These anti-racist cultists have sanctimoniously and imperiously demanded that Ron Paul publicly and contemptuously reject the donation and, accompanied by the prototypically hysterical ruffles and flourishes, return the donation to Black. Of course, what they won't tell you is that the moment Ron Paul returns the $500 donation to Black, they would immediately accuse him of making a donation to Stormfront and continue to portray Ron Paul as racist. There's no way one can win with the anti-racist lobby; they have a vested emotional and financial interest in spotting and exaggerating so-called "racism" in America.
But, to the chagrin of the anti-racist cultists and the delight of many Ron Paul supporters, including this one, Ron Paul refused to grovel. He refused to apologize. And, most importantly, he refused to give back the money. That's because Ron Paul isn't your typical blow-dried Dave Stroh/Laura Oates clone who says all the "right" words, does all the "right" things, and never so much as a single follicle of hair allowed to fall out of place. Alone among all the Presidential candidates, Ron Paul discusses issues of pertinence and articulates his positions candidly without fear or favor. Paul is impervious to political correctness.
And nowhere did Ron Paul better clarify his position on white nationalism and the $500 Don Black donation than during his December 19th appearance on Neil Cavuto's program on the Fox News Channel. Here's the YouTube video of the interview.
As you plainly saw, Ron Paul clearly rejects the racial agenda of Don Black and Stormfront. However, he reiterated his refusal to give back the money, correctly stating that a donor who gives money to a candidate does so because he agrees with the candidate, not because the candidate agrees with him. So everyone was prepared to go to bed happy. Problem solved.
Or so we thought.
Enter Bill White, stage right (or stage left, as some of his detractors might say). The innovative but sometimes impetuous thirty-something Commander of the American National Socialist Workers Party (ANSWP) must have incurred another bout of temporary impetuousity, because he chose that precise time to post the following message both on the ANSWP Yahoo Discussion Forum and on the Vanguard News Network Forum:
I have kept quiet about the Ron Paul campaign for a while, because I didn't see any need to say anything that would cause any trouble. However, reading the latest release from his campaign spokesman, I am compelled to tell the truth about Ron Paul's extensive involvement in white nationalism.
Both Congressman Paul and his aides regularly meet with members of the Stormfront set, American Renaissance, the Institute for Historic Review, and others at the Tara Thai restaurant in Arlington, Virginia, usually on Wednesdays. This is part of a dinner that was originally organized by Pat Buchanan, Sam Francis and Joe Sobran, and has since been mostly taken over by the Council of Conservative Citizens.
I have attended these dinners, seen Paul and his aides there, and been invited to his offices in Washington to discuss policy.
For his spokesman to call white racialism a "small ideology" and claim white activists are "wasting their money" trying to influence Paul is ridiculous. Paul is a white nationalist of the Stormfront type who has always kept his racial views and his views about world Judaism quiet because of his political position.
I don't know that it is necessarily good for Paul to "expose" this. However, he really is someone with extensive ties to white nationalism and for him to deny that in the belief he will be more respectable by denying it is outrageous -- and I hate seeing people in the press who denounce racialism merely because they think it is not fashionable.
Bill White, Commander
American National Socialist Workers Party
However, Bill White has provided no objective or empirical documentation to back this up as of this post. This does not mean he is lying; instead, it's more likely that he is misinterpreting or overinterpreting what he saw. All Presidential candidates at one time or another have undoubtedly been in the company of people who were or who subsequently became "controversial". In addition, Ron Paul, in his commendable desire to unite the country, has deliberately reached out to various elements and groups ordinarily ignored by the more "respectable" candidates. Racial populists and racial nationalists are considered anathema by the establishment, although many of those same members of the establishment deliberately buy their way out of diversity and move into white neighborhoods to avoid non-whites, even though they'll never admit it publicly. And anti-war progressives frequently have their patriotism questioned by neo-cons.
The media also recognizes that Bill White's "communique" is little more than educated scuttlebutt, and they've refused to take the bait. Only a handful of hysterical anti-racist bloggers have reacted.
There are two effective ways to judge Ron Paul as a candidate. First, by what he currently proposes, either in public appearances or on his website, and second, by his previous voting record in Congress. Do NOT judge Ron Paul by warmed-over second hand gossip, regardless of the source. Ron Paul has made it perfectly clear numerous times that he does NOT accept the white nationalist philosophy or worldview. He holds a non-racist worldview. Stormfront's Don Black likewise has publicly acknowledged that Ron Paul is NOT a white nationalist. The attraction Ron Paul holds for the white nationalist community is based primarily on his economic vision, his strict constructionism, and his foreign policy.
The bottom line: A vote for Ron Paul is NOT a vote for Auschwitz - it's a vote for America! Hopefully, this settles the issue once and for all.
And as for Bill White - perhaps he could better invest his time putting a leash on a couple of his ANSWP state leaders, both of whom are utterly clueless on how to behave on a serious discussion forum.