Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Hope for America
Long may it last! Ron Paul's The Revolution: A Manifesto, right now, is number one for book sales on Amazon.com. Yep, that's right folks, #1 for ALL books on Amazon! So forget J.K.Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkien, Terry Pratchett, Patrick O'Brien, Bernard Cornwell, Conn Iggulden, Stephen King, Dan Brown, Uncle Tom Clancy, and all my other usual favourite schlock pen-pushers, the top author on Amazon (at least for one day), is the Good Doctor himself. Marvellous.
Even now, despite its rapid slide towards fascism, I still see the United States as the best hope for an anarcho-capitalist future, because of its incredible history of sloughing off British statism and instituting a previously unwitnessed level of freedom, 250 years ago.
With Doctor Paul's book going to number one on Amazon, it is evident that despite the invention of state comprehensive schooling and all the other arms of state stupidity that the American government has instituted over the last two centuries, there is still a tremendous beating heart of freedom over there within our blessed colonies, sorry, daughter states, sorry, world hegemonic masters. (Well, at least they still have the most evil baddies in 'Battlestar Galactica' and 'Lost' talking with proper English accents, so good luck to 'em.)
And now, if only we could see one of these fifty states, or even something smaller such as an Indian nation, or even the Alabaman town of Auburn, secede from the monstrous Hamiltonian Leviathan. What a glorious day that will be, should it happen in our life-times. May this book help make this so, and thereby help bring on a truly free world.
My faith and hope in the future is thus renewed and healed once more. Thank you, Doctor Paul.
So come on Amazon.co.uk! Where's my copy?