The New Religion: Church of the Woo Woos
One of the most disturbing aspects of the von Brunn shooting incidence at the Holocaust Museum is that von Brunn is part of the anti-Fed woo woo movement. Unfortunately the woo woo movement is not restricted to the far right wing. It has now become part of radical leftist conspiracy mythology as well.
We have all heard all the Fed conspiracies by now.
-The Fed’s ultimate goal is to create a New World Order by creating a one government world.
-The Fed was not legitimately enacted.
-The Fed was created and is run by Jewish bankers.
-The Fed charges interest on every dollar added to the money supply otherwise money would be “free”.
-The Fed is the root of all our national debt problems and we would have no debt without it.
-The Fed conspirators started every war since WWI.
The problem is few of these theories are grounded in any truth. The Fed is just an institution that was created to control the money supply and be the lender of last resort when necessary. But the woo woo conspiracy theorist take these absurd notions as fact like people take radical religious views as fact. Anything that counters their believes is not considered at all. Church of Woo Woo hardliners have divine faith in their conspiracies and claim that non-believers just do not accept the truth and are not enlightened. Woo woo believers rarely stray from their founding documents (mostly from internet conspiracy web sites) in their arguments and pray to the almighty movie “Zeitgeist” for their vast orthodoxy of beliefs. Woo woo conspiracy theorists also have there saints like Ron Paul. If these woo woo faithful sound familiar it is because they sound just like religious zealots that close their minds to opposing views.
The worst part of all is woo woo conspirators theories are based on hate that has been passed down for millennium, particularly hate for Jewish people. The Nazi’s and woo woo conspiracy believers share the same basic edicts that Jewish people want to dominate the world. Worse yet they foment this hatred by coming up with more convoluted conspiracy theories like 911 was an inside job and all wars have been the cause of Jewish bankers just to demonize Jewish people even more. Many left leaning woo woo believers minimize this part of woo woo ideology but hatred for Jewish people is the very basis of all the Fed and New World Order conspiracy theories nonetheless.
For practical purposes woo woo believers create problems for people who want real reform with our institutions. There are basic problems with the Fed but they are the same basic problem we have with most of our institutions, namely transparency and accountability. But trying to legitimize these crazy conspiracy theories misdirects bona fide efforts to reform our institutions. The establishment can actually use crazy woo woo conspiracies as a scape goat to prevent real needed reforms.
Woo woo conspiracy theorists tend to dilute efforts to stop real conspiracies from occurring like the conspiracy to go to war with Iraq. Instead of being focused on the fact that the Bush administration was trumping up lies to justify the war, torture and rescinding habeas corpus, many woo woo conspiracy theorists diverted their attention to fighting for the 911 conspiracy theory instead. This was very similar to the way the Bush administration diverted attention from the conflict in the Af-Pak region by starting a new criminal war.
There are people and factors working to control our lives everyday but they are not the insidious organized conspiracies woo woos believe. These controls are institutionalize as wealthy entities have concentrated wealth through exerting influence over government by way of campaign funds and lobbies. The Reagan Revolution of greed is good has much more to do with the economic and institutionalized problems we have today than establishment of the Fed decades ago. Reagan expanded the Military Industrial Complex, created the Prison Industrial Complex with his “War on Drugs” and maximized the Private Healthcare Industrial Complex by demonizing any reforms that including public insurance.
The facts should be obvious because we have seen good times and bad times under the Fed. Bad Fed policy helped lead to the financial crisis not it’s very existence. After FDR and before Reagan we had a vast expansion of wealth in the middle class. The tax cuts and deregulation fever that trickle down Laffer curve Republicans brought us has much more to do with why wealth is being concentrated. Just like the Reagan Revolution took 30 years to exact the final verdict of it as a failed policy it will take years and decades for government to undo the damage that has been made to our real economy.
Woo woo believers are not helping society evolve. Like an group steeped in beliefs over reality they are collaborating with conservatives to devolve the American debate by insisting on a new form of orthodoxy rather than fact based discussion.
The End of the World as We Know It
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. It is ironic how we have these same Christians pointing to a pagan Mayan myth saying the world will end in December 21st, 2012 to fortify their crazy predictions as well.
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.
The Real Right Wing Conspiracy
The real right wing political strategy here is to delegitimize President Obama as much as the can to block his agenda. They no longer even try to hide the fact that their only strategy is to bring the president down. 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 may 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.
I posted this article as two articles before when many of you folks were not around but I would like to know what some sane folks thought about these conspiracies.