‘Very, Very Dangerous’: Ron Paul Tells Tucker Americans Should Prepare For ‘Black Swan’ Event


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Former Republican Rep. Ron Paul of Texas warned Tucker Carlson in a Tuesday evening interview that a so-called “black swan” event would “pop up” and Americans needed to prepare.

Paul, who served 12 terms in Congress in three stints, discussed the war in Ukraine, attacks on his foreign policy views and the risk of World War III in the interview with Carlson, a co-founder of the Daily Caller and Daily Caller News Foundation. Paul warned that education is necessary for those seeking to get through the event. (RELATED: ‘Need To Get To The Bottom’: Rand Paul Raises Questions About Fauci’s Role In ‘Cover-Up’ Of COVID Origins)

“I think we’re reaching this point where some sudden thing is going to happen,” Paul told Carlson. “I believe in that theory of the black swan. It’s going to pop up and it’s not going to be controllable.”


A “black swan event” is defined as an impossibly difficult event to predict that has extremely widespread consequences that challenges basic assumptions, according to the Corporate Finance Institute, which cited 9/11, Brexit, the dotcom crash and the COVID-19 pandemic as examples.

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 17: U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) speaks to members of the Clark County Republican Party at the Silverton Casino Lodge May 17, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

“But people ask, what can they do? I think the most important thing is understand what’s going on,” Paul continued. “It’s education. That’s why I happen to have a home-schooling program that tries to teach this stuff early.”

Paul, who ran for president on the Libertarian ticket in 1988 and who ran as a Republican in 2008 and 2012, told Carlson too many people focused on the wrong things.

“Really, the most important thing you do is study and understand what’s going on,” Paul said. Because if you come away from that and you’re able accumulate a lot of… get by… you have your guns and stored food and all that. It’s not going to work. You have to understand what’s happening, you have to know what’s coming, it’s very, very dangerous, and that’s why I love to see smaller units of government.”

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