I have a correction to make. In my great post on presidential candidate Ron Paul (which came out a month before everyone else in the blog-o-sphere starting piling on poor Ron. Marx and Coca-Cola: You hear it first. I am amazing.) I stated:
... the operator of stormfront.org, a neo-Nazi message board, contributed $500 to Ron's campaign.... But Ron Paul is definitely not a racist.
Turns out that is incorrect. Ron Paul just might be a racist. In 1992 Ron wrote an article for his newsletter, the Ron Paul Political Report, in response to the riots in L.A. You can read the whole thing here. Some of it is laughable:
In San Francisco and perhaps other cities, says expert Burt Blumert, the rioting was led by red-flag carrying members of the Revolutionary Communist Party and the Workers World Party, both Trotskyite-Maoist.
The RCP and WW can't even sell a newspaper let alone start a riot.
Some of it is paranoid:
We now know that we are under assault from thugs and revolutionaries who hate Euro-American civilization and everything it stands for: private property, material success for those who earn it, and Christian morality.
All of it though is just disgusting:
The cause of the riots is plain: barbarism. If the barbarians cannot loot sufficiently through legal channels (i.e., the riots being the welfare-state minus the middleman), they resort to illegal ones, to terrorism.
The criminals who terrorize our cities--in riots and on every non-riot day--are not exclusively young black males, but they largely are. As children, they are trained to hate whites, to believe that white oppression is responsible for all black ills, to "fight the power," and to steal and loot as much money from the white enemy as possible. Anything is justified against "The Man." And "The Woman."
Many more are going to have difficultly avoiding the belief that our country is being destroyed by a group of actual and potential terrorists -- and they can be identified by the color of their skin.
Ron Paul is probably not the only elected official to believe this (he's just one of the few dumb enough to put it in writing). This reason I decided to blog about it is this:
Indeed, it is shocking to consider the uniformity of opinion among blacks in this country. Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5% of blacks have sensible political opinions, i.e. support the free market, individual liberty, and the end of welfare and affirmative action....I think we can safely assume that 95% of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.
Ron Paul believes that what make black people "thugs" and "terrorists" is not "the culture of poverty" or genetics, but bad political opinions. This paragraph reminds me of those fundamentalist Christians who believe all morality springs from the Bible. For Ron capitalism is not just the best way to allocate resources, it is the wellspring of all morality. It is a religion. Only those who believe in capitalism can be upstanding citizens. To be against capitalism is not just to be wrong politically, but to be amoral or evil as well. Either evil people are socialist or socialists are evil people. This man shouldn't be in the White House he should be in an asylum. Ron ends his tirade with this prediction:
Two years ago, in a series of predictions for the 1990s, I said that race riots would erupt in our large cities. I'm now predicting this will be the major problem of the 1990s.
Is this man ever right?
Fight the "Woman"!