Thursday, January 19, 2012
Posted by Zek J. Evets at 10:46 PM
It's a little weird how so many of my fellow "liberals" love Ron Paul. Especially considering that Ron Paul is fine with us raping the environment, letting people die of sickness, and allowing corporate greed to run rampant. It's a little weird how so many of my fellow "liberals" love Ron Paul... Especially considering he's an unapologetic racist!
It's not often that people talk about the racism among so-called progressives and liberals and leftists, but in cases like Ron Paul you can see it all too clearly.
Sure, we liberals like to think we're all enlightened and shit compared to conservatives. We like to think Democrats wouldn't dare go visit a camp named after the N-word. But then why are we so comfortable with Ron Paul assuming that 95% of Black men in D.C. are semi-criminal or entirely criminal? Why are we so comfortable with Ron Paul after he said in a May 2011 interview that he opposes the Civil Rights Act of 1964?
I'll tell you why. Because so many liberals, like the clapping conservatives for Newt Gingrich, are fucking racist. Sorry, but it's true. I include myself. I used to think Ron Paul was the best thing since sliced bread. He was pro legalization of marijuana, anti-war, and was honest.
Now, I know he's just another crazy LIEbertarian, trying to dress himself up in Republican clothing. And the sad thing? It's actually working so well that his far-right positions have actually come all the way around to being far-left too! And my fellow "liberals" just eat it up. Ignorant racist fools...
Think Progress has a great article up where they summarize Ron Paul's sketchy record in regards to race. People like Bob Cesca, and Jeff Fecke also have great articles on why Ron Paul is BAD in general, but especially takes liberals to task for supporting someone who doesn't support or have any liberal/progressive values.
For some Democrats, all it takes is someone to say they'll end raids on raw milk farming and suddenly it doesn't matter if he wants to get rid of the EPA, healthcare, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, welfare, food stamps, public education, public utilities, roads, Coast Guard, police department, fire department, and god knows what else he can kill with a flamethrower. You thought Rand Paul's budgetary proposal was apocalyptic? Wait till you see 4 years of "President Paul".
Mike Adams has an article up that gives 10 reasons to supposedly support Ron Paul. Among them he lists liberal favs such as War on Drugs (but fails to acknowledge that Paul would legalize heroin along with pot), free speech, prisons, and the ludicrously false statement that Ron Paul's been consistent for 25 years.
No. He. Hasn't.
Ron Paul flip-flopped on his racism as quickly as Romney flip-flopped on, well... every issue he's ever taken.
But that's beside the point. The point is that it's terribly disappointing to see people who pretend enlightenment, intelligence, and who should know better indulging in the fantasy that Ron Paul is some kind of... super hero politician.
The reality is that he's just as bad, if not worse, than the current crop of Republican candidates. Certainly, he's far, far worse than Obama. And any liberal worth their salt knows this to be true.
As for the rest, of the dick-riding fanboys, I can only shake my head.
Yeah, that means you too pimps & prostitutes of the Bunny Ranch.