Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Are We About to Get Conservative Truthers?

I don't know, but that idiot Glenn Beck is getting pretty close.

We are a country that is headed towards socialism, totalitarianism, beyond your wildest dreams. I have to tell you: I’m doing a story tonight that I wanted to debunk – these FEMA camps – I’m tired of hearing about them – you know about them? - I wanted to debunk them. We’ve now for several days done research on them. I can’t debunk them! If you trust our government, it’s fine. If you have any kind of fear that we might be heading towards a totalitarian state: look out. Buckle up. There’s something going on in our country … that ain’t good.

Hooo boy! Over at JREF they have a phrase, "the mark of woo". A new poster will sign up and in his first post he'll say something like, "I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but I do have one or two questions..." sounding quite reasonable. Of course three or four posts later he's doing the "freefall speed into its own footprint! 84% of the people agree 9-11 was an inside job."

This is similar. How many times have we heard 9-11 Troofers start out saying "I tried to debunk this but I couldn't." Brad Waddell used that exact formulation during the intro to 9-11 Mysteries. Sherry Clark said she became a truther after trying (and failing) to debunk Loose Change (which of course says more about her than about Loose Change). Richard Gage became a Truther after hearing DRG on the radio and being unable to debunk him. In fact I think even the Great God Griffin claims that it was his own inability to debunk 9-11 Troof that compelled him to write New Pearl Harbor.

Yes, Glenn, the FEMA death camps are real. We've got a Chinese-made guillotine that will fit that neck of yours just perfectly.

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