By Gary P Jackson
I was hoping to finish out the week sending out good tidings and cheer, and get back to politics next week, but with all of Ron Paul’s racist newsletters in the news, and this bit of business from 2008 coming up, I simply must say something.
Ron Paul is a well known racist and anti-Semite. There’s a reason why white supremacist groups like Stormfront.org love the guy. All one has to do is read these Neo-Nazis’ website to understand what you got here. The hate drips off the page.
Here we have Tucker Carlson and Jamie Kirchick discussing one of the despicable comments Ron Paul made about Dr Martin Luther King. It seems Herr Doktor Paul called Dr King a “gay pedophile.” and over twenty years had all sorts of, as Kirchick describes it, “racist, anti-semitic, homophobic invective” in his newslettersVodpod videos no longer available.
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Reason Magazine has more on this here.
I was quite young during Dr King’s time, but I do know this. At a time when radical socialists and communists were running wild, burning cities, and becoming mainstream democrats, Dr King, a Republican, was talking about the need for all God’s children to find a way to live together. LBJ and Hoover had files on King. They illegally wiretapped his phones. They did everything to destroy him.
Like all men, Dr King was not a perfect man, but after he was gunned down, what had been a peaceful movement turned violent. Domestic terror groups like the Black Panthers would eventually find themselves in partnerships with the likes of Bill Ayers and his Weather Underground. Nothing but crime and terrorism came from that marriage.
Dr King is an inspiration to us all. He wanted change, but he wanted to change man’s heart, mind, and soul …. not start a violent revolution.
And yet, here’s Ron Paul calling Dr King a “gay pedophile” and all blacks “animals.”
As much as he may hate the Negoes, he still managed to endorse former disgraced Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, an out and out communist, for president in 2008. McKinney was once arrested by the Israelis while trying to give aid to Hamas, BTW.
This is the kind of clown the Republican Party wants in it’s ranks? [or as the Iowa frontrunner?]
As bad as it is, nothing is worse than Ron Paul [and his supporters] hatred for the Jewish people. In Ron Paul’s sick little world, which includes conspiracy theorist and industrial strength lunatic Alex Jones, everything wrong in the world is the Jews’ fault. The Jews control all of the banks, the media, hell, they control everything. Only Ron Paul is pure.
It’s a friggin; cult!
This is pretty typical of how Herr Doktor Paul’s cult thinks:
Notice they don’t differentiate between Team Obama, who hates the Jews more than they do, and is actively working towards their destruction, by making sure the Muslim Brotherhood comes to power all over the Middle East, and Sarah Palin.
Sarah Palin, of course does support Israel. In fact she’s kept a small Israeli flag in her office for years. One even flew in her governor’s office.
According to these loons BTW, Sarah is a front for all of the boogie men from the Build-a-Burgers, Council on Foreign Relations, and what have you. Never mind Sarah is more of an outsider, and a REAL Libertarian, than Herr Doktor Paul, or those he surrounds himself with.
The Weekly Standard exposes what Ron Paul really is:
The Company Ron Paul Keeps
The Republican Jewish Coalition announced this month that congressman Ron Paul would not be among the six guests invited to participate in its Republican Presidential Candidates Forum. “He’s just so far outside of the mainstream of the Republican party and this organization,” said Matt Brooks, executive director of the RJC, adding that the group “rejects his misguided and extreme views.”
Paul’s exclusion caused an uproar, with critics alleging that his stand on Israel had earned the RJC’s ire; an absolutist libertarian, Paul opposes foreign aid to all countries, including the Jewish state. “This seems to me more of an attempt to draw boundaries around acceptable policy discourse than any active concern that President Dr. Ron Paul would be actively anti-Israel or anti-Semitic,” wrote Reason editor Matt Welch. Chris McGreal of the Guardian reported that Paul “was barred because of his views on Israel.” Even Seth Lipsky, editor of the New York Sun and a valiant defender of Israel (and friend and mentor of this writer), opined, “The whole idea of an organization of Jewish Republicans worrying about the mainstream strikes me as a bit contradictory.”
While Paul’s views on Israel certainly place him outside the American, never mind Republican, mainstream, there is an even more elementary reason the RJC was right to exclude him from its event. It is Paul’s lucrative and decades-long promotion of bigotry and conspiracy theories, for which he has yet to account fully, and his continuing espousal of extremist views, that should make him unwelcome at any respectable forum, not only those hosted by Jewish organizations.
In January 2008, the New Republic ran my story reporting the contents of monthly newsletters that Paul published throughout the 1980s and 1990s. While a handful of controversial passages from these bulletins had been quoted previously, I was able to track down nearly the entire archive, scattered between the University of Kansas and the Wisconsin Historical Society (both of which housed the newsletters in collections of extreme right-wing American political literature). Though particular articles rarely carried a byline, the vast majority were written in the first person, while the title of the newsletter, in its various iterations, always featured Paul’s name: Ron Paul’s Freedom Report, the Ron Paul Political Report, the Ron Paul Survival Report, and the Ron Paul Investment Letter. What I found was unpleasant.
“Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks,” read a typical article from the June 1992 “Special Issue on Racial Terrorism,” a supplement to the Ron Paul Political Report. Racial apocalypse was the most persistent theme of the newsletters; a 1990 issue warned of “The Coming Race War,” and an article the following year about disturbances in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C., was entitled “Animals Take Over the D.C. Zoo.” Paul alleged that Martin Luther King Jr., “the world-class philanderer who beat up his paramours,” had also “seduced underage girls and boys.” The man who would later proclaim King a “hero” attacked Ronald Reagan for signing legislation creating the federal holiday in his name, complaining, “We can thank him for our annual Hate Whitey Day.”
No conspiracy theory was too outlandish for Paul’s endorsement. One newsletter reported on the heretofore unknown phenomenon of “Needlin’,” in which “gangs of black girls between the ages of 12 and 14” roamed the streets of New York and injected white women with possibly HIV-infected syringes. Another newsletter warned that “the AIDS patient” should not be allowed to eat in restaurants because “AIDS can be transmitted by saliva,” a strange claim for a physician to make.
Paul gave credence to the theory, later shown to have been the product of a Soviet disinformation effort, that AIDS had been created in a U.S. government laboratory at Fort Detrick, Maryland. Three months before far-right extremists killed 168 Americans in Oklahoma City, Paul’s newsletter praised the “1,500 local militias now training to defend liberty” as “one of the most encouraging developments in America.” And he offered specific advice to antigovernment militia members, such as, “Keep the group size down,” “Keep quiet and you’re harder to find,” “Leave no clues,” “Avoid the phone as much as possible,” and “Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”
There’s a lot more that you can read right here.
Of course, Herr Doktor Paul’s crazy-eyed supporters will have you believe he never wrote these newsletters, or even saw them, though he’s listed as editor of them. Or maybe someone from the government snuck in during the night, on coffee break from setting up the FEMA camp down the street, and planted all of those crazy racist, anti-Semitic rants. Which ever, I’m sure it’s the Jew’s fault somehow.
No one documents Nazis and anti-Semites better than Pamela Geller. She’s rounded up some of Herr Doktor Paul’s newsletters and posted them in all of their glory. Check em out here.
Ron Paul is a despicable human being, and a cancer on the Republican Party. He and his bat-shit crazy cult-like followers are why the democrat party, the party that created the KKK, and had a Grand Exalted Cyclops [Senator Robert Byrd D-West Virginia] as one of it’s respected elders. The party of Jim Crow. The Party of Bull Conner. The party that institutionalized racism in this country, the democrats, are able to paint Republicans as racist, and get away with it.
I’m sick of looking for ways to justify Ron Paul, or his supporters. Sick of hearing about how great he is on the economy.
Like Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul is a con man. A fake, a phony, and a fraud.
Though Herr Doktor Paul rails against government spending, he was one of only four Republicans to request earmarks in the 2011 budget. $157 million worth, as a matter of fact. He requested $398 million in 2010’s fiscal year budget.
Like Newt and his rationalizations, Ron Paul has a great scam going. He attaches his earmark requests to bills that are certain to pass, and become law, then he sits back and votes “nay” on the legislation, so he is on the record as voting against the spending. Of course, he cheerfully collects the money afterwards.
You know, I have mixed feelings on earmarks. After all, the federal government takes our tax dollars, gets their cut off the top, and then sends some of it back to the states for things IT deems fit. How else is a community to benefit from it’s own money, if their representative in government, their Congressman, doesn’t make it happen?
That said, it should be a transparent process. Something where all members vote on each item, and some sort of due diligence is done. Far too often these earmarks go to family members or cronies to prop up their businesses. Some are finally caught and some are not. Most times it doesn’t matter anyway as no one goes to prison.
If Government had less involvement in the way cities and states conduct themselves, we’d have fewer of these problems to start with.
The problem with Ron Paul is he tries to have it both ways. He tries to claim to be all about the Constitution, and rails against government spending, especially pork spending through earmarks, when in fact, he’s one of the biggest porkers in Washington! He’s a hypocrite of the highest order.
Couple this with the liability of being a vile, nasty racist, and it’s time for Ron Paul to take his act and go home.
There is no room in polite society for someone like him. He stains the Conservative brand, and reinforces all of the lies the left tells about the patriotic members of the Tea Party.
Ron Paul is a despicable human being who sides with the most vile elements of society. There is simply no place for him in the Conservative movement, or the Tea Party. No place at all.