September 17, 2011 § Leave a comment
HERE’S PART OF a conversation I caught tonight between Salim Muwakkil of Chicago’s WVON-AM and a caller. They’re talking about the ethnic cleansing against black Africans being perpetrated by the U.S.-supported “rebels” whom the government and media are telling us are the champions of liberty and democracy. The caller mentions Ron Paul as the only presidential candidate so far to stand against these atrocities and U.S. military imperialism in general. Their conversation, in part, went as follows:
MUWAKKIL: [Ron Paul] has some flaws in other ways, but man, he’s strong on the way that we are wasting our treasure on these international adventures.
CALLER: Look, Salim. I defend my support of him only on the fact that I respect a man who can come out and talk about the bankers and the issues he’s talked about on national TV. I think he’s more of an Andrew Jackson type figure * , where he may not be perfect …To me the simple solution is, why don’t we just disband the Federal Reserve, or even be kind and say: “We’ll give you 24 hours – get all your stuff and get out of the country.”
MUWAKKIL: You sound like Rick Perry, brotha!
CALLER: That’s garbage. Rick Perry’s just talkin’ nonsense. You gotta get somebody who’s gonna execute this stuff. And it’s really gonna come down to the American people getting educated to execute it. And to go back to the politics of it, I’m tired of hearing about jobs when to me, if you would look at the money being spent … it reminds me of the time when he was talking about not being able to pay Social Security, damned if we do, damned if we don’t with the budget ceiling, okay? But at the same time he’s launching bombs in Libya at a million dollars a pop. « Read the rest of this entry »