I wonder if I am the only one who pays detailed attention to Congressman Paul’s statements. I suspect many of his supporters go into a trance whenever they hear his voice.
Ron Paul did it again at the Tampa debate on Monday night 1/23/12. I mean spread some information that only he, Congressman Paul, is privy to. Mr Paul declared clearly, under his own power, with no prompting whatsoever, that this country is presently conducting a blockade against Iran. He used the word four times at least, both as a noun and as a verb. And, no, he was not speaking prospectively ( “If we conduct a blockade, in the future ….”) but declaratively and in the present tense.
Now, a blockade is a physical act of interdiction where you actually prevent ships and planes from reaching the country being blockaded. In a blockade, you sink ships if they won’t stop. It’s a naked act of war. The US conducted a blockade of Cuba for a couple of weeks during the missile crisis. The UK blockaded Germany during all of WWI, slowly starving Germany of food and raw materials.
I see three possible explanations for Mr Paul’s strange declaration:
1 The US is actually conducting a secret blockade against Iran and Mr Paul found out about it and no one else did;
2 Mr Paul has the right to modify the English language by himself (before he is even elected President!) anytime he wishes so that a “table” may become a “chair and “drinking,” “eating,” also anytime he wishes.
3 As, I have suggested before, Mr Paul is watching his own movie under his eyelids that no one else sees.
The third explanation seems to me the most likely to be right because Ron Paul is so obviously a sincere man. He does not lie. He believes everything he says.