Sad Troll Ron Paul Issues Dire Warning About Liberals to Conspiracy Nutter Alex Jones

Ron Paul appears on Alex Jones' show on October 21st, 2015

Ron Paul appears on Alex Jones’ show on October 21st, 2015

Last week, GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul claimed that if Bernie Sanders was elected, the possibility of genocide in the United States would exist. Paul falsely compared Sanders’ belief in democratic socialism to the communist dictatorships of Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot, and stated that socialism could lead to genocide to those who resist it.

That was last week, and that was Rand Paul. Today, his father Ron Paul appeared on conspiracy peddler Alex Jones’ Infowars program to make the tired claim that liberals are coming for our guns, and that we would eventually end up under a dictatorship.

Via Right Wing Watch:

The elder Paul told Jones that eventually the people will be driven to violence, which would then lead to calls for authoritarian government and gun confiscation.

“If push comes to shove and there’s violence in the street, they’re going to look for a strongman, they’re going to look for somebody who is an authoritarian and said the violence in the cities won’t last, and then people will say, yeah, that’s right, we can’t have anarchy, and they will capitulate,” he said. “The day will come.”

The only form of gun control that’s appropriate, he said, “is taking the guns away from the bureaucrats, the government and taking the guns or restricting the guns use of the president starting wars.” (Source)

What’s incredibly hypocritical of both Ron Paul and his son Rand is that the two of them have rubbed elbows with individuals like Don Black, people who espouse racism and believe that Adolf Hitler was a hero. While neither Ron or Rand have openly stated that they share the same views, neither of them have unequivocally rejected that ideology either, probably because they don’t want to anger the extreme fringe elements who agree with them on some issues and have donated money to their campaigns.

Media Matters has also noted that Rand Paul has appeared on Alex Jones’ shows since the 1990s and has enjoyed the political and financial support that Infowars has provided. After all, the anti-government conspiracy crowd is a small but enthusiastic demographic – which also happens to be a lucrative niche market that Alex Jones and others have made a living exploiting.

It’s quite possible that deep down, Ron Paul and his son don’t believe in all the blather about dictatorships and gun confiscation. Maybe all of those racist newsletters and ties to Neo-Nazi sympathizers that Ron Paul has been blasted for – even by conservative publications like American Thinker – are just a long con.

The problem is while the Republican Party claims it doesn’t have a racist element, they don’t mind pandering to them and conspiracy nuts when it is politically and financially convenient – and few people have done this as successfully as both Ron and Rand Paul have over the years.


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  • Edward Krebbs

    Ron Paul ? I thought he had gone the path of Glenn Beck by warning of the coming collapse of our economic system.

    Of course, that would go well with the need for Infowars to sell survival rations.

    • Paul Julian Gould

      Well, Ron Paul’s at least been consistent over the decades…

      A (very) few talking-points I or others might agree with doesn’t make the vast quantity of other guano taste like a good steak, no matter how many happy thoughts one projects….

      • Paul Julian Gould

        And little Randy’s the same, only with moar Jesus… (I’d rather have the cowbell, thanks)

  • paulsack

    right wing stupid knows no bounds.

    I just want to say,, if you elect Donny tRUMP, you will get a dictatorship like the ones Paul mentioned,

    • BobJThompson

      For people who claim to be deficit hawks and want us to pay our bills/the debt, the amount of tax cuts these guys back is insane. I’ve read that Trumps plan would cost us 10 trillion dollars over 10 years. That’s bankruptcy levels of cash flow. That’s the sort of thing that will lead to a strongman dictatorship. With Nukes.

      Of course the people who back Trump are hoodwinked. He says he’s going to fight the rich, PC culture, Muslims, Mexicans, anything it takes to get your vote. Short of making specific policy proposals that is.

      I’ve said over and over that if Trump is elected, America deserves every bad thing it will cause.

  • BobJThompson

    Desperate people allow strongman leaders. I doubt everyone making 15 an hour with full medical benefits regardless of job is a recipe for people starving in the streets.

    About the only way the Pauls prediction comes true is if businesses actually revolt. They didn’t in the 30’s and they won’t now. That would mean losing so much money. Not a good business plan.

  • cruisersailor

    Looking forward to Rand Paul losing his Senate seat in 2016.