Monday, December 17, 2007

THE ENEMY OF MY FRIEND IS MY ENEMY

There seems to be the beginnings of a grassroots movement to push the candidacy of Ron Paul for President of the U.S.

Ron Paul's web site indicates that in one day he raised $6 Million. He appears to be speaking to the problems that many Americans view as major ones:

"'There is an unprecedented outpouring of grassroots support for Dr. Paul. The message of freedom is powerful and uniting people across America. And, Dr. Paul is the only candidate offering real solutions to the issues Americans care about, with the record to back it up.'" [Read the whole statement here.]

What is of interest to me, and should be of interest to every American, and those who will vote in this upcoming Presidential election, is that if you scroll to the very bottom of its web page, Stormfront, that bills itself as a "white nationalist community," supports Ron Paul.

"The Stormfront White Nationalist Community is a white nationalist[1][2][3] Internet forum. Many organizations describe it as a neo-Nazi organization and accuse it of promoting racism, hate speech, and violence.[4][5][6] It has been listed as a hate site, and a number of Internet content filters prevent access to it.[7][8] In Germany, access to Stormfront is blocked by some ISPs in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.[9][10]

"Stormfront is owned by Don Black, a former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan who was a member of the American Nazi Party in the 1970s.[2][1]In 1981, Black was arrested as he prepared to board a boat stocked with weapons and ammunition to invade Dominica in what he and his accomplices dubbed Operation Red Dog. Black was sentenced to three years in prison for his role in the attempted invasion. He created the website after receiving his first computer training in prison.[3]"

[For the full article, see here.]

All LGBT people and allies; all people of good will, should take this endorsement by Stormfront to heart, as there may well be a whole lot more to Ron Paul than most of us know!

As I've written before, when one hates one minority group, it is very rare that they confine that hate to that one minority group, but usually hate other groups as well. So, if someone is prejudiced against Afro-Americans, for example, there is a good chance that he/she is also prejudiced against Gay people and/or Jews and/or Mexicans and/or immigrants, etc.

When a group like Stormfront supports Ron Paul, it should give all of us pause!

I do believe in the old adage that the enemy of my friend is my enemy!
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2 comments:

ThinkingWithABrain said...

Actually, Ron Paul has publicly supported gay rights, as well as gays serving in the military!

The one thing different about Ron Paul is that he insist ALL people have the SAME rights...unlike the rest of the candidates that want to divide us into groups and allow us rights through legislation.

Ron Paul has publicly stated he does not want any funds from the KKK or anyone else involved in such hatred.

And if you think about it, why would the a group of this nature willing support someone that wants all people equal and free? That doesn't make any sense.

It would make more sense for the KKK (etc) to support Hillary or Rudy, since they debate, and introduce legislation, to separate gays and blacks from the "normal" population.

I'm sure this was an attempt to tarnish an otherwise blemish-free voting record!

Jerry Maneker said...

Hi Thinkingwithabrain: You ask, And if you think about it, why would the a group of this nature willing support someone that wants all people equal and free? That doesn't make any sense." If, indeed, Paul "wants all people equal and free," their support of him doesn't make any sense. However, I can't imagine that they would be endorsing him and raising money for him if they felt he was going to work against their own interests and agenda. However, there are so many political machinations that exist, that it's hard to know what is the truth of the matter. Nevertheless, the fact that they are endorsing him and raising money for him doesn't sit well with me, and should cause all of us concern.