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Cali Chik 03-24-2010 01:21 PM

Ron Paul's Racist Newsletters Revealed
 
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There has been controversy over Ron Paul’s ties to racism for some time now. Many people have pointed to Ron Paul’s Newsletters as proof of his racism. Paul has previously admitted to writing the newsletters and defended the statements in 1996, then blamed them on an unnamed ghostwriter in 2001 and then denied any knowledge of them in 2008.
He has given no explanation, for how the racism entered his newsletter. 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. Here are some excerpts that I’ve found.

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In this story Ron 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 Black people.

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In this piece he criticizes Martin Luther King 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 Martin Luther King was one of his heroes. When activists suggested naming a city after Martin Luther King Paul suggested other names such as “Welfaria,” “Zooville,” “Rapetown,” “Dirtburg,” and “Lazyopolis” He would continue:

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In another piece he blamed Black people for the riots that happened in Chicago in 1992 after the Bulls won the NBA Championship

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Paul here is using false information to attack African Americans. The Washington Post reported that 1000 people were arrested but did not indicate their race. The riot, like most sports riots was multi-racial, including Blacks, white and Latinos, yet Paul used the incident to demonize African Americans. The Washington Post also reported that two officers suffered minor gunshot wounds and that 95 were injured in total, but the way Paul phrased it, it would seem most of the 95 officers injured were shot.

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In this article Paul uses the “carjacking” epidemic to put fear into white people. He advises them to carry guns and shoot “carjackers” illegally and then dispose of their weapons. He also refers Black people as “animals” and directly refers to his home town of Lake Jackson, Texas.

The newsletters also contained the quotes:

opinion polls consistently show only about 5% of blacks have sensible political opinions

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

This is only the first skirmish in the race war of the 1990s

Here are some of the newsletters I could find. They also contain a good deal of homophobic and Black Helicopter, New World Order conspiracy theories and warnings of upcoming in “race wars.”

http://newsone.com/nation/casey-gane...ters-revealed/

RedCatWaves 03-25-2010 08:21 AM

It is my dearest hope that the Republicans run either Ron Paul or Sarah Palin in 2012. That would virtually guarantee 2 terms for Obama.

Eilonwy 03-25-2010 03:40 PM

Haven't these been out for a while? I don't want to squash your thread or anything. But I'm curious about whether this set of racist newsletters is different from the set that was already revealed.

Springcurl 03-25-2010 05:07 PM

What kills me is that anyone with sense would know it's racist. But I know some people (a LOT) who would claim that it's not racism.

ninja dog 03-25-2010 05:44 PM

R.P. seemed surprisingly sane in a quiz show appearance I heard him on several years ago, but knowing a few of his supporters, I will say that --- to a lesser extreme than these newsletters indicate ---- they do believe some of what he's allegedly writing (re: ghostwriters, etc.).

I will also add that I was in Chicago, watching the very Bulls game described, when my husband and I went out to riot, too. We walked a block or two, listened to people whooping, shouting, and blowing their car horns, and then went home. (Turns out the thought of rioting makes me sleepy.) The area that received the most attention from the rioters (Rush Street) has (or had) the most sports bars, and it was definitely a mixed crowd overturning cabs. Mostly what was obvious from the news film at the time was the youth of the offenders, not their race. I recall a big blur of shaved heads and bulls jerseys rocking a cab.

Cali Chik 03-26-2010 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Eilonwy (Post 1299466)
Haven't these been out for a while? I don't want to squash your thread or anything. But I'm curious about whether this set of racist newsletters is different from the set that was already revealed.

as far as I know, this just came out on the 16th so if you have some other ones feel free to post it. This was actually new to me when I found it. I heard he was racist but this really confirmed it for me.

Cali Chik 03-26-2010 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by ninja dog (Post 1299588)
R.P. seemed surprisingly sane in a quiz show appearance I heard him on several years ago, but knowing a few of his supporters, I will say that --- to a lesser extreme than these newsletters indicate ---- they do believe some of what he's allegedly writing (re: ghostwriters, etc.).

I will also add that I was in Chicago, watching the very Bulls game described, when my husband and I went out to riot, too. We walked a block or two, listened to people whooping, shouting, and blowing their car horns, and then went home. (Turns out the thought of rioting makes me sleepy.) The area that received the most attention from the rioters (Rush Street) has (or had) the most sports bars, and it was definitely a mixed crowd overturning cabs. Mostly what was obvious from the news film at the time was the youth of the offenders, not their race. I recall a big blur of shaved heads and bulls jerseys rocking a cab.

But a "riot" after a sports game isn't even all that unsual and it certainly isn't race specific. The same stuff happened in Bloomington with majority white students.

Myradella3 05-21-2010 07:11 AM

Looks like the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. I live in Kentucky and will likely have the honorable Dr. Rand Paul represent me in the U.S. Senate.

RedCatWaves 05-21-2010 09:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Myradella3 (Post 1357348)
Looks like the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. I live in Kentucky and will likely have the honorable Dr. Rand Paul represent me in the U.S. Senate.


Do you really think he'll win? Maybe I'm naive, but I'd like to think that now that Rand Paul has nationally outed himself repeatedly this week as the racist that he is, the people of Kentucky will take a better look at him and say NO WAY. Prior to this, the rest of the country was kinda unaware of the extreme racist idealogy espoused by the Pauls (both father and son). Rand made a BIG show this week though, showcasing his stupidity on every major media network for the whole country to see. I think he'll go down before November...either drop out or some "scandal" will take him out. The Republicans don't like to show their crazy this much.

cole12 05-21-2010 01:39 PM

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Originally Posted by RedCatWaves (Post 1357438)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Myradella3 (Post 1357348)
Looks like the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. I live in Kentucky and will likely have the honorable Dr. Rand Paul represent me in the U.S. Senate.


Do you really think he'll win? Maybe I'm naive, but I'd like to think that now that Rand Paul has nationally outed himself repeatedly this week as the racist that he is, the people of Kentucky will take a better look at him and say NO WAY. Prior to this, the rest of the country was kinda unaware of the extreme racist idealogy espoused by the Pauls (both father and son). Rand made a BIG show this week though, showcasing his stupidity on every major media network for the whole country to see. I think he'll go down before November...either drop out or some "scandal" will take him out. The Republicans don't like to show their crazy this much.

I live in Kentucky, too. And to be completely honest I wouldn't be surprised if he won. In my area he has A LOT of support.

redcelticcurls 05-21-2010 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RedCatWaves (Post 1299011)
It is my dearest hope that the Republicans run either Ron Paul or Sarah Palin in 2012. That would virtually guarantee 2 terms for Obama.

Call me a cynic, but I think there are enough racists in this country to get them in.

Suburbanbushbabe 05-22-2010 12:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RedCatWaves (Post 1299011)
It is my dearest hope that the Republicans run either Ron Paul or Sarah Palin in 2012. That would virtually guarantee 2 terms for Obama.

With you there. Sarah Palin on the GOP ticket!

Myradella3 05-22-2010 04:29 AM

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Originally Posted by RedCatWaves (Post 1357438)

Do you really think he'll win?
much.

Sadly, he'll still win. He may not trounce Sen Conway, but his thoughts are consistent with lots of Kentuckians. Neither McCain nor Obama campaigned here. Both knew the state was solidly red.

sew and sew 05-22-2010 04:46 AM

I really like Ron Paul in contrast to other popular politicians, and I somewhat looked into the newsletter issue back when he was running for president.

It disappoints me that he hasn't satisfactorily addressed the issue, though going into even the best possible explanation could be a public relations nightmare. One way or another it's going to really catch up to him, so now, may in hindsight turn out to have been the best time to speak up. From what I've read on it 'the best possible explanation' is still not going to reconcile what he was at least complicit in.

From his voting record, he doesn't come off as racist. That's if you give philosophical consistence credence - which means his stance will be the same when applied to controversial issues and not. It'll reflect that he's concerned with the 'how' of policies if not knee-jerk reacted to.

That might sound like a convenient way to look at it, were it not that he has been incredibly consistent in contrast to other representatives, especially given his length of service. So that's respectable, but it is disconcerting attempting to sort through his past.


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