Roger L. Simon

Ron Paul and the Rise of Mass Movements

I find it quite scary that Ron Paul continues to do relatively well at the polls, despite the numerous revelations about him and his cohorts. Paul is quite clearly a liar, but this continues to be ignored for the most part by the mainstream media – who give Paul a pass and have not really confronted him at any of the debates – and clearly by many of his adherents, who either choose to ignore or not just not hear the allegations against him. This even though the author of the racist and sexist newsletters that went out under the Congressman’s name is evidently one of Paul’s oldest and closest supporters.

Is this the way mass movements have risen up in the past in other countries? While reading this book review on Pajamas this morning, I couldn’t help but shiver.