Here's the Post's latest bullet fired at Ron Paul. The allegations in the hit piece may well be true, I suspect they are as Paul's explanations are robustly incredible, but since when has the Post given a damn about racism? They never have before, and they still don't. A cursory survey of recent Republican presidential candidates reveals an extensive range of bigots. I'm 51 and I cannot remember an election year when the Repubs didn't produce multiple presidential hopefuls with unassailable racist credentials--they never let their base down! Racism has long been an essential plank in the Party's platform. Yet I cannot remember a defamation campaign against any of them such as we are witnessing directed at Ron Paul.
Why? Next to socialism, the thing which the plutocracy fears most is real capitalism. As it stands now there is a ruling cabal of oligarchs which stands astride the government and directs it in their interest. It collects taxes which go to the oligarchy as debt, subsidies and aid to the dictators of the world whom they control; it maintains an enormous military which protects the gangsters at the top and establishes and perpetuates their hegemony over the globe; it provides basic infrastructure services; and it suppresses rebellion against their rule. This is all done free of charge and if Ron Paul gets elected (assuming he is sincere) this comes to an end. The state is a machine by which the oligarchy maintains their domination, they do not want to see it dismantled.