Deepak Chopra: ‘I Like Ron Paul’

Deepak Chopra tells WeAreChange: “I don’t know who to support right now. Who do you choose when the system is broken…”

He goes on to say, “I like Ron Paul a lot.”

4 Comments on "Deepak Chopra: ‘I Like Ron Paul’"

  1. pravinvarma | Jan 18, 2012 at 2:08 pm |

    go on,make desis ron paul!

  2. “Who do you choose when the system is broken…”  The answer is – the system is not broken. The system is working fine for the few,  they are getting wildly rich – wars and mayhem are still being practiced around the globe.  The second half to the answer (it is two part),  is that the few are trying to break you with the system,  and until you recognize this,  you have no remedy – and the remedy is not pretty for those subjecting the people to this globally –

    Protesting is ok but it is not enough,  if all you are dong is protesting than you have thrown yourself upon the few who have no mercy for you,  you might as well die on your knees rather than standing on your feet.

    All I have to say is that you better realize this sooner rather than later,  because there will be no later.  It gives me no pleasure to say I was right and you were wrong –

  3. inb4 butthurt

  4. Mr Willow | Jan 18, 2012 at 6:59 pm |

    What do you think about Ron Paul, who wants to end all the Wars and bring the troops home, and spread peace and prosperity. . .”

    That is not something his detractors are arguing against, nor are they arguing against his positions of the slow creep of authoritarianism on the part of the government, nor are they arguing against his position that drugs should not be legalised. But this is always what his supporters point to to curry favour or garner support, and this is what they will always point to because that is the only thing they are able to point to. 

    This is the problem, because even if you take those very positive aspects of his campaign are enacted the system by which our socio-politico-economic method of relating remains in place. If he were discussing his ideas within a framework of suggesting an alternative system to current capitalist hierarchical structure—the same system that has existed since the late seventeen hundreds, that is perpetuated by exploitation of both people and the environment, that gave us the immense pollution we are all accustomed to, the monopolies of the robber barons, child labour, that is exemplified contemporarily in the current way factories overseas operate (which is why corporations are so eager to ship jobs over there), and the same that only operates with any sort of respect to outside circumstances unrelated to profit (the gross inequality it creates being the chief one) is when stymied by outside regulation—then it would be a very different situation, and I would be overly enthused with him. 

    What that alternate system is open to debate (participist, socialist, libertarian in its true or original meaning ( , democracy, etc.), but the fact remains that deregulation of the banks caused the financial collapse and deregulation of Corporate America in general caused the continued consolidation of power via monopolies of industry and media, and the deregulation of the government (or its lack of integrity) caused our supposed representatives to become the auction lots of the industries that benefit through our misery. Further deregulation will not bring ‘better capitalism’.

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