Are radical ideas that radical?

For the past decade Texas Congressman Ron Paul has been a radical voice warning that the US economy is about to collapse. He’s been marginalized and even ridiculed, though. Why are people afraid to hear radical ideas? American journalist Lori Harfenist known as The Resident asks New Yorkers whether it is time to start listening to radical thinkers and why, if so

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Victor Vasechkin
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Norway and Britain and SA are petrostates, not Russia, lol.

Victor Vasechkin
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do you know that stock market does not represent all the Russian economy as only some small nr of companies are listed there? 🙂 lol.

WarDogLRS
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"RADICAL" you mean when Nixon took out the Gold standard and replaced it with Paper backed by nothing isn't Radical?. You mean going to undeclared wars killing millions isn't radical. You mean having to lose 30% of your wages isn't Radical?. you mean that the Government Departments like the FCC FAA FDA CIA DOD FEMA NAFTA CAFTA DOE IRS isn't RADICAL at a cost of 65 BILLION per department isn't radical?. Passing unconstitutional laws and the war on drugs isn't Radical. Nuking Japan with 2 bomb's??

WarDogLRS
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U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, favors abolishing the Fed's system of fiat currency to return to dollars backed by gold.

"Throughout its nearly 100-year history, the Federal Reserve has presided over the near-complete destruction of the United States dollar," "Since 1913 the dollar has lost over 95 percent of its purchasing power, aided and abetted by the Federal Reserve's loose monetary policy. The dollar has a purchasing power of only 4 cents today if this isn't Radical I don't know what to tell you

archaedemos
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very right . (: imo

Buff Awesome
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Why are some of those people not ready for freedom? I don't get it?

Victor Vasechkin
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rest in peace you

dm1133
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I don't get it… Ron Paul is the most republican(and I'm talking about lincoln and founding fathers type of republican) candidate in the republican party, yet the republicans choose the most left-wing and worst choice as their candidates. Just goes to show how retarded today's republicans are.

Ron Paul would've been the best choice for the US, no doubt.

Fivestarmichael
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When did "The Resident" start working for Russia Today?

dm1133
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I'm a communist, and I don't think America should be more right wing, or more left wing… it should stop being Neo-conservative. I would've even liked to see John Edwards as the president. I also support Obama.

Fact is if McCain had actually won… that definitely would've been the end of the US without a doubt… He still has cold war sentiments, and his first action would've been taking Russia out of the G8 and demonizing it. He would've escalated the tension to a conflict.

Drowzy
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exactly.

keep questioning things in that way

OrphanPaper
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from Antigone ,!(Seven against thebes ), Befor the sun shall set ,thou shall pay double impiety ,yea, two corpes for one , there blood be on thy head !, Lead me far from thoses who would defile the gods.

VoteLib3rty
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GoodWillHuntin07: I'm curious how Ron Paul's economic theories would create and rely on slave class of workers with no representation as you say. Please explain.

Misesian
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The reason is perhaps the Russian people are not yet ready for liberty? Americans, paradoxically enough, appear to presently be too unsophisticated to accept it either.

standard account
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how were the bitches in the 1460s with their ye olde goeth goeth boots?

standard account
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privatized restrooms have brought a great deal of sanitation in many african villages. what good have government solutions done over there?

and we've never had a free market for at least a hundred years, so you cannot say dr paul' ideas have never worked. thats just plain ignorance of the history of the world in general lol

dollaresque
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Ron Paul has some good ideas, and I like him more than any other persons on the Republican side. But if you go look for the congress sessions in which he gets a chance to question the Fed chairman, he brings up some of his points about the way Fed manipulates economy & dollar value, etc… but then, even though he has time to ask more, he simply makes says Fed may be to blame. It's like a campaign slogan almost. Then everyone looks at each other & they move on.

So who knows what they believe.

MooseOfReason
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Yeah, it's really "radical" to not spend money you don't have.

Jubes
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How much has our country changed that the guy who values liberty, free markets, limited government, sound money, and a non interventionist foreign policy is considered radical? Well I still love your ideas Ron Paul, even if you are "radical" by todays standards.

cowboy1165
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WHAT THE HELL IS RADICAL ABOUT FOLLOWING THE CONSTITUTION AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS !
"God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty…. And what country can preserve its (continued)

cowboy1165
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(continued) liberties, if it's rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure."
Thomas Jefferson

cowboy1165
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Except that the "Lefties" and the "Righties" don't want to follow the rule of law and the founders warnings…INCLUDING Bush and Obama. So I hope America will "love" falling on their ass.

cowboy1165
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Thanks WarDog, I was thinking the same thing. They don't know the difference between isolation and non-interference. (hopefully they will learn.) Sadly they will continue their quest for more "Radical" regulation, as if 75 thousand pages of regulations (and growing) over the market is not enough. Government regulation is like a strainer. The entrepreneurs and small businesses fall though and go down the drain, and all you are left with is the twisted spaghetti…Oops, I mean the corporations.

JesseKantstopolis
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If you aren't listening to Ron Paul there's something wrong with you.

JesseKantstopolis
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What are you talking about? Russia tried communism, Ron Paul preaches liberty, the exact opposite. You must be thinking Ron Paul is someone else.

dollaresque
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Chomsky makes Ron Paul look like a baby playing with concepts Paul could never grasp. And yet I like Paul, perhaps for his anti-establishment views; and believe it or not, Chomsky has plenty of those as well.

So radicals, even on opposing sides of political divide, still have their "outside-ness" as a uniting principle for their ideas. As very real Camus-esque characters, they're differences are of substance but their appeal is that of style.

ds4081
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lol, Russia has never tried it his way. America did over 100 years ago. It worked quite well.

ds4081
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He is Radical in the original meaning of the word. Not crazy or on the edge as they are meaning.

blakmira
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Every genius in history has been considered "radical." It is only in hindsight that people have realized that they were in fact prophets and forward-thinkers that they should have listened to instead of just going along with the MOR mindset.

Ron Paul is one of those "radicals" that thinks outside of the box. Listen to him now or pay later.

blakmira
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to wvprogressive1933 — haha! you have the word progressive in your name yet you call the ideas of a true visionary and progressive like Ron Paul far too radical. Hmmmm….

blakmira
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Ultimafan…they are clueless as to what they spout. They are just robots that find Ron Paul and his adherence to the Constitution somehow threatening.

fightforfair
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In the end humanity love the new world order,

the world without money

the world that everything is free

yeah sure humanity will forget democracy republic and communist soon

new world order = just like WALL E BnL world (did you see yet?)

Wooohoooojaga~~~

sinitskyd
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Chomsky is a pimp.

haaaylee
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you just said "alligator mouth overrunning a chipmunk ass" and you are trying to make the other person look stupid?

i would nsult you, but it wouldn't be proper. instead- i request you study Austrian economics.

or at the very least, grow up.

jonz23m
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its not a radical voice its common sense.the government that wanna give you a false secure feeling until its too late thats radical to me.building upp fake wealth..thats radical.

Curt Howland
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"Radical" just means very different from what is commonly heard.

mascar33
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Whats radical about the constitution? Wakey, wakey people.

standard account
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Why aren't you interested (to your 'privatization of restrooms' jab)? B/c it was a relative comment? B/c it was a truthful comment and you cannot deny it? Do you want me to throw strawman arguments at you so you can be interested?
When you say interested, do you mean "not being proven wrong"? B/c that sure seems like it.
Free market-Freedom to choose without government intervention & direct/indirect government manipulation of market rates into your life.
Let me know if that's to uninteresting.

VoteLib3rty
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GoodWillHuntin07: I'd be happy to debate you, but instead you spew nonsense and then refuse to backup what you say. Are you trying to make a point or just waste everyone's time?

blakmira
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Ultimafan, Goodwillhuntin just became a new member 2 days ago — he probably got kicked off Youtube for harassing "unpatriotic" Americans for believing in the Constitution — either a bitter McCainer or Obama Zombie (speaking of robots), who knows?

residentzombie
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lol all you sheeple will welcome the RFID chip implanted into you after this global crisis. That is exactly what the NWO and central bankers want you to do. Chip ahoy matty!

P47RICK
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Back when the founding fathers created the worlds first non monarchical Democracy they were called radicals. When they called for the end of slavery, they were called radicals. When the first students in universities called for the abolishment of racial segregation they were called radicals. When they called for the end of the Vietnam war, they were again brand marked as radicals.
It's funny how those "radical" ideas tend to turn into commonly accepted believes.

P47RICK
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Noam Chomsky is very well known Europe, so that doesn't surprise me, they even teach about him at some schools(although he is still alive). For some reason though, many Americans seem to despise intellectuals, but that doesn't mean that Europe has to as well.

P47RICK
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So are you saying Europe is not free?

P47RICK
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Virtually ever single west European country offers their citizens more civil liberties than the US. There is also no patriot act in Europe, which makes all West Europeans freer than Americans because in Europe its legally impossible to imprison anybody without proof and a trial. If you think I am wrong please correct me.

stayingawake20
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Ron Paul's ideas are not 'new' ideas. These ideas are borrowed from our founding fathers and based in our constitution. People don't know their history.

Always Falling Short
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Begging the question is a logical fallacy and doesn't mean what you think it does.

Also, left audio only.

Jared1981b
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Crimes Against Logic

CityzenJane
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…the past decade???

i wish people read more.

Carl Moore
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a good one.