Russert skips mentioning Iraq and the collapse of the dollar. Paul mentions the film “Freedom to Fascism”
By Larry Simons
December 24, 2007
Ron Paul visited Tim Russert on Meet the Press on Sunday and discussed his platform on the issues. Strangely, Russert does not discuss the big issues like the financial crises of the country and Iraq. Those 2 issues had to be mentioned by Ron Paul.
During the uninterrupted 31 minutes that Ron Paul was interviewed, Paul did discuss his stance on earmarks. Russert didn’t either understand what Ron Paul was saying, or he pretended not to.
The Texas Congressman did mention the fact that this country is moving toward “soft fascism” and got in a quick plug of the late Aaron Russo film “America: Freedom to Fascism”.
“So,” Russert follows up, “you think we’re close to fascism?”
Paul responded, “We’re not moving toward Hitler-type fascism, but we’re moving toward a softer fascism: Loss of civil liberties, corporations running the show, big government in bed with big business. So you have the military-industrial complex, you have the medical-industrial complex, you have the financial industry, you have the communications industry. They go to Washington and spend hundreds of millions of dollars.”
“That’s where the control is,” says the Congressman. “I call that a soft form of fascism — something that’s very dangerous.”
Unlike the other GOP candidates that Russert hammered and came out standing, Russert was the one on the receiving end of the blows in this one. Ron Paul shined, as usual.