“Through it all though, Ron Paul was a constant. He kept plugging away, first at the center of the paleo strategy as evidenced by the newsletters. To be clear, I am quite certain he did not write them. There is little doubt that they were written by Rockwell and Rothbard. People I know who were on the inside at the time confirm it and the style matches pretty well to those two and does not match to Ron Paul. Paul knows who wrote them too, but he’s protecting his long-time friend and advisor, unfortunately. And even more sadly, Rockwell doesn’t have the guts to confess and end this whole megillah. So although I don’t think Ron Paul is a racist, like Archie Bunker, he was willing to, metaphorically, toast a marshmallow on the cross others were burning.”
Ron Paul is an ass. I like a lot of what he has to say about pure economic theory, but the ookie racism and conspiracy theories that go along with Paul make him unacceptable as a candidate.
Steve Horowitz doesn’t think Paul is a racist. I do.
Here’s why: Paul profited from these newsletters. Paul’s name was on the byline. Paul was the reason these newsletters were published. These newsletters were Paul’s vehicle to peddle his influence. That Paul allowed racist thought to be so deeply ingrained into his newsletters is a very clear sign that the racism didn’t bother him. He did not find it repugnant enough to stop it. That points to Paul’s own racism.
If Paul isn’t a racist and didn’t pay close attention to what was being published in his own name means something else – he is entirely too stupid and too careless to ever be trusted with the responsibilities of the position of President of the United States.
Since Ron Paul is a doctor, I am assuming he isn’t stupid and does pay attention to detail. Therefore, I can only conclude that he is a racist.
Also, Mr. Horowitz, Archie Bunker was a racist too. That was part of the whole plot, to watch a racist confronted with the humanity of the people he hated. Holding repugnant values doesn’t necessarily make a person wholly repugnant. Archie was likable because he learned to value people despite his racism and antisemitism.