I spent some time looking into Paul's & Rand Paul's history, the newsletters and David Duke.
I'm not seeing any evidence of Paul himself being a white supremacist. Maybe I'm just not finding the really bad bits.
Even if that's all true, though, and you take the very worst interpretation of all the evidence presented, I rather seriously doubt that his voting record and libertarian philosophy are some curtain that he's going to throw back at some point to reveal sudden world domination by the KKK.
I like Paul's foreign policy. I like his domestic policy of small federal government. I like the ways he says he's going to accomplish his goals. If he became president, and if he did then suddenly support some obviously racist policy or other, the backlash would be so sudden and so severe, he'd think he'd been teleported out of DC.
As it is, though, I don't hear anyone else even pretending to advocate libertarian philosophies, so I'm still for Paul.
I already do that kind of preferential purchasing for myself. I'm trying to fit this kind of boycott into a package that doesn't require a lot of parsing by the person I'm trying to sell it to, so that I can tack it to a stack of articles that the internet should be mad about and say "Please Do This".
Unfortunately, the **AAs aren't really directly consumer connected, so it's hard to know easily enough what to protest. The SOPA protest worked because there were some people who put together some tools that made it possible to protest with near-zero effort. I think if we can do that for other issues, then we can win more of these fights.
Allow me to clarify : I already did some searches. I found a list of companies who supported SOPA and... not much else.
I'm trying to figure out where to aim a boycott to actually hurt the MPAA or RIAA. Is there anything, other than just not seeing any movies or not buying any music? Not everything is MAFIAA, and there's not a lot of point in a shotgun-style boycott.
If I knew who to boycott, I'd be pushing it to friends and strangers every single dang day.