Up until now I have been careful not to paint Paul as a too bad a guy but have pointed at the people he attracts to him. I wondered why he did not reject them.
Well now we have the answer. Seems that Ron Paul shares their racist and antisemitic views. [We don't know about his Holocaust denial.]
A reporter at the New Republic, James Kirchick, has done the legwork and discovered that Ron Paul has over the years expressed highly racist views, has attacked gays, and he also showed an "obsession" with Jews and Israel... not in a positive way.
Here are some quotes:
In December 1989 in his Investment Letter he predicted that in the 1990s "Racial Violence Will Fill Our Cities" because "mostly black welfare recipients will feel justified in stealing from mostly white 'haves.'"He has not done well in the campaign thus far.... but remember how much money he has raised.... and how he has swept some people off their feet.
In November 1990, an item in his newsletter advised readers, "If you live in a major city, and can leave, do so. If not, but you can have a rural retreat, for investment and refuge, buy it." In June 1991, an entry on racial disturbances in Washington, DC's Adams Morgan neighborhood was titled, "Animals Take Over the D.C. Zoo." "
"In an October 1992 item about urban crime, the newsletter's author--presumably Paul--wrote, "I've urged everyone in my family to know how to use a gun in self defense. For the animals are coming." That same year, a newsletter described the aftermath of a basketball game in which "blacks poured into the streets of Chicago in celebration. How to celebrate? How else? They broke the windows of stores to loot."
Regarding gays: He complained about President George H.W. Bush's decision to sign a hate crimes bill and invite "the heads of homosexual lobbying groups to the White House for the ceremony," adding, "I miss the closet."
Regarding the World Trade Center bombing: His newsletter said, "Whether it was a setup by the Israeli Mossad, as a Jewish friend of mine suspects, or was truly a retaliation by the Islamic fundamentalists, matters little."