AndÂ criticizesÂ the ADL while he is at it. Apparently the ADL is getting in on the Ron Paul bashing act.
Of course the ADL’s real objective here is to force a candidate whom they see as theirideological enemy (once again, much more a matter of the eye of the beholder than of any character flaw their enemy may possess) to do a little dance for them whenever they feel like it. They want to push him through the ceremonial meat-slicer of renunciation, regret, and remorse that so many others have been pushed through in recent years. The trouble is that, like every other form of blackmail, it never ends. The instant he complies with their demands, he becomes their property, their toy, their organ-grinder’s monkey, no longer a threat to the anti-Constitutional establishment they are part of.
Zelman hitsÂ the nailÂ on the head. The problem with responding to the charges of guilt by association and demands to renounce this person or that organization or that website is thatÂ the charge is likeÂ the Tar Baby. The more you try to fight it, the more you get stuck. Let’s say he returns the money from the Stormfront guy and denounces Stormfront. Well then why isn’t he denouncing Amren? Why isn’t he denouncing the 9/11 conspiracy theorists? Does that mean he agrees with them? It will never stop.
Personally, I would issue a statement about what I believe without denouncing anyone in particular, and then move own. It is very clear what Ron PaulÂ believes so that shouldn’t be necessary, but it might be best to do it anyway.Â Then the guilt by association smearsÂ will just seem slimy, underhanded and desperate.