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January 23, 2012

New Ron Paul News Letter Unearthed: "Some Say" Oklahoma City Might Have Been a "False-Flag" Operation Carried Out By US Government Agents

So when you wonder how the Truther movement could have latched on to a conspiracy theory so readily, you can thank the newsletters which Ron Paul admits to having written all but "8 or 10" problematic lines of.

"We're far from knowing everything, or even many things, about the horrific bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building," the newsletter item begins.

As was sometimes the case in the newsletters, the author then put the theory in the mouth of anonymous sources.

"Some people even think that the government itself could have been responsible," the newsletter states. "The government would not use its own agents, these people say. Spy agencies frequently use 'false-flag' recruitment. That is, the crazed men recruited into a 'right-wing' terrorist cell would not know they were actually working for the BATF, for example."

As I've said before, I'm not as alarmed by the racism, anti-semitism, AIDS panic type stuff as by this stuff.

All that stuff is familiar. The patterns such thoughts might imprint upon a brain are limited, and we can guess at where infected minds might go.

But when you're constantly dreaming up wack-a-doodle stuff like this, all bets are off. Because who the hell knows what such a mind is thinking?

What delusions will such a man believe passionately in next? And what actions might he take to combat his delusory Men in Black?

Since Ron Paul is fond of dreaming up apocalyptic scenarios, may I be excused for dreaming up my own? Is it wise to put a man wracked by apocalyptic visions and conspiratorial poltegreists in charge of the nuclear button? And the martial-law button?

And if the defense is, "He didn't really believe it, he was just playing for his more paranoid fans," what sort of defense is that? So he was pushing out alarmist crap to people already far too high strung and paranoid?

And I've long had a problem with this -- before I even knew anything about Ron Paul. Five years ago, Dennis Kucinich played to his own paranoiac supporters by introducing a bill to outlaw "V2K," or "voice to skull," technology. That is, yes, the government mind-beams paranoids suspect the government is shooting into their brains.

Did he believe in Voice to Skull? Did he believe in such a program?

That raises one set of questions.

Or did he cynically use the issue to cadge money out of the mentally imbalanced?

Regarding Kucinich, I wrote:

Can you think of any politician so dependent on support from the certifiably-schizophrenic fringe as to be willing to actually pander to them by proposing federal legislation to stop "V2K" mindweapons?

...

Just thinking about how wildly insane, or wildly cynical, Dennis Kucinich would have to be to deliberately reinforce the delusions of the mentally ill.

Now just send me $50 for my next campaign.

I'm on your side.

I'll keep Them away.

The biggest hurdle for TIs ["Targeted Individuals" -- ace] is getting people to take their concerns seriously. A proposal made in 2001 by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) to ban "psychotronic weapons" (another common term for mind-control technology) was hailed by TIs as a great step forward. But the bill was widely derided by bloggers and columnists and quickly dropped.

...

Conference call moderator Robinson, who says his gang stalking began when he worked at the National Security Agency in the 1980s, offers his assessment of the group's prospects: Maybe this rally wouldn't produce much press, but it's a first step. "I see this as a movement," he says. "We're picking up people all the time."

With Congressional endorsements, I'm sure you are.

At what point does this cease being "politics" and become either simple derangement or the cynical stoking of paranoia among borderline or full-on schizophrenics?

Ron Paul's supporters will, presumably, assail Kucinich as a kook; well? What is the distinction? Because I'm not seeing one.

Apart from abortion policies, I'm not seeing much of a distinction on much.

Pretty fine line between "crazy hippie" and "Hero of the Constitution."


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