Ron Paul Signed Letter: People With AIDS “Enjoy The Attention” Just One Ugly Attack Of Many.
An eight-page letter that bears the signature of “Congressman Ron Paul” claims people with AIDS, “enjoy the attention and pity that comes with being sick,” warns of IRS agents showing up at the door of U.S. citizens “armed with an AK-47,” offers racist comments about Martin Luther King, Jr., and inflict an overall paranoid tone that include warning of a coming nuclear war inflicted upon American citizens by their own government.
This letter was a mailing created to sell subscriptions to Ron Paul’s newsletters, a business that reportedly earned Paul one million dollars in a single year. Ron Paul has repeatedly claimed he did not write the letters, though he refuses to say who did. Media reports point the finger at libertarian activist Lew Rockwell, but there has been no proof of that claim.
Reuters, which offers a PDF of the letter, notes the it appears to have been written around 1993, and “warns that the U.S. government’s redesign of currency to include different colors — a move aimed at thwarting counterfeiters — actually was part of a plot to allow the government to track Americans using the ‘new money’.”
The letter promoting Paul’s newsletters claims that Paul — through what he describes as a network of “extraordinary sources” in Congress, the White House, the Treasury and Justice departments, the Federal Reserve and the Internal Revenue Service — had acquired unique insider information that would his subscribers to “neutralize” the plans of “powerbrokers.”
Paul’s letter went on to describe various plots and schemes that he had “unmasked,” including a “plot for world government, world money and world central banking.” He also claimed to have exposed a plan by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to “suspend the Constitution” in a falsely declared national emergency.
Despite being “told not to talk,” Paul wrote that his newsletters also “laid bare” the “Israeli lobby, which plays Congress like a cheap harmonica,” and a “federal-homosexual cover-up on AIDS.”
Paul claimed that his “training as a physician” helped him “see through” this alleged cover-up.
Paul also suggested that a planned U.S. currency with new notes designed to curb counterfeiting and money laundering would result in the distribution of “totalitarian bills” that “were tinted pink and blue and brown, and blighted with holograms, diffraction gratings, metal and plastic threads and chemical alarms.”
Paul said the money was designed to allow authorities to “keep track of American cash and American citizens.”
Bewildering libertarian charlatan Ron Paul is in the news again, and it’s not for finally discovering gold in California or threatening to burn branches of the Federal Reserve in order to reduce or dependence on foreign energy sources. No, this time Ron Paul’s on the hook for writing a whole bunch of really racist stuff in the 1990’s, stuff he now claims he never knew was being published. O rly, Ron?
Ron Paul is a peice of shit. If you think Obama is bad imagine this country run by Ron Paul.
-No environmental protection.
-state laws. So depending where you live, the laws can be totally different. Your state might choose to be a Christian state or choose not to require Miranda rights, and it would be 100% legal.
-Ron Paul supports good ideas like legalizing marijuana, and he not being in combat but he also supports a the right for a business to not serve people based on their ethnicity or race.
-Ron Paul supports nuclear power plants and drilling. He also wants to sell landmarks and protected wild life areas. He would ban the EPA.
-Ron Paul also supports the right to carry guns in to schools and aboard air planes to make the world a safer place.
-Ron Paul would get rid of the FDA and does not believe that food should be regulated.
-Ron Paul would get rid of social security. If you lose your job, or when your grandparents or parents fall ill and cannot work- good luck with that.
-Ron Paul would get rid of the 14th amendment. If you were born here and your parents are illegal citizens then he would have you deported as well. Even though this is protected by the constitution and even though he likes to promote himself as the king of the the constitution.
-Ron Paul would get rid of the department of education. If you’re a teacher, I’m sorry. Ron Paul thinks children do better in homeshooling. If you’re a parent that works, have fun balancing that. I’m sorry but you would have to pay for your child’s education or quit your job and homeschool your child.
-Ron Paul does not support a women’s right to choose or planned parenthood. He would get rid of them both. He also beliees in abstinance education only.
-Ron Paul thinks there is a war on Christmas and wants the country to be more Christian. If you are Muslim, Jewish, Hindi or anything other than Christian then welcome to Jesus.
-Ron Paul does not support same sex marriage or gay adoption. He made two bills to enforce DOMA but he likes to vote against these bills so that he can say he supports both. He also wants to crate sodomy laws. I’m sorry LGBT. Ron Paul does not support you, but he will be sure to say everyone is entitled to freedom. Just not the freedom you and I consider equal.
-Ron Paul does not support hate crime laws or sexual harassment laws. It’s not the government’s problem and he doesn’t want to pay for silly laws that protect your rights. He is against the civil rights act of 1964.
-Ron Paul has lots of white supremacists that follow his vision which should be a red flag to anyone who is against groups like the KKK.
-Ron Paul also denies writing newsletters filled with conspiracy ideas about government, racist ideas about black people, jews and gay people. They were all written in his name and published for over 30 years. Even to this day he claims he does not know who authored the letters which were signed, and made to seem as those he wrote them. he made a couple million dollars off of these vile writings and they were published by his own dinky company which he ran from his home according to disclosure papers. Ron Paul is not very comfortable talkiong about this and I personally beleive he’s not being honest.
-Ron Paul would get rid of the amber alert. Watch your kids..
-Ron Paul does not believe in climate change or global warming so lets hope every single person in America does their part. I’m sure they will.
-Ron Paul wants to be president but he doesn’t want to control you. Only if you are a woman, or a part of the LGBT community. But he will tell you he loves every single one of you and so will his cult of fans who care more about the investment they put in to his rhetoric then his actual plan and history with racism.
Ron Paul is not a leader. He would not protect or support you. He is all hype and his following is very.. just very.
Ron Paul is not the answer for America. He is good at presenting himself as a little old man hero but if you look in to things it’s the opposite. Don’t fall for the propaganda and misguided fans. He is poison.
Much fuss has been made over Dr. Ron Paul, whose claim to Libertarian principles is at once laughable and tragically incorrect. In fact, Dr. Paul is anything but a Libertarian. His views about social tolerance and liberty are detestable at best. An article in The New Republic by James Kirchick examines much of what has been published by Dr. Paul and his supporters over the past several decades. The article, titled “Angry White Man” is a startling revelation about the true nature of this outspoken republican candidate. Ron Paul supporters should read through some of the following quotations to see what their candidate actually stands for. It’s not pretty stuff.
First, though, to preface some of these quotations, I would like to quote Kirchick’s article.
“The people surrounding the von Mises Institute–including Paul–may describe themselves as libertarians, but they are nothing like the urbane libertarians who staff the Cato Institute or the libertines at Reason magazine. Instead, they represent a strain of right-wing libertarianism that views the Civil War as a catastrophic turning point in American history–the moment when a tyrannical federal government established its supremacy over the states.”
I think it’s important to understand, right off the bat, that in the view of the NeoThink blog, as well as the view of pretty much any established, respectable Libertarian organization, Ron Paul is really not a part of the Libertarian party, but rather an extremist whose views are rogue views, and do a great disservice to mainstream Libertarians. I doubt either the Libertarian or Republican party is at all pleased that Dr. Paul is considered part of their organizations.
Ron Paul’s newsletters attack blacks–especially Martin Luther King–while praising prominent leaders of the Ku Klux Klan.
“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.”
“While bashing King, the newsletters had kind words for the former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, David Duke. In a passage titled “The Duke’s Victory,” a newsletter celebrated Duke’s 44 percent showing in the 1990 Louisiana Senate primary. “Duke lost the election,” it said, “but he scared the blazes out of the Establishment.’”
Paul also attacks the post-apartheid government of South Africa:
“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”
Of the black population in America, Paul states:
“I think we can safely assume that 95% of the black males in that city [Washington, D.C.] are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.”
“We are constantly told that it is evil to be afraid of black men, but it is hardly irrational.”
“The Earth Summit is the creepiest meeting of politicos since the first gathering of Bolsheviks. Officially known as the UN Conference for Environment and Development, it will be held in Brazil in June; bad guys from all over the globe will attend.”
“Like blacks, gays earn plenty of animus in Paul’s newsletters. They frequently quoted Paul’s “old colleague,” Representative William Dannemeyer–who advocated quarantining people with AIDS–praising him for “speak[ing] out fearlessly despite the organized power of the gay lobby.”
“Readers were warned to avoid blood transfusions because gays were trying to “poison the blood supply.” “Am I the only one sick of hearing about the ‘rights’ of AIDS carriers?” a newsletter asked in 1990. That same year, citing a Christian-right fringe publication, an item suggested that “the AIDS patient” should not be allowed to eat in restaurants and that “AIDS can be transmitted by saliva,” which is false.
As you can see from these quotations, which are taken both from Kirchick’s article as well as from Paul’s publications directly, the so-called Libertarian candidate is nothing short of a radical bigot. His views on just about everyone that’s not like him are extreme and ignorant.
It amazes me that such views have been so easily hidden from Americans. The Ron Paul movement surely would not have had such widespread appeal if voters realized his true agenda. The anti-war policy has carried him this far, but it won’t carry him to the White House. Hopefully people will read this post, and the articles it was drawn from, and spread the scary truth about this man.
Spread the word. Don’t invite Paul into the White House. Elect a true American.
The New RepublicAngry White Man by James Kirchick
Pajamas Media, Ron Paul: Bigotry Revolution
Ron Paul’s response to these articles.
And a post in a blog I share very little in common with, The Daily Kos.
By Erik Kain, http://neothink.wordpress.com/
Editor’s Note – Mr. Kain is a prominent member of The Libertarian Defense Caucus and creative force behind the well -known political commentary site NeoThink. This article originally appeared on his site and is reproduced here with permission.
WASHINGTON — Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s fervent opposition to the Iraq war and his denunciations of Big Government have made him the Internet darling of the 2008 presidential campaign and have earned him more than $10 million in contributions.
Less known to Paul’s many Internet-driven supporters are earlier writings and speeches by the Lake Jackson Republican in which he made incendiary comments about African-Americans, immigration, AIDS patients and alleged victims of sexual harassment.
“Why don’t they quit once the so-called harassment starts?” Paul wrote in a 1988 book, Freedom Under Siege.
In 1997, Paul took issue with the concept of global warming, arguing “the temperatures are getting cooler, on the average.”
Ten years earlier, in 1987, he wrote that the United States should not have a national immigration policy and “should welcome everyone who wants to come here and work.”
While some supporters say Paul’s controversial views would not affect their support for his presidential run, some academics begged to differ.
Paul, a 10-term congressman who was the 1988 Libertarian Party nominee for president, has emerged from the rear of the 2008 presidential pack to reach double digits in some polls in New Hampshire, the first state to hold a presidential primary. The early front-runners have avoided clashing with him because they did not see him as a threat to win the nomination.
Paul’s campaign spokesman, Jesse Benton, said in response to questions that criticisms of the congressman’s writings were recycled political attacks.
Benton said Paul has changed his position on immigration over the past two decades, now backing government action such as building a fence on the border. Paul still opposes the Kyoto climate change protocol, but now believes “temperatures are rising in some places and falling in others, and that human activity plays a role,” the spokesman said.
Paul outlined many of his ideas in his current weekly column, “Texas Straight Talk.” He also gave numerous speeches and wrote or co-wrote 11 books.
Among other provocative stands, Paul has advocated decriminalizing drugs, returning to the gold standard and eliminating the Federal Reserve, CIA, IRS and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
More recently he slammed government bureaucrats for using the Sept. 11 attacks as “an excuse to seize police powers sought for decades.” And he labeled the neoconservatives who built the case for invading Iraq “Trotskyites.”
Earlier this year, Paul said the Civil War did not have to be fought, arguing that there were better ways of ending slavery. “We could have paid for the slaves and released them,” he said on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.
Some of Paul’s most provocative stands are included in his book Freedom Under Siege, published in 1988. In it, Paul took issue with people seeking government redress based on their affiliation with certain groups.
In one chapter, he questioned those employees who claim sexual harassment is a violation of their rights.
“Employee rights are said to be valid when employers pressure employees into sexual activity,” he wrote. “Why don’t they quit once the so-called harassment starts? Obviously the morals of the harasser cannot be defended, but how can the harassee escape some responsibility for the problem? Seeking protection under civil rights legislation is hardily acceptable.”
The Paul campaign did not respond to questions about the passage.
AIDS stance explained
In the same chapter, Paul also singled out people with AIDS, saying they “demand health care and scream AIDS ‘discrimination’ if insurance companies claim they have a right to refuse to issue a policy to someone already infected with the AIDS virus.”
“The rights of the insurance company owners are not considered, while legislation is passed forcing insurance companies to provide insurance demanded by the victims,” he wrote.
Campaign spokesman Benton said Paul, an obstetrician, believes “government mandates on insurance companies always push up costs and drive down quality.”
An August 1992 edition of the Ron Paul report newsletter described former Rep. Barbara Jordan, D-Houston, as “the archetypal half-educated victimologist, yet her race and sex protect her from criticism.”
Benton said that even though the writings appeared under Paul’s name, the articles were written by others without Paul’s approval. Benton said Paul was “especially upset with the Barbara Jordan comments because he respected her and liked her.” Jordan died in 1996.
Libertarian at heart
A number of Paul’s writings underscore his libertarian leanings.
While Paul does not talk about legalizing drugs on the campaign trail, he wrote in 1988 during his bid for president on the Libertarian ticket that “all drugs should be decriminalized.”
In recent years Paul has criticized the war on drugs but largely directed his ire at what he argues is the government’s zeal in going after physicians who prescribe drugs for pain management.
I don’t think legitimizing these types of people is a good idea and a vote for Ron Paul would indeed do that.
Right Wing Watch reports that the man running GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul’s church outreach in Iowa, Mike Heath, formerly of the Maine Family Policy Council and American Family Association, once suggested that gay marriage was to blame for Maine’s “endless rain and gloom.” “Our leaders allowed a cloud of error to hide the light of reason, and then the rain began,” he wrote. “Our crops are faring like our moods. The potato crop is blighted, and corn and fruit fields wither,” he added. Heath’s embarrassing antics led to his dismissal by the rest of the anti-gay marriage movement, until he cropped up recently in Paul’s campaign. As Chris Moody reports, Paul hired Heath to win over the social conservatives who dominate the Iowa caucus. Though Paul professes to be a libertarian, he seems to have yielded to polling that indicates support for civil unions or gay marriage is a “deal killer” for GOP caucus goers.