Ron Paul Shares Racist, Anti-Semitic Meme to Explain ‘Cultural Marxism’


Libertarian icon, twice failed presidential candidate, and frequent Infowars guest Ron Paul shared a racist, anti-Semitic meme on Twitter today supposedly explaining “Cultural Marxism.”

“Are you stunned by what has become of American culture?” Tweeted the father of GOP Senator Rand Paul in a since-deleted tweet. “Well, it’s not an accident. You’ve probably heard of ‘Cultural Marxism,’ but do you know what it means?”

The cartoon includes four ethnic caricatures––all of which are snarling in an evil manner and flaunting exaggerated facial features––punching America’s Uncle Sam symbol with a connected red first bearing Soviet Russia’s hammer and sickle emblem.

Paul’s tweet has since been replaced by this:

However, the term has an even more nefarious meaning among many on the right who identify with the alt-right or other white supremacist movements, since “Cultural Marxism” has instead become a racist dog whistle claiming the influx of non-white immigrants into America and Europe is causing cultural decline — which is clearly the definition Paul identifies with, given the clearly bigoted meme he shared.

UPDATE: While the meme has a signature added from the far-right cartoonist Ben Garrison added to it, the actual meme appears to be a homemade, amateur remake of an anti-imperialist cartoon.

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