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Ron Paul Watch: The BIGOT Revolution

Why is THIS news? It was a matter of time before someone found the historical Ron Paul written record.

Flap has pounded Ron Paul for weeks over his Donald Black, David Duke and Stormfront.org (White Supremacist/Neo-Nazi) ties – his Jew problem.

But, here are some key graphs:

  • Such views on race also inflected the newsletters’ commentary on foreign affairs. South Africa’s transition to multiracial democracy was portrayed as a “destruction of civilization” that was “the most tragic [to] ever occur on that continent, at least below the Sahara”; and, in March 1994, a month before Nelson Mandela was elected president, one item warned of an impending “South African Holocaust.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr. earned special ire from Paul’s newsletters, which attacked the civil rights leader frequently, often to justify opposition to the federal holiday named after him. (“What an infamy Ronald Reagan approved it!” one newsletter complained in 1990. “We can thank him for our annual Hate Whitey Day.”) In the early 1990s, a newsletter attacked the “X-Rated Martin Luther King” as a “world-class philanderer who beat up his paramours,” “seduced underage girls and boys,” and “made a pass at” fellow civil rights leader Ralph Abernathy. One newsletter ridiculed black activists who wanted to rename New York City after King, suggesting that “Welfaria,” “Zooville,” “Rapetown,” “Dirtburg,” and “Lazyopolis” were better alternatives. The same year, King was described as “a comsymp, if not an actual party member, and the man who replaced the evil of forced segregation with the evil of forced integration.”

On the Jews and Israel:

  • The newsletters display an obsession with Israel; no other country is mentioned more often in the editions I saw, or with more vitriol. A 1987 issue of Paul’s Investment Letter called Israel “an aggressive, national socialist state,” and a 1990 newsletter discussed the “tens of thousands of well-placed friends of Israel in all countries who are willing to wok [sic] for the Mossad in their area of expertise.” Of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, a newsletter said, “Whether it was a setup by the Israeli Mossad, as a Jewish friend of mine suspects, or was truly a retaliation by the Islamic fundamentalists, matters little.”

Ron Paul’s spokesman, Jesse Barton denies Ron Paul’s direct involvement in many of the newsletters which carry Ron Paul’s name and where many bigoted quotes are found.

Who are they trying to fool?

But it is difficult to imagine how Paul could allow material consistently saturated in racism, homophobia, anti-Semitism, and conspiracy-mongering to be printed under his name for so long if he did not share these views. In that respect, whether or not Paul personally wrote the most offensive passages is almost beside the point. If he disagreed with what was being written under his name, you would think that at some point–over the course of decades–he would have done something about it.

The Ron Paul Revolution is a RUSE. It’s origins are not in libertarianism but the FAR RIGHT hate crowd.


6 thoughts on “Ron Paul Watch: The BIGOT Revolution

  1. The Ron Paul Revolution is a RUSE. It’s origins are not in libertarianism but the FAR RIGHT hate crowd.

    Flap,
    So now the 94,000 Paul Supporters on Meetup.com have moved to the FAR Right?

    The R3volution is huge and draws from all over the political spectrum.

    For some of what Paul really says and writes, Check out his latest book.
    http://www.mises.org/store/Pillars-of-Prosperity-P466C0.aspx

    Also available for free online.
    http://www.mises.org/books/prosperity.pdf

    Steve

  2. You supporters have been duped as to who Ron Paul really is. He is NOT what you portray him.

    He is an EXTREMIST BIGOT.

    Did you even bother to read the articles linked in the piece above?

  3. Flap,

    Yes, I read the TNR article and scanned Pajamas. I’ve followed Paul’s voting record in Congress for years. He is a polite, honest, straight talking country doctor with utmost integrity and my favorite Congressman.

    Here is Paul’s statement on this flap.

    http://www.ronpaul2008.com/press-releases/125/ron-paul-statement-on-the-new-republic-article-regarding-old-newsletters

    January 8, 2008 5:28 am EST

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – In response to an article published by The New Republic, Ron Paul issued the following statement:

    “The quotations in The New Republic article are not mine and do not represent what I believe or have ever believed. I have never uttered such words and denounce such small-minded thoughts.

    “In fact, I have always agreed with Martin Luther King, Jr. that we should only be concerned with the content of a person’s character, not the color of their skin. As I stated on the floor of the U.S. House on April 20, 1999: ‘I rise in great respect for the courage and high ideals of Rosa Parks who stood steadfastly for the rights of individuals against unjust laws and oppressive governmental policies.’

    “This story is old news and has been rehashed for over a decade. It’s once again being resurrected for obvious political reasons on the day of the New Hampshire primary.

    “When I was out of Congress and practicing medicine full-time, a newsletter was published under my name that I did not edit. Several writers contributed to the product. For over a decade, I have publically taken moral responsibility for not paying closer attention to what went out under my name.”

    1. Come on Paul! You say, “I have publically taken moral responsibility for not paying closer attention to what went out under my name.” That is a lot of Newsletters for you not to pay attention. That makes you a moron not fit to be President or liar not fit to be President.

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