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Paranoid Prognosticators Fear Doom Under Second Obama Term

By Booth Gunter on October 30, 2012 - 1:37 pm, Posted in Antigovernment, Extremist Propaganda, New World Order

The far right does not like President Obama. He’s been depicted as a Muslim (he’s not) and a terrorist sympathizer. He’s been called a fascist and compared to Hitler. He’s been pegged as a socialist and even a communist. And, of course, an entire cottage industry has been built around the false accusation that he’s not even an American.

His 2008 election also helped fuel an explosive resurgence of the antigovernment “Patriot” movement, whose sympathizers indulge themselves in all sorts of wild conspiracy theories about the federal government: It’s building concentration camps for dissidents, it’s selling out Americans to the dreaded “New World Order,” it’s planning to institute martial law, confiscate everyone’s guns and send in U.N. troops to keep order.

Of course, none of these fantasies have come true in the last four years. But therein lies the rub. The first term was nothing but an elaborate ruse to get re-elected. The second term, now that’s when everything hits the fan. Freedom itself, maybe even all of civilization, hangs in the balance.

That, at least, is the impression you might get by reading the paranoid prophecies of some of the right’s most rabid Obamaphobes. They see a dark night of despair, madness and chaos – with no guns around to defend freedom – if Obama is re-elected.

To record these prophecies for posterity and so that you will know what’s in store if the president accumulates 270 electoral votes next week, here are some of the Top Predictions of the Obamapocalypse:

One Thousand Years of Darkness. In a video posted on YouTube, tough-guy actor Chuck Norris and his wife, Gena, warn of “socialism or something much worse.” Quoting a 1964 speech by Ronald Reagan, Gena says: “We will preserve for our children this last best hope for man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into 1,000 years of darkness.”

An Obama Dictatorship. Robert Ringer, who calls himself “A Voice of Sanity,” is a motivational speaker, a self-help author and big fan of Ayn Rand. He’s also got the president all figured out. After the election, the “Marxmeister” will move swiftly to unleash a “dictatorial full monty.” We’re talking instant citizenship for all Third World immigrants; a new sedition act that criminalizes criticism of the government; forced equalization of income; suspension of habeas corpus; the end of fossil fuel production, and much more.

Obama Will Take Away Our Gun Rights. Obama will take away our guns and “erase” the Second Amendment, says Wayne LaPierre, the $970,000-a-year executive director of the National Rifle Association who once called federal agents “jack-booted thugs” in a fundraising letter. Obama’s first term was nothing but a “conspiracy to ensure re-election by lulling gun owners to sleep.”

U.S. Will Be Enslaved by Globalists. Dick Morris, the one-time aide to Bill Clinton, told Sean Hannity on Fox News last March that Obama’s “big focus” will be to make the U.S. a “vassal state to a globalist entity.” And by the way, he’ll sign a treaty ensuring that the U.S. has to get permission from Russia and China to go to war.

U.N. Troops and Civil War. Tom Head, a county judge in Texas, called for a property tax increase to help fund his county’s response to post-election civil unrest – what he envisions as a good old fashioned “Lexington, Concord, take up arms” uprising. But it seems like he wants to be leading the insurrection. “He’s going to send in U.N. troops,” the judge warned a local TV station. “I don’t want ‘em in Lubbock County, OK? So I’m gonna stand in front of their armored personnel carrier and say, ‘You’re not coming in here.’”

And No. 1:

Hunted Down Like Dogs. Joseph Farah, who leads the far-right, conspiracy-mongering website WorldNetDaily, is under no delusions about his fate. “If [Obama is] re-elected, it’s gonna be war,” said Farah, who swears he saw a drone surveilling his Northern Virginia property. “We will be hunted down like dogs.”

Now that we’ve reported this information, you can decide your next move. The local gun store closes at 9 p.m.

  • Ed Harrison

    It would certainly be nice if any of them… Republican or democrat, would stick to the Constitution.

  • concernedcitizen

    No Mitt Romney did not win, like it or not America wants change, a change that only Obama can bring

  • aadila

    Maybe Mitt and Sam took advantage of the run on Kenyan farthings, and are laughing all the way to the bank?

  • Gregory

    “Mitt Romney, like it or not, absolutely will win.”

    Any post election predictions, Sam?

  • aadila

    It is necessary now, even amid the euphoria of the end to war, for we, the victors of this bitter struggle, to turn our sights now to the hard task of Reconstruction. The destruction that was wrought over the past four years is impossible to ignore.

    We have seen defiled our sacred American symbols and iconography, such as Big Bird, seen reviled our exceptional achievements such as the National Endowment for the Arts, and even free expression, in the form of National Public Radio, has not emerged from this bitter conflict unscathed.

    Our national Treasury has been depleted by obstructionist politicians, the God-given natural right of marriage has been denied to a large segment of our population, and no part of this land has escaped some consequence of the vicious campaign against the Union brought about by the Republicans, and most notoriously their ignominious Reactionary front, the Tea Party.

    The People have spoken; their choice has been heard. It is not enough to declare our victory. No, the struggle has truly only begun. Now it is necessary for us to contemplate a somber and weighty measure of what comes after:

    What form of Reparations shall be made!

  • aadila

    The Republicans have found themselves between the scylla of the spend-nothing libertarians and the charybdis of the restrict-everything evangelicals. It is a tragic outcome for a party so set upon a heroic victory never to be achieved amid the changing demographics of the New America.

    The death knell of these political delusions tolls a somber note that Republicans are loathe to hear: change, change, change

  • Reynardine

    Wish I could post that charming little blue Eeyore I downloaded this morning, but, thanks, folks, I’m smiling a mile. And, Sam, sorry about your disappointment, but with that mirror in your pocket, you’ll never be without your best-beloved.

  • aadila

    Let us all contemplate a verse from the minor Roman poet, Lucretius:

    “It is pleasant, when the sea is high and winds are dashing the waves about, to watch from the shores the struggles of another.”

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    Well folks, Obama’s been reelected. So I guess we should start watching for those UN troops. I’m sure if they don’t come, all those flogging that conspiracy theory will happily admit their mistake.

  • Sam Molloy

    I guess I will move to Canada to escape all this Sociialism. Oh, wait…

  • aadila

    Well Obama’s victory was so exciting that it disturbed my meditations. I am pleased that reason and the facts prevailed in this election, while the U.S. broadly put a reject stamp on the Tea Party.

    I was pleased that the right wing torturer Alan West was rejected in his bid in Florida, but unfortunately the Texas nut job Cruz won as Senator. Given the stronger Democratic majority in the upper house, I have a feeling that Cruz will be marginalized but I am concerned that his rabid ideologies will continue to envenom the political process in his freshman term.

    It is also noteworthy that Texas, as the great bastion of the right wing war machine, took a staggering blow with a surprising surge of Democratic voters. Although the Republicans swept the elections, the races were very close in almost every example, from judges to state legislators and minor local offices.

    This is a shock to many in Texas, and it suggests that within a few election cycles, the status may shift from Red State to Blue State. This is very relevant for national politics and keen observers will see that the Texas Democrats are going to become politicos to watch on the national arena in the near future. Don’t be deceived by the Republican victories: they are running scared and already trying to rethink their strategies.

    Hopefully, this election will break the Tea Party’s parasitical sucker-lock on the veins of political power in America, and usher in a new era of political contribution from the party of obstruction. It is good to see the reactionary movement defanged.

  • Erika

    while the scary Mitt Romney threat is gone, i seriously worry what the idiots making these claims will do in the next four years.

  • Erika

    Sam, honey, i’ve given you access to the actual numbers of SSDI recepients and Census figures for Kentucky. If such counties really existed it would be easy enough for you to name them so your claim can be independently verified.

    Because you refuse to do that, i am getting the impression that you simply made your claim up.

    In any case, i really do not see why it matters – because the feds take benefits fraud very seriously they would investigate any suspicious spike or pattern in questionable disability claims. And you are simply wrong that all it takes is to have a child be declared to be “not quite right” to get disability (maybe it will get the child beaten to “beat The Devil” out of her or put on medication but it won’t get her on SSDI). Thus, if there really are so counties (which i kind of doubt because i’m definitely not going to take your word for it) the real question you should ask is what went on in that county to create so many disabled adults? Most likely candidates are pollution, industrial accidents, and injuries during military service (the number and percentage of disabled veterans is depressing).

  • CoralSea

    Sam — you haven’t answered my question: are people who are disabled or who cannot work full-time (meaning, away from home) just go ahead and die? Or should efforts be made to help us continue to live as best we can? What are your thoughts? You made some insulting claims. Can you tell me what you think should be done about people like me?

  • Gregory

    “some of those approach or exceed 25% on Disability.”

    Which county(s), Sam?

  • aadila

    One county has over 25% of the population on the Government Dole. “What do you do?” “I draw” (a check).

    Sam, the original source of your joke is a Harpers Weekly December 2, 1865 political wood engraving on page 761 entitled SOLUTION OF THE LABOR QUESTION IN THE SOUTH (caps original).

    An “inquiring stranger” on horseback in a stovepipe hat and Lincolnesque beard asks two groups, black and white, what they will do for a living, now that the war is over.

    The “Ex-Slaves” say “Why, Master, we’s gwine to draw.” “Draw what?” “Draw rations, Sir.”

    The “Ex-dominant Race” says “I reckon we’ll run–” “Run! After what?” “O! we’ll run for offices of some sort–Congress, Legislature, Constables, or Notary Public, or any thing!”

    I recognized it at once because I have an original of this woodcut print in my office. Just goes to show how a bon mot can pass the test of time.

  • Sam Molloy

    Erika, Kentucky has 120 counties, and some of those approach or exceed 25% on Disability. Most parents still prepare their children for a job, or, a good education. In these counties too many parents make sure their children get on the dole, and they know both the laws and lawyers that can do just that. The parents get a check until the kid is 18, then the kid is “set for life”. Of course they will have to live down there, as most cities are too expensive to live on, what, $750 a month, if they have never paid in to the system? Plus the kid is stigmatized at an early age as “not quite right”, when good parents and the usual jobs trail should have led them to a better future. This is in no way the Eastern Kentucky norm, but it is a tragic issue. Gay kids, by the way, invariably move to Lexington Ky. or Huntington, W.Va as soon as they can, if they survive.

  • Gregory

    Erika,
    If you are waiting for young Sam to acknowledge his lazy trolling habits then you are going to be waiting a long time. Ask him about the Kenyan Farthings.

  • aadila

    Sam, now that you have seen the facts, and realize how deeply you were duped, I think you should just do the right thing and vote for Obama.

  • Erika

    Sam, honey, a simple Google search for Kentucky SSDI statistics shows that there are a total of 206,189 people receiving SSDI benefits as being disabled workers in Kentucky out of a population of over 4,000,000. Needless to say that is not anywhere close to 25%. Here are the actual numbers by county.

    http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs.....11/ky.html

    That is a rate of SSDI which is twice that of Virginia but as Virginia’s numbers here show:

    http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs.....11/va.html

    the disability rates in coal country are much higher than in say a suburban county where most people work in offices (compare Lee County with Fairfax County in VA).

    In fact, high rates of disability tend to be present in areas where a high rate of people work in extraction industries (mining, oil drilling) or construction/industrial work, etc. because that work is more dangerous. Dangerous work tends to lead to disability claims. See also worker’s compensation claims.

    And even with those actual numbers – i seriously doubt that you can show any county where there is 25% of the population receiving SSDI and that there is a large number of fraudulent claims (and yes sweetie that is exactly what you are trying to claim – obviously you have never ever dealt with Social Security if you think you are going to get a fraudulent disability claim past them – and SSDI recipients also have to recertify periodically that they remain disabiled) believe me if there was such a county and doctors giving a large number of questionable claims the feds would be in investigating and sending people to prison.

    Basically honey the burden is on you to prove your claim. You have the actual numbers – here is a link to the official CEnsus figures for all Kentucky Counties – http://quickfacts.census.gov/q.....y_map.html – show an actual county where 25% of adults are on SSDI (obviously the disability column). i don’t have time to do your homework for you unless you are going to be paying me to do it.

  • CoralSea

    Sam — I don’t know eastern Kentucky well, but I DO know a thing or two about disabilities. First, modern medicine is both a wonder and a curse. A lot of people who would have worn out and died in their forties or younger are still with us because the usual causes of death (occupational injuries/deaths, childbirth, and infections [which tended to result from and cause the other two]) have been greatly reduced. However, those of us with compromised immune systems who would, 100 years ago, have died of some infection, are still tottering around, trying to be as functional as possible.

    I am a case in point. I am 56-years-old and I could get on disability if I wanted (although even when you are very disabled, it often takes a couple of years — this idea you have that just anyone can get on disability is very odd and not what I have seen or experienced). On a good day, I have a blood oxygen level of around 87%. If I was in a hospital, they would be calling a code on me. I have pulmonary fibrosis, which means that my lungs are filling up with scar tissue. This condition, in my case, is the result of rheumatorid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder that can attack more than just your bones. I also have a bad heart and suffered a silent heart attack last year.

    Although I am very tired much of the time and am really only functional 8 hours a day total (and that means the entire amount of time I can be out of bed), because I am well-educated and have good creds as a writer and consultant, I can get by, working a few hours a week. There is no way in the world that I could work in an office or work part-time somewhere, even. (Actually, I do work a six-hour day every few weeks at an antique shop that a friend of mine owns, but it wipes me out and that is absolutely ALL I can do that day).

    But I would like to continue along, working, because I like to work. Most other people who have crappy health aren’t lucky enough to be able to work at home a few hours a day and make enough to live a middle-class life. Instead, they would need to work full-time, which many people with chronic health problems are unable to do. Part of this has to do with the way benefits are set up (as Erika explained), but a lot of it is because employers aren’t exactly understanding regarding health issues.

    Over the past 6 months I have been doing a lot of writing on demographic trends, which means that I have been slogging through a lot of health data. A large percentage of folks in their forties and fifties are in really bad health. And once you fall through the insurance net (unless we do get Obamacare–Goddess willing), your health declines even further and faster. I can’t yet afford insurance and still support myself, but in my case, it doesn’t really matter. THe only remedy for my lung condition is a lung transplant, and I don’t want one. (I know that sounds weird, and I think it’s great if other people get them, but I wouldn’t go through that myself).

    This is, indeed, a serious social issue, and it is likely to get worse as the general health of the population deteriorates and wages continue to be depressed so that it’s harder and harder for people to support themselves. There are remedies — such as higher wages, more flexibility in work hours for people who aren’t well enough to work part-time, access to better medical care to prevent chronic illnesses.

    Or we could all go and die. I know that this is the popular solution among many Republicans now (unless you are pregnant, then you have to have the kid so everyone knows you are a slut and had sex, but once the kid is out, oh well — it’s on its own, and you can just die). Is this your position as well? I didn’t ask to be disabled, and I am doing my level best to be productive and live my life. Are you doing anything to help? Or are you just bitching about people who are already leading tough, difficult lives? We’d all like to know.