by Emmett R Smith
Hi, Wook — I went home sick from work early yesterday, and slept a bit…and voila! it was time for the caucus…Ron Paul did really well in Blue Earth County — he got 208 votes in the Republican preference poll, more than any other. We [had] quite a few of the college kids [there] — one of them, whom I know only by “Al,”, walked up to a couple of Obama supporters (they had buttons on or something) and asked them, Why do you support Obama?
The answer was, he’s a brother, man (Does that strike you as being bright?).
He then explained to them about Obama and the War on Drugs, which can in many ways be looked at as a War on Black People — he pointed out to them that Obama will continue the War on Drugs, whereas Dr. Paul will not.
They evidently were nonplussed by being challenged to think.
Regarding Dr. Paul’s showing in the Blue Earth county caucus (he won the vote), the Free Press showed a picture of some Ron Paul supporters on the front page, and recorded the score of the vote, but managed to write an article on said caucus without once mentioning Ron Paul.
It’s getting to be humorous — do they realize that a lot of people don’t read the paper anymore?
Regarding the bit about the college kids in the first paragraph, I’ve seen internet commentary that calls the Ron Paul movement the “Revolt of the Intelligent.”
I think that speaks for itself — what the mainstream is offering us is the 21st-century equivalent of Buffalo Bob and Andy Devine. We’re supposed to watch the Froggy twang his magic twanger, while “they” go and rob us blind even as they simultaneously make the rest of world hate America with a lurid passion.
The main thing now, I think, is to not believe the promises of the ham sandwich bushes on Venus, and to not buy the tickets to go there; more and more of us are not buying into the received wisdom, which is the received wisdom of the Judas goat, and it may be that some of us may live to see better days.
[Emmett R Smith all transcription-rights reserved 6 February 2008]