In the 1840′s when the Dutch empire had deep involvement in the slave “trade”, a quaint tale of one of Santa Claus’ helpers was created. His name was Black Peter. He was a little African slave boy who helped Santa by carrying a book full of the names of all the naughty children. He also carried a rod and a sack. No, not full of toys, this sack was used to carry all the bad children away.
This delightful Christmas tale is apparently still being enthusiastically celebrated in the Netherlands today. By donning afros, blackface, and red lipstick, they proudly keep their beloved tradition intact; preserved for future generations. The vigorous defense of the character?: He is only Black because of coming down the chimney, but he, of course, refuses to bathe. Hmm… a White African slave who refuses to bathe …
Newly revealed racist Ron Paul has been feeling the heat lately because of some previously expressed beliefs. Apparently, in the 1990s, the Ron Paul Investment Newsletter informed not only on financial matters, but on racial ones as well. In 1990, the newsletter called Martin Luther King Jr. “a world class adulterer who seduced underage girls and boys”. It also criticized the MLK day holiday as “Hate Whitey Day”. Then there was the delightful “If you have ever been robbed by a Black teen, you know how unbelievably fleet of foot they can be.” and the factual “In the 1992 Los Angeles riots, order was only restored in LA when it came time for the Blacks to pick up their welfare checks.” Also, the informative “At least 39 White women have been stuck with used hypodermic needles – perhaps infected with Aids – by gangs of Black girls between the ages of 12-14.” and the always helpful “Carjacking is the hip-hop thing to do among the urban youth. If you have to use a gun on a youth, leave the scene immediately, disposing of the wiped off gun as soon as possible.”
Racist Ron continues to deny knowing anything about the articles published under his name. “I didn’t write them. I didn’t read them at the time. I disavow them.” He did however enthusiastically promote the newsletter. His campaign chairman Drew Ivers said, “He does not retreat or deny material written under his own signature, such as the letter promoting the newsletter.” When will they learn? Never put it in writing.
Assuming he’s telling the truth (which I doubt), “Big Picture” question: If he can’t lead a newsletter, should he be allowed to lead the free world?
– L. Morales