Although Romney was far better than I expected.
That surprised me too. I still don't like him but he is now less prone to evoke projectile vomiting when I see him. It seems he is willing to tone down the flames a little more than I expected, but I still fully see him keeping true to the current course into hell.
I can only conclude even the Paul presidency of (some of) our dreams... would only buy us some time and breathing room. Not a "fix".
I don't see much brightness either. As much as I would like to believe otherwise, it is becoming more and more obvious that the whole thing will come crashing down regardless of what is done, and that our future and hopes lay not in what we will keep going from the current system but what we will create out of its demise.
I think that the real appeal of getting Paul in the Oval Office has always been the debate he could spark. For the first time in 100 years we could have a serious discussion of the role of public-private central banking, the Federal Reserve and our lack of monetary sovereignty. We could discuss being something other than world police. We could seriously scrutinize the Constitutional trespasses of the Federal Government that we have all been educated to take for granted.
You know, I should REALLY consider getting into prepping more seriously ........ Tinfoil Hat Smiley
You know, at this point in time, "prepping" in and of itself does not seem to be exclusive to the realm of tinfoilhattery anymore. BTW I am not a prepper, but I can see prepping as so much more than canned food and guns. There is definitely a financial aspect to it and more importantly a spiritual/psychological aspect that helps you cope with seeing everything you believed in crumbling down and being exposed as failures or lies/fabrications/illusions.