Statement on “We Are Change”
The following is a response to this video.
I have no problem people believing whatever they like, left to right, radical to practical, insane to sane. I do have a problem with people who lack common sense. I do have a problem with people incapable of presenting themselves in a respectable manner.
Most importantly, I do have a problem with anyone or anything that is counterproductive to the liberty movement. This movement is too important. It is bigger than me. It is bigger than you. It is bigger, even, than Ron Paul.
The outfit known as “We Are Change” is unquestionably damaging to the liberty movement.
These are not “journalists,” no matter what they fancy themselves. This outfit is a collection of conspiracy theorists that chase down movement figures to ask asinine and embarrassing questions. Along with making sure the Ron Paul movement lives up to every stereotype our enemies would like to portray, this is this group’s primary role in American political life. And it is a uniquely dumb role.
“Simply asking questions” is no defense for the permanent handicap on the liberty movement such a group will always represent, anymore than the Westboro Baptist Church could pretend its past behavior shouldn’t shape overall public perception.
You make a bed, you lie in it.
If you happen to belong to this group, I will not talk to you. If I see you at an event waiting to pounce on Ron Paul, Rand Paul, Justin Amash or any other liberty leader, I’ll not only call security, I might hire them myself. Others in the movement may talk to you. That is their prerogative, however I’m quite sure they usually have no idea what you represent when they grant you an interview.
I will generally speak to anyone, from The Daily Paul to CNN and everyone in between. But I will not speak to anyone whose sole purpose in life is to make the movement I care about so deeply look ridiculous. I’m embarrassed to even have to write this statement because it could possibly acknowledge the existence of this group to people outside our movement who might have been attracted to our ideas otherwise.
This outfit should also alter its name to “We Are Not Change” because nothing is ever going change in our politics so long as others believe this group somehow represents the liberty movement.