When one talks about a concept or an idea most people grasp the familiar. Thus when pondering the paradox of Ron Paul and the more traditional Liberterians the more I read about Murray Rothbard the more the idiocy and vile views of Ron Paul seem to be the source.
Some basics about libertarianism are illustrated in the classic example of lining up 20 people and asking them to jump. As twenty people have different abilities we would get a natural and expected variation. If we force equality everything must go to the lowest common denominator. Forced equality naturally provides lower overall results and is not optimal.
From a libertarian as well as common sense perspective everyone should have the same opportunity to jump to the best of their ability.
When reading about Murray Rothbards racism this bears zero resemblance to familiar libertarians one is apt to encounter at a Tea Party event, unless they are a Paulbot cultist like FJ. When Rothbard writes of a "parasitic underclass" this harkens is familiar to the term untamenschen. History has shown that what we dehumanize we can kill quickly. Rothbard spoke about an alliance with David Duke types that seems to be the basis of Stormfront ads for Ron Paul.
It seems to fully grasp the odd Ron Paul one needs to examine Lew Rockwell and Murray Rothbard. Some of the Paulbot antics does resemble a classic cult. One can show overwhelming evidence of the antisemitism of Ron Paul to a follower and get word games with the term
"concentration camp". Does a reasonnable person think Paul was trying to invoke the Boer War in connection with Gaza or the Israel as Nazi theme.