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Neocon Pundits Amp Up Demonization Efforts in Response to Possible Ron Paul 2012 Run

by Martin Hill, LRC

The psychological operations conducted by the government of conditioning the public through covert mind control and subliminal influence has been documented for many years. This continued throughout Ron Paul’s presidential campaign, and now that there is talk of a Ron Paul run in 2012 , even on Paul’s own website, with 94% of respondants favoring a 2012 run in the latest poll, establishment pundits on the so-called right are amping up a marginalization campaign of Dr. Paul and his supporters.

Last week, in a bizzare stretch that would make Orwell blush, Hannity called Ron Paul supporters extremists and claimed thatthe military industrial complex is what gives us freedom of speech.

In his thorough August 2009 article FBI informants operating openly in our midst, Alex Ansary includes a clip where Hannity is confronted regarding his association with neo-nazi FBI informant Hal Turner.

Glenn Beck, meanwhile, who has been touted as a potential running mate by Sarah Palin, is on record saying that he “hates 9/11 victims families for asking questions.” Palin’s lead John McCain went so far as to blame the rise of Hitler on Ron Paul’s ideology.  Even supposed truth seekers are demonizing Paul, with 9/11 truth advocate Webster Tarpley insisting that Hitler’s critque of FDR policies are the same as those espoused by modern-day libertarians.

It might be helpful to revisit one of the more notorious instances of this smear campaign: when Glenn Beck likened Ron Paul supporters to terrorists. As reported at the time, complaints flooded CNN in the aftermath of that broadcast.

Here is a summary with partial transcript and analysis of that program which aired during the 2008 presidential campaign.

Beck: “When you enlist in the U.S. military, you have take an oath that says you’re gonna support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies – foreign and domestic – on this program, we talk a lot on this program about the foreign threats. Maybe tonight we should spend some time on the growing domestic one.

“…it feels, at least to me, like our leaders reflect an America that most of us dont even recognize. Well here’s the point tonight. [screen reads “THERE ARE ENEMIES AMONG US”] While our foreign enemies are the obvious ones, the physical threat may be developing domestically as well!

And here’s how I got there. As I told you last week, Ron Paul raised over 4 million dollars in one day. That’s huge news. His supporters raised the cash on november the 5th to commemorate Guy Fawkes. This guy was a British terrorist who tried to overthrow the government by blowing up parliament and killing everybody in it.

[screen reads ‘DIVIDED WE FALL’]

“Paul’s supporters called the donations, and I’m quoting, a “money bomb.” Fawkes was caught the very last minute, some say, with his hand on a torch about to light the gunpowder under parliament. Now the vast majority of Paul’s supporters take this little metaphor the way its intended, as a rallying cry to create a dramatic political shift. It’s really not the way I would go, ya know, tying my movement in with a historical terrorist attack, in, especially post 911 america, but hey. You know, Im a libertarian at heart. I get it!  You raise money however you want, as long as you arent blowing other people up.

“But America, here’s what you need to know tonight. Ron Paul supporters are tapping in to something that’s very real. It’s something that I’ve talked about on this program for a very long time. The rising tide of disenfranchisement in this country; and it’s coming from all sides of the political spectrum. If that feeling of disenfranchisement leads to political discussion, then our system works perfectly. But if fringe elements turn that disenfranchisement into violence, we endanger the freedoms we’re supposedly all fighting for.

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