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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Antichrist? Hitler? give me a break

I've been around a while, through a lot of elections, and this is the first time the lunatic fringe of the losing party has set out to literally demonize the new president.

Obama is being called everything from Hitler to the Antichrist by these nut-jobs. This is so outrageous I hardly know how to reply. When a woman who came once to my writing group said he reminded her of Hitler, I thought it was just one weirdo. But then I heard the same thing from a woman in my knitting group, who said Obama wants to take everyone's children away and raise them in state-run institutions, and I put it down to another weirdo. This same woman doesn't believe in dinosaurs because they aren't in the Bible. What are all the bones, I asked? Dragon bones. She believes in dragons because they're mentioned in the Bible.

But now I'm seeing this same crap spouting from mouths on TV, from people with actual educations. There are evidently a buttload of weirdos out there, and I find that very frightening. Obama has called for all Americans to pull together, to work with each other to get through this difficult time in our history, and these people are saying this is Hitler, the most evil man of the twentieth century? Do they not know what Hitler actually did?

And what's with this Antichrist stuff? The Antichrist is supposed to come from the East. Obama was born in Hawaii, for pity's sake. Now everywhere is east of somewhere, but you've got to stretch it an awful lot to make Hawaii the East. And have you read the description of the Antichrist in Revelation? So where's he hiding the tail? And the spikey scales? Get real!

I find it very typical of the right-wingers that they simply are incapable of trying to work for the common good. Not one of them will be happy until every person on earth thinks exactly like them.

I hope they stay unhappy for eternity.

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