Monday (11/12/07) at 07:16 AM
Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul,
whose long-shot campaign has been gaining media attention in recent days, apparently has the support of an unusual constituency
-- the white supremacist movement.
Stormfront.org, a white supremacy web site,
as well as others, such as WhiteWorldNews.com, have actively supported Paul's bid for the presidency, including directing
donors to his campaign. Stormfront has also endorsed Paul for president.
"Once in a great while a presidential candidate
is presented to us. A candidate who not only speaks to us, but for us...I am supporting Ron Paul in his run for the presidency,"
the Stormfront endorsement says. The endorsement praises Paul's plans to reduce taxes, close the borders and eliminate
trade deals, such as NAFTA.
"Whatever organization you belong to, remember
first and foremost that you are a white nationalist," the endorsement continues. "Put your differences with one and other
aside and work together. Work together to strive to get someone in the Oval Office who agrees with much of what we want for
our future. Look at the man. Look at the issues. Look at our future. Vote for Ron Paul 2008."
supremacy movement directs potential donors to the independent ThisNovember5th.com web site, which is a fundraising mechanism
for the Paul campaign. The web site netted Paul $4.2 million from some 37,000 people on Nov. 5 -- a record amount raised
in a single day through the Internet by any Republican candidate The Paul Campaign on Thursday announced it had refunded $3,000
of the millions of dollars it had received Nov. 5. The money was donated on stolen credit cards, in sums of $5 per card. There
was no indication, however, that white supremacists were involved in the stolen-card donations.
ThisNovember5th.com was created in memory of
Guy Fawkes' failed Gunpowder Plot in England in 1608. Fawkes planned to blow up Parliament
and kill King James I to restore the Catholic Church in Protestant England. Paul supporters used the web site and Guy Fawke's
Day to support "Ron Paul's Revolution."
Jesse Benton, communications director for Ron
Paul for President 2008, said he was unaware of the existence of Stormfront until just a few days ago, though Stormfront radio
endorsed Paul in mid-October.
As for what the campaign will do with the supremacist
donations, Benton said white supremacists are wasting their money on Paul, a physician and
long-time congressman from Texas. "We are not in the business
of trying to track who is giving us money," Benton said. "If
they want to waste their money on us we will take it and use it to promote freedom and individual rights, not their agenda."
There is no indication that Paul has courted
right-wing support. But a wide array of white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups have backed him nonetheless, and there have
been rumors about right-wing support in the blogosphere for months.
On Oct. 4 Will Williams, a former leader of
the National Alliance, a neo-Nazi group, posted on the neo-Nazi Vanguard News Network that white supremacy supporters
should support Paul for president.
"Till then I recommend folks get involved in
the Ron Paul 'revolution' and work with political activists in your communities who are attracted to his anti-globalist message,"
Williams wrote. "Be disciplined. Blend in; find common ground with them and artfully radicalize those who are receptive and
avoid those who are not. ... Most of you would be surprised at how many good people can be exposed to a, let's say, 'pro-majority'
message among the remarkable groundswell of fed-up, mostly white Ron Paul supporters -- many, early on, from the 9/11
truth movement. They are finding their backbones as they are exposed to more and more hidden truths, especially about the
hidden hand of Jewry behind every foul venture."
In addition to his white supremacist activities,
Williams is the organizer of the Upper East Tennessee Volunteers for Ron Paul. Williams also worked on conservative
Republican PatBuchanan's presidential campaign in 2000.
Besides the endorsement from Stormfront.org,
its founder, Don Black, donated $500 to the Paul campaign, according to Federal Elections Commission filings.
The Lonestartimes.com has the full background on Black's donation. Stormfront also has a dedicated thread, "The Ron
The Ron Paul meetup.com, which has more than
42,000 Paul supporters on it, also has several well-known white supremacists declaring their support for Paul. Michael Mazzone,
the Chicago leader of the white supremacist Church of the Creator -- whose motto is "RAHOWA," or Racial Holy War -- is listed
as a supporter, as is neo-Nazi Nationalist Coalition member John Ubele.
On the Vanguard News Network , convicted bomber
and neo-Nazi Todd Vanbiber posted his support for Paul, saying "I think I'm going to get in touch with the local Paul
people and see if I can help. I am serious about this shit."; Vanbiber was convicted and spent 5 years in a Florida
prison for planning to bomb over a dozen Orlando locations.
The Vanguard News Network, Stormfront.org,
neo-Nazi Nationalist Coalition, the Church of the Creator and the National Alliance have all been listed as or linked to white
supremacy and hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The center is the nation's leading authority on hate groups
in the United States and it publishes
a hate group map annually.
The Houston Chronicle documented Paul as having
written some questionable materials himself. In his 1992 independent political newsletter, Paul reported on a
survey of blacks. He has refused to provide the survey to anyone. His comments include:
- "Opinion polls show that only about 5 percent
of blacks have sensible political opinions, i.e. support the free market, individual liberty and the end of welfare and affirmative
- "Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly
calls the 'criminal justice system,' I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal
or entirely criminal."
- "We are constantly told it is evil to be
afraid of black men, it is hardly irrational. Black men commit murders, rapes, robberies, muggings and burglaries all out
of proportion to their numbers."
- "We don't think a child of 13 should be
held responsible as a man of 23. That's true for most people, but black males who have been raised and who have joined criminal
gangs are as big, strong, tough, scary and culpable as any adult and shoul d be treated as such."
Earlier this year Paul addressed a gathering
of the Robert A. Taft Club in Arlington, Va.
The club is run by Marcus Epstein, executive director of the conservative Team America PAC, or political action committee.
Marcus Epstein, executive director of the conservative Team America PAC, or political action committee, also writes
for the anti-immigration site vdare.com, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled a hate site, and is a regular writer
for the white supremacy journal American Renaissance. The Law
Center said it was not clear if Paul knew of Epstein's supremacist ties.
As for what the campaign will do with the white supremacist donations, "We are not in the business of trying to track who is giving us money," Benton said. "If they want to waste their money on us we
will take it and use it to promote freedom and individual rights, not their agenda."
Dr. Nuñez asks, If Ron Paul claims Dr. King is a
hero, as he did on CNN's Situation Room on January 10, 2008, then what does accepting funding from white supremacists
say about the 'content of Paul's character'?
Is this any different
than Muslim extremists accepting funds from American Muslim organizations, who then feign ignorance about what the funds are
The word tells
us in Luke 16:11-13: If therefore ye have not been
faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? 12 And if ye have not been faithful
in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own? 13 No servant can serve two masters: for either
he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.
CANNOT SERVE GOD AND MAMMON.
If Dr. Paul seeks
to raise campaign funds only for the sake of claiming he has raised the most money, and as such will accept money from
anyone who throws a dollar his way, then that is a pointless, but dangerous endeavor.
One might draw
the conclusion that perhaps Ron Paul accepts money from white supremacists because they actually share common ground on many
issues. This article reflects that Ron Paul returned money that was received from stolen credit cards. So he isn't
willing to accept money from thieves, but he is willing to accept money from domestic terrorists?
And if Ron Paul
is a Christian, as he claims to be, he should freely subject himself to scripture found in Matthew 18:15-18:
15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell
him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. 16 But if he will not
hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an
heathen man and a publican.
I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be
loosed in heaven.
Dr. Nuñez says: A concerned Ron Paul supporter called into the Alex Jones show unsettled about the breaking information
that Paul had accepted money from a known Klan member. Alex Jones pompously replied, ‘So, what?’ When the man repeated the concern, Alex Jones again angrily replied, ‘And? It doesn't matter
where he received the money from.’
Since that time,
Alex Jones has remarked on his broadcast, along with others with similar views, that they are clearly not in 100% agreement
with Ron Paul. In fact many of the things that Ron Paul stands for, they are not in agreement with. This brings
to light a much bigger and darker issue: why then, would you throw so much funding and support towards someone with
whom you don't agree? And why would you accept money from extremist hate groups while running on a platform of being
a uniter and standing up for all people of this country, as the constitution allows.
There seems to
be some strong schizophrenic tendencies stemming from Paul and his supporters. They both seem to be using each other
to meet their silent objective to put someone in the White House with strong, separatist beliefs. Someone weak and malleable
enough to be manipulated by his supporters; those who espouse that Americans attacked Americans on September 11, 2001 (which
Paul adamantly rejected during the New Hampshire debate). These people also support the overthrow
of our government while claiming to be constitutionalists.
free minded constitutionalists are purposely screening their phone calls to make sure that no one with an anti-Paul viewpoint
can get on the airwaves. Doesn't sound like 'freedom of speech' to me. It sounds more like freedom of speech for
everyone, but me.
Ron Paul likes
to go on and on about the Gulf of Tonkin to proclaim that the Israelis attacked an American ship, and that somehow, this mirrors
the latest Iranian fast boat incident. While the Gulf
of Tonkin incident is true, let us level the playing field and be quite
honest about everything.
Now, we will not
go into the Christian Identity movement. You can research that for yourself. However, I would like to bring up
some issues about World War II.
It is not widely
known that the United States had to be
dragged into World War II. We refused to get involved, and in fact, gave safe harbor to and helped refuel Nazi
submarines and replenish their ships.
It was not until
Great Britain switched the flags on a ship, which the Germans mistakenly
attacked, that the U.S. was drawn into WWII.
The U.S. was not concerned with ending
Nazi tyranny, nor stopping the genocide. And even after the war, instead of helping Israel to round up the Nazis who
took part in the genocide, we sneaked most of them into this country; giving them protection and new, comfortable lives in
exchange for rocket and eugenics technology.
This hardly compares
to the Gulf of Tonkin.
That as a nation, we would sit by and allow millions of people to be experimented on and slaughtered, until it benefited us
to get involved in the war.
And now, this has
been eerily repeated in Rwanda and Uganda, and now in Sudan and many other parts of Africa.
Paul did not hear about this either when it was being mentioned in history class. Or maybe like one of his newsletters,
he just didn't read it.
More than likely,
he simply chooses to omit certain facts about the racist agenda of America,
and its lack of Christian compassion...until it benefits them.