Today, Ron Paul got two very special endorsements today. The first endorsement comes from Don Black:
Ron Paul was a hot topic this week on the talk radio show hosted by prominent white supremacist Don Black and his son Derek. Mr. Black said he received Mr. Paul’scontroversial newsletters when they were first published about two decades ago and described how the publications were perceived by members of the white supremacist movement. Former KKK Grand Wizard and Louisiana Congressman David Duke also phoned in to explain why he’s voting for Mr. Paul.“Everybody, all of us back in the 80?s and 90?s, felt Ron Paul was, you know, unusual in that he had actually been a Congressman, that he was one of us and now, of course, that he has this broad demographic–broad base of support,” Mr. Black said on his broadcast yesterday.Mr. Black is a former Klansman and member of the American Nazi Party who founded the “white nationalist” website Stormfront in 1995. He donated to Mr. Paul in 2007 and has been photographed with the candidate.
These photos are available for all to see online. You can see those photographs below.
The first photo is Ron Paul with Don Black (center) and his son Derek Black (right).
The second photo is of Ron Paul autographing something for Derek Black.
Don Black also made a $500 donation to the Ron Paul campaign during the 2008 Presidential election. You can see a copy of the donation slip below:
Don Black is also encouraging his White Supremacist followers to volunteer for the 2012 campaign:
Don Black, director of the white nationalist Web site Stormfront, said in an interview that several dozen of his members were volunteering for Mr. Paul’s presidential campaign, and a site forum titled “Why is Ron Paul such a favorite here?” has no fewer than 24 pages of comments. “I understand he wins many fans because his monetary policy would hurt Jews,” read one.Far-right groups like the Militia of Montana say they are rooting for Mr. Paul as a stalwart against government tyranny.
What is so interesting is that Don Black's support doesn't bother the Ron Paul crowd at all.
“Again, I go back to that, you know, traditional topic that I always talk about, you know, the powers of international Zionism — a power in banking, a power in media, a power in government influence, in campaign finance — a power that’s, you know, hurting the values of this country on behalf of Israel,” Mr. Duke said. “So, I would vote for Ron Paul at this moment because he’s one of the few candidates who have policies in this regard and this realm that I wholeheartedly support, and that’s why I’d vote for him.”
Who ever wrote this article in Ron Paul's racist newsletter was certainly a fan of David Duke:
Initially, Ron Paul denied that he didn't read or write his own newsletters but than later admitted that he wrote some words in them but denied authoring any of the racist articles. If Ron Paul didn't these articles, then they were probably ghostwritten by Lew Rockwell or Murray Rothbard who had, and probably still, maintains a close relationship with.
Lew Rockwell and Murry Rothbard probably did contribute to some or most of the bigoted articles in Ron Paul's newsletters and they did publish an article supporting David Duke in another newsletter:
In the Rothbard-Rockwell Report they started in 1990, Mr. Rothbard called for a “Right Wing Populism,” suggesting that the campaign for governor of Louisiana by David Duke, the founder of the National Association for the Advancement of White People, was a model for “paleolibertarianism.”
The Ron Paul Report, the name of Ron Paul's newsletter that is currently generating most of the controversy for Ron Paul in this election had a deep impact on bigoted men like Don Black:
Still, the newsletters had a lasting appeal with the audience Mr. Rockwell and Mr. Rothbard talked about reaching.
Mr. Black of Stormfront said the newsletters helped make him a Ron Paul supporter. “That was a big part of his constituency, the paleoconservatives who think there are race problems in this country,” Mr. Black said.
“We understand that Paul is not a white nationalist, but most of our people support him because of his stand on issues,” Mr. Black said. “We think our race is being threatened through a form of genocide by assimilation, meaning the allowing in of third-world immigrants into the United States.”Mr. Black said Mr. Paul was attractive because of his “aggressive position on securing our borders,” his criticism of affirmative action and his goal of eliminating the Federal Reserve, which the Stormfront board considers to be essentially a private bank with no government oversight. “Also, our board recognizes that most of the leaders involved in the Fed and the international banking system are Jews.”
While there is nothing wrong with bigoted people voicing their support for a political candidate, there is something very wrong with politicians like Ron Paul who knowingly meets or associates these people but says he doesn't endorse these views yet appreciates their support.Any politician who had the least bit of political intelligence would do anything to not associate themselves with these people and would ask these people not to support him. Its very troubling that Ron Paul wants to have his cake and eat it too.
A long time ago, Micheal Medved gave Ron Paul back the chance to deny and distance himself from the various bigoted groups is alleged to have connections with and he has never done so.
The fact that Ron Paul may win the Iowa caucus bothers me because I'm not sure the American public really knows who who this man is. People's positive opinions about him would change if they knew about Ron Paul's dangerous flirtation, if not outright alliance, with white supremacists and other fringe groups. This fact is well documented to the point that it is undeniable.
That is why Ron Paul cannot and should not be allowed to win any primary win the Republican nomination or become President of the United States.