The Fifth Column of Insanity

Welcome to Day 1 of The Fifth Column.

Bob Reynolds, journalist, writes about the insanity going on in The United States over Barack Obama’s presidency:

Michelle Bachmann, the US Republican Representative for Minnesota, tells a radio interviewer she believes Barack Obama, the US president, plans to set up mandatory  “re-education camps”  to indoctrinate young Americans.

 Glenn Beck, a television personality working at the Fox news network, says on the air that Obama is a “racist” with a  “deep-seated hatred for white people”.

 Comparing Obama to Adolf Hitler, an Iowa man named Tom Eisenhower  speaks up at a town hall meeting held by Republican Senator Charles Grassley, and says “The president of the United States, that’s who you should be concerned about.”

“I’d take a gun to Washington if enough of you would go with me.”

 Retired FBI agent Ted Gunderson,  a prolific writer and speaker about conspiracy theories involving devilish sex cults and the Illuminati, tells a gathering of right-wing “Patriots” in Florida that the federal government has set up 10,000 internment camps across the country and is storing thousands of guillotines for mass executions.

 Mel Sanger, a self-described “political researcher”, offers visitors to his website a $24.97-report full of “cutting edge evidence”  that Obama is the biblical Antichrist.

 Tens of thousands of right-wing demonstrators march on the US Capitol waving signs reading “Bury Obamacare with Kennedy” and calling Obama a “bloodsucking Muslim alien”.

 Steven Anderson, the pastor of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Arizona, preached a sermon last month entitled “Why I hate Barack Obama”, in which he declared, “I’m going to pray he dies and goes to hell.”

 

Frank Schaeffer, author of Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back, was on the Rachel Maddow show on Thursday, September 17th.  He was explaining the craziness around the ‘tea party’ demonstrations.  His explanation included a term:  “The Fifth Column of Insanity”.  After listening to his explanation, and knowing that I wanted to start a blog about the craziness that is going on politically and culturally, the term sounded like a perfect title for my newly concieved blog.  Listen to Frank Schaeffer:

11 comments

  1. Wow, he doesn’t pull any punches in that video. I think I’d like to read his book…or it might scare me to death.

    P.S. Nice blog you have here.

    – Glix

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  2. Glix,

    An RSS Feed is a way to see new comments and posts without actually being at a specific site. A good example is how we know when Lard is releasing comments and posts, and altering or changing a post. You get a piece of software called a Feed Reader (I use the Brief Add on for Firefox) and you enter in the RSS address for any blog that has RSS capabilities. I never have to go to Lard’s site to see what is on there, because it comes right to my Feed Reader. If you look on this site where you input comments, you will see a link that says “Subscribe to comments feed”. You would enter this address into your Feed Reader and then anytime there was a new comment or post it would show up. The address that you would enter to receive comments on this site would be:
    http://kaystreet.wordpress.com/comments/feed/

    The nice thing about Feeds is that for people you don’t trust, like Lard, you can run his Feed address through a Proxy like Anonymouse and then save that proxied address in your feed reader. If you have any questions let me know. I’m happy to help. :)

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  3. Thanks, again Oh My for your technical expertise! To all of my “Regulator” friends, thanks for stopping by. See you again soon, I hope!

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