Libertarian defense caucus- The Real Ron Paul: Racist, Homophobe, and Anti-Semite

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The Real Ron Paul: Racist, Homophobe, and Anti-Semite

By Erik Kain

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.”
Other tidbits:
“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.


Links
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.