Yesterday, Tumblr blog Ron Paul is Not Racist posted this image:
It is a legitimate question: why the relentless attack on Ron Paul's character?
It is must be known that the complete lack of empathy for the suffering and deaths of foreign people who are the victims of this country's murderous foreign policy is what informs a partisan hack's politics. This lack of empathy also extends towards the victims of this country's drug policies.
The attack on Paul over texts he has already taken moral responsibility for and repeatedly disavowed while ignoring the brutal and racist policies that Barack Obama is continuing abroad and at home is pure and petty partisanship. The partisans' sudden concern for racism is suspect, politically-motivated, and a product of opportunism and cynicism that so afflicts our political process.
However, it is not merely Paul that is the ultimate target of these coordinated and bipartisan attacks. This is an attempt to marginalize and halt the growth of the libertarian movement which poses a legitimate political threat to the entrenched left-right establishment. The attack on Paul is ultimately an attack on all concerned liberty-minded Americans who tire of the status quo, who are sick of politics-as-usual, and who are desperately looking for alternatives to the welfare-warfare politics that defines the corporatist-controlled two-party establishment. It must be remembered that in the early days of both the tea party movement and the Occupy Wall Street movement, they were labeled as racist and anti-Semitic respectively. It is a tried and true charge that partisan hacks like to levy against their opponents even as their party of choice implement truly brutal and racist policies in the war on drugs and war on terror.
Republicans fear the liberty movement because it thoroughly discredits the establishment. Democrats fear the liberty movement because it exposes them for what they truly are: warmongers.
There is a deafening silence from partisan hacks (like Alex Ryking, Politicalprof, and Ari Kohen at Tumblr or every deluded blogger at DailyKos) on the supreme crimes against humanity that Obama has committed against the people of this world, yet make ample time to write and promote smears against a very decent man. Through their anti-Paul invectives, they project their fears and hatred for Paul and the entire movement he represents for it forces them to confront the hollowness and utter pettiness of their partisanship.
Against these efforts, the libertarian must maintain constant vigilance and resist any attempts to crush this legitimate peace movement. Pay no heed to these warmongers, these partisan hacks! To want for a better world, a peaceful world, and a freer world is not a sin.