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Sick Ron Paul Supporters Post Anti-Semitic Tea Party Poster

Posted by avideditor on April 27, 2009

From Gateway Pundit

Ron Paul supporters posted an anti-Semitic poster for their Tea Party Protest in San Mateo, California.

Wisely, although the Tea Party protests are not aligned with Republicans, the California GOP Chairman Ron Nehring issued a verbal smack on those who created the anti-Semitic graphic to promote the tea parties in San Mateo county.

This is something you’d see at your typical Leftist rally not at a Tea Party:

The Bay Area Ron Paul Campaign for Liberty website has since taken the photo down.
That was just sick.

12 Responses to “Sick Ron Paul Supporters Post Anti-Semitic Tea Party Poster”

  1. ivarfjeld said

    Thank you, Gateway Pundit. You should tell your readers more about this Ron Paul. http:/ivarfjeld.wordpress.com

  2. Rose said

    Wow! I am shocked!

    Even though I am seeing an increase in anti-semitism rearing its ugly head – that image is really over the top! It seems to be worse in the cities.

  3. this poster is the reality I am dealing with online on social networks. problem with libertarian theory is it is a theory. it has no applicable community. without a community there is no application. Ayn Rand might of been a Zionist, but people that would of thrown her into an oven have co-opted her ideas.

    • elyakatz said


      Wasn’t America, as the founding fathers envisioned it, based largely on Libertarian theories? I’m asking an honest question here, no sarcasm intended.

      I find Libertarian theories and the writings of Ayn Rand very appealing, but I am no political scientist.

      There seems to be a disturbing pattern of anti-Zionism among a noticeable portion of Ron Paul supporters. Many seem to appreciate the writings of Noam Chomsky. The rumors surrounding Ron Paul’s earlier writings are discomfiting as well. Some of his comments during Israel’s campaign in Lebanon were worrying as well. They seemed one-sided. Then, of course, there is this sign…seems like blatant antisemitism to me.

      Having said all that, I’m not convinced that antisemitism/antizionism is an ideology to which Ron Paul himself ascribes. Arutz Sheva supported Ron Paul as the best candidate for Israel. He stated during his campaign that the most respectful approach towards Israel was to cut her loose, thus allowing full sovereignty to blossom. There are Israelis that believe there needs to be a m6ove towards a more independent Israel. The two countries could still maintain close business ties.

      I have friends who avid supporters of Ron Paul, while at the same Zionist on an unconditional level (not awaiting the Temple to be built, destroyed and Jesus to come back, and all the Jews to become Christians).

      I still have a head full of questions, and am not quite sure the two ideologies, Zionism and Libertarianism are compatible, but in a perfect world…

  4. America gets back it’s investment in Israel. something it doesn’t with the rest of it’s foreign aid. further Israel would gladly not take the money if the world would not dictate it’s sovereign borders. it was Jimmy Carter who forced this on Israel. further the other part of this is we are funding the terrorists around them with AID. unlike their neighbors Israel actually could be sustainable if left alone. but this is hardly the point either. America has a right to choose who it wants to help because of mutual interest. the arbitrary nature of the attack is suspect.

  5. kajal said

    Is anti-semitism also means anti free speech and anti free expression?

    • elyakatz said


      Antisemites can say what they want. And their opponents (me for instance) are free to respond. At least, that is the case in nations not yet under the boot of sharia.

  6. Steve said

    Previous post should have said:

    To call someone anti-Semitic because they are critical of the genocide of Palestinians is ridiculous because the Palestinians are more Semitic than the Israelis.

    • elyakatz said


      To call someone antisemitic because they are critical of the genocide of Palestinians is ridiculous for two reasons, much more salient than yours:

      First, there is no such people called the Palestinians. The term “Palestine” is a geographical reference, not a nationality. During the days of the British Mandate, Arabs living in the geographical location called “Palestine” were called Arabs. The Jews were called Palestinians. Yasir Arafat (you know that guy that used to hijack planes and murder innocent, unarmed civilians indiscriminately) misapplied the term when he took over the Palestinian Liberation Organization. Arafat himself was Egyptian. His Egyptian accent was a source of great embarrassment within the PLO.

      The MSM cooperated, as is their habit, and viola! we had a new people. But find a legitimate history book on the ancient “Palestinians”. Good luck with that. “Palestine” when referred to the Arabs in the Land of Israel is a marketing term, used to dupe gullible and/or lazy people into sympathizing with a terrorist organization which wants to wrest Eretz Israel from the Jewish people in order to annihilate them, nothing more.

      “On March 31, 1977 the Dutch newspaper Trouw published an interview with Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member Zahir Muhsein. His statements were also later published in the Boston Herald and you’ll find them at various Internet sites as well. Here’s what he said:

      ‘The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct “Palestinian people” to oppose Zionism.

      ‘For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.”

      How does Jordan feel about this statement?

      ‘King Abdullah in 1948: “Palestine and Jordan are one…

      ‘Prince Hassan of the Jordanian National Assembly on February 2, 1970: “Palestine is Jordan and Jordan is Palestine; there is only one land, with one history and one and the same fate”.

      ‘Abdul Hamid Sharif, Prime Minister of Jordan in 1980: “The Palestinians and Jordanians do not belong to different nationalities. They hold the same Jordanian passports, are Arabs and have the same Jordanian culture.”

      ‘King Hussein in 1981: “The truth is that Jordan is Palestine and Palestine is Jordan.’

      And here’s what a few Arab-Americans have to say:

      ‘Distinguished Arab-American Princeton University historian Philip Hitti testified before the Anglo-American Committee, ‘There is no such thing as ‘Palestine’ in history.’

      The second reason why it is ridiculous for someone to be called antisemitic because they are critical of the genocide of Palestinians is because there is no genocide of the Arabs who live in Judea, Samaria and Gaza. There is a war, and they are losing.

      You can’t have it both ways. If there are so many Arabs in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, that they require a separate state, then there can’t be a genocide going on. Or, maybe Jews are just really bad at genocide…(??)

      I suggest you immediately discontinue reading the Muslim/Arab propaganda rags you obviously frequent, and study real history. Here is one site to consider, Middle East Facts. An excellent book to read, From Time Immemorial by Joan Peters, is a good place to start. Peters started out digging into the archives which contain the documented history of the Arab-Israeli confict in order to expose the Israelis, but as she did her research, she came to the conclusion that the Arab narrative is full of lies.

      On what the term “antisemitism” means: Antisemitism is a term which was coined in Germany, directed at Jews. The purpose of the term was to distinguish hatred of Jews from hatred of Judaism. Bigotry against religions was falling out of fashion in Germany at that time. Pseudoscientific racial theories were becoming popular. It was considered acceptabe in many circles in Germany to dislike Jews because of their alleged racial inferiority.

      These racial theories, as applied to Jews definitely highlighted German society’s ignorance about Judaism, which is primarily a religion, passed down generationally. It can also be lost generationally. That shoots the racial theory down, as one can’t lose one’s “Chineseness” or “Irishness”. One’s ethnicity can be diluted but that takes awhile.

      All races can and have been accepted as converts to Judaism, are treated with respect and honor, as “Jews by choice”, and given historical treatment of Jews, it’s a courageous choice. Thus, you are correct that Arabs are also semitic. Most Jews are also semitic in origin, but this fact is of little consequence as far as Jewish standing within Torah Judaism.

      Accepting people of any and all ethnicities is also true of converts to Islam. One needn’t be an Arab to convert to Islam.

      So, to get back to your point, linguistically, you are incorrect. If you prefer the term “Judeophobic”, to “antisemitic”, I am happy to oblige. Most people get it when they hear the term “antisemitic”. I doubt the term is going to go away any time soon, but even if it does, that does not make Jew hatred any less disgusting and bigoted, and there will always be a term available, understood by most people, to refer to it.

      Do keep in mind, linguistics is rarely as purist as your comment demands, and the obvious mischievous intent, not lost on me, or anyone else for that matter.

      Back to the rest of your point, when someone decries the alleged “genocide” of the fake “Palestinians” I typically refer to them as antisemitic because the fact that they uncritically buy these lies without objectively studying both sides of the controversy gives away their antisemitic (Judeophobic) biases.

  7. dan said

    Believe it or not a lot of Israeli’s support Ron Paul.

    • elyakatz said


      I am aware of the fact that many Israelis support Dr. Paul. That was part of the reason I let down my guard and decided to support him during his bid for President. I notified the Ron Paul people what Liberty Forest was about. I have their indifferent email response. Surprising to me because the raison d’etre of Liberty Forest (RonPaulForums.com) is to support Dr. Ron Paul and son, Dr. Rand Paul. This aloof attitude to rank antisemitism being tolerated at Liberty Forest convinced me that if Dr. Paul is not an antisemite himself, at the very least irresponsible, and at worst, a wink and not towards bigotry — in their lingo, collectivism.

      My support for him is finished, and I hope Israelis who truly love Eretz Israel will wise up as well.

      You can read what I’ve written about those experiences at my blog Glezele Vayne. Those same posts can be found at this site as well. Search under “Ron Paul”. You can go through my whole evolution as someone who knew little about Dr. Paul, through my stage of supporting him and why, and then to where I’ve landed at this point.

      Weakness in facing down blatant antisemitism, and it is blatant at Liberty Forest, is at least as dangerous if not more so, than promotion of antisemitism. Why? Because crypto-antisemitism neutralizes one’s defenses against it, just as any form of dishonesty neutralizes defenses against secret agendas.

      To whit:The Nazi’s encouraged Jews to take their most valued items with them for “resettlement” with their families. When the as yet unenlightened victims disembarked from the trains at Auschwitz (or choose whatever death camp) the Nazis would calmly explain to one and all that they would undergo disinfecting measures/showers, and then be re-united with their loved ones. Had these good people known they would soon be floating as ashes in the Polish skies, they might have put up a fight. Disinformation was used to subjugate an already demoralized people….it’s effective.

      I have bookmarked your site and will look it over. Believe me, I really wanted to think better of Dr. Paul.

  8. LibertysLover said

    I don’t see anything anti-semitic here. I see a complaint on how our tax dollars are being used to support Israel’s bloody oppression of Palestinians.

    What’s anti-Jew about that? Please explain

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