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Ramzpaul

Postby Connor » 29 Apr 2013, 07:32

I've noticed that a few YouTube personalities (I hesitate to call them "celebrities") have been featured here on the forum. Keeping within that tradition, I'd like to present the great Ramzpaul to everyone.

Who or what is Ramzpaul exactly? It's the pseudonym used by a middle-aged, divorced man living somewhere in the American South (Oklahoma, I think). He has created a channel on YouTube with one mission in mind: to mock the Cultural Marxism that currently dominates our society. He succeeds brilliantly.

I'll start off by posting one of my favorite videos of his. It's a satire of white, middle-class progressives and their desire for "diversity" and "vibrant communities." He pretends to be the liberal parent of a kid who goes to a high-achieving, but tragically homogenous school. As a good liberal, this lack of diversity worries him, and he sets out to change the school. I won't spoil the video though - just watch it below:



Next is a video entitled "Dear Woman," in which he parodies emasculated male feminists. Anyone who has spent time in our own Feminism forum will be highly amused. Prepare to be moved:



I'll post just one more video, and then direct all of you to check out his channel on YouTube (do encourage this man by subscribing!). This last video is called "I am the 1%" and it turns the whining of the Occupy Wall Street crowd on its head. If the following video became the anthem of enough young people in the West, then maybe we could turn civilization around. Take a look:



Ramzpaul - truly a hero of our time.
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Re: Ramzpaul

Postby Elliott » 28 May 2013, 20:41

Here he is on the Sweden riots:
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Re: Ramzpaul

Postby Connor » 30 May 2013, 03:03

Elliott: A-ha! Just when I thought my Ramzpaul campaign was a failure, you post another of his videos!

I'll take this opportunity to post another recent video of his, about the Woolwich attack. It's somewhat morbid, but effective:

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Re: Ramzpaul

Postby Elliott » 30 May 2013, 03:31

Don't worry if people don't reply to posts, Connor. It can be disheartening, because obviously one wants a response, but often it just means that everyone agrees with you and has nothing to add!

With respect to RamZPaul, I don't really know what to think of him. I know he's involved in the whole AmRen thing and I'm generally in agreement with them except that they seem to think Jews are behind the decline.
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Re: Ramzpaul

Postby Connor » 30 May 2013, 04:13

Elliott: Yes, sometimes "no news is good news" when it comes to posts!

One quick correction about AmRen though:

American Renaissance has made a point to emphasize that they are not an anti-Semitic organization. You can read this article by founder Jared Taylor in which he directly states that Jews have a vital presence in their work (indeed, at least one person of Jewish descent has spoken at each of their annual conferences). Furthermore, some of the more flagrantly anti-Semitic nationalists, such as David Duke, have consistently been denied a slot to speak at any of the AmRen meetings.

Also, Ramzpaul himself is not an anti-Semite. He actually voices support for Israel in some of his videos. He might occasionally make some irreverent comments towards the Jewish-American community (i.e., about how they're largely left-leaning), but he is assuredly no kind of Zionist conspiracy theorist.
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Re: Ramzpaul

Postby Elliott » 30 May 2013, 09:35

I'm glad to read all of that, Connor. I'd obviously got the wrong impression.
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Re: Ramzpaul

Postby Gavin » 30 May 2013, 10:34

I haven't quite caught up with watching these videos. So much to do all the time! But about replies:

Elliott wrote:Often it just means that everyone agrees with you and has nothing to add!


People put things so well on this forum that I am sure this is often the case. We have enquiring minds and want to make corrections if we spot flaws, and we will, but often there just aren't any so there's nothing to say! I would like a "rating" mechanism under posts - if we had one I think you'd see hundreds of "thumbs up" below some posts. But in its absence I think we can just assume that when people don't reply it is in most cases because you just said it right the first time and no-one has anything to add.

You can always look at the view count to see that posts are being read, though.
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Re: Ramzpaul

Postby Jonathan » 04 Jun 2013, 10:54

Connor wrote:Also, Ramzpaul himself is not an anti-Semite. He actually voices support for Israel in some of his videos. He might occasionally make some irreverent comments towards the Jewish-American community (i.e., about how they're largely left-leaning), but he is assuredly no kind of Zionist conspiracy theorist.


I've viewed perhaps a dozen videos of his. On the whole, he conveys his message rather effectively, and it's a message with which most of us would agree, I think. His recent bloodied-hands one was particularly potent.

That said, he does make an occasional side comment regarding Jewish influence or Israeli interests, which is all too typical of a certain kind of mindset. I'm not talking about criticism for supporting the wrong party, which is entirely legitimate, but something a little more nefarious. It's a combination which I also noticed on "Fred on Everything", where after reading about a hundred articles, I think I can speak with more confidence.

This is not at all meant to be a condemnation of the Ramzpaul or his work - it's a small reservation on an initial assessment which is fundamentally positive. I don't think I'll trawl through all of his videos, but I will be happy to view any specific ones you recommend, especially if you think they might cause me to revise my opinion. I am well aware that a small sample from a large body of work can be misleading.

In any case, it was good of you to bring him to our attention. It took me a little while to watch him, and a little longer to think about him, and a little encouragement from others to express my opinion.
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Re: Ramzpaul

Postby Gavin » 24 Jul 2013, 15:56



Good for the comedy section. The toilet paper is a "symbol of hate"! It shows just how far gone we are that the woman on the end of the phone agrees with him.
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Re: Ramzpaul

Postby Gavin » 24 Jul 2013, 18:15

Following the video above, here Ramzpaul tries to find out what "Women and Gender Studies" is all about. Surely one of his best! He manages to sneak in "I just work for a living" - it goes unnoticed.

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Re: Ramzpaul

Postby Gavin » 03 Aug 2013, 09:33

Ramzpaul has a solution for the issue of women (and gays) in the military:

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Re: Ramzpaul

Postby Gavin » 15 Sep 2013, 23:45

Here's a good interview with Ramzpaul. He's interviewed by Richard Spencer, who has some fairly radical views but who comes across as so relaxed and friendly that I wouldn't mind having a drink with him and at least letting him advance them so I could see what I thought (TD has indeed been in this position with him).



I like Ramzpaul but I also like Pat Condell so it was a shame for hear the former "diss" the later in one of his videos. Not quite sure why he did that - maybe these Internet personalities sense a bit for competition with each other. It reminded me of my regret when TD had that falling out with Sam Harris! Now why can't everyone just agree? ;)
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Re: Ramzpaul

Postby Connor » 21 Jan 2014, 02:53

Here's a recent Ramzpaul video that I found particularly insightful. He acts a bit more serious than usual in this one, but he's surprisingly effective in doing so. Let's all have a look, shall we?



This short video contains quite a few far-reaching observations about the modern world. It does indeed seem as though much of 21st Century Progressive thought can be summed up by this old Hungarian saying. I'll take it as a welcome addition to my vocabulary.
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Re: Ramzpaul

Postby Elliott » 21 Jan 2014, 09:14

That is indeed a good video, Connor. I think, in practice, Marxism does turn out that way - and maybe being a jealous type is part of what draws people towards it in the first place?
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Re: Ramzpaul

Postby Connor » 24 Jan 2014, 07:50

Elliott wrote:
I think, in practice, Marxism does turn out that way - and maybe being a jealous type is part of what draws people towards it in the first place?


That's certainly my impression of the Marxist impulse in people (and really, the socialist impulse in general). Jealousy is the unspoken motive behind a lot of the talk that denigrates "the rich," and that should be considered a vice and not a virtue in people. Then there's the closely related motive of desiring more social power for oneself, which is what most aspiring Marxist intellectuals are seeking out when they push their programs on others.

I must confess that I've been somewhat guilty of those feelings in the past. Several years ago - back when I was of a left-wing, socialistic bent - I was definitely a much more bitter person. I affected a kind of disgust for wealth and ambition, but looking back, I know that a lot of that posturing came from my own personal feelings about the world and not from any kind of objective analysis. The "dialectic" (or whatever ideological tool you may use) usually just uncovers whatever you're predisposed to see.

Anyway, going back to Ramzpaul's video: for me, the most interesting aspect was when he theorized that Marxism often acts as a hostile force towards beauty itself. That makes sense, seeing that Marxism's main goal is to level everything in society to a common denominator. There really can't be a place for the exceptional, the distinctive or the beautiful according to such a worldview.

In all communist regimes, art is degraded into a kind of utilitarian tool (hence the Stalinist architecture). Actual transcendent works of art are traded in for an extremely banal "Social Realism" that is meant for everyone ("The People"), and therefore appeals to no one. A Marxist system cannot come to terms with the inherently elitist nature of a great work of art, and so the art that such societies do produce always ends up being flawed and ineffectual. Just try a quick Google image search of Maoist murals: they are more likely to invoke queasiness in the observer than any sort of inspiration.

I know that the Wildean "Art for Art's Sake" attitude is often mocked in our age, but I'd choose that attitude any day over the soul-crushing "Social Realism" that the 20th Century Left upheld.
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