Paul attempts to turn video game’s back-story into reality through the liberal application of bullshit.
So there I was, Assassin Shepherd, trying to help out a friend via a dangerous game of breaking an entering and theft on Planet Bekerstein in the Serpent Nebula. My partner and I have just disabled multiple levels of security as we descended towards the now unsecured vault below on a whisper silent turbo lift.
The doors open to reveal the treasures within and its not what we expect. The severed head of Lady Liberty is suspended before us, the copper green head millions of light years from the rest of the reconstructed statue back on Earth.
A testament that Ron Paul was right, all those years ago.
In the Mass Effect universe, the Great American Civil War occurred due to political tensions created when the U.S.A. decided to merge with Mexico and Canada. American separatists knew that such a merger was nothing but a plan to extend ultimate power over the average Joe by the powers that were. The separatists bombed the Statue of Liberty in protest, an act that sparked a terrible civil war across North America.
That story makes perfect sense in the context of the award winning Role Playing Game, Mass Effect, but when a strikingly similar tune was pushed by a Presidential contender, it made my soul cry a bit. And this was not just one offhand comment after a few too many drinks, this particular conspiracy theory was a major plank in Ron Paul’s 2008 campaign.
“NAFTA’s superhighway is just one part of a plan to erase the borders between the U.S. and Mexico, called the North American Union. This spawn of powerful special interests, would create a single nation out of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, with a new unelected bureaucracy and money system. Forget about controlling immigration under this scheme.”
What is sad is that Mass Effect itself pointed out the stupidity of such a scheme, even if some shadowy organization was able to pull off a conspiracy that would screw most of the humans on the planet. That they were able to keep it completely out of the public eye and hidden from the fingers of hackers. And somehow that group executed the plan perfectly.
THE REST OF US WOULD JUST GRAB SOME TOURCHES, SCREAM “KAPLAH!!!” AND MURDER THEM IN THE TRADITION OF THE ANGRY MOB.
I hope Ron Paul really doesn’t believe in that horseshit. I hope he is just pulling the wacko strings to get some campaign contributions. Because just for once, just once, I would like a Republican field that is not comprised of either the batshit insane or an android named Mitt.