“The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity”
The words of WB Yeats spring to mind whenever I contemplate the latest batch of American Presidential hopefuls. How - in God’s name - can a nation that provides the cream of the world’s technical, scientific, literary, economic, entertainment and entrepreneurial talent toss up such a melange of dross, year after year?
Corrupt bought-and-paid-for clones, or sock puppets like Obama, or know-nothing failures like GW Bush or Sarah Palin. People you wouldn’t vote in as the town’s dog-catcher get to finger the nuclear button. Look at the collection lining up for next year’s contest. Worthless nobodies, without exception.
Well, with one exception actually.
Profound knowledge, education and wisdom. Searing intellect. Been proven right again and again. Most definitely not in the corporate pocket, or that of any other lobby. He believes the corrupt racket that is the Federal Reserve should be closed down or trammelled. He refuses to go for the weasel words of evasion and spin. He even straddles the Third Rail by opposing the insane policy of near-bankrupt America transferring billions of dollars every year to Israel. He points out the obvious (obvious to everyone other than the Israel Firsters in Congress) that Iran poses no danger whatsoever to the US, which should under no circumstances even consider a war.
Everything he says and does resonates of wisdom, sensibility and truth.
Surely it’s one of life’s mysteries that, despite this, he gets virtually no mainstream coverage? And if he occasionally does it’s to dismiss him as a frivolous eccentric? In fact it’s no mystery at all. It's not despite, but because of his qualities that he gets this treatment. Or non-treatment. An honest, super-intelligent America-Firster? DANGEROUS!
But now one of the MSM has broken ranks. Jon Stewart has devoted a major part of one show to expose this particular scandal. Be interesting to see how it runs from here on in. Maybe Dr. Paul does have a chance after all.
And may I here reiterate a point I've made on a number of occasions. Stewart is Jewish. A Jewish guy has blown the gaff, not a pseudo patriot of the O’Reilly or Limbaugh ilk. My point? Don’t tar all Jews with the same brush.