Ron Paul a Racist?

I have heard these stories since Paul started gaining momentum and I think they are most likely a bunch of BS. I realize that Paul has indicated he has no problems taking money from white supremacist organizations and I agree with him in that regard. He cannot control who decides to donate to his campaign and he should welcome the money of people who want to support him. This is true of all the candidates. Some donors expect they will get something in return and a problem only arises when they do. If a politician gets a donation and then reciprocates there is a problem. This is how lobbyist scandals occur. The Democrats seem to be a bit better at staying out of trouble for this but many openly do this. Republicans do it and some end up in jail (as they should).

There is a report out from some Neo Nazi website that indicates Ron Paul is one of them and that he attends meetings:

Comrades:

I have kept quiet about the Ron Paul campaign for a while, because I didn’t see any need to say anything that would cause any trouble. However, reading the latest release from his campaign spokesman, I am compelled to tell the truth about Ron Paul’s extensive involvement in white nationalism.

Both Congressman Paul and his aides regularly meet with members of the Stormfront set, American Renaissance, the Institute for Historic Review, and others at the Tara Thai restaurant in Arlington, Virginia, usually on Wednesdays. This is part of a dinner that was originally organized by Pat Buchanan, Sam Francis and Joe Sobran, and has since been mostly taken over by the Council of Conservative Citizens.

I have attended these dinners, seen Paul and his aides there, and been invited to his offices in Washington to discuss policy.

For his spokesman to call white racialism a “small ideology” and claim white activists are “wasting their money” trying to influence Paul is ridiculous. Paul is a white nationalist of the Stormfront type who has always kept his racial views and his views about world Judaism quiet because of his political position.

I don’t know that it is necessarily good for Paul to “expose” this. However, he really is someone with extensive ties to white nationalism and for him to deny that in the belief he will be more respectable by denying it is outrageous — and I hate seeing people in the press who denounce racialism merely because they think it is not fashionable.

Bill White, Commander
American National Socialist Workers Party [VNN Forum]

I don’t believe this for one minute though I suppose anything can be true. But logic tells me that this group would not out Paul if they wanted him in the White House (a house name I am sure they relish). If this were true and they outed him he would never be elected and their racist agenda would not be met. Therefore, I just cannot imagine it is true. This guy says he does not know about it being good to out Paul but his whole story lacks good reason. Why would a bunch of white racists meet in a Thai restaurant?

I don’t think Ron Paul is a white supremacist or a racist and this little “outing” did nothing to change that opinion.

***Warning: If you go to the forum you will read vile stuff from disturbed people.***

Big Dog Salute to LGF

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10 Responses to “Ron Paul a Racist?”

  1. darren says:

    Why should anyone take the words of a neo-Nazi at face value? I wonder why LGF did.

  2. chris lawton says:

    Ron Paul vs. The Philosophically Bankrupt

    After reading the name-calling and other non sequiturs from the anti-Ron Paul crowd, I am of the view that their hostility arises less from his opposition to war, or the direction American foreign policy has taken for decades, or any of the other specific programs he has criticized. What troubles them the most is that Paul has a philosophically-principled integrity in what he advocates and that, to challenge him, one must be prepared to deal with him at that higher level.

    But modern political discourse long ago gave up on principles, in favor of the pursuit of power as a sufficient end. There is an intellectual bankruptcy exhibited by writers and speakers on the political “left,” “right,” or “middle.” Competing ideas and values that once engaged the minds of thoughtful men and women have given way to little more than pronouncements on behalf of narrowly-defined political programs; the validity of a proposition no longer depends upon reasoned analysis, but upon the outcome of public opinion polls.

    Ron Paul’s campaign interjects an energized, principled inquiry into the political realm, an undertaking for which men and women with no philosophic center or rigorous minds find themselves woefully ill-prepared.

    Neocon Neil Tries To Smear Ron Paul

  3. Big Dog says:

    Darren,
    LGF wrote to take it with a grain of salt…

  4. Raven says:

    I’ve heard chiiter about Paul being a racist for yrs now…we hear all sorts of things like that up in NH where there are a large number of libertarians.

    I have a problem with any candidate who excepts donations from questionable groups. I do…I think it speaks a lot to who the candidate is and what they’re willing to stand up to. I have little respect for Dr. Paul, overall because I think he is wrong on foreign policy issues. Seriously wrong and I fear his ideas could lead us down more troubled paths in the future. I don’t think his presence as a candidate is as serious as some would suggest. And I highly highly doubt he will win anything.

  5. Big Dog says:

    The way I see it, there is nothing illegal about being a racist. There is a lot of illegality if one uses race to commit crimes but people are free to hate who they want.

    If they want to send donations to Paul (or anyone else) how will he know who is the racist and who is not? I don’t imagine they send checks with swastikas on them. Paul was told that they donated to his campaign and he said he would take the money (as if he could figure out from whom it came).

    If a person who is pro abortion donates money to a pro life candidate they should not have to return the money.

    There are many things I do not like about Paul, and you mentioned a few of them but I do not think he is a racist and if his donations are legal he should keep them just as Huckabee should keep a check from planned parenthood.

  6. King Groundhog says:

    PP would never send a check to Mikey Sissa-bee.

  7. Republicae says:

    Strange that a “Racist” would say something like this:
    “A nation that once prided itself on a sense of rugged individualism has become uncomfortably obsessed with racial group identities.
    The collectivist mindset is at the heart of racism.
    Government as an institution is particularly ill-suited to combat bigotry. Bigotry at its essence is a problem of the heart, and we cannot change people’s hearts by passing more laws and regulations.
    It is the federal government that most divides us by race, class, religion, and gender. Through its taxes, restrictive regulations, corporate subsidies, racial set-asides, and welfare programs, government plays far too large a role in determining who succeeds and who fails. Government “benevolence” crowds out genuine goodwill by institutionalizing group thinking, thus making each group suspicious that others are receiving more of the government loot. This leads to resentment and hostility among us.
    Racism is simply an ugly form of collectivism, the mindset that views humans strictly as members of groups rather than as individuals. Racists believe that all individuals who share superficial physical characteristics are alike: as collectivists, racists think only in terms of groups. By encouraging Americans to adopt a group mentality, the advocates of so-called “diversity” actually perpetuate racism.
    The true antidote to racism is liberty. Liberty means having a limited, constitutional government devoted to the protection of individual rights rather than group claims. Liberty means free-market capitalism, which rewards individual achievement and competence – not skin color, gender, or ethnicity.
    In a free society, every citizen gains a sense of himself as an individual, rather than developing a group or victim mentality. This leads to a sense of individual responsibility and personal pride, making skin color irrelevant. Racism will endure until we stop thinking in terms of groups and begin thinking in terms of individual liberty.” –Ron Paul

    It is also odd that Ron Paul has stated that Rosa Parks was a heroine for her bravery against the forces of racism. He also said that he held both Dr. Martin Luther King and Gandhi in the highest of esteem for their work toward liberty and freedom. Don’t you think that is odd for a racist to say?

    So, the question is why would someone, like the author of the various articles deliberately attempt to stain the reputation of Dr. Paul in such a manner, unless as I suspect, it is completely intentional.

  8. Big Dog says:

    Republicae,
    I think this was the gist of my post though I did not use Ron Paul’s words (thanks for providing them).

    I don’t think the guy is a racist. I think he is out of touch on some things but the Nazi who wrote the “outing” piece has an agenda…

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  10. Virginia says:

    I am not a fan of Ron Paul, but I still do not think he is a racist. Right after Thanksgiving on my trip back home, I saw Ron Paul at Hartz’s Chicken in New Caney, Texas. He paid for the buffet dinner ,cost less than seven dollars. Some knew who he was, some did not. If I had to bet on this, I would place my bet that he is not a racist or guilty of any of the allegations made by the above mentioned group, who are Nazi’s with a agenda.