By Edwin A. Sumcad
Appeared in American Chronicle
June 30, 2007
It is hard to argue against medical findings that once hatred is puked out of the system, it relieves a chronic disorder. This disorder is some kind of anxiety or OCD [obsessive-compulsive disorder]. Obsession may take the form of “repetitive ideas, thoughts and impulses [that] may focus on violence …”  Imagined threats make hostile aggression compulsive.
There are some readers who reacted to my article using that means of relief. The published article The Politics Of Solitude And The Economics Of The Cave In The Age Of Starwars  appeared in the American Chronicle June 27, 2007. It drew an OCD release from incorrigible haters of America and from congenital bangers of whatever America represents who found a common interest with Ron Paul, GOP presidential aspirant whose politics of isolation and economics of the cave were exhaustively exposed in the said editorial report.
The presidential wannabe referred to is considered an oddball because he is arguing for and in fact defending the 9/11 terrorist attack, by finding a plethora of faults in our foreign policy, and in the way we handle the war on terror here in the home front and in the Middle East which he believed justified the terrorists’ attacks killing thousands of innocent Americans.
The oddity of this runner for Republican presidential nomination is that he exudes with an overabundance of rhetorical venoms that sting and daze his opponents in public debate, and spits his philosophical toxins to knock out his prey in public, i.e. “cockroaches” in Washington, D.C., or maybe the greedy, light-fingered “globalist United Nations”, if not the U.S. policy makers in government; he accuses, convicts and hangs the government by the neck out of a litany of slipups and blunders real or imagined of which he is at the same time the accuser, the judge and the executioner.
Paul’s rhetorical arguments in the campaign trail had caught up with haters of America. In one of his follower’s published articles, the government is referred to as a fat “pig” that dipped into the pocket of wage earners in a fiscal robbery called “taxation”. Because of his aberration towards the Federal Government’s revenue-making role in the funding of public expenditures allegedly at the expense of the American people being robbed of their hard-earned income, Republican presidential tax caucuses and forums had started to exclude him and his mouthpieces from their group; in my honest observation and objective assessment of what’s happening, it’s like Republicans are now avoiding him and his handful of noisy supporters the way social lepers in the Bible were shunned and avoided. With haters of America behind them, they are very toxic to American voters who abhor them; without any iota of doubt Paul and his small but hyped yet unacceptable supporters would drag the Republican standard bearer down with him in defeat in the coming 2008 November election.
At this writing, a recent news release made an important announcement that The Iowans for Tax Relief and Iowa Christian Alliance are going to host a presidential candidates forum this coming Saturday, June 30, 2007. Ron Paul was not invited. 
The public was not surprise at all by this deliberate omission. In fact the American public was if my pulse reading is correct, even expecting that Paul would drop out of the race sooner than later, and spare disquieted Americans the agony of his relentless attacks on government policies and of his aggravated abuse of the government that emboldens terrorists to launch an attack. First it weakens the Republican Party with the national election just lurking around the corner. Second, terrorists are assured with the feeling that once they attack, Congressman Ron Paul who is aspiring to become President of the United States will be there to blame the government and the American foreign policy makers for the carnage.
It is an aggravated abuse of the government because Paul works for the government and paid the salary of a congressman plus all of the emoluments he receives appurtenant thereto, all paid for out of the tax money that the government had raised which he attacked. The image he projects to angry Americans as an “oddball” that has risen from the catacomb of Hell is never held in doubt.
His exclusion from the Iowa presidential forum was to the American pubic, poetic justice. For at the same time it really explains among others why Paul is the most despised GOP presidential aspirant in the beltway. Since he hits the government hard short of calling it stupid in provoking the terrorists’ 911 attacks, haters of America only use him and his anti-government hang up, in ventilating their anger towards America to relieve their chronic anxiety or OCD as stated in the early part of this editorial insight.
If we examine the reactions of pro-Paul haters of America to the published article I have mentioned, we find no brain, only emotional kicks -- just this emotional release described.
To illustrate citing an example: It is an established premise in the article that nations looked up to the United States as the leader of the world, and no longer when out of his politics of isolation and solitude Paul will return life back to the cave when he is President. That U.S. world leadership is not questioned needs no proof. It is of global knowledge. Yet reacting to the article, haters of America scoffed at it and attacked it hammer and tong calling it “a neo-con rah-rah garbage”!! To them this is not real, much more understandable …!
Almost feel the heat of emotional binge the way it was expressed or thrown up?
One reaction was out of this world “esoteric”. There was a repetitive compulsive objection to having a Federal Reserve. This very daring guy [I admire his tenacity to venture into an area of discipline where others maybe too embarrassed to tread] labored to convince me that he was qualified to argue the macroeconomic role of the central bank [the Fed in U.S.] in development economics. I was mortified. I knew that little knowledge they say is dangerous. He thought that the only function of Fed is to rob people of their money by charging interest…! He asked where is the “reserve”, and answered it himself that it was all stolen. It takes hillbillies a spur of the moment to think that they had become Keynesian experts in macroeconomics overnight while it takes not less than six years for schooled economists to master the trade. If at all, he has his OCD relief. However,ignorance saturated the air and it was suffocating.
“Ron Paul wants us to leave Iraq because we have no business being there… there is no purpose …” said another e-mailing hater.
Is there any brain here anyone can see? The thoughts expressed in those lines are in biology, abiotic. The worth of our business in Iraq is already reaching a hundred billion dollars if not today, tomorrow, and some 4,000 dead American soldiers, and still counting. Think about what they know and how they look at the war in Iraq and understand what kind of people we are dealing with here.
Another fan of Paul thought Paul was the smartest candidate because unlike the other candidates, to defeat the enemy, he wants to study and know first the enemy. No, talking of who is smart and who is not, he is not even a shadow of his nemesis Rudy Giuliani. A scatterbrain does not compare to Giuliani who is surging ahead in the polls without looking back. Sorry to disappoint a rabid fan.
After Paul knew that the enemy who attacked us in 9/11 was Al Qaeda, then what? What did Paul do to defeat the enemy since he knew who it is? It is now six years since we were attacked … since Paul knew who Osama bin Laden is, up to now he still remains a loquacious windtalker and no action, just yakking-yakking, boasting about his mouth formula, re, how to defeat the enemy. Are we to believe that he is competing against President Bush for public lynching in this area?
Empty rhetoric makes the American public hates this presidential pretender even more. He is a talker of strange words with a philosophical obsession as strange as his politics of isolation and solitude for Americans, and for the country, his bizarre economics of the cave; he was in fact picturing the best life for Americans in the United States in the age of Starwars, as one comparable to that of the first Homo Erectus with a club.
Another confused hater apologized for and in Paul’s behalf, trying very hard to make me understand that his extraterrestrial idol does not hate or blame the American people, only the American government. If you disparage this government of the people, by the people and for the people, whose nose are you punching to spite the face? If the government is not the American people, from what planet did this hater come from?
Finally, delusion of popularity has caught up with Paul’s equally obsessed followers. One wrote: “[P]opularity [Paul’s] has skyrocketed … that reality is in extreme contradiction with your article.” In this case, attention is called after the fact, viz, since in the polls Paul remains in the status of a nuisance candidate for nomination, desperation on the part of his small group of campaigners is turning to be the mother of lies.
Paul is publicly rejected and unranked that he does not even have a Chinaman’s chance to break into the nomination list of Republican presidential aspirants. Go to the Gallup Polls, June 11-14, 2007 the latest at this writing, of PollingReport.com at http://www.pollingreport.com/wh0rep.htm.
The leading frontrunners are Rudy Giuliani [by a comfortable margin], Fred Thompson, John McCain, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich in that order. Paul’s name is even hardly found in the bottom of the list of nuisance presidential wannabes. This popularity-preference line-up is consistent. It hardly changes.
A handful of Paul’s converts could be conducting their own kangaroo polls, i.e. text voting in FoxNews. Said RightWinged on May 15, 2007 at 11:56 PM time of posting in the website: “Ron Paul has a bunch of nutty supporters who think they’re going to make some statement by wasting their time and money voting in this stupid thing. It’s like when the Kos Kids flood online MSNBC polls and ‘prove’ that 95% of the country wants to impeach Bush.”  It was not a funny joke! It was pulling the leg of the public in a shameless way.
The public cannot be fooled. “Here are 2 on-line polls that haven’t been totally hijacked by the Ron Paul kiddies … Wearetheright.com and Thevirtualvideomapblog.” DannoJyd on May 16, 2007 at 1:06 AM. [Refer to Note (3)] “The nutroots are hijacking the text poll…losers.” SouthernGent on May 15, 2007 at 11:24 PM. [Refer to Note (3)]
Angry comments in the Web indicate the possibility of public lynching. I will just pick up at random a couple or so of public abuses heaped on Paul that under the ethics of journalism may be salvaged to make them printable.
“How can you tell a Ron Paul supporter from a left wing truther? You can’t.” liberrocky on May 16, 2007 at 12:20 AM [Refer to Note (3)].
All that follows came from the same angry website: “ ‘Ding Ding’ was an appropriate sound effect for ding dong Ron (Puke) Paul.” kevcad on May 16, 2007 at 12:20 AM
“So, the hostages were our fault, too? He’s beyond stupid. He’s insane.” amerpundit on May 15, 2007 at 11:29 PM.
“Ron Paul is a nut-case. Why the hell is he running as a Republican?!? I just listened to him in Hannity and Colmes. This guy makes Ross Perot look normal.” Talon on May 15, 2007 at 11:46 PM
And here’s the scambug: Among the GOP presidential nomination contenders, Paul claims to be the only enforcer of the U.S. Constitution. His followers are duped into believing that he is. He is not – he is a defiler if not a violator of the Constitution.
As Congressman, Paul have been trying to pass a law but to no avail providing that the “United States end its participation in the corrupt UN entirely …” to use his undiplomatic language. 
Notice carefully what I have to say to this: Our entry into the UN is by documented special agreement under Article VI on Treaties of the U.S. Constitution. “… all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land …” 
It is also in Article II Section 2, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution, which specifies Agreements Under the United Nations Charter. This corresponds to Article 43 of the UN Charter under which by special agreement categorized as “treaty” -- the supreme law of the land -- the United States, being a member of the United Nations, is required to provide when called for, “armed forces, assistance, and facilities, including rights of passage, necessary for the purpose of maintaining international peace and security.” 
The United Nations Participation Act of December 20, 1945, implements these provisions as follows: “The President is authorized to negotiate a special agreement or agreements with the Security Council.”
Note that under this Act, our financial obligations to the UN, the sending of troops to troubled spots in the world at the call of the UN are, among others, mandated by the Constitution.
Does Paul respect this constitutional covenant with the United Nations as provided for in the Constitution? This is what he said: “The United Nations remains determined to rob from wealthy countries [especially the United States] and, after taking a big cut for itself, send what’s left to the poor countries.”
The mandate to honor our financial support and “assistance”, among others, to UN, is a constitutional covenant. And what is it to Paul … a robbery committed by the UN …!!
Not only that … Paul wants to end the United States’ participation in or connection to the UN by passing a law that violates the Constitution…! His politics of isolation speaks louder than words.
Be that as it may, in my humble opinion, Paul badly needs to learn by heart the rudiments of protocol, diplomatic niceties and international leadership [to refine his language as a congressman who wants to be President of the United States], as well as legal advice and supervision, at least from a UN diplomat and a lawyer. I will help colleagues in those particular areas of discipline who would stand by him in seeing to it that he gets a special make-over, especially with reference to his vulgar public persona, including his other shortcomings.
Amend first the Constitution before you can “protect your [taxpayers’] hard-earned money from the greedy hands of the globalist United Nations,” to use his raw language for a start in this learning process.
My initial advice to him at this distance and I hope his handful of followers will get it too is, don’t be a glutton for public scorn even if you thirst for public accolade as champion of the taxpayers by attacking the United Nations in violation of the Constitution.
It does not make a hell of sense. #
© Copyright Edwin A. Sumcad. Access June 29, 2007.
The author is a veteran diplomat-journalist and for more than 45 years a recipient of numerous excellence awards in journalism. His editorial insights appear in other publications and published in several websites. A brief comment may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes (1) to (6) are available for reference but not printed for space.