Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Conspiracy Theories, Guns, Survivalist, Wacky Libertarians , Racism, New World Order And The Apocalypse

It is time for the mainstream media to stop playing the Republican extremists' game. It is time for us to talk about racism and white Southern males who can't get with the program. Let's talk about what's really going on with "gun rights." It has nothing to do with hunting or home protection or even the Second Amendment. It is about the delusional paranoia of people who really believe the world is out to get them because society is changing from white to brown; from homophobic to tolerant; from exclusionary to inclusionary; from anti-woman to pro-woman.

...The paranoid belief that the president and the federal government will confiscate guns as a precursor to a declaration of martial law is a feature of most gun groups and their far-right conspiracy theories. It’s a line the NRA has pushed. And it edges as close as a statement can to calling for the death of government officials.

The NRA and Gun Owners of America and other pro-gun groups maybe front organizations for the American arms industry so their bread and butter is finding reasons that people need to buy more guns and more powerful guns such as assault weapons and keep a large supply of ammo on hand. So these organizations tend to prey on certain groups of Americans feeding into their paranoia raising the alarm over the changes taking place in America and why they are taking place and what the real agenda and end-game of government and those they consider to be on the left. So they are not above pushing various irrational conspiracy theories such as a coming race war ala the Turner Diaries or the New World Order 's agenda to create a tyrannical abusive and brutal one world government.

Gun Control Agenda Is Launching White Paranoid Extremists to Prepare for Armed Revolution
Peel back the code word of "defending" America and you have a treasonous movement in the works.
Frank Schaeffer,Alternet.org, Jan. 30, 2013

The battle over gun control has exposed a truth the mainstream media is apparently too shy to mention: A bunch of far-right, white, mostly Southern, paranoid extremists are preparing for armed revolution and apocalypse. They speak treason: literally.

They are preparing to "defend" America from America with arsenals of weapons and stockpiles of ammunition. Their "enemy" is everyone in America not like them.

They think the world is ending and/or that the government is out to get them. That doesn’t mean it will happen. But expect violence and assassinations. Their ideology is made up of equal parts racism, evangelical Christian fascination with the “end times,” hatred of President Obama, resentment of the “Old “South” variety and a Fox News/Glenn Beck/Rush Limbaugh version of world history.

...The Republican/white/Southern extremists make reasonable gun control impossible. Their cataclysmic irrationality risks taking the debate into the twilight zone, and that “zone” is a zone of violence: call it the civil war continued by other means.

Some “leaders” in the pro-gun lobby have literally said they will kill to protect their right to arm themselves with arsenals that are fit for nothing but murder and war. These delusional Americans are a vocal minority, and they have extreme fears — gun confiscation, civil instability, a tyrannical government, a “takeover” of the US by the UN and that Obama is a communist.

If you pay attention to the rhetoric, you hear code words calling out to the types of people who called January 19 and Martin Luther King’s birthday “Gun Appreciation Day." The event chairman, Larry Ward, said in the press release, “The Obama administration has shown that it is more than willing to trample the Constitution to impose its dictates upon the American people.”

...As the Southern Poverty Law Center notes, the number of so-called patriot groups surged after President Obama was first elected president. “The swelling of the Patriot movement since that time has been astounding,” the report said. “From 149 groups in 2008, the number of Patriot organizations skyrocketed to 512 in 2009, shot up again in 2010 to 824, and then, last year, jumped to 1,274.”

Martin Bashir on Gun Control

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Conspiracy theories have been around since ancient times in human history. There always seems to be some group of people who are characterized as being "the Other" and up to no good or things are explained through religious beliefs including the existence of evil forces or demons. So if these religious beliefs are no longer satisfying human beings who are open to such things will search for other more human explanations or even pseudo-scientific theories as such.

In themselves such conspiracy theories are in fact intriguing to study but they have a more sinister side when people begin to act in accordance with such nonsense that is either if possible persecuting them such as limiting the rights of the targeted group or seeking out and imprisoning or killing whatever group they believe is involved in such a conspiracy whether their target groups are Witches, Muslims, Jews, Roma,Irish, Catholics and on and on.

Gun Appreciation Day January 19 was not held on that day by accident. The 19th is also Martin Luther King Jr. 's birthday. So connecting the dots Martin Luther King was assassinated by someone with a gun and now the USA has a black president. Talk about audacity these fanatics are not very subtle .So are they putting such thoughts of harming the president into the minds of their followers and true believers .

They believe President Obama as the first Black President is not to be trusted and has his own nefarious Black Power/Communist/Fascist anti-White agenda. While others believe he is part of the New World Order Conspiracy out to destroy America's sovereignty and to help make all countries to be part of a Global State. Part of the scenario for the Global state is the outlawing of all guns for personal use which means confiscating all guns .

These conspiracy theories connect everything that happens not just in the USA but around the globe as all part of machinations of the conspirators. So for instance the Arab Spring uprisings are in fact orchestrated by the New World Order individuals and organizations to further their agenda. Global warming is they believe either just made up as in a False Flag operation or is occurring due to the actions of those who work in the shadows.

How far do these conspiracy wackos go well after each mass murder in the USA or elsewhere they believe are False Flags which are either conducted by the secret cabal who arranged the murders possibly with the help of those highest up in government and in their view the government controlled media or the whole incident is not real its just created to appear like a massacre took place all in order to advance the narrative for gun control or other reasons .

Of course at the further edges of conspiratorial thinking and paranoia are those who's imaginations are working over time connecting False Flag operations such as Sandyhook or 9/11 as somehow involving UFOs, a hollow earth theory or cities on the dark side of the moon and the Reptilian Race which includes president Obama and other world leaders including Queen Elizabeth who run the whole show. It sounds like madness and is but people get drawn into these explanations which in a twisted bit of logic presents the believer with a fool proof explanation of why the nation or the world appears to be messed up.

Again as we know people in general want the world to make sense to them and when presented with various rational explanations which may not explain everything for them or goes against some of their basic beliefs some people will grab at whatever bizarre theory fills their own psychological need and that is their need for certainty. For the racist for instance gravitates towards unwarranted explanations of racial differences and that of course their own race and culture and religion is superior to all others.

Think of a simple example involving the enslavement of millions of Africans in America the people involved in the slave trade and those using slaves on their plantations need to convince themselves that slavery is not bad because the enslaved are not quite human and therefore this eases the slave owner conscience or the pro-slavery group finds justification in their Holy Scriptures ie the Bible.

So any fact about those enslaved which proves that those enslaved are the equal to those who enslave them such facts must be rejected . And Southern Whites in America since before the American War of Independence up til today many of them are still convinced that African Americans are a different kind of animal from white people. These white Nationalists or White Supremacists or just your average white racist stereotype African-Americans as lazy, shiftless, work-shy , untrustworthy over sexed, unclean, dirty and extremely dangerous and without the ability to be civilized which of course is all nonsense.

So for these present day racist , bigoted white Americans they are dumbfounded and angry that a Black man could be president so since in their view this is against the natural order of things and common sense that Obama getting into office must be part of a secret conspiracy by those who work behind the scenes- up until recently these secret Cabals were often thought to be run by Jews ie for example the notorious hoax created by the Russian Secret Police in 1905 entitled Protocols Of The Elders of Zion laid out the entire though fanciful baseless Jewish Conspiracy but anti-semitism was alive from the early days of the Christian Church and continued with the culmination of Hitler's Holocaust ,Shoah .

There are now in America and Europe those who adhere to a belief in the Islamic stealth Jihadist conspiracy and that all Muslims are part of a plan to take control of America and Europe even though there is no factual bases for such a belief. The Islamophobes use all the tried and true stereotypes and racist tropes similar to those used by anti-semites in their depictions of all Jews. The Jews they erroneously claimed were bit by bit taking over the world while the Islamophobe believe again erroneously that they want to set up a Caliphate controlling the world. See pages at top of this blog on Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism.

Other conspiracy theory true believers also blame for instance the Illuminati , the Masons or the Reptillians (David Icke) from a parallel universe outer space or from inside the hollow earth or the dark side of the moon and so forth. Every few years new conspiracies arise then fade like a fad while other take their place . But much of elements are the same. Also see Alex Jones bizarre conspiracies & False Flag operations at Youtube Why People Think Sandy Hook is A Hoax

Some of the pro-gun groups and sponsors for Gun Appreciation Day have ties to extremist White Nationalists groups and survivalists and evangelicals who are convinced we are living in the End-Times as described in the Bible in The Book of Revelation.

As Glenn Beck claimed a few years back that 'Obama Has A Deep-Seated Hatred For White People' and so is a racist who resents and hates all white Americans. As we have discussed before Obama is far from being a Communist or a socialist or even a moderate socialist in fact he barely makes it as a liberal.

If Obama were a socialist he would have taken down the Wall St. giants instead once in power he defended the Wall Street millionaires and Billionaires and bailing them out without any substantive pre-conditions. As for foreign policy he has been as hawkish if not more so than President George W. Bush.

Right-wing extremists, conspiracy theorists behind Gun Appreciation Day Zachary Roth, Jan. 9,2013

The lead organizer of Gun Appreciation Day, gun-rights backers’ most prominent public effort to fight off gun-control legislation, helps run a group that warns of “armed government oppression” and a “world government.” Another group involved in the event stokes fear that “Barack Hussein Obama” will impose “martial law.” A third promotes a fringe constitutional theory beloved by the Tea Party, and a post on its website describes public schools as “progressive indoctrination camps.”

Gun Appreciation Day has received widespread media coverage since it was announced Monday.

...But several of the groups that are centrally involved traffic in some extremist conspiracy theories that are popular on the far-right fringes of the political debate.

Gun Appreciation Day, planned for January 19, is being spearheaded by Larry Ward, who runs Political Media, a Washington, D.C.-area Republican media consulting firm, specializing in online campaigns. Many of the early participants in the event have ties to Ward or Political Media.

Alan Gottlieb, whose Washington-state-based group, the Second Amendment Foundation, is another backer of Gun Appreciation Day, told MSNBC.com that the response from gun owners and gun-rights supporters to the announcement of the event has been overwhelming.

But some of the “sponsors” listed on the event’s website... appear motivated in part by the kind of outlandish and paranoid ideas often found among right-wing extremist groups.

One, the Social Security Institute's ...website offers warnings about “world government”—a bête noire of the extreme right, which fears that a government gun grab could lead to a U.N. takeover, often referred to in extremist circles as a “New World Order.” And SSI’s president, Lawrence Hunter, wrote recently that “[a] heavily armed citizenry is not about armed revolt; it is about defending oneself against armed government oppression.”

Ward, Gun Appreciation Day’s chief organizer, is listed as a member of SSI’s board, and as the group’s “director of new media.” The website for his company, Political Media, displays SSI’s site as an example of its work. Ward describes himself in his bio on SSI’s site as a protégé of GOP political consultant Dick Morris. Morris himself said last year on Fox News that he feared Obama would try to make the U.S. “a vassal state to a globalist entity.”

...Another listed sponsor of Gun Appreciation Day, RightMarch.com, urges supporters to “help STOP Barack Obama from grabbing unconstitutional powers to declare martial law through all of his new Presidential Executive Orders.” The notion that the federal government will confiscate guns as a precursor to a declaration of martial law is a feature of numerous far-right conspiracy theories.

and so it goes,

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