When I was at the ACL fest in September, I was struck by how many longhairs were passing out Ron Paul paraphernalia. Signs have been popping up around uptown with “Ron Paul Revolution” spray-stenciled on them, with EVOL reversed. Yes, Ron Paul=Love.
Now I hate the Iraq War and the Drug War as much as most sane people, but you gotta wonder why Ron Paul hasn’t really caught on before now. Is it because he’s ahead of his time? Or is there a more parsimonious explanation? Maybe it’s because he’s a dick.
Skeptical liberals have already seen this, but I think it’s a good reminder that Ron Paul is not a friend to the left. I like the libertarian slant to a point, but a commitment to social justice has to be a part of any political philosophy, in my book.