It’s not just the newsletters of years ago. According to Adam Taxin of the NY Jewish Examiner, Paul’s website has been publicizing and distributing the infamous anti-Semitic forgery The Protocols of the Meetings of the Elders of Zion for the last three years!
The website for “Campaign for Liberty”, an organization started by “Republican” anti-Israel Presidential candidate Ron Paul, has, since late 2008, been featuring a page offering the opportunity to purchase the notorious forged anti-Semitic book The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion.
As word spreads of this, inevitably Paul’s campaign will take down the page and claim the situation was a mere innocent mistake with which Paul (who of course hopes to lend his managerial skills to the entire nation) had nothing to do, a la the controversy over his newsletters in the 1990s. This of course despite the fact that the page with the link has now been up for over three years.
Indeed the web pages involved have now been taken down. The links, available from Taxin’s article, now read: “This blog entry doesn’t exist. Perhaps it once did, and was un-published or deleted, or maybe it’s just an invalid entry ID…” Maybe, maybe not. Unfortunately, Taxin has the screen grab with all the creepy ravings of one who calls himself “Free American.” The web is written in indelible ink, as we know.
Paul may not be an anti-Semite. He claims his devotion to the, largely Jewish, Austrian School of economics proves he isn’t, but that could be taken as a variant of the old “some of my best friends are” argument. Whatever the case – and I suspect Paul isn’t truly anti-Semitic, just clueless on a human level – he clearly attracts supporters who are and doesn’t vet them. Taxin is right to question the presidential candidate’s “managerial skills” at the very least. Someone should ask him about this at Thursday night’s debate.
Update: Screen shot – click to enlarge.