Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Ass-Clown in bed with neo-Nazis, why am I not surprised?

Rhymes With Right confirms pretty much everything we suspected about the ass-clown, Ron Paul:

Matt, David, and the rest of the folks at have dug up what ought to be a big scandal -- Ron Paul is taking campaign cash from Nazis, including the owner of the biggest neo-Nazi site on the internet (and the current husband of the former Mrs. David Duke).

A investigation has conclusively established that a leading figure in the American neo-Nazi / White-Supremacist movement has provided financial support to Ron Paul’s 2008 Presidential campaign.

The individual in question is Don Black, the founder, owner and operator of
Stormfront, a “white power” website that both professional journalists and watch-dog groups have identified as the premier English-language racist/hate-site on the Internet.

Now LST has been raising the issue of links to Paul's website (including a fundraising widget) from Stormfront for some time now, without response from the Paul campaign. Paul has not renounced support from white supremacists like Black and Stormfront, despite his campaign being made aware of the links from the racist site. Furthermore, Paul's association with (and courting of) 9/11 Truthers, rabid anti-Zionists, and militia supporters clearly walks him to the extreme fringe of American politics -- right to the very neighborhood inhabited by the neo-Nazis.

Interestingly enough, Ron Paul supporters commenting at LST are defending the acceptance of white supremacist cash, and arguing that LST is in the wrong for revealing the connection.

Will Ron Paul do the right thing in this case? Or will he keep the cash, thereby verifying that he is the candidate of the freaks, weirdos and nutjobs of the internet?

However many good ideas libertarians have, and they have many, taken as a whole their movement is a Utopian fantasy. And there is nothing more dangerous than a Utopian fantasist.

Because they believe, with absolute sincerity, that they possess the true and only path to the perfect society they will be willing to do anything - up to and including shedding oceans of blood - to achieve their goals. As C.S. Lewis observed, ". . .The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

Some people underestimate what libertarians would be capable of if they had the chance. Someone once said that libertarians reminded them of the stoner musicians who sit around -sharing a bong, no doubt - deriding those musicians who have "sold out" (translation: achieved commercial success) secure in the knowledge that they will never "sell out" because they will never produce anything that anyone would want to buy. While this is certainly true in many cases it is not true of the entire movement.

The only reason that libertarians in America today aren't as dangerous as the Bolsheviks in Russia in 1916 or Nazis in Germany in 1927 is because America isn't ready for a violent upheaval like those other nations were.