Kathryn has AND REASON Mag has to do a big big apology to the R3VOLution....
JOHN STOSSEL ought to interview Liz Trotta, who stuck up for Ron Paul, and not that Magu Ward creature.
REASON MAG, who loved "breaking" the "ron paul is a racist" newstory in 2008 just 2 weeks before the New Hampshire Primary, is especially evil. They did not use "reason" or journalism for that matter, rather, they just copied the accusations of the guardians of liberal political correctness over at THE NEW REPUBLIC. Reason passed on the charges without defense, and why is that? Because Reason Mag and CATO for that matter have all caved to the Political Correctness madness that swept the nation in the late 80's and 90's.
The Ron Paul Investment-Newsletter was never a PC rag, rather, it was a great hold out. Today, the Daily Paul carries on in its footsteps. We are far from being "politically Correct" as THE NEW REPUBLIC has breathlessly told its liberal readers.... those at the DailyPaul are all "racists", "sexist", "anti-Semites"... because you see, our views are not the liberal world view. These TNR types have so redefined these terms, that these slanderous terms no longer mean anything. To be called a racist, a sexist, an anti-semite by them means nothing. You could be a highly educated, articulate black woman married to a Jewish man and be called all those names, it matters little to them. All that matters is that you heed their liberal beliefs.
So how bad is it that the PC battles of the 80's and 90's have been lost? Its so bad now that the average Non-political joe & jane out there, who just want to be polite, are on a razor edge. They don't know what is racist, or sexist, or anti-semetic anymore, and instead, just wait for the liberal PC police to come and tell them.
When confronted with out of context sentences from the RP Investment Newsletter, the everyday average Joe & Jane recoil, because they "sense" its "wrong". That is how bad it is out there. So bad even, that even REASON Mag is on the PC liberal bandwagon.
REASON MAG, and even Randoids such as Wendy McElroy and her libertarian Feminist newsletter had not the DECENCY to publish TNR's 33 selected sentences from the Ron Paul Investment newsletter in full context and then QUESTION the liberal premise of claims. No, REASON and WENDY Had an ax to grind. Reason Mag and Cato and even Wendy stood on the sidelines of the R3VOLution, but had to stick their foot out. Well, with such friends we don't need enemies.
Sean Hanity JUMPED at the chance to stab Ron Paul. Sean, a master at political demagoguery, had always sounded the alarm AGAINST the "race Card". But when it came to shaming the R3VOLution ("who in their right mind can support such a man how said such horrible things?") and he used the Race Card like a sledge hammer. For 3 hours he ranted "I just don't know how you can defend these horrible and disgusting words. I mean, let me just read you one part of this cause can't get into it all here, he wrote this in 1992: "I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal." and then he also said this, "only about 5% of blacks have sensible political opinions". Look, I know these things are horrible, but we have to be honest with ourselves here, he said those things. And he said them really not that long ago! I'm sorry but I just don't know how he can defend those comments. I hate to have repeat such vile and hurtful words but let me just give my audience one more and that should be enough for them to realize that Ron Paul is someone we cannot hang our hat with. In another newsletter also in 1992, and I hate to do this, but there it is, he wrote those things, and if he didn't write them, it certainly went out under his name as if he had. Here it is, ""If you have ever been robbed by a black teenaged male, you know how unbelievably fleet of foot they can be." Look, I like Ron Paul, as I have said many times before to his supporters who call here and tell me that he did not write it, I say to them, I just can't support someone with that kind of hate in their heart, I am sorry."
Bravo for Sean Hanity the master at Political Smearing. He did the Left's job for them. You can take anyone's words out of context and then frame it to look bad. The only way to undue that smear, is to put it all back into context. Here is the whole quote for the first two smears....(THIS IS WHAT REASON MAG SHOULD have done, but did not do--put it all into context)
“Indeed, it is shocking to consider the uniformity of opinion among
blacks in this country. Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5% of blacks have sensible political opinions, i.e. support the free market,individual liberty, and the end of welfare and affirmative action. I know many who fall into this group personally and they deserve credit--not as representatives of a racial group, but as decent people. They are,however, outnumbered. Of black males in Washington, D.C, between the ages of 18 and 35, 42% are charged with a crime or are serving a sentence, reports the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives. The Center also reports that 70% of all black men in Washington are arrested before they reach the age of 35, and 85% are arrested at some point in their lives. Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the "criminal justice system," I think we can safely assume that 95% of the black males
in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal."
Notice the flat out difference? There is no racial hate. There is no racism. Indeed, he defines what he means by sensible political opinions and he spells out the "criminal justice system" as the culprit as to why so many blacks in DC have a criminal record. As you and I know, the Drug Laws and thousands of other laws have made criminals of of us all.
Now lets go to the last quote used by SEAN Hanity and NEVER addressed by the Gary Johnson lovers over at Reason Mag. It was this one:"If you have ever been robbed by a black teenaged male, you know how unbelievably fleet of foot they can be."
What saddens me is that so few today can read that and see that it IS NOT racist. On the flip side it is good news that they don't know what racism really is, but on the bad side, it leaves the PC'rs free to redefine anything. Lets flip that sentence around and ask, is this racist? "If you have ever been chased by a white middle-aged cop, you know unbelievably out of shape they can be." Is that racist? No? Its a generalization. Its a simple generalization, one that you can hear Chris Rock or any comedian of the day making. There is nothing racist to say that teenage black robbers are fast and there is nothing racist to say that middle-age white cops are slow. Its a generalization, and generalizations are quite different than racism. Racism is composed of several things, a derogatory RACIAL generalization, and a call for expelling, expulsion or elimination. Hitler's racism against Jews did exactly that; "Jews are genetically inferior 'cockroaches' that need to be 'exterminated' from society"...or some such remarks are all racists. They make sweeping derogatory RACIAL generalizations and call for elimination/expulsion/extermination. In antebellum south & govt Jim Crow South, racist remarks was standard fare because people did think that blacks where genetically substandard and did use that as an excuse to seek expulsion, separation, or elimination. But lets look again at the Ron Paul newsletter remark about fast black teenage robbers. Is there a genetic claim? No. Its an age related claim, just as it was to say "middle-age white cop". Is there a genetic derogatory claim? No. Since when is being fast, "unbelievably fleet of foot" a bad trait to have? Everyone wants to be fast, as evidenced by Hitler's red face when Jesse Owens won the hundred yard dash at the Olympics. Is there a call for expulsion or elimination or separation? No. But there was a call, since they are robbers, was to be prepared with a gun. And that was what irked the liberals over at The New Republic, gun haters of the first order.
What we SHOULD have gotten from Reason and people like this Kathrine Magu-Ward, a sound defense of Ron Paul and his newsletters, never ever came. And it never will come. And the reason is because Reason and Cato have fallen victim to the PC police over at the TNR and the Southern Poverty Law Center who actively supports the "Gay Agenda and Abortion Agenda" crowds. The fools over at Reason THINK that their acceptance of gay marriage and abortion puts them in good company, but their acceptance came at a very high price: Accept Political Correctness. The Southern Poverty Law Center and the TNR have already made it clear that they think that this site, The Daily Paul, is a "hotbed" of racism, sexism, and anti-semitism. The day will come when REASON and CATO will have to choose again, the R3VOLution or their PC liberal friends. We have already seen that they love Gary Johnson, and we have already seen how they will come whining back here asking for support. And they will do it again. But when they do, know that these Reason Pukes have to cough-up a HUGE apology to RON PAUL and give up the liberal PC ghost.
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