Ron Paul as Louis Farrakhan
TNC waxes poetic on why Ron Paul of the 2000’s is a lot like Farrakhan of the 90’s.
As surely as Ron Paul speaks to a real issue—the state’s broad use of violence and surveillance—which the America’s political leadership has failed to address, Farrakhan spoke to something real, something unsullied, which black America’s political leadership failed to address, Both Paul and Farrakhan, in their glamour, inspired the young, the disaffected, the disillusioned.
To those who dimly perceived something wrong, something that could not be put on a placard, or could not move the party machine, men such as this become something more than political operators, they become symbols. Substantive charges against them, no matter the reasons, are dismissed. The movement they represent means more. But as sure as the followers of Farrakhan deserved more than UFOs, anti-Semitism and conspiracy theories, those of us who oppose the drug-war, who oppose the Patriot Act deserve better than Ron Paul
And he ends it with something I think many ideological puritans and “concerned” cynics need to remember regarding every President, Obama included.
But every man is a prophet, until he faces a Congress.