Friday, December 03, 2010

Ron Paul Cheers WikiLeaks -- Where's Wayne Allyn Root?

Ron Paul has called for more WikiLeaks. Paul is a true supporter of free speech and government transparency. According to Raw Story:

Speaking to Fox Business host Judge Napolitano on Thursday about recent revelations at the Federal Reserve, Paul's typical candor showed through.

"What we need is more WikiLeaks about the Federal Reserve," he said. "Can you imagine what it'd be like if we had every conversation in the last 10 years with our Federal Reserve people, the Federal Reserve chairman, with all the central bankers of the world and every agreement or quid-pro-quo they have? It would be massive. People would be so outraged."

Paul, a longtime critic of the US Federal Reserve, is the incoming chairman of a House subcommittee on monetary policy. His most recent book, titled End the Fed, takes aim at central banks the world over, blaming fiat money systems and fractional reserve banking for the world's increasingly volatile economies.

"In a free society we're supposed to know the truth," Paul insisted. "In a society where truth becomes treason, then we're in big trouble. And now, people who are revealing the truth are getting into trouble for it."

He added: "This whole notion that Assange, who's an Australian, that we want to prosecute him for treason -- I mean, aren't they jumping to a wild conclusion? [...] I mean, why don't we prosecute The New York Times or anybody that releases this?"

This once again highlights the difference between a true libertarian like Ron Paul, and a pretender like Wayne Allyn Root.

Paul has always opposed our encroaching police state. Root never did so -- until right-wing talk radio lashed out at the TSA's sexual groping and X-ray body scanners. Then Root rushed out an anti-TSA piece, thundering as if he were always a passionate leader against such police state tactics.

I expect Root will either oppose WikiLeaks, or remain silent -- unless and until his neocon customer base supports WikiLeaks. Then Root will scream his support for WikiLeaks, as if he were always a passionate and leading supporter of WikiLeaks.


John Jay Myers said...

If he posted it on his facebook page he would get creamed by his "friends". Because his friends don't include a lot of free thinkers.

Wayne also failed to tie the TSA to foreign policy. Which is like ignoring the 800 pound gorilla.

My guess is Wayne will not step out on any limbs.

Thomas L. Knapp said...

He won't mention Wikileaks until he considers it safe to do so. Then he'll announce that he's Julian Assange ON STEROIDS!!!!!