Ron Paul Urges America "Oppose Fascism Of The Right & The Left"

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity,

Following the recent clashes between the alt-right and the group antifa, some libertarians have debated which group they should support. The answer is simple: neither. The alt-right and its leftist opponents are two sides of the same authoritarian coin.

The alt-right elevates racial identity over individual identity. The obsession with race leads them to support massive government interference in the economy in order to benefit members of the favored race. They also favor massive welfare and entitlement spending, as long as it functions as a racial spoils system. Some prominent alt-right leaders even support abortion as a way of limiting the minority population. No one who sincerely supports individual liberty, property rights, or the right to life can have any sympathy for this type of racial collectivism.

Antifa, like all Marxists, elevates class identity over individual identity. Antifa supporters believe government must run the economy because otherwise workers will be exploited by greedy capitalists. This faith in central planning ignores economic reality, as well as the reality that in a free market employers and workers voluntarily work together for their mutual benefit. It is only when government intervenes in the economy that crony capitalists have the opportunity to exploit workers, consumers, and taxpayers. Sadly, many on the left confuse the results of the “mixed economy” with free markets.

Ironically, the failure of the Keynesian model of economic authoritarianism, promoted by establishment economists like Paul Krugman, is responsible for the rise of the alt-right and antifa. Despite a recent (and likely short-lived) upturn in some sectors of the economy, many Americans continue to struggle with unemployment and a Federal Reserve-caused eroding standard of living. History shows that economic hardship causes many to follow demagogues offering easy solutions and convenient scapegoats.

Left-wing demagogues scapegoat businesses and the “one percent,” ignoring the distinction between those who made their fortunes serving consumers and those who enriched themselves by manipulating the political process.


Right-wing demagogues scapegoat immigrants and minorities, ignoring how these groups suffer under the current system and how they are disproportionally impacted by policies like the war on drugs and police militarization.

As the Keynesian-Krugman empire of big government and fiat currency collapses, more people will be attracted to authoritarianism, leading to an increase in violence. The only way to ensure the current system is not replaced with something even worse is for those of us who know the truth to work harder to spread the ideas of liberty.

While we should be willing to form coalitions with individuals of good will across the political spectrum, we must never align with anyone promoting violence as a solution to social and economic problems. We must also oppose any attempts to use the violence committed by extremists as a justification for expanding the police state or infringing on free speech. Laws against hate speech set a dangerous precedent for censorship of speech unpopular with the ruling elite and the deep state.

Libertarians have several advantages in the ideological battle over what we will replace the Keynesian welfare model with. First, we do not need to resort to scapegoating and demagoguing, as we have the truth about the welfare-warfare state and the Federal Reserve on our side. We also offer a realistic way to restore prosperity. But our greatest advantage is that, while authoritarianism divides people by race, class, religion, or other differences, the cause of liberty unites all who seek peace and prosperity.

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UndergroundPost's picture

Once again, Ron Paul NAILS IT

froze25's picture

Too good not to share and related to the topic. 4.5 mins long. Very good info. a complete setup.
@Bill of Rights, you will like it.

smithcreek's picture

So...  pretty much what Trump said?

SmackDaddy's picture

Oh lolbergtarians....

You really think the people we're being replaced with give a fuck about your values, culture, history, or your precious fucking constitution.


IntercoursetheEU's picture

My Nazis can whup your Nazis.

NidStyles's picture

So keep letting Jews run the country into the ground is his message?

Mango327's picture

Ah the perennial anti-semitism, borne of ignorant web-dwellers who haven't figured out yet that the Jesuits created Israel as well as the Third Reich. Too bad more people don't gain wisdom with their age, like the good Doctor clearly has. Preach it, Ron. 

Yes, NAZIS and COMMUNISTS are MORALLY EQUIVALENT. - #HiddenHistory #CultOfSaturn

WordSmith2013's picture
Soros Must Be Arrested, Prosecuted and Imprisoned to Prevent Civil War


Trump needs to borrow a page from Putin’s playbook
MisterMousePotato's picture

Funny thing. I know NPR, NYT, etc. talk constantly about the people in white sheets lurking under every bed and in every closet, but I look around, and I just don't see very many people in white sheets. On the other hand, I sure do see a lot of people in black. Oddly, the guys in the white sheets bother me more. Maybe because I expect more from them? The black sheets, well, we're talking Maxine Waters, right? Can't say I expect much at all from them.

tmosley's picture

Yes, but only in defense of self or others.

White nationalists want to defend white people, not to kill everyone else. That may change, but only when the left FORCES it to change. When the violence starts in earnest, they are going to be in for a surprise.

gatorengineer's picture

Said another way Ron the globalist retard.  Facism Ron is left not right.  The alt right wouldn't exist without people like you sanctioning unlimited immigration and the BLM movement.  

Beowulf55's picture

What fucking planet are you from?

JRobby's picture

The planet Troll in the Assfuckistan Galaxy.

jus_lite_reading's picture

I concur. Probably a Share Blue troll.

CheapBastard's picture

Consistently over the past year in almost every big city it's been only one group that has been very violent beating spitting, throwing bags of rocks or urine at people.


And it's NOT the right.


US Commission on Civil Rights Refuses to Condemn Antifa Violence


SmackDaddy's picture

LOL.  Not to mention murdering and dismembering the unborn on an industrial scale for profit.

What else would you expect from these "people".

gatorengineer's picture

Don't tell Ron that.   Messes with his white guilt meme.

devnickle's picture

White guilt? What are you smoking? You have him confused with a libtard. WTF?

Antifaschistische's picture

I don't watch news much....I still don't understand why those people protesting to KEEP the Lee statue are being labeled at KKK members.   

Extremism, breeds extremism.   I do not see those two groups as two sides of the same coin....but, you can characterize anything that way when it comes to human behavior.

7thGenMO's picture

Yes, Ron Paul is illogical in equating Antifa to the alt-Right.  Yes, there must be some limitations to state power, which Paul has made a career of stating, but the alt-Right is largely composed of those who agree.

BTW - Although I appreciate his constant denouncement of The Fed, I've always suspected him of being controlled opposition.  It is an abrasive thing to say, but never fully trust a man who claims to be against statism yet chose a career looking up pussy and was funded by the state - he was a gynecologist that served in the Air Force.

Dabooda's picture

Paul didn't enlist in the air force-- he was drafted.

7thGenMO's picture

The info I have says he voluntarily entered the Air Force as an officer so he wouldn't be drafted by the Army.  I'll concede that he probably was initially reluctant to serve, but he chose to serve a few years in the Air National Guard.

jus_lite_reading's picture

Well said. THATS THE FUCKING POINT. Extremism in all forms will always eventually resort to violence. The radical left is just as bad as the radical right. I don't think either side wants PEACE and UNITY. They want SUPERIORITY. MANY Black Lies Matters members have admittted so much in recent weeks. See the viral video on YouTube of that BLM "all whites are racist" fat bitch. THAT is where the hate comes from.

FUCK all the racist human filth, ON BOTH SIDES.

alangreedspank's picture

Facism doesn't exist on its own. It's a natural reaction to communism. Calmly clean out communists out of your society, like McCarthy tried to do via very legal, non-violent ways and you won't see facism.

StarGate's picture

Well unfortunately, not good enough.
The Policeman needs to show his face and his voice about the orders from the Charlottesville Mayor to incite the riots,
otherwise it means nothing.

Find others in police force and speak together.

Beowulf55's picture

Prosecute....they have the law in place.....

Virginia Law:

Oh, I forgot.  We are no longer a Nation of Laws..........



jus_lite_reading's picture

And what do we do with terrorists?


Swampster's picture

5/1/17 EDIT

I just found out I am an "Anti-Semite".

Why? Because I asked "why doesn't the media call Israel's 70 year old Muslim Travel Ban, and new anti-Muslim border wall
(paid for by the U.S. taxpayer) "racist", like they did with the Orange JEWlius Trump's (Campaign LIE) Border Wall, and SO CALLED "Muslim Travel Ban. So-Called,
Just another in a long string of lies from the media. "FAKE NEWS= RUN BY JEWS"

For some reason (NEW WORLD ORDER/GLOBALIZATION) Israel and the Media want America and Europe to be flooded with Muslim refugees, illiterate hispanics,
and other unwashed invaders from the south but they want none for Israel. Bibi Netanyahu said Israel's new border wall and Muslim travel ban were
important for "Israel's security",and for "demographics"(aka JEWISH PURITY). "Israel is too small" he said, but all Jews (except black jews)
are welcome to come any time. They'll just steal some more Arab (SEMITE) land to make room! So why isn't stealing land from Arabic speaking peoples "anti-Semitic"?
Simple, because the Jew controlled media lies to America at every turn, as they practice JEW PRIVILEGE and blame it on whites!

So the website I posted on banned me and called me "anti-semitic". I asked myself what the heck is a Semite, anyway? I, unlike 99.9999% of the
brainwashed GOYIM sheepleTARDS in America took the two minutes to look up the word Semite, before mindlessly repeating it every time someone tells the truth
about Israel and the Globalist 'NAZI Jews. Ever hear of a dictionary? It tells you what words mean.

Well surprise surprise, A Semite is someone who speaks ARABIC or Jewish languages. I also found out that the vast majority of Semites are indeed Arabs.
Very few Jewish people speak Yiddish, Hebrew, or Ladino today. Do you know any???? I sure don't, but every Jew is a Semite according to the 'NAZI JEW media.
"ANTI-SEMITE" IS A MADE UP WORD used by the NAZI JEW media to demonize anyone who dares speak the truth about 'NAZI Israel and the Globalist 'NAZI Jews....
just like "homophobe"...I mean who on earth is afraid of those prancing fairies, except the little boys they are about to sodomize?

Only 1/4 million people speak Yiddish, another 200,000 or so speak Hebrew or Ladino, so less than a half million. 420 MILLION speak "Arabic Languages".
JEWISH SEMITES ARE ONLY A TINY FRACTION OF ALL SEMITES, but everyone I ask says a Semite is only a Jew.
How can Americans be so ignorant? It's quite obvious that the 'NAZI Jew controlled media (FAKE NEWS) is lying to us .....(ABOUT EVERYTHING!!!!)

Most Jews are not Semites, and a staggering majority of Semites, are not Jews! Does the media portray it this way? NO!!!!WHY Not??
Well WHO runs 95% of the media in this country one might ask?

Muslimania's picture

what fucking planet do YOU live on? must be the BIZARRO world......

TeamDepends's picture

A National Socialist, and the KKK is a branch of the DNC (budumpshh)!!!  Thanks, we'll be here all week.  Don't forget to tip the waitresses and bartenders.




Broner's picture

Good post except one thing, a shameless use of the 'NAZI' label. Do what you preach. Read the history of the pre-WW1 and after period, preferably David Irving and try to understand what happened to the German Nation and the (((tribal))) role in it. And than think twice before doing what the (((tribe))) has been doing for decades.

More appropriate label would be 'Bolsheviks' instead. Read the pre-Russian Revolution and after period, preferably Solzhenitsyn. You will find out who the bolsheviks really were, because they were not Russians and the Russian Revolution was a foreign invasion and not a civil war.

Cornhulio's picture

Still have Ron Paul for Pres bumper stickers

HRClinton's picture

Not really. A smart and shrewd politician would have done what the Charlottesville police did: 

Let the two sides have at each other.

I'd have put them on HBO though, as the warmup band for Game of Thrones (GOT).

Broner's picture

Yap, he nailed the White Race to the cross. It was always about race identity hidden behind false-economics, false-democracy, false-welfare and such. The Whites got too damn stupid to see the (((tribe))) consolidating its power. This is a race war and Ron Paul is just another controlled opposition. Tell me when did he ever explicitly talk about the JQ?

JRobby's picture

+10,000 to Dr. Paul again!

Paid troll down voters pound sand. We will never acquiesce to your communist ideals.

Broner's picture

This is off the topic: Hey Taylor, How, the f*k, difficult do you think it is to setup the https protocol for this site you f*n moron? You shove the ads into our faces as if there was no tomorrow and yet you are unable to implement this very basic privacy/security measure. Do you, f*n retard, know what happens when your readers log into your account? Probably not, you stupid shit. F*k you and your web site.

jin187's picture

I don't see how anyone with a brain can read this, and vote for anyone else besides Ron Paul. I've never seen a politician call it so perfectly, and with so few words.

The_Central_Scrutinizer's picture

I must disagree. Immigrants, minorities, the 1% and corporate america are at the root cause of most of the problems discussed here at Zero Hedge.


Ron Paul may be correct about the money system and interventionism, but in other areas seems to accept propaganda assumptions like many of us do.


also, Paul never really seemed to tryvery hard to grab the reins... Easier to bitch and get praise for the occasional editorial or newsletter essay.


total 'egghead' in a 1950s derogatory way, but had two good points to speak of...

nevenbridge's picture

Keynesian model doesnt mean to print money for finance and big parasite corporations. What you have in america has nothing to do with keynes anymore. With a libertarian model, in the best case, you will get the same result with your sold corrupt political class.

Ron Paul is just playing with political ideologies. I bet my soul on the fact that switching to a libertarian model things in america will worsen for the common citizen, i will go to hell if i am wrong. Libertarian = Darwinian. The strong win everything, the weak die. Are you the strongest individual in america?

The country should print money to build and maintain infrastructures like roads and water pipelines. Your country should spend money on education, building hospitals, healthcare, parks etc. Spend money for the ppl, not on lobbies.

Giving more and more money to bankster to play finance and steal every american idiot of their pants what the fuck has to do with keynes?

Now you have corrupt politicians moving the threads fostering the will of finance and big parasite corporations. How could things go better giving power directly to the same ppl who buy your corrupt politicians? Do you like deflation? In my country it's several years that i am living with deflation and it's fucking shit. The wealthy become more and more wealthy, the poor become more and more poor.

Delete from existence all your sold politicians (deep state or how you call it) if you want to fix your country.

America is shit today because the ppl didnt care at all of the mess your sold political class did. You americans didnt gave a shit about your country, you prefered to eat hamburger, watch TV and fart all the time while they kept fucking your ass.

NoDebt's picture

Best President we never had.


Chupacabra-322's picture

@ NoDebt,

He's on standby. Once all HELL breaks loose.

Someone of honor & character must step forward once the manufactured / Engineered Collapse & subsequent Revolution begins.

NidStyles's picture


Once hell breaks loose, all bets are off. It will be every man for himself for months before Warlords and the UN move in.

Assuming the missiles don't start flying.

HRClinton's picture

Only the (((Sampsonites))) are allowed that option.

jin187's picture

We are the UN. If we go down, the UN essentially becomes a few hundred French and British guys, one Canadian, and a whole bunch of tinpot dictators that are 20 years behind on their membership fees.

0hedgehog's picture

Ron Paul or Donald Trump?

jus_lite_reading's picture

I said that a million times. I could **almost** cry thinking about it.