Thursday, January 10, 2008

Republican Candidate Ron Paul's Scandalous History

The New Republic is reporting on Republican Presidential Candidate Ron Paul's racist crazy past. Apparently Paul had previously published a series of newsletters to his "followers" spouting a number of extreme ideas. Including:

-Paul on the 1992 L.A. Riots - "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."

-Paul's description of Martin Luther King, Jr.? - "a world-class adulterer" who "seduced underage girls and boys"; "replaced the evil of forced segregation with the evil of forced integration."; "world-class philanderer who beat up his paramours"; and a "flagrant plagiarist with a phony doctorate."

-Paul on homosexuals - "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."

-Paul on homosexuals and HIV - "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."; "they enjoy the attention and pity that comes with being sick."

-Paul advising anti-government militias - "Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here."

-Paul on conspiracies - "I've been told not to talk, but these stooges don't scare me. Threats or no threats, I've laid bare the coming race war in our big cities. The federal-homosexual cover-up on AIDS (my training as a physician helps me see through this one.) The Bohemian Grove--perverted, pagan playground of the powerful. Skull & Bones: the demonic fraternity that includes George Bush and leftist Senator John Kerry, Congress's Mr. New Money. The Israeli lobby, which plays Congress like a cheap harmonica."