The State of Critical Thinking in America 2.0 (and a new song by Neil Young)
My father, who shall remain nameless, said to me on the telephone that things were going to get bad in America soon, and I agreed. I mentioned the recession. He said, no, and then asked me if I really understood what was happening in Germany in the late 20s and early 30s, to bring Hitler to power. What? He’s really thinking our current crisis and the election of Barack Obama mirror Adolph Hitler’s rise to power. And he’s completely serious. And he’s not alone.
I decided to go to fox news dot com to see what kind of play this sort of thing is getting, and I found all sorts of things on their comment streams. Oh my. Let me just say: oh my.
Apparently Barack Obama has already been renamed Barack Obummer. That’s the least of it. There are people out there actually binge buying weapons because they think there will, very soon, be severe new gun laws. There are those who think he’s coming as the new messiah, the antichrist. There is talk about the end times.
I won’t post any of it here, but if you’re interested you can google it. I hope you're surprised by what you find.
All I can say is that, apparently, the Barbara West interview with Joe Biden I posted October 27th where she accuses Barack Obama of being a Marxist has some conspiracy theory competition.
And don’t get me started on the whole New World Order thing. When you google “Barack Obama” & “New World Order” you get 857,000 hits. I'm very creeped out.
So here’s a new song from Neil Young to cheer you up: Just Singing a Song Won’t Change the World