A couple of days ago, while sitting in front of the local coffee house, which for some dumbass reason has no WiFi, a young ex-newspaper man rode up on his bike. This young man has latched onto Ron Paul as some sort of economic messiah. Needless to say, we were unimpressed with the young man's argument, much as we were really unimpressed by his newspaper reportage. In fact, this kid couldn't write his way out of a wet paper bag. We said the only thing we had to know about Ron Paul was that he was a ReThug. Of course, this young potential Brown Shirt rode away on his bike cursing us for being narrow minded. As of yesterday, Shutterwi was still working his brain into a froth about the situation. To help ease his hot brain I direct his & your attention to Orcinius.
* A 1992 screed on African-American"racial terrorism" in Los Angeles, in which Paul insists 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."
* Another 1992 article, this one asserting that "complex embezzling" is "100% white and Asian;" and noting that young black male muggers are "unbelievably fleet-footed."
* A Houston Chronicle citation from 1996, in which he asserts that Barbara Jordan was a "fraud." Paul wrote: "Everything from her imitation British accent, to her supposed expertise in law, to her distinguished career in public service, is made up. If there were ever a modern case of the empress without clothes, this is it. She is the archetypical half-educated victimologist, yet her race and sex protect her from criticism."
& from the, hold your breath, Evil Kos, we get this, which ought to make Shutter happy:
Later, also from the Orange Devil:Founded in 1985, the eight-page newsletter featured Paul's extreme libertarian perspective on a number of different issues, notably crackpot theories about the Federal Reserve and the money system and a tireless advocacy of a return to the gold standard—a longtime Ron Paul hobby horse.
If you're more of a dead-tree fan, you can find Paul's thoughts on foreign policy reprinted in the January 2007 issue of the National Times, a white supremacist newspaper that apparently gets distributed through the time-honored neo-Nazi method of throwing the thing onto unsuspecting people's porches in the middle of the night and scurrying away.
For a real look inside the tiny, demented mind of the neo-Nazi, though, we need to go to Stormfront. Stormfront is the oldest and largest white supremacist site on the World Wide Web; its discussion boards provide an unequaled opportunity for eavesdropping on the thoughts and plans of the racist underground in America and around the world. And you don't have to visit for very long before one thing jumps out at you: they positively adore Ron Paul.
Seems like the young, ex(for very good reasons)-reporter ought to have done a little research, like reporters are supposed to do, on this Ron Paul, darling of some people. But maybe it's OK to be a racist if you support returning to the Gold Standard, or something like that.
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