We've heard the response now several times from Libertarian/Republican Presidential Hopeful Ron Paul that all of the frankly strange and disgusting quotes from his 1990's Newsletter were simply misquoted, or not quite done with proof-reading, or mistyped, or not in any way Paul's writing many times by now - and besides it was all so long ago, who cares anyway?
Well, did you know that Ron Paul has a new set of Newsletters?
Yep, he sure does. And it appears that the old dog is still playing the same old tricks.
Once again, contempt for African Americans and warnings of a “race war” are central themes in the most recently released materials. One issue warned “every honest American should be armed” to prepare for the coming violence.
“Today, gangs of young blacks bust into a bank lobby firing rounds at the ceiling,” one issue read, continuing: “We don’t think a child of 13 should be held as responsible as a man of 23. That’s true for most people, but black males age 13 who have been raised on the streets and who have joined criminal gangs are as big, strong, tough, scary and culpable as any adult, and should be treated as such.”
Another issue from 1993 defended Marge Schott, who used to own the Cincinatti Reds, after she notoriously referred to her players as “million-dollar niggers.”
“Remember the thought crimes from the novels of Orwell and Huxley?” the article reads. “It’s not fiction in America if the case of Cincinatti Reds owner Marge Schott is any evidence.
Published right until the time that Paul re-entered the House in 1996 it should be noted that despite Paul's claims to have "no knowledge" of what was being published in his name, it appears that the then Lew Rockwell who had been his Chief of Staff had also worked on his Newsletter for 12 years.
12 Years producing gems like this on Race.
The newsletters warned repeatedly of “race war.” The June 1990 Political Report carried an item entitled, “Race War?” which claimed that said war was on the horizon because of “the victimization mentality created by the civil rights movement, where every black failure is a white crime. If there is indeed this sort of trouble ahead, it is just another reason why every honest American should be armed.” The August 1990 Political Report claimed that “we’ve got a potential race war.” The December 1990 Investment Letter reported that “Abortion is rampant, race war is heating up, AIDS is spreading, and inflation is wiping out the middle class.”
And speaking of AIDS and Gays.
The main story of the March 1987 Investment Letter is headlined, “AIDS – the Government Lies Again.” It attributes to a mysterious “Dr. Arnold” the claim that “AIDS can be transmitted through means other than sexual intercourse and blood transfusion, specifically saliva, tears, sweat, feces and urine.” The newsletter also advocated that “federal laws which force schools to accept students known to carry a fatal, communicable disease, and businesses to employ adult victims as ‘handicapped’” should be repealed. The November 1987 Political Report said that “we must also allow local school boards to ban AIDS carriers from the public schools.”
The December 1991 Political Report asserted that “[Magic] Johnson may be a sports star, but he is dying because he violated moral laws.”
The November 1993 Survival Report referred to people with AIDS who visit dentists as “deadly customers” and complained that “the criminal ‘Justice’ Department wants to force dentists to treat these Darth Vader types under the vicious Americans With Disabilities Act.” The newsletter goes on to claim, “we all have the right to discriminate, which is what freedom of association is all about, especially against killers.”
The February 1994 Survival Report alleged that “Condoms do not protect against AIDS. Even if they did, there's not a person in this country that hasn't gotten the message that they should be used during sex. And it's not just any kind of sex, but the homosexual sort practiced by AIDS carriers.” It also advertised a book, Big Sister is Watching You, which “tells the true and horrifying story of the witch-lesbo-feminists who are running America.”
The March 1994 Survival Report alleged that “the purpose of ‘AIDS education’” is “to keep the truth about AIDS from getting out. And this goes way back. Scientists originally named it GRIDS – Gay Related Immune Deficiency Syndrome – until the homosexual lobby succeeded in getting the origins of this disease disguised.”
If Ron Paul's doesn't endorse these views - and frankly, if you listen closely to him on issues such as his support for the "Right" to discriminate by private businesses, for which he would have Voted Against the Civil Rights Act or his opposition to Sexual Harrasment Laws, or when he said He Should Have Punched Sasha Baren Cohen in the Nose, for playing a Gay Prank on him in the movie Bruno it appears that in broad brush strokes he does endorse them - it's clear that since he found no need to step in and make his "real" thoughts known after 12 years of this vicious tripe being published under his name - not just way back in the 80's but RIGHT UP UNTIL THE TIME HE RE-JOINED CONGRESS, then he's clearly given a tacit endorsement to them. A "Wink, wink, nudge, nudge" oh you know what I really mean.. endorsment, that should be shocking and horrifying to anyone who actually believes in the Civil Liberties he's proclaims to stand for.
Wed Jan 18, 2012 at 8:11 AM PT: One more thing which was brought to my attention by Lawrence O'Donnell last night - Rep. Ron Paul in his own words on why he has consistently voted against Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day:
In the 1990s, he described Dr. King as a “world-class philanderer who beat up his paramours” and “seduced underage girls and boys.” He even claimed – without a hint of proof – that Dr. King “made a pass at” fellow civil rights warrior Ralph Abernathy, who succeeded King as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).-Florida Courier
“What an infamy Ronald Reagan approved it!” He added, “We can thank him for our annual Hate Whitey Day.”-Ron Paul
Hollee Crap Doodles! That man is clearly a Raging Bigot, no wonder he has the endorsement of Stormfront.