Beyond the obvious, what do a far-right Italian politician, the president of the John Birch Society and former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul have in common?
In early September, the men are all scheduled to speak – along with a lengthy list of archconservative clergy, lawyers and academics – at a conference in Canada sponsored by the Fatima Center, part of the “radical traditionalist Catholic” movement, perhaps the single largest group of hard-core anti-Semites in North America.
Whenever I've talked about the Paul family's racism, my arguments are just hand-waved away by Ron and Rand Paul supporters. Those racist newsletters probably just mean nothing. Rand Paul's repeated hiring of white supremacists for his inner circle are totally coincidental. So how about this? Did Ron Paul just accidentally accept an invitation to speak before an anti-Semitic group? Is he accidentally missing all these news stories about the true nature of the Fatima Center? One day, when I bring this speech up to a Ron Paul supporter, are they just going to wave their hands around and say, oh, it was an honest mistake? Do we need to find a candid video of Rand Paul openly saying vile, racist things before he doesn't get a pass anymore? Or would that even somehow be explained away? Here's my message for feeble-minded Paul supporters: Wake up, sheeple! The evidence is damning.