Where The Spirit Moves Her

5.6.2009

By Justin Ravitz

In June 2008, you said that you were a Ron Paul supporter, and a registered Republican.
It's very important for people to not be hoodwinked. The whole last eight years of this neoconservative fascist movement has hijacked the Republican party and Christianity. I'm a recovering Democrat. And I'm not really Republican. I registered as a Republican for Ron Paul. People are forgetting what Obama said: 'Marriage is between a man and a woman.' I was getting crazy boycott mail from all these gays. Everybody's bamboozled. Ron Paul was the only candidate that endorsed marriage for gays. I'm not for this Jim Crow separate-but-equal crap. It's a lie.

Now that Obama is President, how do you think he's doing?
Barack Obama is not running the country. People need to open their eyes, OK? The ones who issue the currency run the government. The Federal Reserve runs the country, and they are in the pocket of the military industrial complex. Obama came out of nowhere, and surrounded himself with nothing but financial people. He is owned by the bankers. And the bankers are systematically destroying our country. We had the Revolution to get away from the Central Bank. In order to maximize revenues, the money lenders would lend money to countries to be able to expand their empires through war. England was so much in debt that they rolled it over to the colonies. Taxation without representation. And that's exactly what they tried for generations to get away from. Jefferson talked about that: 'A central bank is more dangerous than a standing army.' That's why Lincoln was assassinated; because he did not want a Central Bank. And they finally got it in in 1913 -- the 16th Amendment, the Federal tax. Which is basically unconstitutional. Tax someone on their wages? It took them 20 years to bankrupt us, and we've been living under bankruptcy since then. We're not taught that in school. A lot of brainwashing goes on through religion, culture and our schools.

Wow. Who knew our conversation was going to end up here?
[Laughs] It all goes back to personal freedom and human rights -- gay rights is at the vanguard. That's really kind of a measurement, isn't it, of how far we've come. Obama never said gays should get married. 'Oh, he's gotta please this part, please that person -- but when he gets in, he'll be different.' You're not a leader, then. You're just a liar. Do you think that Martin Luther King would change his position so that he could advance his career?

You should write a book!
My politics are completely informed by 9/11. That was my wake up call. I was asked to sing at Firemen's Memorials, so I kind of got thrown in the trenches. I really got a sense firsthand the agony and sorrow of all that. I will tell you this: the official government account is a complete and total lie. 'Don't believe your eyes. Don't believe your ears. Don't believe your heart. Don't believe your intuition. Believe what we tell you.' What has happened is, where truth is authority, we've changed to authority is truth. That's where we've gotten in trouble. My God -- we started off with Drew Barrymore, and look where it's led us!

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