By Roger F. Gay (Twitter @rogerfgay)
The son of a great Jedi master of the Liberty Movement, The Force was strong in the young apprentice. Alas, he was thrust into the limelight of the battle between good and evil far too early, long before his training could be completed. Inexperienced, impatient, and eager to make his own way, the call to become ordinary, a simple mindless drone in the Washington gang was too strong.
We don't yet know whether Rand Paul broke any of his father's bones using him as he did, as a spring board into the service of The Empire. More likely than not, he did crush his father's heart.
The Liberty Movement, as it is known today, created the Tea Party, a once proud idea that inspired the masses, before “the establishment” threw it into chaos. The movement itself lives on and has begun its exponential phase; forcefully pushing out the old establishment to create a new order; one with the promise to restore a nation and the last great hope for mankind. As people around the globe begin to awaken, it made its first concrete inroads into exposing and defeating political corruption and demonstrating the voters were on the great Jedi master's side. Followers of the movement had been searching for a new generation of politicians worthy of the new age.
Rand Paul knows who Mitt Romney is and what he represents. When we talk about the “lesser of two evils,” reasonable people understand that it's two evils that are being talked about. Mitt Romney has done nothing in his lifetime to demonstrate that his evil is the lesser of the two that are being subjected to this whimsical comparison at the moment. What we do know is that he is evil.
By reaching for more personal power by embracing this evil, Rand Paul has excluded himself from the list of worthy politicians. He has joined the service of an Emperor that hides in the shadows. This Emperor wants to crush The r3VOLution. He wants the Dark Side to rule for (at least) a thousand years. This is Rand Paul's master now.
Rand Paul knows that Mitt Romney is a liar. The qualifications listed in his campaign resume are distorted half truths at best. He knows that Mitt Romney is a money man who wants to be president because Washington is “where the money is.” He doesn't intend to save it. He intends to spend it and he intends to spend a lot of it and by doing so he intends to enrich himself and a lot of purchased political friends. Rand Paul knows all this. He knows that Mitt Romney is dirty. He knows this is exactly what it means today to be an “establishment politician.”
Scarred beyond recognition, covered in a black suit of shame, a cape draped around his shoulders, Young Lord Paul lifts his hand to prove that his power over The Force is real and stronger than ever by giving his personal endorsement to one of the most worthless and destructive characters to ever set foot on the American political stage. “This isn't the evil you're looking for,” he suggests. “This evil is lesser than the other one. Move along now.”
Rand … buddy … pal … Wake up! Wake up! Wake up! This is the real world and now, because of the choice you've made, you just don't matter. If there's any of the young Jedi left in you, apologize to your father and to the country and ask to be allowed to finish your training. It's your only hope.