We now know that we are under assault from thugs and revolutionaries who hate Euro-American civilization and everything it stands for: private property, material success for those who earn it, and Christian morality.
Rudy Giuliani? No.
Joe Lieberman? Uh uh.
And no, he's not talking about the "Islamo-Fascists." He's talking about Americans with above average concentrations of melanin in their skin.
No, no, no ... don't even try playing the "context" card. Here's some "context" for you (op. cit.):
The professional blacks may have cowed the elites, but good sense survives at the grass roots. Many more are going to have difficultly avoiding the belief that our country is being destroyed by a group of actual and potential terrorists -- and they can be identified by the color of their skin. This conclusion may not be entirely fair, but it is, for many, entirely unavoidable.
If you want more "context," knock yourself out -- go ahead and read the whole thing. But make sure to keep some anti-nausea medication close at hand. You're going to need it.
Mea maxima culpa -- I've quaffed my share of the Ron Paul Kool-Aid over the years and excused the appearance of Paul's columns in places like David Duke's web site and Willis Carto's anti-Semitic rags on the premise that he releases them and opportunists catch them and misuse them to establish a false association. I was wrong, and this is the proof. This is straight from the horse's mouth. It was either written by Paul or ghost-written for Paul. It was published in a newsletter owned by Paul, headed with Paul's name and sold to fans of Paul on Paul's behalf. The unvaoidable conclusion is that this is what Paul believes ... or at the very least that he's comfortable with having others believe that this is what he believes.
Libertarians: We've been clasping a viper to our bosom. Hopefully the fangs haven't punctured the skin yet, hopefully the poison is not yet irrevocably part of our movement's bloodstream, and hopefully we won't find ourselves portrayed for the next decade or more with that viper in front center focus. Either way, though, the FIRST thing is to throw the damn snake back into the brush instead of holding it aloft as a symbol of who we are.
Hat tip: A commenter at SuicideGirls.