Ron Paul, by his own admission, has been heavily influenced by the late Ayn Rand. But, as we shall see, he appropriated her worst idea, the Gold Standard. But first, let’s take another peak at Miss Rand.
To get at her essence, we have to see the origins of her famous nom de plume Ayn Rand. She was born Alissa Rosenbaum in 1905. She adopted her new name when she arrived in the USA in the 1920s. Biographers, including two recent ones, have been consistently wrong as to where the ‘ayn’ and the ‘rand’ come from. ‘Ayn’ was not appropriated from a Finnish writer nor did ‘Rand’ come from the Remington Rand typewriter. Rather, Jeff Walker makes a convincing case in his 1999 book, THE AYN RAND CULT, that ‘Ayn’ was a common Jewish term of affection while ‘Rand’ was from the association with South Africa gold which was mined by the Oppenheimers and the like.
Furthermore, Walker writes this:
“The word ‘gold’ and the imagery of gold saturate ATLAS SHRUGGED, and the gold standard plays a prominent role in her ideology. Even ‘Galt’ is ‘gold,’ pronounced with a Yiddish inflection.”
Rand also heavily promoted the Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises, whose one trick pony was the Gold Standard. Von Mises, of course, was sponsored by the Rothschilds and the Warburgs. These folks aren’t in the game for love.
Ron Paul, in turn, inherited this von Mises obsession. In fact, Ron Paul’s REAL campaign amounts to one long gold commercial, all the rest being crap. And you thought the drug-addled Glenn Beck was the only one whoring for gold?
To start with, the Gold Standard would be an impossibility. There is simply not enough gold in the entire world to monetize it in such a way as to meet the needs of the modern economy. Moreover, private bankers, who we need not name, have cornered the greater chunk of the gold available in the world.
Gaming with gold is a loaded proposition.