Marginalizing Ron Paul
Written by Paul Fromm
Sunday, 01 January 2012 08:37
Robert Scheer
Truthdig Op-Ed
Published: Thursday 29 December 2011
“It is hypocritical that Paul is now depicted as the archenemy of non-white
minorities when it was his nemesis, the Federal Reserve, that enabled the
banking swindle that wiped out 53 percent of the median wealth of
African-Americans and 66 percent for Latinos, according to the Pew Research
*Marginalizing Ron Paul*
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It is of­fi­cial now. The Ron Paul cam­paign, de­spite surg­ing in the Iowa
polls, is not wor­thy of se­ri­ous con­sid­er­a­tion, ac­cord­ing to a New
York Times ed­i­to­r­ial; “Ron Paul long ago dis­qual­i­fied him­self for
the pres­i­dency by ped­dling clap­trap pro­pos­als like abol­ish­ing the
Fed­eral Re­serve, re­turn­ing to the gold stan­dard, cut­ting a third of
the fed­eral bud­get and all for­eign aid and op­pos­ing the Civil Rights
Act of 1964.”

That last item, along with the decade-old racist com­ments in the
newslet­ters Paul pub­lished, is cer­tainly wor­thy of crit­i­cism. But not
as an al­ter­na­tive to se­ri­ously en­gag­ing the sub­stance of Paul’s
cur­rent cam­paign—his dev­as­tat­ing cri­tique of crony cap­i­tal­ism and
his equally tren­chant chal­lenge to im­pe­r­ial wars and the as­sault on
our civil lib­er­ties that they en­gen­der.

Paul is being den­i­grated as a pres­i­den­tial con­tender even though on
the vital is­sues of the econ­omy, war and peace, and civil lib­er­ties, he
has made the most sense of the Re­pub­li­can can­di­dates. And by what
stan­dard of logic is it “clap­trap” for Paul to at­tempt to hold the Fed
ac­count­able for its de­struc­tive poli­cies? That’s the give­away
ref­er­ence to the raw nerve that his fa­vor­able prospects in the Iowa
cau­cuses have ex­posed. Too much anti-Wall Street pop­ulism in the
heart­land can be a truly scary thing to the in­tel­lec­tual par­a­sites
re­sid­ing in the belly of the beast that con­trols Amer­i­can

It is hyp­o­crit­i­cal that Paul is now de­picted as the arch­en­emy of
non-white mi­nori­ties when it was his neme­sis, the Fed­eral Re­serve,
that en­abled the bank­ing swin­dle that wiped out 53 per­cent of the
me­dian wealth of African-Amer­i­cans and 66 per­cent for Lati­nos,
ac­cord­ing to the Pew Re­search Cen­ter.

Most news sources are funded by cor­po­ra­tions and in­vestors. Their
goal is to drive peo­ple to ad­ver­tis­ers while push­ing the cor­po­rate
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The Fed sits at the cen­ter of the rot and bears the major
re­spon­si­bil­ity for tol­er­at­ing the run­away mort­gage-backed
se­cu­ri­ties scam that is at the core of our eco­nomic cri­sis. After the
melt­down it was the Fed that led ul­tra-se­cret machi­na­tions to bail out
the banks while ig­nor­ing the plight of their ex­ploited cus­tomers.

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To his credit, Paul mar­shaled bi­par­ti­san sup­port to pass a bill
re­quir­ing the first-ever pub­lic audit of the Fed­eral Re­serve. That
audit is how read­ers of the Times first learned of the Fed’s tril­lions of
dol­lars in se­cret loans and aid given to the banks as a re­ward for
screw­ing over the pub­lic.

As for the Times’ com­plaint that Paul seeks to un­rea­son­ably cut the
fed­eral bud­get by one-third, it should be noted that his is a rare voice
in chal­leng­ing ir­ra­tionally high mil­i­tary spend­ing. At a time when
the pres­i­dent has signed off on a Cold War-level de­fense bud­get and his
po­ten­tial op­po­nents in the Re­pub­li­can field want to waste even more
on high-tech weapons to fight a so­phis­ti­cated enemy that doesn’t exist,
Paul has emerged as the only se­ri­ous peace can­di­date. As The Wall
Street Jour­nal re­ported, Paul last week warned an Iowa au­di­ence, “Watch
out for the mil­i­tary-in­dus­trial com­plex—they al­ways have an enemy.
No­body is going to in­vade us. We don’t need any more [weapons sys­tems].”

As an­other re­cent ex­am­ple of Paul’s san­ity on the na­tional se­cu­rity
is­sues that have led to a flight from rea­son on the part of politi­cians
since the 9/11 at­tacks, I offer the Texan’s crit­i­cism this week of the
Na­tional De­fense Au­tho­riza­tion Act (NDAA). The act would allow the
pres­i­dent to order in­de­ter­mi­nate mil­i­tary im­pris­on­ment with­out
trial of those ac­cused of sup­port­ing ter­ror­ism, a pol­icy that Obama
signed into law and Paul op­poses, as the con­gress­man did George W.
Bush’s Pa­triot Act. Paul said:

“Lit­tle by lit­tle, in the name of fight­ing ter­ror­ism, our Bill of
Rights is being re­pealed. ... The Pa­triot Act, as bad as its vi­o­la­tion
of the 4th Amend­ment, was just one step down the slip­pery slope. The
re­cently passed (NDAA) con­tin­ues that slip to­ward tyranny and in fact
ac­cel­er­ates it sig­nif­i­cantly ... The Bill of Rights has no
ex­emp­tion for ‘re­ally bad peo­ple’ or ter­ror­ists or even
non-cit­i­zens. It is a key check on gov­ern­ment power against any
per­son. This is not a weak­ness in our legal sys­tem; it is the very
strength of our legal sys­tem.”

That was ex­actly the ob­jec­tion raised by The New York Times in its own
ex­cel­lent ed­i­to­r­ial chal­leng­ing the con­sti­tu­tion­al­ity of the
NDAA. It should not be dif­fi­cult for those same ed­i­to­r­ial writ­ers to
treat Ron Paul as a pro­found and prin­ci­pled con­trib­u­tor to a
much-needed na­tional de­bate on the lim­its of fed­eral power in­stead of
at­tempt­ing to mar­gin­al­ize his views be­yond recog­ni­tion.

*This ar­ti­cle was orig­i­nally posted on Truthdig<>
The Big Gravyboat
Written by Paul Fromm
Saturday, 31 December 2011 09:42
*The Big Gravyboat*
Not so long ago and not so far away, man discovered an uncharted and
unnamed cold arcadia. Whether they disembarked from skin boats or coffin
ships, the experience of these newcomers was always the same: Whatever
small comforts they enjoyed were purchased at the cost of early privation
and long years of hard work. Having once mastered the secret of successful
nation building, later governments would specialize in handing out costly
crutches. Thousands of tax subsidized settlement agencies (operated
exclusively by and for newcomers ill equipped to succeed in wider Canadian
civil life), are a poor substitute for robust self starters. Once again,
it's Canada - rich by nature, poor by policy: "*The government earmarked
$583 million for settlement services across Canada for 2011-12, down from
$622 million the year before*. That amount will drop another $6 million for
2012-13 to a total of $577 million across Canada, according to figures
obtained by *CBC News*.

For the current year, *Citizenship and Immigration Canada* budgeted $346.5
million for Ontario, a decrease from $390 million the previous year. For
2012-13, it'll drop again to $314.9 million, a loss of $31.5 million. ...
British Columbia is getting $109.8 million, a slight increase over $105.6
million for 2011-12. *Thomas Tam*, head of a B.C. organization that helps
immigrants integrate, says ... 'That's a very important additional
resources for us. [sic] In the last couple of years, we've been seeing more
and more immigrants into the province, particularly from Asia. There's a
great demand for language training [and] labour market integration
*Federal fund for immigrant settlement services, by province*
*2011-12 2012-13*

Nfld. & Labrador -- *$2,223,039; $2,512,975 *

P.E.I. -- $*3,946,142; $5,218,024 *

Nova Scotia -- $*7,012,146; $7,078,944*

New Brunswick -- $*5,179,369; $5,664,069*

Ontario -- $*346,521,868; $314,950,874*

Manitoba -- $*32,027,618; $36,539,512*

Saskatchewan -- $*14,255,519; $17,995,061*

Alberta -- $*64,071,989; $74,978,539*

B.C. -- *$105,558,092; $109,813,233*

N.W.T. -- *$672,976; $723,998*

Nunavut -- *$463,377; $469,800 **[Yes, even impoverished Nunavut gets
immigrants who then need to be subsidized!]***

Yukon *-- $709,534; $932,632*

(*CBC*, November 25, 2011) On December 1 last year, there were 781,975
newcomers in Canada -- that is permanent residents, students and so-called
temporary foreign workers -- all presumably eligible for settlement agency
services. At the same time, *StatsCan *estimates 2010-11 births in Canada
at 386,013. Now imagine $622 million distributed by way of baby bonuses or
mortgage incentives, college funds, retraining programmes for older and
idled workers or even a small stipend increase for the pensioners who
actually built Canada

[This article appears in the December, 2011 issue of the *CANADIAN
HOTLINE*is available by subscription for $30 per year. You can
subscribe by sending
a cheque or VISA number and expiry date to *CANADIAN IMMIGRATION HOTLINE*,
P.O. Box 332, Rexdale, ON., M9W 5L3.]
Prison Watchdog Probes Spike in Number of Black Inmates
Written by Paul Fromm
Friday, 30 December 2011 07:29
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Oh, oh, Howard Sapers, federal correctional investigator, has
discovered a "problem." It seems Blacks are wildly over-represented in
the federal prisons. "Canada’s independent prisons ombudsman has
launched an inquiry into a 50 per cent spike in the proportion of
black offenders filling federal jails over the last 10 years. Howard
Sapers, the federal correctional investigator, wants to study the
possible causes behind the increase, which saw the proportion of black
offenders in federal incarceration jump to 9.12 per cent in 2010-2011,
from less than six per cent a decade earlier.

It amounts to a 52 per cent leap, with the most dramatic increase
occurring over the last five years. More than 1,300 black offenders
are currently serving time in federal penitentiaries. Most of them are
in Ontario, where 20 per cent of the entire federal prison population
of 14,312 inmates is black, according to new statistics.

Whether those numbers can be curbed—and why they are what they
are—will be the focus of Sapers’ report. If there are gaps in the
system that must be filled, such as a possible need to hire more
visible minority staff, he hopes to identify them. The
disproportionate number of black convicts serving in federal prisons
has long troubled Roger Rowe.The Toronto lawyer, who has been
practising for more than 20 years, said little has changed since a
1995 report on systemic racism in Ontario’s criminal justice system.

“On any given day, you can step into any criminal court in Toronto
and see a gross over-representation of black young males,” Rowe
said, adding that he feels the issue of an over-representation of
black and aboriginal people has been studied to death.

Tazio Clarke, a Toronto social worker who mostly helps adolescent,
high-risk and black offenders, said Sapers will likely find that the
black prison population is young and in need of education. As for the
latest statistics showing the spike in black inmate representation,
Clarke was hardly surprised, adding that he only needs to scan the
faces in a detention centre to draw an obvious conclusion. 'Visually,
I could see the reality to the stats,' he said. 'Like, what’s going
on here? Do they have specific jails for other cultures that I’m not
visiting? Because I’m not seeing them.'” (Yahoo News, Dec. 15,

Here's a radical thought: Perhaps, Blacks are over-represented in the
prison system because they commit disproportionately more crime than
other groups.

You can already see where he's going, though: "Whether those numbers
can be curbed—and why they are what they are—will be the focus of
Sapers’ report. If there are gaps in the system that must be filled,
such as a possible need to hire more visible minority staff, he hopes
to identify them." "Curb" the numbers? Does that mean a "Black
discount"? Some years ago, the same leftist mindset noticed that
native Indians were wildly overrepresented in prison. No one seriously
suggested that they had been falsely convicted. Nevertheless, to get
the numbers down somewhat the "Native discount" was invented. Indians
will often draw a lighter sentence because, well, they are natives and
its assumed they came from a background of alcoholism, neglect and
child abuse. Sometimes they avoid the Big House altogether by being
sentenced to a a healing circle or some other practice that favours
them at the expense of, say, White villains.

The central problem here is a fanatical belief in equality. If all
people are equal, this irrational faith reasons, they should commit
crime and, therefore, be imprisoned at the same rate as anyone else.
The slightest application of logic shows the idiocy of this notion. By
this line of reasoning 18-30 year olds should commit crime and be
incarcerated at the same rate as 60-75 year olds. Of course, they
don't and they aren't for a number of reasons. Youths tend to be more
active, violent and risk taking than people over 60. Therefore, it's
no surprise they commit more crimes than the oldsters.

Simply put, Blacks commit crime, especially violent crime, way out of
proportion to their numbers. This is true in Britain, in the U.S. and

Several years ago, Jared Taylor of American Renaissance published a
study based on FBI statistics called The Colour of Crime. It found
that Negroes in the U.S. commit an overwhelmingly disproportionate
number of violent crimes.

Here's the most recent "Most Wanted" criminals from a notice
circulated on the Toronto Police website. What a stunning indictment
of our failed immigration policies.

According to the most recent (2006) census date, "visible minorities
accounted for 42.9% or 2,174,100 of the population in Toronto (Census
Metropolitan Area) The largest visible minority groups in Toronto were
South Asian (684,100), Chinese (486,300), Black (352,200), and
Filipino (172,000)." In percentage terms, that 57.1% White; 6.9% Black
and 9.6% Chinese."

Yet, of the 26 persons "wanted for murder by the Toronto Police
Service, at least 20 or 77 per cent were visible minorities, most of
them Black. Of the 26, 20 were visible minorities, just two were
White, two are unidentifiable, and two are "young offenders," so the
police tell us nothing. Put another way, Whites constitute 57.1% of
the population of Toronto and, yet, just two persons, a mere 7.6% of
the total cast of villains wanted for murder are White.

A Toronto Sun (December 15, 2011) story headlined "25 of 28 Toronto
gun victims black males" reported: " Those who wield the guns in
Toronto and the victims whose lives they've snuffed out both seem to
be getting younger all the time. And anyone who has been paying
attention to the city's latest wave of deadly shootings, which have
left four dead and at least six wounded, will no doubt notice another
obvious factor.

'The fact is, is that it's young black males who are dying,' Kemi
Omololu-Olunloyo, a crime victim advocate, said Thursday. She knows
there will be people within her community who will be angered by what
she has to say. But she's hoping that anger will motivate people to
get involved in helping to stop the bloodshed.

'Until we find a way to get our youth engaged, they're just going to
keep shooting each other,' Omololu-Olunloyo said bluntly.

So far this year, there have been 28 gun murders in Toronto.
Shockingly, 25 of the victims are black males. And just as troubling
is the fact that 10 of the 28 victims were still teens. "

Several years ago, the Toronto Star reported that Blacks, while they
constitute less than seven per cent of the population of Metropolitan
Toronto committed or were the victim of nearly 70% of violent crime,
described as murder, attempted murder or armed robbery.

Nearly two decades ago, Negro activist Lennox Farrell bemoaned the
fact that nearly half of the people coming before the courts in
Toronto were Black and that Black youths were slaying one another. On
comments made on May, 2001, Farrell added: "I think, too, of two
primary needs of the Black community (Toronto and elsewhere); one of
which is, in my opinion, the need for Black youth to find hope in
worthwhile effort. There are varying manifestations of this primary
need. These include the increasing dropout rates from high school; the
drop-in rates to colleges in dead-end, over-subscribed courses like
hairdressing and business management; the declining age-levels of teen
parents; the increasing of Black children in foster care; the loss,
and in many instances the utter rejection of any appetite for academic
excellence." ( (

Human actions are the result of choices of free will. However, both
Nature (behavioural or genetic inclinations) and Nurture (the
environment one lives in) can provide a nudge to free will.

University of Western Ontario psychology professor J. Philippe Rushton
has long argued that certain behaviours have a genetic root and differ
among the races. Blacks are more aggressive and impulsive than Whites
or Orientals. That doesn't mean Teeshawn was forced by his genes to
rob Leroy of his drug stash and blow him away. It merely means that
his genes nudged him in that direction.

"Black family structure," Professor Rushton wrote, " however, has been
studied intensively. Since the 1965 Moyhihan Report documented the
high rates of marital dissolution, frequent heading of families by
women, and numerous illegitimate births, the figures cited as evidence
for the instability of the black family have doubled, almost tripled
in some areas." (Race, Evolution, & AIDS: What Rushton Really
Said"1990 -- Available from C-FAR Books, Box 332, Rexdale, ON., M9W
5L3 for $4.00) .

This neatly leads to the second factor influencing behaviour --
Environment -- and against Blacks as a whole come up short. Take
illegitimacy. In 2007, 71.6 per cent of all births were illegitimate
and the figures for Canada are only slightly lower. In his explosive
new book Suicide of a Superpower, Patrick J. Buchanan writes:

"Why are these dramatic increases significant? Because the correlation
between illegitimacy rates, dropout rates, crime rates and
incarceration rates is absolute. The more children born out of
wedlock, the more who will never graduate from high school and will
get into trouble before they are adults. The social scientist Charles
Murray calls illegitimacy 'the single most important social problem of
our time -- more important than crime, drugs, poverty, illiteracy,
welfare or homelessness because it drives everything else.'

As the conservative columnist Ann Coulter writes: 'A study cited in
the far-left Village Voice found that children brought up in single
mother homes 'are five times more likely to commit suicide, nine times
more likely to drop out of high school, 10 times more likely to abuse
chemical substances, 14 times more likely to commit rape (for the
boys), 20 times more likely to end up in prison and 32 times more
likely to run away from home.'"

And, there's most of the answer for Howard Sapers. We don't need
another costly study regurgitating discredited egalitarian mumbo
jumbo: it's systemic "racism"; we need more basketball courts; we need
more Negro police officers. As long as nearly 7 in 10 Negroes are born
out of wedlock, high Black violent crime rate, drug use and
incarceration are almost inevitable.

Here's where the failed doctrine of multiculturalism comes in. Negro
illegitimacy, while high, has soared in recent years. It was roughly
23 per cent when the Moynihan Report was written in 1965. Today it
tops 70 per cent. Almost all Negroes in Canada are immigrants or the
children of immigrants. Almost half of Toronto's Negroes come from
Jamaica, a violent drug and gun culture, where illegitimacy is rife.
When Trudeau ill advisedly welcomed tens of thousands of Jamaicans in
the 1970s, there was little effort to insist or enforce the notion
that illegitimacy and "casual" family structure was unacceptable.
Multiculturalism preached the ludicrous notion that all cultures are
equal and should be equally valued. People should be allowed, nay
encouraged, to practise their often failed culture.

Well, they did. Read the pathetic Toronto murder stories. Most of the
victims and perpetrators ae Black, most of them Jamaican. Almost all
live in public housing; almost all come from single-mother homes;
almost all are school dropouts or are killed while still in school.
Many, even though in their late teens or early 20s, have started an
illegitimate brood of their own.

Blacks over-represented in Canadians prisons. No mystery. If it is for
Howard Saper, he should be out of a job.

Paul Fromm

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