Monday, June 29, 2009

The Birchers

This is from a few days ago, but I was on vacation so I am catching up. we have commented on the past about the similarities between the truthers and the right-wing paranoids in the John Birch Society. This profile in the NY Times makes that even clearer.

Yet for others, the John Birch Society is urgently relevant to the matters of today, in its support of secure borders and limited government, its distrust of the Federal Reserve and the United Nations, and its belief in a conspiracy to merge Mexico, Canada and the United States.

This so-called North American Union, it asserts, is part of a larger plot by an amorphous, amoral group of powerful elite — including but not limited to the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission and the Rockefellers — to take over planet Earth. Call it the New World Order.

Sound familiar?