Sunday, May 6, 2012

Ron Paul, for me, is a sort of funny guy. I mean, says a lot of good stuff. But for me, libertarianism is sort of a pre-industrial ideology. The idea that govt should be so diminished. Well, the problem is that the government is anemic in the face of corporations like Exxon Mobile, and Citibank, and Goldman Sachs, and Bank of America. And we need to find leverage by which these monopolies can be broken up and the monopoly of these corporations can be curbed. And so I think Ron Paul is pretty good in terms of empire, in terms of fiscal responsibility, in terms of constitutional rights, but the core of his message, which is essentially degut govt, is one that I think isn't gonna do anything to diminish the power of the state.
-Chris Hedges

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