So now there is little doubt that, racist or not (and it is surely most probably a not), Ron Paul sanctioned those filthy newsletters to make money. Ta-Nehisi Coates provides the quotes, and attacks the passionate Paulites:
If you believe that a character who would conspire to profit off of white supremacy, anti-gay bigotry, and anti-Semitism is the best vehicle for convincing the country to end the drug war, to end our romance with interventionism, to encourage serious scrutiny of state violence, at every level, then you should be honest enough to defend that proposition.
Sullivan, despite naturally condemning him, still won’t quite give in:
when Paul has said what he has said in these debates, when he has walked into the lion’s den of a GOP primary and attacked the criminal justice system for racial bias, lacerated the war on drugs, and cut to the core of the delusions behind American global aggression, he deserves to be judged on his recent history as well as his increasingly distant past. His message that more liberty makes diversity more possible is a vital one.