(And why terrorists stormed the Capitol)
There is a particular bit of stupidity that I’ve become increasingly aware of as of late. It isn’t that I’ve never heard of it, but it’s been floating into my Facebook feed either directly or indirectly with more frequency. It is the idea that there is a subversive plot to consolidate power under a single totalitarian regime, called the New World Order.
But more importantly, it is absolutely stupid conspiracy theories like this that most recently fueled the fire of terrorist mobs to breach the United States Capitol building. And I understand the anger. I understand American citizens who would defy totalitarianism. I too would be grossly enraged if over half of my fellow countrymen and women voted to give up US sovereignty to an oppressive world regime.
The difference between me and that bunch of terrorist assholes, though, is I know it’s all bullshit. Come to think of it, the difference between me and every terrorist ever is that I don’t buy their bullshit. But let’s review the facts, shall we?
While it is true that we don’t actually know the future, it is worth noting that these gullible terrorists said the same thing about President Obama. President Obama was going to radicalize America. Top Republicans called President Obama a “socialist”, AND a “communist.” Obama was called a “muslim”, who planned to destroy Christianity, and in a unique twist was also a “radical Christian” under the spell of his controversial pastor. On Obama’s watch, our great nation will become a second-rate country on a downhill slide. Obama hates white people. The one GOP senator, that today we can rely on today not to suck up to Trump, said Obama was “not a real American.” I’m glad Romney finally figured out what not being a real American was all about, such as inciting terrorism on the US Capitol.
Obama was also, almost as if we would have a reason to call people hypocrites 4 years later, was touted as the would-be dictator that will “refuse to leave office.” Wow, that didn’t age very well….
And, of course, Obama was going to usher in the “New World Order.” Yes, the doomsday machine was in full swing back then. And guess what? After eight years as President, of which his first two he had a friendly House and Senate, NONE of that shit came true. None! Well, except the radicalization. The US did become more radicalized, but it wasn’t his doing. It was the gullible terrorists that stormed the US Capitol building that claimed Biden would do all the same things they said Obama would do…. but didn’t.
These are the same gullible terrorists that think giving billions of tax dollar subsidies to OIL COMPANIES and COAL COMPANIES is perfectly okay and hunky-dory, but shifting some of those subsidies to renewable energy is socialist! The stupid burns. A subsidy is a subsidy, no matter where it is paid. And I’m not going to even bother actually taking a position on this subject here on my page, because I didn’t start this page to talk about politics. Just know that if you think a subsidy for coal and oil is okay, but to solar or wind is a stepping stone to communism, then you are too stupid to vote. They are the same thing.
Eight LONG years of Obama, and when he left office he begged Trump to keep working toward a single, totalitarian, worldwide regime. LOL! Just kidding! Obama actually begged Trump NOT to change the world order! He literally left Trump a letter asking Trump to “sustain the international order“, because upsetting the fruit basket is bad for our safety and the wealth of the country. If you are one of those gullible domestic terrorists, “new” and “sustain” are not the same.
Let’s face it, anybody that said Obama was a communist socialist muslim radical Christian, American and white-people hating man, bent on destroying American exceptionalism and values and making himself dictator, was just plan wrong. Dead wrong.
So that’s a brief history of the last time Biden had any power or authority in government. As Obama’s VP, the end-times crews showed up with the most dire predictions, and they got every single one of those predictions wrong.
And just because I want to make this very clear, I did not support all, or even most, of Obama’s policies. I am not here to support his policies. I’m NOT EVEN TALKING ABOUT HIS POLICIES. I’m talking about facts vs made up bullshit. You see, if you don’t like a politician because you believe in some stupid-ass conspiracy theory, instead of because of their policy positions and actions, then you are just a stupid, lazy fuck that hasn’t done the work. You haven’t bothered looking at the actual data. And if you actually believe that some politicians are secretly lizard people in disguise? No tinfoil hat will ever be big enough for you, my gullible, gullible friend.
So yes, the failed prophesy of “new world order” has failed multiple times, yet the belief persists. Why, you ask? A fine question, dear reader. Religion.
Yes, the myth of the “new world order” comes primarily from the extreme anti-government right, and the anti-thinking religious right. This should come as no surprise to anyone that is familiar with the various brands of religious stupidity out there, but yes, these Christians believe the apocalypse is coming. Yes, Obama was also called “the anti-Christ“, just in case you aren’t sure it was the religious fuckwads making all that shit up.
If you are the kind of person that believes that a talking snake convinced a woman to eat a fruit, and in doing so doomed all of humanity unless you cannibalize a 2000 year old Jewish zombie, then I suppose lizard people and decades of failed predictions won’t phase you. No, if you think that a “forgiving god” is completely unable to forgive unless somebody gets murdered first, then you are probably pre-disposed to being a terrorist fuckwad. If you believe that a man that goes to church “religiously” (pun intended) hates god, but a man that is so confused by the bible that he holds it all weird and only for photo-ops is your champion, then you can probably believe that a human being is actually a lizard in disguise.
Basically, if you are gullible enough to be religious, you already have the gullibility it takes to believe that storming the US Capitol as they literally count constitutionally mandated votes will save the constitution. Add in the right mix of conspiracy, and congratulations, you too can be Y’all Qaida.
I am fucking pissed that these terrorist MAGAts would do such a thing. It makes me deeply sad and offended to know that being an American no longer carries a sense of order and knowledge in the world. But I wasn’t surprised. It is where religious thinking leads.
The Spartan Atheist