In direct mail solicitation, Paul predicted ‘race war,’ touted newsletters

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Texas Congressman and GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul claims he never read the racism-tinged newsletters that bore his name in the 1980s and 1990s, but a direct-mail newsletter solicitation sent out over his signature claimed authorship and warned potential contributors of what he called an approaching “race war in our big cities” and claimed a “federal-homosexual” conspiracy to conceal the dangers of AIDS.

“Save yourself and your family,” Paul urged in the letter, sent out after he lost a re-election bid and before he returned to Congress.

He added:

While on Capitol Hill, I developed extraordinary sources in House and Senate committees, the White House, the Treasury, the Fed, the Justice Department, and even the IRS.  These patriotic Americans won’t talk to the liberal media but they do trust me and they want you to know what’s really happening.

Paul continues:

That’s why I wrote Surviving the New Money. That’s why I publish the Ron Paul Investment Letter and the Ron Paul Political Report. To protect middle-class Americans and their savings from the federal shears.

The publications contained frequent racist remarks, anti-Semitic diatribes and flagrant homophobia.

The newsletters referred to the Martin Luther King national holiday as “Hate Whitey Day,” called gays “fags” and “queers” and warned of a “Jewish conspiracy to destroy America.”

Paul’s story about his involvement with the newsletters has changed over the last two decades, ranging from claims that his comments were “taken out of context” to the current spin that he didn’t write them, never read them and now disavows them.

But former Paul aides tell Capitol Hill Blue the Texas Congressman and twice-failed Presidential candidate was “heavily involved” in deciding the themes of the newsletter and personally approved each issue before they went out in the mail.

“He read them, every line of them,” says former aide Eric Dondero, who confirms each issue was faxed to Paul for review and approval.

“He would sign them at the bottom of the last page, giving his OK before faxing them back to the printer,” Dondero says.

Other former Paul aides confirm Dondero’s recollection of Paul’s involvement with the newsletters.

When questions about the content of the newsletters arose during a Congressional election campaign in 1996, Paul did not deny writing or approving the content.  Instead he told The Dallas Morning News that the content was “taken out of context.”

In a 1995 interview with C-SPAN, Paul touted the newsletters he claimed he never read.

The solicitation letter sent out by Paul urged subscribers to subscribe to the Ron Paul Political Report and the Ron Paul Investment Letter.

“Each month I give you the trustworthy information, analysis and recommendations you need to protect yourself, and increase our wealth, in the 1990s,” Paul says in the letter.  “As the only former high official to publish a financial letter, I supply facts and analysis available nowhere else.”

The letter plays on paranoia, warning readers about “an IRS agent with an AK-47.”

“While muggers, robbers and racists run free on the streets, the power of the state is focused on you.” the letter says.

Paul continues:

I’ve been told not to talk, but these stooges don’t scare me.  Threats or no threats, I’ve laid bare the coming race war in our big cities.  the federal-homosexual coverup on AIDS (my training as a physician helps me see through this one).  The Bohemian Grove — perverted, pagan playground of the powerful. Skull & Bones: the demonic fraternity that includes George Bush and leftist Senator John Kerry, Congress’s Mr. New Money.  The Israeli lobby, which plays Congress like a cheap harmonica.

Paul also urges readers to cash in on catastrophe:

A liberal clergyman sneered: “Isn’t it immoral to benefit from catastrophe?”  I told him, “No, not if you didn’t cause it.” In fact, the few who preserve and even increase their wealth in the coming chaos will be needed to rebuild America.”

Salvation and wealth, the letter says, is available for just $99, which in return will bring a special report (“Surviving the New Money) along with an annual subscription to the Ron Paul Investment Letter and the Ron Paul Political Report).  A two-year subscription was available for $189 or readers could get three years for $279.

While there is no evidence that subscribers got rich from information in the newsletter, Paul pulled down close to a million dollars a year in the heyday of the publications.

When asked on CNN this week about the money he made from the newsletter, Paul walked off the set.

When asked about the fundraising letter, Paul’s Iowa campaign chairman Drew Ivers said Paul does not deny material distributed over his signature but still claimed the candidate knew nothing about the actual content of the newsletters.

(Click here to read a PDF file of the letter)

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14 Responses to "In direct mail solicitation, Paul predicted ‘race war,’ touted newsletters"

  1. Jay  December 23, 2011 at 9:00 am

    The only candidate who wants to bring our troops home from Iraq, Afghanistan, and 900+ military bases around the world, now wants to start a race war at home?

    The candidate who thinks that before going to war the President and the Congress ought to finally be bound by Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, now wants to ignite a race war?

    Pathetic, Chicago Tribune, pathetic.

    I am a veteran and I am still voting for Ron Paul.

  2. Bill Cravener  December 23, 2011 at 9:02 am

    “Texas Congressman and twice-failed Presidential candidate”

    And Ron Paul will soon be the thrice-failed Presidential candidate.

  3. Sandune  December 23, 2011 at 10:32 am

    It seems that Congressman Paul is just another Republican. He speaks the same words I heard living in Arizona. I moved back to California and Dr. Paul has lost my support. I still want individual freedoms from my White House and not all this horse pucky use of labels.

    Oh well, scratch the surface of a religious Republican and the same crap oozes out. I am sorry.

  4. Almandine  December 23, 2011 at 11:41 am

    One might reasonably argue that the Paul forecast of a race war is being made true… as is a forecast of class warfare, if the Occupier in the White House gets his way. The IN-Justice dept is seeing to it.

    Individual freedom is exactly Paul’s message:

    • woody188  December 23, 2011 at 3:34 pm

      It’s important to note:

      Eric Dondero was fired from the Paul campaign and is described as a disgruntled former employee. He also ran against Paul in the primaries in 2008. It would be prudent to list other former/current staffers that agree with his statements and have more credibility.

      The IRS has SWAT teams. Heck, the Department of Education has SWAT teams. An M4 isn’t far from an AK-47. Both are semi-automatic “assault rifles” capable of delivering a dose of hot lead with each trigger pull. I suspect the use of AK-47 was to give the image of them being leftist communists, which would have fit with the boogeyman of the time period.

      The FBI now says anyone that insists on using cash should be suspected of terrorism.

      There is a theory that Polio vaccines may have been the cause of the AIDS pandemic. This theory is largely denounced and ignored, just like the theory that vaccines or vaccine regimens are the cause of autism. And darn that Jenny McCarthy for working to prove otherwise…

      He was right about our currency, “…tinted pink and blue and brown, and blighted with holograms, diffraction gratings, metal and plastic threads, and chemical alarms,” just pull out a five, ten or twenty dollar bill and compare it to one from the Eighties or Nineties. They are now tinted pink and blue and brown and have metal and plastic threads.

      We are tracked via our purchases using our credit and debit cards. He warned of the “cashless society” we now have. How many of us carry cash when we have debit cards?

      Since the introduction of bank cards, we have seen “the transfer of wealth and power from the people to the government and its friends” accelerate.

      The Congress has enacted the “smartcard,” but they called it the REAL ID Act of 2005. At least half the States are in open defiance of the law and will not abide by it. Now the Feds are pushing “PASS ID” which is really just the same thing in a friendlier name.

      Many more people now are predicting “race wars” or “welfare riots” or whatever one wants to call it when those without decide to “get theirs” via force.

      Turns out Ron Paul just didn’t get the timing right. Things now are far worse than he imagined back then.

  5. Carl Nemo **==  December 23, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    “The Israeli lobby, which plays Congress like a cheap harmonica.” …extract from article

    Seemingly Congressman Paul got this one right.

    “No Viginia”…this is not an anti semitic remark on Paul’s part, but an expression of political fact.

    Carl Nemo **==

  6. Almandine  December 23, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Everybody’s got his own political spin… everybody else has an Ox that needs goring. Especially new frontrunners.

    http://dailycaller.com/2011/12/22/poll-ron-paul-would-fare-best-against-obama-among-non-white-voters/

    • Carl Nemo **==  December 23, 2011 at 1:34 pm

      Thanks Almandine for the eye-opening link concerning minorities supporting Ron Paul regardless of this media sponsored flap concerning alleged racist newsletters written in the past.

      I have a yellowed, twenty year old copy of “Surviving the New Money” by Ron Paul and reread the 15 page publication. It’s simply about the subject of money and there’s not a single racist remark within. Obviously people that are accusing him of racism within this document haven’t read it. I suggest they locate a copy and so too enroll in a RIF program (Reading is Fundamental). / : |

      I’d make a pact with the devil for my soul to save this nation if in the deal Ron Paul or any candidate could simply end these synthetic wars on two fronts against nouns; I.E., the ‘war on drugs’ and the ‘war on terror’. There’s no nation to parley or to sign a peace accord, so these engineered conflicts are a crimpols’ dream come true in order to bleed this nation white with endless, MIC friendly debt, at our collective expense until the 12th of forever…!

      It’s time to put to rest their skewed dreams of ‘Empire Americanus’. Political parasites along with the support of their ‘think tank’ facilitators are obsessed with this idea, having almost virtually destroyed the host organism; I.E., “We the People” in the process along with the greatest experiment in freedom and justice for all the world has ever known, the United States of America.

      Carl Nemo **==

      • Almandine  December 23, 2011 at 2:09 pm

        Liberty is a scary concept, and that fear is what keeps the politicians in business.

        Have a very Merry Christmas Carl.

        • Carl Nemo **==  December 23, 2011 at 6:28 pm

          Thanks Almandine for the Season’s Greeting and here’s wishing the same back to you and yours.

          Hopefully some day we shall have peace on earth and good will towards all men…no? : )

          Carl Nemo **==

  7. Almandine  December 23, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    And anybody who rails against it is in trouble. Don’t believe me… ask JFK.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/quotes-day-ron-paul-edition

    • Almandine  December 23, 2011 at 2:19 pm

      “IT” being obtrusive, overreaching govt.

  8. griff  December 23, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    And Obama worshipped at a black liberation theology church for twenty years, but “didn’t inhale.”

    Obama’s 2008 campaign was a recitation of America’s problems but no solutions, only “Hope.”

    Paul offers solutions.

  9. eve  December 29, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Ron Paul a racist?
    Blacks are against Ron Paul?
    This says it all:

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