(Reuters) - A direct-mail solicitation for Ron Paul's political and investment newsletters two decades ago warned of a "coming race war in our big cities" and of a "federal-homosexual cover-up" to play down the impact of AIDS.
The eight-page letter, which appears to carry Paul's signature at the end, also warns that the U.S. government's redesign of currency to include different colors - a move aimed at thwarting counterfeiters - actually was part of a plot to allow the government to track Americans using the "new money."
If you go on any sights dedicated to politics you will usually find someone extolling the virtues of uber-libertarian Congressman Ron Paul (R- Someplace Weird, Texas). Paul is the current Republican Party flavor of the week in the upcoming Iowa Caucus on January 3. One of his sons, Rand, (as in Ayn Rand) is a Senator from Kentucky.
Now it has been revealed, not for the first time, that Ron Paul's News-Letter, published in the late 1980's and early 1990's when he was out of office, contained some amazingly racist and other off-the-beam inflammatory statements, harnessing old stereotypes of African-Americans, the unemployed, AIDS victims, et al. This material has all the charm you'd expect to hear from some angry drunkard in a dive bar next to the bus station that you unwisely went in to against your better judgement to check the football scores in a strange part of town.
I have to say that Ron Paul has quite a personality cult going for him on many websites, particularly You Tube. They must all be high in testosterone and anger. After remarks like the ones below, they still defend him.
I wish I had friends like this guy has.
You'd think the guy was that old boiler-suit big-shot, Chairman Mao, who had followers galore holding up his "Little Red Book" when it was hoedown time back at the 1966 Cultural Revolution/Forbidden Palace Country Jamboree.
Personally I don't get the fervor of Mr. Paul's appeal, but I've been "flamed" enough on other sites for my thoughts on similar matters, so off I go to the trenches of "doug's Site" and bring you some of the material.
If any die-hard Paul fans stop by, be aware! My squad of yeoman wage-slaves all have 1917-issue United States Expeditonary Force "doughboy" tin-hats on their heads, super-keen barbed wire and anti-tank defenses, quality mud and sandbags, and enough canned food and machine squirt guns to withstand any advance on our position!
Judge for yourself: