According to end timers who quote many mythical (religious) references the world is suppose to end 2012. This is one of the reason many right wing end time believers think President Obama is the anti-Christ.
To be fair it seems like every president since Nixon has been dubbed as the anti-Christ thanks to the end timers and Nostradamus effect woo woos. Ronald (6) Wilson (6) Reagan (6) name had the sign of Beelzebub built right into his full name. With a few character gyrations the name “Mabus” from a Nostradamus’ quatrain sighting it as the name of the anti-Christ can be turned into “gwbus”. Of course since progressives are mostly reasonable people very few of them actually “believed” Reagan or Bush were the anti-Christ. However now we are dealing with the party of true believers which are the most frightening people on earth.
Many reasonable people do not get this conspiracy because it is based on irrational religious belief not reason. People don’t understand there is a method to the madness of the right wing by consistently calling President Obama a Muslim, Hitler and born in Kenya. It follows the end time thinking of many true believers based on the Nostradamus quatrains. Hitler is often cited because according to Nostradamus effect believers Hitler was the 2nd anti-Christ Nostradamus foretold. Nostradamus also said the anti-Christ will come from the Mideast so that is why many of these crazies do not let go of the birther and Muslim arguments. It would all me laughable if these people really did not truly have these insane thoughts about our duly elected leader.
We just saw where GOP rep. Trent Frank uttering words that could be right out of a Nostradamus quatrain.
“Obama’s first act as president of any consequence, in the middle of a financial meltdown, was to send taxpayers’ money overseas to pay for the killing of unborn children in other countries,” said Frank. “Now, I got to tell you, if a president will do that, there’s almost nothing that you should be surprised at after that. We shouldn’t be shocked that he does all these other insane things. A president that has lost his way that badly, that has no ability to see the image of God in these little fellow human beings, if he can’t do that right, then he has no place in any station of government and we need to realize that he is an enemy of humanity.”
Quatrain X 10
“Stained with murder and enumerous adulteries
Great enemy of the entire human race
One who will be worse than his grandfathers, uncles or fathers,
In steel, fire, waters, bloody and inhumane”
Of course thinking like this is irrational and this GOP rep. was probably just talking off the top of his head but it still gives fodder to the right wing wackos to justify any extreme action.
Moreover the real right wing political strategy here is to delegitimize President Obama as much as the can to block his agenda. The right wing does not want to stop there either. The right wing is formulating a strategy where they really are inciting the military overthrow of the democratically elected government or even not so tacitly promoting the assassination of the president.
Newsmax columnist John Perry wrote Tuesday that President Obama “is inviting” a military coup and that it might not be such a bad thing: “Imagine a bloodless coup to restore and defend the Constitution through an interim administration that would do the serious business of governing and defending the nation. Skilled, military-trained, nation-builders would replace accountability-challenged, radical-left commissars.”
On the same day right wing radio host Jim Quinn directly addressed U.S. troops, telling them that Obama is “gonna get you killed.”
Of course the right wing forgets it was Bush and Cheney that started an illegal war that has so far ended up in the deaths of over 4,000 troops and tens of thousands wounded. But reasonable thought has no place
Is it a conspiracy? Yes of course it is when you have a central strategy that is dolled out as talking points to the right wing echo chamber and activist groups every day to take down the duly elected president. This alone is firm evidence of a conspiracy.
How do you fight insane beliefs? You simply cannot fight people’s belief systems graves are filled with hundreds of millions of bodies around the world because people believed in causes larger than themselves. Beliefs are much stronger than careful consideration and logic. We have a president who is thoughtful and logical but that attribute does not match a major swath of our society. The worse our schools get the more fertile ground there is for beliefs instead of reason so the future may be dimmer than we hope.
We all know the real aim of the vast right wing conspiracy is to maintain the status quo. They want to keep on funneling the wealth of the nation to the top 1% and only use people’s adamant religious beliefs to line their pockets. They want no real healthcare legislation, no renewable energy policy and have come to rely on a poor educational system. Of course on many fronts the minority of conservative Democrats are helping the GOP resist real change. Heaven forbid these religious zealots actually believe in the golden rule and the real teachings of their savior but that is not politically expedient.
No one has the answers when a large minority of the country simply goes insane.
If the world does end in 2012 it will be the GOP that is responsible with their right wing conspiracy to get back power that will end it.