Ron Paul’s Supporters

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
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Come to terms with your “whiteness?” What the hell does that mean?

VDare runs another goofy piece. I still don’t understand the point. Ok, so Ron Paul made statements about the diversity of his supporters, and so the author posts photos of a Salt Lake City rally to make the point that all thirty people in the photo are white. And that means? The author claims that, what, Ron Paul is bullshitting about the make-up of his supporters? Over the last few years, I’ll bet I’ve had a lot more exposure to the Ron Paul band of supporters than the author, and I assure you that it is a very diverse group of people, as Ron Paul has stated. The fact that blacks and Mexicans generally vote Democratic and vote for redistribution is not news. The same can be said for women. And yes, white women. Isn’t that what we are hoping to change?

Maybe he should post a photo of a typical “Oprah” audience.

Blacks, more than anyone, should fear and reject the establishment that has impoverished their communities and their lives. Libertarianism is not a race-based, fruitball theory of black vs. white vs. brown. It is a framework for binding us all in our efforts to free ourselves from the oppressive state and its elitist rulers. Libertarianism is an effort to implement this philosophy across the board. It’s Us vs. Them – with “us” being free people bound by oppressive decrees and “them” referring to the state and its empowered totalitarians.

What the author desires is for Ron Paul to come forth with kooky racial theories that expound on the appetite for plunder and power. And what’s the benefit of stating such a thing? He says: “Ron Paul’s brand of libertarianism is one that avoids tough questions about race and identity.” That is translated into ‘Ron Paul doesn’t obsess on race and identity.’

On one side we battle the leftist politically correct parade that makes a mockery of everything in its path, and then we have these folks who consistently obsess on racial stuff and claim that anyone who isn’t consumed by such matters is a chickenshit who avoids the ‘real’ issues.

On second thought, how about a photo showing us the composition of our congressional body of plunderers, or those in ‘private’ industry who spearhead the socialist corporate state? Hint: mostly white, and overwhelmingly wealthy and privileged, with the power to make laws, influence laws, legalize force, and buy even more power.

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12 Responses to Ron Paul’s Supporters

  1. Jay Jones says:

    November 11th, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Karen, I also read that article on V-Dare and wrote the author about how it doesn’t advance the cause of liberty to attack Ron Paul for not being sufficiently militant on the “National Question”. He wrote back and quoted Murray Rothbard on race and stated Libertarians have to face up to the fact a cut back in government and its services will harm minorities and widen racial gaps and cause Libertarians to be denounced as racists. If you read some of the comments by the late Sam Francis about racial politics and read some of Jared Taylors thoughts you can get a pretty clear picture of where he is comming from. Sometimes I think we are our own worse enemies.

  2. Brandon says:

    November 11th, 2009 at 11:12 am

    I am American of Cuban and Mexican of heritage and grew up in a Spanish speaking home. My wife (Mexican-Peruvian heritage) and I are Ron Paul supporters and we believe in Capitalism and limited government as it was intended by our Founding Fathers. On the “white” thing, not all Cubans, Mexicans, Peruvians are “brown”. We come in all shades of colors from white to black. I have blue eyes and light colored skin and my wife is the same with green eyes. Focusing on skin color is stupid as we all come from one race and that is the human race.

    What is important is saving our Constitutional Republic from the evils of Marxism and any other form of collectivism. We must fight the Obama borg and the collective that has infected Washington D.C.

  3. Steve Haag says:

    November 11th, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Brilliant Karen. The race ‘obsession’ in this country is due to the State’s redistributionist dictates more than anything else. Not content to treat citizens as individuals, the State, in its attempt to achieve its utopic vision of the world, sets laws to favor ‘groups’. This has the effect of emphasizing group differences and brings the issues of race and ethnicity to the forefront of people’s minds. So it is no wonder that we have race sensitive busybodies scanning the crowds at political rallies for ‘evidence’ of homogeneity to support their own prejudiced views.

  4. Damon says:

    November 11th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Here’s my conspiracy-laced perspective…

    Our public education system produces generations of “adults” who lack the willingness (I will avoid saying “ability”) to think critically. Instead, these “adults” are shacked by their emotions.

    Race is an emotional issue. And more often than not, it obfuscates bigger, more significant issues (e.g. self-ownership, wrongful appropriation of private property by the ruling class, etc.).

    The proper response to those who muddy the waters with their emotional turmoil (i.e. the author at VDare) is as follows:

    Step 1: a blank stare.
    Step 2: a well-placed, “I’m trying to determine if this conversation is worth continuing.”
    Step 3: a meaningful sigh.

    People should watch less Dancing With The Stars and The Biggest Loser, and read more. The Great (my title, not his) Hans-Hermann Hoppe is a good starting point. Sprinkle a bit of Rothbard and Mises to add flavor. Some Robert Murphy for a little salt and Gary North for filling.

    Perhaps that would help strip them of their emotional blinders. Or, perhaps I am too optimistic.

  5. liberranter says:

    November 11th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    The race ‘obsession’ in this country is due to the State’s redistributionist dictates more than anything else. Not content to treat citizens as individuals, the State, in its attempt to achieve its utopic vision of the world, sets laws to favor ‘groups’. This has the effect of emphasizing group differences and brings the issues of race and ethnicity to the forefront of people’s minds.

    Very true, although the real purpose behind the State’s efforts to compartmentalize us is to keep us at each other’s throats – divide, conquer, and subjugate. So far, they’re succeeding beyond their wildest expectations, given that the sheeple appear to be eagerly swallowing the race bait.

  6. cousin lucky says:

    November 11th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    judge, welfare administrators, schoolteachers, nurses etc.If I could I would be waving my autographed copy of Ron Paul’s book ” The Revolution ” at everyone through my computer screen. I am of West Indian heritage and nothing ticks me off more than racial stereotyping and hypocrisy.
    New York doctors, clinics and hospital are bleeding Medicare and Medicaid blind with totally unnecessary treatment and testing of poor people to make money.

    For every 10 poor people you need a cop, a fireman, a lawyer, a doctor, a

    I was raised to take every person one at a time. Every group of people has good and bad that is reality. To claim that all of one group is anything is absurd!

    Dr. Ron Paul is right in his thinking and in his politics; unfortunately the media and voters of our country are unable to perceive that.

    If Ron Paul was now our President – Integrity would be the order of the day. Our government would be well on the way to being something we could all be proud of again.

    Race hysteria is just a ruse for theft and corruption. It has always been so!!

  7. Not Sure says:

    November 11th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    “Ok, so Ron Paul made statements about the diversity of his supporters, and so the author posts photos of a Salt Lake City rally to make the point that all thirty people in the photo are white. And that means?”

    I give up. What? That lots of white people live in Salt Lake City? Say it ain’t so! ;-)

  8. icr says:

    November 12th, 2009 at 10:37 am

    The dominant ideology of the US and the rest of the West is anti-white, Feminist, anti-Western, “multiculturalist” and cultural Marxist. That much should be obvious. Impotently railing against the welfare state won’t change that.

    Since the people want their redistribution schemes we can only hope for a quick collapse of the current regime/empire so that sanity may be restored.

  9. Chris says:

    November 12th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Any opinions on the candidicy of Gary Johnson? He seems to be claiming the be the new torchbearer.

  10. John says:

    November 12th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Right on – Karen… One would think that descendent’s of slaves would understand and embrace libertarianism more than any other political philosophy. Certainly it is our job to educate everyone on the fact that Liberty = Prosperity for everyone.

    All of us stand to gain in immeasurable ways from Ron Paul’s principled leadership and the future free market capitalism.

  11. cousin lucky says:

    November 13th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Although it is rational to think that the descendent’s of slaves ( more than anyone else ) would be championing the causes of Liberty and Freedom at every opportunity; one must remember the long history of torture, punishment, and death that comes to any Negro who opens his mouth to wide against any oppression.

    It is the descendent’s of slaves who know very well that coping with Injustice is a lifelong struggle no matter how rich or how poor you are. There are laws on the books and lots more of ” Unwritten Laws ” that the descendent’s of slaves have to deal with every day.

    We are oppressed by government as well as we are only able to petition government to remedy oppression.

    A Real Life Catch 22 Situation!!!

  12. J says:

    November 18th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    “Ok, so Ron Paul made statements about the diversity of his supporters, and so the author posts photos of a Salt Lake City rally to make the point that all thirty people in the photo are white. And that means?

    It means that pretty much all Ron Paul supporters are white. The Salt Lake City photo is no different from any other Ron Paul rally photo. Hoste posted one from NYC, too, of which you said nothing. I looked through dozens of such photos from different cities, and in most of them there are zero non-white people; a few have one or two. Unless the Paulistas have a policy of barring non-whites from participating in their rallies, the only explanation is that very very few of you people are non-white.

    Libertarianism is, for a good many people, a form of crypto-racism, even though many of these whites won’t even admit to themselves that they hate the non-whites whom they think parasitize on them through government.

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