Ron Paul’s Secret Information

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.


About Jacques Delacroix

I am a sociologist, a short-story writer, and a blogger (Facts Matter and Notes On Liberty) in Santa Cruz, California.
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5 Responses to Ron Paul’s Secret Information

  1. Terry Amburgey says:

    I’ll have to opt for #2. It’s endemic among republicans especially with respect to the word “socialism”.

    • jacquesdelacroix says:

      The word “socialism” has no fixed meaning, hasn’t had for a long time. Using it like saying “bad boy” or perhaps, “awful” but it’s not a forceful imposition of meaning as Ron Paul seems to have done in the Monday debate. Republicans who use the language don’t take themselves seriously except with the respect of stating, ” I am very indignant, so indignant, I use the ‘S’ word!” Similarly and famously, a Congress candidate in the 19th century had defeated a rival by stating forcefully that his opponent had a sister who was a “thespian.” The opponent could not rebut because the charge was true, his sister worked in the theater. This all reminds me of a story I wrote a while ago to scandalize my children’s high-school teacher. Perhaps I will put it up on this blog.

  2. ApparentLeeCain says:

    “The United States, Britain and Canada announced fresh plans Monday to sanction Iran’s financial and energy sectors, steps analysts said would raise pressure on Tehran but were unlikely to halt its atomic program. The United States named Iran as an area of “primary money laundering concern,” a step designed to isolate its banking sector; blacklisted 11 entities and individuals suspected of aiding its nuclear programs; and expanded sanctions to target companies that help develop its oil and petrochemical industries.

    The United States stopped short, however, of targeting Iran’s central bank, a step that could have cut it off from the global financial system, sent oil prices skyrocketing and jeopardized U.S. and European economic recovery. ”

    Just because he said blockade not sanction doesn’t mean its secret information. Options of why you may have missed this:
    1: You don’t do research, because if you did you would have seen this article, as I found it quite effortlessly along with many others.
    2: enough said 🙂

    • jacquesdelacroix says:

      ApparentLeeCain: Is that really your internet name?
      Thanks for giving your source, It confirms the soundness of my criticism of Ron Paul. There is no blockade, there is no plan for a blockade, or for anything resembling a blockade. Personally, I regret it but facts are facts and Ron Paul does not know what he is talking about much of the time that he is talking about foreign policy. Again, he does not trip himself in answering questions; he volunteers false information.
      Every title on this blog that says “Paul” is of a story that tells you about other falsehoods.
      Feel free to question old postings.

    • jacquesdelacroix says:

      Apparentlee: It’s annoying to accuse people of not doing research based on your finding an irrelevant article. I do plenty of reading but readinG (“research”) is no substitute for simple logic and English comprehension. WHERE IS THE BLOCADE? WHO DESCRIBES IT? GIVE THE SOURCE OF THAT, PLEASE.

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