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Ron Paul's Fascist Views at Jan 5 TV Forum; Obama Matches Him
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Sunday Jan 6th, 2008 9:24 PM
The reactionary positions of Ron Paul came straight from his mouth at a televised forum on January 5. His "peace position" on Iraq is simply the old isolationist position; he is not an isolationist on Afghanistan and he is in complete agreement with all Republican candidates on all other issues.
The reactionary positions of Ron Paul came straight from his mouth at a televised forum on January 5. His "peace position" on Iraq is simply the old isolationist position; he is not an isolationist on Afghanistan and he is in complete agreement with all Republican candidates on all other issues.

All of the Democrat and Republican candidates failed to recognize the reality the the events of 9/11 were an Inside Job and still promtoe the capitalist class' fairy tale, all in the same manner that they used to do with the Soviet Union "red menace" bogeyman. They have simply replaced communist with terrorist, all to maximize the profits of the war profiteers, the motivation for both anti-communism, and the latest version of exactly the same thing, anti-terrorism.
From the World Socialist Website, January 7, 2007 article by Partick Martin,
"New Hampshire debates: Democrats and Republicans embrace US militarism"
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2008/jan2008/deba-j07.shtml
"Paul, a social and political reactionary who harks back to the old isolationist wing of the Republican Party, expresses the position of a section of Republicans who consider Iraq a diversion that cuts across the global interests of the American ruling elite. Paul supported and continues to support the US invasion and occupation of Afghanistan."

"The Texas congressman was fully in accord with his Republican opponents once the debate shifted to domestic policies. He joined in a right-wing chorus opposing any government action to alleviate the social conditions produced by American capitalism."

"All the Republicans opposed government action to improve access to health insurance, deriding even the most modest and inadequate measures proposed by the Democrats as “socialized medicine.” All rejected a windfall profits tax or any other measure to curb the ability of the giant oil companies to plunder the American consumer. Not one Republican so much as mentioned jobs, unemployment or the growing threat of recession."

"All six candidates supported an immigration policy based on savage repression of immigrants, rejecting any path to legalization as “amnesty” and howling for bigger border fences, more sensors, more border guards and immigration agents, and more detention camps."

"Thompson and Romney suggested that all 12 million “illegal aliens” be forced out of the country by a combination of repression and denial of access to jobs and public services. McCain and Giuliani rejected this as impractical, while agreeing that undocumented workers should be punished. Paul and Huckabee focused on completion of a militarized fence across the entire US-Mexican border."

Barack Obama's warmongering position, agreed to by the other Democrats, were shown here:

"He first asked the candidates whether they would authorize a unilateral military strike into Pakistan if, as president, they received intelligence information confirming the location of Osama bin Laden."

"This question was directed to Obama, who made headlines during the summer when he said that he would order a cross-border strike, with or without the permission of the Pakistani government. He reiterated his position, and was then asked by Gibson whether this wasn’t a version of the Bush doctrine: “Attack when we want, regardless of the sovereignty of the government.” Obama replied with a lame evasion, saying an attack on Osama bin Laden would not be “anticipating a future threat,” but responding to the attacks of September 11, 2001."

As to the economy which is in a major crisis due to the collapse of the housing market and credit, which is he primary issue, the occupation of the oil fields of Iraq being an extension of that issue,
"This utter indifference to the fate of the vast majority of the American population characterized both of the debates. Both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party are instruments of the American financial aristocracy, which is separated by an unbridgeable social chasm from the problems and concerns of working people."
If you want serious change for the better, you have to vote for candidates from the 2 peace parties, the socialist Peace & Freedom Party and the Green Party. These millionaire Democrat-Republican candidates have nothing to offer and do not even speak to the needs and interests of the workingclass.