Ron Paul has an enviable core of supporters.
Paulites tend to be very well-read, passionate about civil liberties and unburdened by a capacity for human empathy that hobbles others' ability to accept all the implications of Austrian economics. When we're all using the Amero to purchase U.N.-mandated microchip implants, we'll probably be sorry that we didn't pay more attention to their warnings.
Unfortunately, the problem with being a crank who publishes race-baiting newsletters, is that in addition to well-meaning followers, you're bound to receive the support of racist monsters on both sides of the Atlantic…
Members of the nationalist American Third Position Party (A3P), whose website was defaced by Anonymous, organised Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul's meetings and campaigns, according to emails hacked by the collective.
Chairman of the British National Party (BNP) Nick Griffin also took part in meetings with Paul and other representatives of A3P.
"According to these messages, Ron Paul has regularly met with many A3P members, even engaging in conference calls with their board of directors," read a statement from Anonymous.
As Paul and his supporters will point out, receiving the support of people who write, "Paul is a white nationalist of the Stormfront type who has always kept his racial views and his views about world Judaism quiet because of his political position," doesn't mean Paul supports them. But a corollary of Occam's Racist suggests that if your views attract the support of bitter racists, the simplest explanation may be that there's something wrong with your views.
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