An Open Message to the Alternative Media
Did You Believe in the Man or the Message?
“You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve or should’ve happened… or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move on.”
We all have the responsibility to practice what we preach and if you thought that supporting one man was fulfilling that responsibility, then you were wrong. If you continue to place your faith and hope in a single person without living the values yourself, you will continue to be disappointed. Real change always begins on the level of “self” so until we live the values we espouse, there will be no real change.
This message is directed towards all of you in the alternative media who are continuing to destroy the message of truth, liberty and freedom by focusing on something that cannot be changed and matters not in the grand scheme of things. I understand being angry and disappointed in Rand Paul’s endorsement of Romney and Ron Paul’s silence on the matter, but is the concept itself a fallacy because of their action and/or inaction? Did your disappointment negate your belief that Liberty and Freedom are essential to the human condition?
I understand that Rand Paul’s actions have blown a gaping hole in a movement that was gaining tremendous momentum, but if you allow the bleeding to continue, this wound will surely kill what’s left and like it or not, your ability to reach hundreds of thousands of people also bestows upon you the responsibility to not only carry on, but to live the message you say you believe in.
While I understand the angry diatribes, articles, videos and commentary directed at the motives behind Rand’s decision, this is fast becoming another distraction and we are literally giving the establishment what they want. Allowing ourselves to be distracted and divided allows the message of liberty to be pushed back into the shadows. They don’t need to disenfranchise us now because we are doing it ourselves. I ask you all to stop.
If Ron and Rand Paul have committed political suicide, so be it. We are not politicians. We are not running for any office. We are trying to change our world for the better in spite of them. Blame Ron and Rand if it makes you feel better, but if this movement dies, take your own responsibility for allowing it to happen when you had the ability and venue to help prevent it by stepping up to the plate yourself.
What you need to ask yourself now is how can you be constructive rather than destructive? Be angry at Ron and Rand if you must, but I beg you to rise above it and be the change you thought you envisioned with Ron Paul. Quit wasting your time, talent and ability to reach millions of people that listen to your shows or read your blogs. Quit doing the establishment’s job for them by focusing on an irrelevance. Do not abandon a message that is pure because you believe the man delivering the message was not. Damn the man if you have to, but not the message…