Second, let me say that I am doing this for the record, so I'm sure that not that many people will follow all of the links here. But the mainstream press is as usual giving a pass to a Republican candidate, in this case going so far as to ignore his willing collaboration with neo-Nazi, Aryan supremacist groups. I have documented some of this before, and unfortunately, here is more.
So first, what, exactly, is "American Third Position?" For an answer to that, I want to turn to an entry in the Southern Poverty Legal Center's intelligence files:
"The American Third Position is a political party initially established by racist Southern California skinheads that aims to deport immigrants and return the United States to white rule. The group is now led by a coterie of prominent white nationalists...Its members believe that whites deserve a nation of their own and that non-whites endanger white culture and society.
To appeal to extremists without upsetting less radical supporters, Johnson has used coded language to indicate his ties to the white supremacist movement. Compare Johnson’s statement from a video address, “We … embrace principles that will secure the existence of our people and a future for our children” with the late white supremacist terrorist David Lane’s “14 Words”: “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.” The “14 Words” are derived from a passage in Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf and are a rallying cry for neo-Nazis and white supremacists in the United States."
These are almost random excerpts from this article- you are of course welcome to click on the link and read the whole thing. You might also look at this, which contains further information about the "American Third Position" party.
Now, on to Ron Paul and his association with this neo-Nazi group. The International Business Times, a British publication, reports:
"Members of the nationalist American Third Position Party (A3P), whose website was defaced by Anonymous, organised Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul's meetings and campaigns, according emails hacked by the collective.
Chairman of the British National Party (BNP) Nick Griffin also took part in meetings with Paul and other representatives of A3P.
"According to these messages, Ron Paul has regularly met with many A3P members, even engaging in conference calls with their board of directors," read a statement from Anonymous....
It also claims that Paul received financial support from other white power groups, such as the online hate forum Stormfront, founded by Don Black, a white supremacist. There is even a photograph of Paul with Black, a former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and a current member of the American Nazi Party. Paul allegedly refused to return donations from Black and Stormfront. Black told The New York Times that Paul's newsletter had inspired him to become a supporter."
This is, of course, consistent with similar contacts between Ron Paul and other Aryan Supremacist groups, previously reported here at Green Eagle. For those who don't know, by the way, the British National Party is a neo-Nazi organization, which can trace its antecedents back to Oswald Moseley and the National Front, which supported Hitler in Britain during the thirties and World War II.
If you are interested in wading through the material hacked by Anonymous, you should be able to find it here.
Here's a recent picture of Ron Paul with a couple of members of this organization, from the invaluable Little Green Footballs, where I first heard about this piece of the Ron Paul story. Incidentally, the guy to the left of Ron Paul is the aforemementioned Don Black, the operator of Stormfront, the number one Aryan Supremacist site on the internet. This picture was taken at a Values Voters meeting. Some values, huh?
Naturally, this story had to come from a foreign news source. I googled "Ron Paul American Third Position" and checked the first six pages of hits, in which the only mainstream story was one from a newspaper in Dallas. No national papers, no cable news networks, nothing. A major Republican Presidential candidate associating with neo-Nazis is far less newsworthy than what everyone knows to be utterly bogus Republican lies about Obama being a Communist.