Ron Paul, Tea Party, & Neo-Nazis
Leader of the Raging Elephants Apostle Claver says that the Democrats are the party of the KKK. It could be forgiven if Apostle Claver has never heard of former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, David Duke, who in 1989 converted to the ideology that best suited his racist ambitions, the Republican Party. Most recently, the ultra conservative branch of the Republican Party, the Tea Party, has attracted quite a colorful cast of characters. Thanks to the efforts of neo-nazi groups like Stormfront and American Third Position (A3P), more and more white supremacists have joined conservative Republican politics than ever before. Militias are abounding and anti-government sentiment is at an all time high.
Let’s not forget David Duke’s support of Ron Paul in 2008 and as recent as this past December 2011.
It’s nice to see that there is a bit of reciprocity between the two. Ron Paul also praised David Duke in one of his infamous Newsletters back in 1990, specifically mentioning his platform of “tax cuts, no quotas, no affirmative action, no welfare, and no busing.”
There’s also the small issue of the relentless support of Ron Paul by Don Black‘s Stormfront via those popular monthly money bombs that have been going on for years now.
Many essential ideas are shared between the Tea Party and political offshoot of Stormfront, American Third Position. Their positions on immigration are essentially the same – deport all “illegals”. They also gravitate towards economic policies that favor whites and the wealthy over the poor and other ethnicities. A3P (American Third Position) has many ties to white supremacist groups and is now fully trained in campaigning for Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty. The A3P was conceived in one of Don Black’s (another former Grand Wizard of the KKK) Stormfont online forums, seemingly as a political offshoot of the white nationalist anti-immigrant movement. A3P is often discussed at Stormfront, example screenshots below. To say that white supremacists are flocking to Ron Paul would be an understatement. These groups are the very core and life blood of Ron Paul’s base. Those Ron Paul “money bomb”s are widely promoted in all white supremacist sites. It is reasonable to assume that when you make millions off of donations, you want to know who, why, and how so you can replicate that process (like Ron Paul has been doing virtually every month for a few years now).
- See the Top 10 Racist Ron Paul Friends, Supporters
- ThinkProgress: Ron Paul personally defended racist newsletters
- For a detailed history of Stormfront, visit History Commons.
- Click here to see the screen shots of American Third Position’s information page about their special campaign training for Ron Paul’s Campaign For Liberty.
Stormfront is a white nationalist and supremacist neo-Nazi Internet forum that has been described as the Internet’s first major hate site.
Stormfront began as an online bulletin board system in the early 1990s before being established as a website in 1995 by former Ku Klux Klan leader and white nationalist activist Don Black. It received national attention in the United States in 2000 after being featured as the subject of a documentary, Hate.com. Stormfront has been the subject of controversy after being removed from French and German Google indexes, for targeting an online FOX News poll on racial segregation, and for having political candidates as members. Its prominence has grown since the 1990s, attracting attention from watchdog organizations that oppose racism and antisemitism.
American Third Position / Stormfront Infiltrating the Tea Party