Narrative offered by Senator Ron Paul in this speech is the true realities of the current world. I am sure millions of people around the world share his views. This is not something very difficult for a sane person to understand as it is the most logical conclusion one can make. Sadly, this is not what we are exposed to these days. Truth and realities are replaced by post truth and created realities. Billions are exposed to the exact opposite, with the military industrial complex, the war parties and their PR agent i.e. the msms selling and glorifying the ‘nation building’ through endless brutality and destruction of countries after countries. The self aggrandized belief of their divine role of ‘nation building’ and promoting ‘democracy’ resulted the killing of millions. It has become the most monstrous killing machine in the history of mankind.
With the demise of the Soviet Union, when one General gleefully admitted, during Gulf war 1, that Russians are not going to stop them. That was the moment the world started to experience the real face of the ‘promotion of democracy’, and what it actually meant! Russians were not there at that time, and still they are not there, to stop them. A nice speech from a Saint will be hurriedly buried under the rag. No one will take not of that. PR agents will be in their full force creating our realities that we believe we are in. In that reality we don’t feel any pain seeing people die in their thousands everyday. We start to feel that it is necessary to destroy before creation. Below is the text of the speech.
Ron Paul: “Madam Speaker, I have a few questions for my colleagues.
What if our foreign policy of the past century is deeply flawed and has not served our national security interest?
What if we wake up one day and realize that the terrorist threat is the predictable consequence of our meddling in the affairs of others, and has nothing to do with us being free and prosperous?
What if propping up repressive regimes in the Middle East endangers both the United States and Israel?
What if occupying countries like Iraq and Afghanistan and bombing Pakistan is directly related to the hatred directed toward us?
What if someday it dawns on us that losing over 5,000 American military personnel in the Middle East since 9/11 is not a fair tradeoff with the loss of nearly 3,000 American citizens no matter how many Iraqi, Pakistanian, Afghan people are killed or displaced?
What if we finally decide that torture, even if called “enhanced interrogation technique”, is self-destructive and produces no useful information and that contracting it out to a third world nation is just as evil?
What if it is finally realized that war and military spending is always destructive to the economy?
What if all war-time spending is paid for through the deceitful and evil process of inflating and borrowing?
What if we finally see that war-time conditions always undermine personal liberty?
What if Conservatives who preach small government wake up and realize that our interventionist foreign policy provides the greatest incentive to expand the government?
What if Conservatives understood once again that their only logical position is to reject military intervention and managing an empire throughout the world?
What if the American people woke up and understood that the official reasons for going to war are almost always based on lies and promoted by war propaganda in order to serve special interests?
What if we as a nation came to realize that the quest for empire eventually destroys all great nations?
What if Obama has no intention of leaving Iraq?
What if a military draft is being planned for for the wars that would spread if our foreign policy is not changed?
What if the American people learned the truth, that our foreign policy has nothing to do with national security, that it never changes from one administration to the next?
What if war in preparation for war is a racket serving the special interests?
What if President Obama is completely wrong about Afghanistan and it turns out worse than Iraq and Vietnam put together?
What if Christianity actually teaches peace and not preventive wars of aggression?
What if diplomacy is found to be superior to bombs and bribes in protecting America?
What happens if my concerns are completely unfounded?
But what happens if my concerns are justified and ignored?
Nothing good. And I yield back the balance of my time.”