- Ron Paul supporter and former WWE star Val Venis was interviewed by Slam Wrestling and discussed some of his political views:
“’Freetarian’ is just a word that I came up with — I’m a Libertarian and very much pro-freedom and liberty, and pro limited government. Being someone who loves true freedom and liberty, I decided to use the first part of the word ‘freedom’ and combine that with the last part of Libertarian, to create my own word. At first it was just something funny I came up with, but it caught on.
“When I came out of high school, I guess you could say that I was a left-wing socialist, even if I wasn’t all that interested in politics at the time. I was taught in the public education system and you’re really only taught what the government wants you to be taught. For example, by the time that I came out of high school, I had already been taught to believe that Canada had the greatest health-care system in the world, and that we didn’t want the American style of health-care because they let people die on the gurneys if they don’t have the money or the insurance. But once I moved south, I was a little fearful at first, but when I bought my own insurance, I could go to any doctor I wanted, at any time I wanted, or I could go and see a specialist if I wanted. I could get an MRI the same day if I wanted. Soon I began to question everything that I’d been taught about the health-care system, and realized that I’d be lied to my entire time there, through the teaching in school and through the government-licensed media.
“That’s when I started and sit down and think about what else I’d been lied to about, and I started to study freedom and liberty, and it was like the gates of hell had opened up as I realized that all of it was corrupt. There isn’t one thing that a government does, that it doesn’t do through coercion, intimidation, and force. That’s incompatible with freedom, incompatible with liberty, and incompatible with what the founding fathers of our country wanted. The government can indoctrinate anything it wants into its citizenry. It’s a scary thought.
“So I’ve got three books about these subjects, which I’ve been working on for the last few years. I’d love to sit down and finish the first book, which really hammers the freedom and liberty aspect of all the important issues America and Canada are facing today. In the near future I’m going to be looking for a publishing house to pick that up, I’ll be updating my blog, and I’ll be doing some independent wrestling shows, maybe even over in Europe in the summer. I’ll be touring Japan again soon, and I also have a T-shirt store I’ve just opened — I love designing funny political T-shirts and things like that. As well as that, people were always asking me to put custom greetings on their cellphones, so I’ve started to do that for people as too. It’s kinda neat and a lot of fun.”
[Amen to that brother].
- For the record WWE have reached out to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson about hosting an upcoming Raw, but so far he hasn’t given them answer.
It’s kind of funny how Rock is now a bigger star than any of the guests Raw can get.
- It never ceases to amaze how Vince McMahon can put his foot in his mouth, whether speaking to the federal government or on his own “kid friendly show”.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLADD) are going after Vince for his Gay comment on Monday’s Raw, which of course also featured Big Dick Johnson.
“McMahon here wasn’t implying the performers were gay, however, he used the term in a derogatory manner. It’s just another example of how people throw around the word “gay” derisively. This came from the leader of a $500 million-plus organization who holds a lot of power in what he says and what he does. The WWE’s website states, “WWE is committed to family-friendly, PG content across all of its platforms including television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing.” However, off-handedly using “gay” in a derogatory manner is anything but family-friendly. WWE programming reaches 16 million viewers each week. McMahon needs to understand that the words he uses and how he uses them can greatly affect people’s lives.”
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