"the man is just too timid"

January 25, 2008

The New Republic has decided that Ron Paul is one of those “timid” racist, anti-Semetic, homophobes.

Does Marty Peretz even make sure these guys have taken Psychology 101 before he hires them, or does the TNR just not aim for consistency?

It will be interesting to see how Hillary plans to celebrate Pride Day.

Racists, who have in the past supported Ron Paul because of his support for the restoration of constitutional freedoms, are now boycotting Paul because Paul has clarified that he is not a racist. Paul, in fact, supports civil rights and considers Martin Luther King, Jr. a personal hero.

The white nationalists, and similar groups, are boycotting today’s Ron Paul – Martin Luther King Day fund raiser (FreeAtLast2008.com). They are actively blogging and posting comments to newsgroups telling whites to give their money to the racist group StormFront instead.

For those who oppose freedom, who oppose liberty, this would seem to be a good thing. Reports of it are going to send a profound message via the media, which is: there is little support for freedom in America if it includes freedom for minorities.

Minorities should therefore be very concerned about the outcome of today’s Paul-MLK fundraiser and of Dr. Paul’s campaign in general.

While Paul has clearly attracted supporters of all colors and opinions, he himself is a passionate libertarian: a person who believes that all people are created equal and should be treated equally, so long as they do not use force or fraud against other people.

This means, for instance, that Paul considers taxation to be theft. The government is taking money from you without your consent. During 20 years in Congress, Paul has never once voted for a tax increase. In fact, in 20 years in Congress, Paul has never voted for anything that was unconstitutional at all. All the other politicians in Washington despise him as “Dr. No” (well perhaps, expect for Dennis Kucinich).

What else does Dr. Paul support? He supports

  • …stopping the drug war: the drug war is a war on minorities trying to make a living in what is often the only way available to them. And who is their market? Wealthy white kids and often their parents? However they don’t go to jail do they? Ron Paul wants to let people function in a free market and to be responsible for their own bodies
  • …pardoning all those convicted of non-violent, victimless crimes (drugs, prostitution, etc.) If they haven’t hurt anyone, there is no reason for your loved ones to be in prison. Ron Paul has advocated mass pardons
  • …stopping the war in Iraq, in which a hugely disproportionate number of minority servicemen are being killed to support an oil grab that mostly only benefits the white owners of wealthy corporations. Let the suburban, country-club folk pay for their own war, with the lives of their own kids, then we can talk. Until then, stop the war
  • …reforming the judicial system to address racial sentences disparities. Ron Paul believes everyone should be equal before the law, both before and after the verdict!
  • …reforming the monetary system so that the government cannot further tax you by deflating the value of your savings through inflating prices. At present, independent economists outside the U.S. (not on the Bush payroll) estimate U.S. inflation to be above 10%; for food, some suggest it may be as high as 30%! That means the same bottle of milk that you paid $2.00 for last year, is now costing you $2.60. That 60 cents is a hidden tax on you that the government is using to pay for their war. 60 cents that is being used to kill innocent Iraq women and children (over 100,000 civilian dead so far)

Now there is the issue of the newsletters. They were written by people who had licensed Paul’s name after he left Congress in order to run a medical practice. Paul had 5 kids to put through college, 3 of them through medical school. He couldn’t do that on a congressman’s salary, so he quite and went back to medicine. He also licensed his name to some people who wanted to write an investment newsletter using his name (and reputation) as a monetary expert. Dr. Paul himself was too busy delivering babies to edit the newsletters. It was unfortunate that he didn’t have more time. Some pretty horrible language was used in the columns under his name.

However, and this is the critical point, Paul didn’t write those offensive words and he has officially condemned them, repeatedly.

The continuing hysteria surrounding the newsletters is being whipped up by Paul’s political enemies, the enemies of equality and freedom for the common man: mostly amongst the wealthy East-coast liberal (white) elite, but also within the ultraconservative ranks of the Christian Coalition and the Fox News network. Politics does indeed make for strange bed fellows. And who is sleeping with whom is often quite revealing. (Ironically, Paul is a devout Christian, not one of those “only show up on Sunday when the cameras are around types.”)

By contrast, average Americans, black and white, know, by listening with their own ears, that Ron Paul is not a racist. Common men and women, can see that Ron Paul is an equalitarian by his actions. They do not need a fancy magazine written by wealthy (white) Ivy League editors to tell them how to judge their political candidates.

So what can you do?

Donate today! It doesn’t have to be much. Every little bit can help. Contributions can be made at FreeAtLast2008.com or at RonPaul2008.com.

Next, vote for Ron Paul in your primary. (Keep in mind you may have to temporarily change your party affiliation to Republican to do this — and their are deadlines to change your affiliation.)

Yes, it is true, Ron Paul is not likely to win the Republican nomination, but a strong showing by Ron Paul will demonstrate clearly that the wealthy elite can no longer control the agenda. A vote for Paul sends a message. It tells the elite that the common man, regardless of color or ideology, will no longer be held down and ignored.

After the primary, you can change you party affiliation back to your first preference. Vote for Obama, if he’s gains the Democratic nomination. If he doesn’t. I’d suggest you not vote at all.

Nothing, absolutely nothing, scares a politician as much as someone not voting.

Happy MLK Day!

January 20, 2008

Frank Luntz can’t be trusted, but on this particular point he is absolute 100% correct. Both the mainstream media and Ron Paul’s supporters should listen to him.

Sociologist have long known that the difficulties one has to overcome is somehow related to the likelihood of success. Some have posited that it is even a good predictor of the measure of success. They call this phenomena, “adversity quotient.” The higher the quotient (the greater the adversity), the greater the likelihood of success.

Thus, when someone manages to overcome a great adversity, the odds of great success increase.

It looks like our good doctor’s adversity quotient may well have just gone up, substantially. The tide of public opinion would seem to be turning in his favor in regard to the horrendous accusations made against him by The New Republic’s Jamie Kirchick.

Even the talking heads in the mainstream media are starting to concede that Dr. Paul is not a racist:

“I gotta tell you Congressman, you and I have talked a lot over these last several months and when I saw these newsletters I didn’t know anything about them until I saw that article in The New Republic. I was pretty shocked because it certainly didn’t sound like the Ron Paul that I’ve come to know and our views have come to know all this time.”Wolfe Blitzer, CNN, The Situation Room

At this point, it even seems possible that Paul’s support amongst minorities might increase as a result of this kerfuffle.

Thank you, Mr. Kirchick.

Post:

“So the media has found the chink (can I use that word, or is it’s other meaning too offensive for people…) in Ron Paul’s armor? It’s been said before, no candidate is perfect. At least Paul’s clearly admitted that more than once. Even if the man is flawed, like we all are, the message of liberty and personal responsibility still rings true.” — posted by James Moore on thirdpartywatch.com

Reply:

“The chink (can I use that word, or is it’s other meaning too offensive for people…)”


You should chew on such turns of phrase thoroughly, be niggardly in their use, and keep your speech spic and span, lest you get a wop on the head.
– posted by paulie on thirdpartywatch.com

At least there are three adults with a sense of humor left in America.

Come on folks, let’s have a little perspective. The country is going to hell in a hand basket, and we are apoplectic about some 15 year-old words that probably weren’t even written by the only man in America who is pushing forward on a platfom that could save us. What are we thinking?