Ron Paul’s SupportersWednesday, November 11, 2009
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.