, money, health cures, clean free energy, education system keeping us dumb downed for control reason, to mass genocides happenning raight before our eyes with no accountability, to honest presidents being assasinated by the very people hired to protect him, to ones that bold face lie to their own people and the world. I've given examples of all of the above wqithout a shadow of a doubt but unfortunately we are so brainwashed the truth is unbelievable.

    Every 20, 40, 100 years the some warnings are said with little or no comprehenshion making our reaction times inappropriate and unconsiquential to most everything. The key is to cut the neck of the surpents (13-17) and then live and prosper making their behavior punashable by death, similar to the last Tzar of Russia. Sad but nessisary under the cicumstanses but the same mistakes are repeating themselves there too but but but.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEV5AFFcZ-s

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    • Basically the way I see it is that the Zionist with their Black Widow statue in London seek only one thing. That is to pay back the US for waiting too long to get into to the War to stop their foolish Hitler creation. Think about it. The Zionist put Hitler into power to stop Germany from establishing their own independent currency and then when their perverted Hitler figured it out He turned on them with his peyote illusions of blond haired Nordic gods with space ships.
      So, what I am trying to tell you is that the Global Elite Zionist Plan is to make America pay for their lost control of Hitler. Thus, they deeply desire the gratification of rounding up US citizens onto trains and shipping them to FEMA camps to be exterminated. Eye for and Eye, Tooth for a Tooth they live by, beware!

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  12. In answer to tis video's title, I'm afraid the bad dream has BECOME reality. Dr. Paul is right, as usual, that this crisis could be fixed with peaceful, intellectual means, but (violent) revolution may be necessary. Echoing JFK here. Dr. Paul has now made the classic speeches: "What If?" and "Why?" I wish he'd make one final one, with the theme "Oh f__k it." Or maybe "I f__king told you so, you dumb asses."

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  13. A fear of God is not necessary to be a good leader. Basic human decency and intelligence are required. I completely disagree with your statement.

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  14. You should incorporate the text into the description here...

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  15. Although I really appreciate Dr. Paul's work, I simply must disagree with his monetary policies i.e his gold standard. " Gold money means that the debts held by the 99% to the 1% increase exponentially. Austerity and widespread deflationary depression will result." - Bill Still. wwwDOTyoutubeDOTcom/watch?v=WV­lqwJ00LMU

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    • Well Mike it worked for hundreds of years before, it seems to me the current system was sceme from the start to base your system on nothing so as is you have nothing and your gold and silver are gone. Snif snif I smell a rat Jewish no doubt and was Hitler wrong, maybe he went a little to far or did he (the papers were Jewish and so too were the financiers).

      What will you do with you paper money when it is worthless, wish you had gold and silver?

      One thing is sure we've lost our common sense and gold with it!
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTpKGiVwKHY

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  16. Free Revolutionarys will look back on this video. and remember who tried to warn them of what was coming.

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  17. hes warned us for decades!!!

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  18. hes warned us for decades!!!

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  19. I don't want change I want this country the way it was intended to be! I want good old USA back, not a country changed to another one!

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  20. All i mean by religionist is someone that truly fears God and His judgment day and before every move/ decision he is about to make he remembers God's basic teachings not all that Prejudice woven into today's versions of Christianity and Islam. Judaism you just forget!! they think they're better from the get go. A true Christian or a true Shia'a muslim are your best leaders/

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