Friday, August 15, 2008
We have truly returned to the Dark Ages. The first sign is a neo-witch hunt where superstitious folks are having serious discussions that Barack Obama is the anti-Christ. These scared and/or hostile racist white folks talk about it so much that they abbreviate him being the 'AC'.
I hadn't expected the Dark Ages to return quite so soon. I know that for a lot Americans, our light and heating bills will become unaffordable, and panicked mobs will make runs on banks when the FDIC goes bust, and we'll read reports of food riots and may even be part of one when the economy completely crashes. Crime will mushroom because no one wants to starve.
I've considered that if Barack becomes President, fingers will point to him not being able to solve unsolvable problems quickly, and fingers owned by the truly ignorant racists will blame him for creating the situation.
But no, the bigots couldn't wait for any of this to happen. Last night my jaw dropped as I listened to a long segment, perhaps ten devoted minutes, on CNN.
They went as far as adding in shots from the Left Behind movie, and gave the name of this new and immensely popular Barack is the anti-Christ blog . The comments are frankly an indictment of the cesspool that many of our citizens are wallowing in.
The darker corners in the minds of these folks are so filled with fear of an articulate and popular black man that they've decided he's the Devil Reincarnate, here to spread evil and rush the world to Armageddon.
It doesn't take much of an imaginative leap to realize that it will be these same folks who will soon view all black people as children of the devil, particularly if Barack gets into office.
These aren't just a handful of white folks on the fringe, either. We're talking about a growing, cancerous mass of people who have twisted the Bible chapter of Revelations into justification for not voting for him, but to also fan the flames of fear about him - and by association, any well-spoken black person who doesn't fit their negative stereotypes of blacks being stupid, unambitious, and/or criminal.
This is an amazing twist and turn in modern day, white American thinking. Rather than attack his policies, they've descended into magical thinking. For over a century, they have prided themselves in being long past their history of superstition and Salem witch hunts, of being good Christians, and as always, above and better than other races who need only to catch up with them.
A large segment has truly hit bottom, a bottom so low, dark and ignorant that even I could not imagine it. They are spreading this new belief of Obama-as-anti-Christ on their Internet blogs, their Facebook, and MySpace. They compare Barack to Nicholae Carpathia, and note his name, helping along that bit of anti-Russian propaganda.
Nicholae was the fictional character in the Christian apocalypse fiction book series, Left Behind. He had a remarkable intellect, charisma, and rocketed to power so quickly as to be unnatural. He was Satan's child, and become the world's global leader. This is who the not-so-fringe elements are comparing Obama to.
Guess who is helping them expand their dangerous ignorance?
John McCain's ad folk came up with the anti-Obama video, The One, and posted it on his site. It says he has a Messiah Complex. I thought it was funny when I first saw it. The Christian right and racist loonies, however, viewed it as evidence that Barack is the one indeed - the anti-Christ.
Media outlets have been having a field day reporting and spreading the idea and misinformation, such as "The anti-Christ will be a man in his 40s of Muslim descent..."
The book of Revelations was written 400 years before the the founding of the Islamic religion, so tell me whose interest does it serve to spread this biblical distortion by adding the lie of a Muslim connection? Which the Wall Street Journal mentioned in the above photo?
Here's a sample from TIME:
McCain never suggested that Obama is the anti-Christ, so why would TIME magazine throw that question on it's cover?
Even when people never read the articles, they see the cover stories or glance at the headlines. These plant subliminal seeds of fear which are fertilized by racism and hate.
The answer, I think, lies in politics. The media shifted from supporting Barack to nit-picking him to death or coming out entirely hostile since April 2008. Until this time, Hillary was often treated like a nagging mother by the media. I thought the media was being sexist toward her. Barack ignored her complaints and barbs toward him and often, neither he nor the media paid her any mind nor responded to everything that popped out of her mouth.
And then the tides turned in a day. Our former President Jimmy Carter went to the Middle East to talk with leaders in Arab countries considered our enemies, along with Hamas, the elected government of the Palestinians in 2006, then outlawed as terrorists by the US and Israel, and neutralized. Carter felt that learning what they want and were willing to do to bring peace to the region is necessary and critical. This is a different tactic than currently used by the "I'm not speaking to them" crowd of leaders.
On or about April 10th, I knew Obama messed up big time when he said, "I'm not going to comment on former President Carter. He's a private citizen. It's not my place to discuss who he shouldn't meet with. I know that I've said consistently that I would not meet with Hamas."
Not only that, but if I recall correctly, Obama previously voted against Hamas having the right to be included in the Palestinian elections, unlike Bush, who agreed to it and then hated it when they won. Despite this, his statement about Carter's trip wasn't strong enough for a lot of key people with power.
Hillary came out much stronger in her wording and was dead against Carter having meeting with Hamas. The media has rewarded her ever since, and punished him swiftly by magnifying his a small part of a speech that Pennsylvanians "get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."
Barack had made sociological observations before, but suddenly this one got lots airplay, and even more when Hillary grabbed onto it. The media could have ignored her as they had done, but they didn't. They also had little criticism when she used only the first part of his quote re: being bitter and clinging to guns and religion for her old, racist Southern-style campaign, where she used coded words for those "white, working class, white" Pennsylvanians.
Obama immediately sharpened his criticism of Carter. Within two weeks of his initial comment, the media was playing a three-words offensive sentence, 24/7 by his old pastor, Rev. Wright.
Barack got the message. He pandered to AIPAC and Zionist interests beyond what even Bush has done. Why? He knows who owns and controls the media - whites and Jews, who combined together have painted him into a corner of representing their interests at the expense of everyone else.
Zionism is a political belief, and Judaism is a religion. There is some overlapping but a huge difference. Judaism is no more prejudiced than Christianity. I'm pointing out this distinction so some asshole reading this won't jump to the erroneous conclusion that I could be anti-Semitic. I'll tell you loud and clear that I'm not, and anyone who choses to believe otherwise can go fuck themselves.
The majority of American Jews are not Zionists, but from my understanding, the majority of AIPAC members are. They are very militaristic about Israel and have a great deal of contempt for Arabs whom they see as a dire threat to Israel's right to exist. As a lobby group, they are extraordinarily powerful and influential in American politics and media.
By and large, they do not believe that Barack Obama will be as supportive to their interests as McCain or Hillary will be. They see that soft spot where he hasn't yet crossed the line that McCain did in his song, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran, or her statement, that she would obliterate Iran.
So we have these two groups: scared to death racist white folks and scared to death Zionists, both consumed with fear of blacks and Arabs, and playing on each others fears and using religion and the media to spread it in a modern day witch hunt or any means necessary to demonize him.
I used to think Barack would win hands down. At this point, anyone could win, including Hillary, whose opportunistic ass has gotten herself a spot at the upcoming Democratic National Convention where she hopes enough super delegates will change their minds and make her - not Barack Obama - the Democratic Presidential Nominee.
This would be unthinkable if he were a white man. That the old and economically incompetent McCain is doing so well with American public in the polls would also be unthinkable if Barack were white.
But he's not, and his success and talents have stirred up the primal fears of nearly half of the voting white adults in this country, who easily embrace lies about him and are primed for a 21st century witch hunt, media lynching, or outright assassination to keep him out of office.
According to the Bible, no one will know the exact day and time of end of the world, i.e., Armageddon. We know that persecution of others for their beliefs, gender, nationality, and race has been with us for millenniums and will be part of the End Times.
Until then, welcome to the new and very ungodly Dark Ages.
Posted by Kit (Keep It Trill) at 7:36 AM