Sunday, December 18, 2011

Ron Paul Made Millions from Racist Newsletter

From mistermix, at Balloon Juice.--SS  

Ron Paul Made Millions from Racist Newsletter:

It’s probably all stored as Kruggerands in his mattress, to guard against the Amero conversion (via SLT at OTB):
Yet a subsequent report by Reason found that Ron Paul & Associates, the defunct company that published the newsletters and which counted Paul and his wife as officers, reported an income of nearly $1 million in 1993 alone. If this figure is reliable, Paul must have earned multiple millions of dollars over the two decades plus of the newsletters’ existence. It is incredible that he had less than an active interest in what was being printed as part of a subscription newsletter enterprise that earned him and his family millions of dollars. Ed Crane, the president of the Cato Institute, said Paul told him that “his best source of congressional campaign donations was the mailing list for the Spotlight, the conspiracy-mongering, anti-Semitic tabloid run by the Holocaust denier Willis Carto.”

Both ED Kain and he-who-shall-not-be-named have endorsed Paul for President as a protest vote. Since I’m not a serious thinker, I’m free of the weighty obligation to endorse someone in the GOP primary. But for those serious folks, I have a simple question: how could you endorse a guy who published and profited from a newsletter that included AIDS conspiracy theories and called Martin Luther King Day “Hate Whitey Day”?



  1. If you dig a little deeper (and believe me the Paul fans have dug deep) you will realise that these are infact not his beliefs and never have been. It was a bad judgement and mismanagement definitely, however, they are not his beliefs and the people who research Ron Paul know this for a fact. This wont change his fans mind, most have known the truth about this for years.

  2. Actually, I'm not sure these aren't his beliefs, and you sound like a Paulista. Read this from TNC:

    Paul certainly doesn't make me think he's not a racist with crap like that. Further, the fact that Paul made money off that newsletter tells me that while he might not actually say the most racist crap, he certainly didn't have any problem with someone else saying it, under Paul's name.