Hat tip to James
This is not the first time I have posted on the truly ugly side of Congressman Ron Paul. That Ron Paul is a despicable racist is without question. That Paul is now allowed to showcase that racism from a leadership position in the Republican House of Representatives is maddening.
Ron Paul is chairman of a House subcommittee overseeing the Federal Reserve. Anyone who has listened to Paul speak for five minutes about the Fed knows he should be on medication. When you mention the Federal Reserve one can see the ‘black helicopters’ start to fly in the head of Ron Paul.
The problem is that Ron Paul has a problem with anything that is black.
Stick with me.
At one point, when Paul opened up the hearing to questions from committee members, Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) directly took on DiLorenzo for his membership in the League of the South, an organization that has been designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a “neo-Confederate” hate group advocating for Southern secession.
Clay then rattled off a list of some of DiLorenzo’s articles, including “More Lies about the Civil War,” “In Defense of Sedition,” and “The First Dictator-President,” which examines “how Lincoln’s myth has corrupted America.”
“After reviewing your work and the so-called methods you employ, I still cannot understand you being invited to testify today on the unemployment crisis, but I do know that I have no questions for you,” Clay concluded.
The reason a racist was called to testify is because there was a racist chairing the committee. The League of the South called slavery “God-ordained” and described segregation as necessary to the racial “integrity”.
There was no reason that DiLorenzo should have been at the congressional hearing to speak about job creation and the unemployment rate. He claims to be an economist but instead is best known for his life’s work of rewriting the history of the Civil War and Lincoln’s role in it. DiLorenzo was at the hearing to make a point about the volume of hate that we can come to expect with the vile Ron Paul in charge of this subcommittee.
Question is how will the GOP, who hopes to court more of the black vote, deal with the in-your-face racism of Ron Paul?