It has become quite popular to brand Ron Paul and other prominent libertarians as racists, even if they’re just pointing out facts. I suppose this means that facts are racist.
I’ve been trying to think how I might make this website more popular, and increase advertising revenue. When I looked around at other popular outlets, I figured out that it is very trendy to label prominent libertarians as racists. I was really excited for a moment there, because it seemed like it would be so easy, given all the racism the media seems to see in the libertarian movement. I could just take the facts that they listed, put them on my website, give the article a click baity headline, and watch the cash flow into my bank account.
Unfortunately, this was more difficult than I had imagined. The facts were, shall we say, not forthcoming.
Regular readers will surely recall the coordinated attack on Ron Paul by communist sympathizers at the International Students for Liberty conference in Washington DC. I figured that one would be a gold mine for this tactic, because they had attacked a long list of prominent libertarians and the Ludwig von Mises Institute as a whole for being racist, sexist, and homophobic.
Unfortunately, those students didn’t do their homework. Perhaps I’m being too kind. They are flat out intentional liars set on redefining libertarianism as drug induced homosexual anticapitalism. Matthew Reece did a fine job of refuting them on a point by point basis over at the Examiner.
Thankfully though, I didn’t have to wait long for another opportunity. Yesterday I saw the headline “Ron Paul connects war, black lawmakers, and food stamps” in my Google News feed. The story was from MSNBC’s Steve Benen at the Rachel Maddow Blog, which itself was sourced from Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski.