There is at the moment, a proposal to raise large sums of money for Presidential aspirant Ron Paul ...on Martin Luther King's Day ; and Paul supporters are attempting to show he was a long-time supporter of Dr. King; and that he-like Dr. King- is a brave supporter of Civil Rights.
(We should have a drumroll and trumpet fanfare at this point,but I'll have to leave that part to your imagination.)
At the same time, we have a record-in the form of suddenly-disavowed newsletters ,published over a roughly 20 year period - in Ron Paul's name, which make comments like the following-(according to an article in The New Republic) :
Martin Luther King Jr. earned special ire from Paul's newsletters, which attacked the civil rights leader frequently, often to justify opposition to the federal holiday named after him. ("What an infamy Ronald Reagan approved it!" one newsletter complained in 1990. "We can thank him for our annual Hate Whitey Day.")
In the early 1990s, a newsletter attacked the "X-Rated Martin Luther King" as a "world-class philanderer who beat up his paramours," "seduced underage girls and boys," and "made a pass at" fellow civil rights leader Ralph Abernathy.
One newsletter ridiculed black activists who wanted to rename New York City after King, suggesting that "Welfaria," "Zooville," "Rapetown," "Dirtburg," and "Lazyopolis" were better alternatives.
The same year, King was described as "a comsymp, if not an actual party member, and the man who replaced the evil of forced segregation with the evil of forced integration."
There is also the matter of Ron Paul's continuing support from "Stormfront" - a Neo-Nazi publication of David Duke. Just this morning, I copied a link to the Stormfront site:
In the header of the page, you will see an audiofile by David Duke and Ron Black :
"What Ron Paul Must Do to Win ".
In the Southwest, Paul has quite a following: avowed members of the KKK,members of self-appointed militia groups. at least one "biker gang", a reconstituted Confederate States of America, and people who openly preach armed insurrection against the United States Government.
Two months ago an apparent "cell" was disrupted in Kansas. One man was taken into custody, and large quantities of explosives and weapons were seized. Al-Qaeda ? Hardly ! Home-grown militia is more like it.
Some of these groups have sworn they will "go to war" if "their" candidate, Ron Paul is not elected; and I have reason to believe they mean what they say.
In Tennessee, the following theft of explosives was reported on January 6th:
PARROTTSVILLE-Almost 200 sticks of dynamite along with blasting caps and several bags of ammonium nitrate were stolen Thursday from three storage buildings on Carpenter Road off Highway 321.
According to reports by Dep. David Parton and Chief Detective Robert Caldwell, the dynamite, blasting caps and bags of ammounium nitrate were stolen from Elmo Greer and Sons Construction Company, which has been contracted to construct the new Highway 321 project.
I thought you could.
The man in Photo 1 is getting to look more like this guy every day.