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13 December 2011

Ron Paul: See No Newsletters. Write No Newsletters. Read No Newsletters.






"If you have ever been robbed by a black teen-aged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be." 

- Ron Paul, 1992


"Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the `criminal justice system,' I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal." 

- Ron Paul, 1992


"We don't think a child of 13 should be held 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." 

- Ron Paul, 1992


"What else do we need to know about the political establishment than that it refuses to discuss the crimes that terrify Americans on grounds that doing so is racist? Why isn't that true of complex embezzling, which is 100 percent white and Asian?" 

- Ron Paul, 1992


"Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5 percent of blacks have sensible political opinions." 

- Ron Paul, 1992




Since at least 1978, Ron Paul has attached his name to a series of newsletters--Ron Paul's Freedom Report, Ron Paul Political Report, The Ron Paul Survival Report, and The Ron Paul Investment Letter--that frequently made outrageous statements.  People might have forgotten the sort of things that Ron Paul's newsletter said. You will remember that he retired from Congress before. And then used his mailing list to solicit subscriptions to his new political report, which was written by Paul, Lew Rockwell and a few others. Rockwell and Paul were business partners in it with Rockwell as editor and a major ghostwriter for Paul.

The newsletters became a major campaign issue back in 1996 when Ron Paul barely eked out a victory over Democrat "Lefty" Morris, who had condemned the material both for their racial content, homophobia, and demands for drug decriminalisation.  Back then, Ron Paul defended the statements that appeared under his name in the newsletters and argued that they demonstrated the "philosophical differences" between him and Democrats and claimed that they had been "taken out of context." Back in 1996, Paul narrowly eked out a congressional victory over Democrat Lefty Morris, who made the newsletters one of his main campaign issues, damning them both for their racial content and for their advocacy of drug legalization.

It wasn't until a 2001 interview with Texas Monthly that he disavowed the newsletters and claimed that he wasn't the actual author.  When asked why he didn't admit to that in 1996, he claimed that his campaign staff had convinced him at the time that it would be too "confusing" to attribute them to a ghostwriter.  By 2008, his story changed again.

During the 2008 presidential election, he told CNN that he still has "no idea" who might have written inflammatory comments such as "Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks."

Ed Crane, the president of the Cato Institute, said Paul told him that “his best source of congressional campaign donations was the mailing list for the Spotlight, the conspiracy-mongering, anti-Semitic tabloid run by the Holocaust denier Willis Carto.”

If we are to take Paul at his word, he is guilty of at least promoting racism on a large scale. Paul earned almost a million dollars a year from the racist, conspiracy theorist newsletters.


Race


In the December 1989 article entitled “The Coming Race War,” The Ron Paul Political Report refers to the “pro-communist philanderer Martin Luther King” and refers to his “non-violent approach” as “(i.e., state violence).” The newsletter advises that, “if there is any issue the Republicans have in their favor for the next presidential election, it is the question of race. It was all over for Michael Dukakis when Jesse Jackson gave his awful prime-time speech at the last Democratic convention, and the cameras focused on masses of teary-eyed, left-wing blacks.”

Further: "If you live in a major city, and can leave, do so. If not, but you can have a rural retreat, for investment and refuge, buy it."

Paul said "Racial Violence Will Fill Our Cities" because "mostly black welfare recipients will feel justified in stealing from mostly white 'haves.'"

A May 1990 issue of the Ron Paul Political Report cites Jared Taylor, who six months later would go onto found the eugenicist and white supremacist periodical American Renaissance. 


 
In this story, Paul writes about “needlin” and blames packs of young black girls for spreading AIDS to white women. I could find no evidence of this “epidemic” and the article seems to have no point other than to make white people scared of African-Americans.



The October 1990 edition of the Political Report ridicules black activists, led by Al Sharpton, for demonstrating at the Statue of Liberty in favour of renaming New York City after Martin Luther King. The newsletter suggests that "Welfaria," "Zooville," "Rapetown," "Dirtburg," and "Lazyopolis" would be better alternatives--and says, "Next time, hold that demonstration at a food stamp bureau or a crack house."




In this piece he criticises MLK as a pro-communist philanderer and says the MLK holiday is “Hate Whitey Day.” This is in great contrast to 2008 when he told Wolf Blitzer that King was one of his heroes.


The December 1990 newsletter described Martin Luther King Jr. as “a world-class adulterer” who “seduced underage girls and boys” and “replaced the evil of forced segregation with the evil of forced integration.”

The January 1991 edition of the Political Report refers to King as a “world-class philanderer who beat up his paramours” and a “flagrant plagiarist with a phony doctorate.

A February 1991 newsletter attacks "The X-Rated Martin Luther King."






The May 1991 issue of the Ron Paul Political Report cites American Renaissance and offers readers subscription information for it.

In June 1991, an entry on racial disturbances in Washington, DC’s Adams Morgan neighborhood was titled, “Animals Take Over the D.C. Zoo.”

The July 1992 Ron Paul Political Report declares, “Jury verdicts, basketball games, and even music are enough to set off black rage, it seems,” and defends David Duke. The author of the newsletter--presumably Paul--writes, “My youngest son is starting his fourth year in medical school. He tells me there would be no way to persuade his fellow students of the case for economic liberty.”

In an October 1992 item about urban crime, the newsletter’s author--presumably Paul--wrote, “I’ve urged everyone in my family to know how to use a gun in self defense. For the animals are coming.” Hmm, were those "animals" the black race rioters he was paranoid about? He blamed liberals for preventing "white America from taking action against black crime and welfare."





“A Special Issue on Racial Terrorism” analyzes the Los Angeles riots of 1992:


“Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks three days after rioting began. ... What if the checks had never arrived? No doubt the blacks would have fully privatized the welfare state through continued looting. But they were paid off and the violence subsided.” 


According to the newsletter, the looting was a natural byproduct of government indulging the black community with “‘civil rights,’ quotas, mandated hiring preferences, set-asides for government contracts, gerrymandered voting districts, black bureaucracies, black mayors, black curricula in schools, black tv shows, black tv anchors, hate crime laws, and public humiliation for anyone who dares question the black agenda.” It also denounced “the media” for believing that “America’s number one need is an unlimited white checking account for underclass blacks.”

That same year, a newsletter described the aftermath of a basketball game in which “blacks poured into the streets of Chicago in celebration. How to celebrate? How else? They broke the windows of stores to loot."






The January 1993 issue of the Survival Report worries about America’s “disappearing white majority”
 
A March 1993 Survival Report describes Bill Clinton’s supposedly “illegitimate children, black and white: ‘woods colts’ in backwoods slang.”







 The July 1994 Ron Paul Survival Report cites “criminologist” Jared Taylor, a white supremacist who recently released a screed entitled "White Identity."  He's been in the race baiting business for decades and was so when cited by the Paul newsletter as an authority.


Gays


The December 1989 Ron Paul Political Report contains entries on a “new form of racial terrorism,” cites former Congressman Bill Dannemeyer’s claim that “the average homosexual has 1,000 or more partners in a lifetime,” and quotes Lew Rockwell in the third person.

In January 1990, the Ron Paul Political Report cites “a well-known libertarian editor” who “told me: ‘The ACT-UP slogan on stickers plastered all over Manhattan is ‘Silence=Death.’ But shouldn’t it be Sodomy = Death’?”

In the June 1990 issue, in the course of defending homophobic comments by Andy Rooney of CBS, Paul was attributed with saying: "I miss the closet. Homosexuals, not to speak of the rest of society, were far better off when social pressure forced them to hide their activities."   He was also attributed with stating that a reporter for a gay magazine “certainly had an axe to grind, and that’s not easy with a limp wrist.”

From the August 1990 issue of the Political Report: “Bring Back the Closet!”

The July 1991 Ron Paul Political Report defends homophobic remarks made by Tom Clancy, and cites Clancy saying, “I live in a free country, and if people want to have their anuses used in that way, while I find it unsavory, I do not arrogate to myself the right to prevent them from doing so.”

The January 1994 edition of the Survival Report states that "gays in San Francisco do not obey the dictates of good sense," adding: "[T]hese men don't really see a reason to live past their fifties. They are not married, they have no children, and their lives are centered on new sexual partners." Also:


"...they enjoy the attention and pity that comes with being sick." 


The September 1994 issue of the Ron Paul Survival Report states that “those who don’t commit sodomy, who don’t get blood a transfusion, and who don’t swap needles, are virtually assured of not getting AIDS unless they are deliberately infected by a malicious gay.”


When defending homophobic comments by the late Andy Rooney of CBS, a 1990 newsletter notes that a reporter for a gay magazine:

“certainly had an axe to grind, and that’s not easy with a limp wrist.” Homosexuals, not to speak of the rest of society, were far better off when social pressure forced them to hide their activities.”