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I need all of you to support me before it is too late…

… says Tae Kwando black belt Orly Taitz, Esq,  in a recent email to Obama Conspiracy Theories, making an appeal based on an article by Bob Unruh, that fount of anti-Obama propaganda over at WorldNetDaily.

I prefer to talk about the presidential eligibility conspiracy theories on this web site, but I suppose that to live up our name, I should cover this too.

You may have heard rumblings about  how all the true patriots are going to be rounded up and interned into FEMA camps. Mr. Unruh was alarmed by a job notice found on a U. S. Army web site (GoArmy.com):

“Internment/Resettlement (I/R) Specialists in the Army are primarily responsible for day-to-day operations in a military confinement/correctional facility or detention/internment facility. I/R Specialists provide rehabilitative, health, welfare, and security to U.S. military prisoners within a confinement or correctional facility; conduct inspections; prepare written reports; and coordinate activities of prisoners/internees and staff personnel.

Of course, instead of associating this with the WARs that we’re conducting, it was naturally taken as evidence that right-wing extremists are about to be rounded up. Oh, and who are those Unruh reports will be the first against the wall? It’s those who:

  • Oppose abortion
  • Oppose same-sex marriage
  • Oppose restrictions on firearms
  • Oppose lax immigration laws
  • Oppose the policies of President Obama regarding immigration, citizenship, and the expansion of social programs
  • Oppose continuation of free trade agreements
  • Are suspect of foreign regimes
  • Fear Communist regimes
  • Oppose a “one world” government
  • Bemoan the decline of U.S. stature in the world
  • Are upset with loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs to China and India, and more

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7 Responses to I need all of you to support me before it is too late…

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    strikefighter August 8, 2009 at 8:19 pm #

    “Bemoan the decline of U.S. stature in the world
    Are upset with loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs to China and India, and more”

    So, wait. The Obama admin is going to round people up in internment camps because they’re whiny? Is that the best they have. I mean, the whole list is bull, but these two are a real stretch. And as if the right has some monopoly on griping about the loss of manufacturing jobs. Which last I checked Obama had little to do with. Or with the decline of US stature in the world. They have, in part, Bush to blame for that.

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    ImaForener August 8, 2009 at 8:51 pm #

    The people who believe in large-scale government conspiracies have clearly never, ever worked for a government.

    FEMA couldn’t even handle dealing with Mother Nature – how on earth would it (or any other government department) ever manage to coordinate a secret plot to round people up?

    I will now go back to waiting for that giant North American highway to get built so that I can get my New World Order Mexican take-out much more quickly, and pay for it with my stash of Ameros.

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    aarrgghh August 8, 2009 at 9:03 pm #

    the funny thing about the fema camp boogeyman is how it was so perfectly handed off to the right after the election.

    it was after katrina that fema fearmongering became particularly virulent on the left, which claimed that bush inc was planning a “false flag” domestic terror attack to justify invoking martial law and canceling the 2008 elections, a claim now healthily flourishing in the wingnutosphere with only the minor substitution of obama for bush.

    plus ca change …

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    aarrgghh August 8, 2009 at 9:13 pm #

    fema collapsed because bush treated it as just another patronage gift to his political cronies, which is why when katrina hit fema was being headed by a horse fancier instead of someone who actually knew something about disaster management.

    patronage gifts are usually harmless enough when one is doling out ambassadorships, but everything and the silverware was up for sale in bush country …

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    strikefighter August 8, 2009 at 9:19 pm #

    The best part is the claim by some that there are a few hundred of these (I have seen numbers up to something north of 400). Now, you would think somebody would notice. Of course, some have claimed to have seen these camps. Now, if this really were a government conspiracy, wouldn’t anybody who had seen or documented a FEMA camp have been disappeared by now? I mean really, a conspiracy just doesn’t work very well if people know what you are going to do before you do it. Which is what makes this one so painfully stupid.

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    Bob Weber August 9, 2009 at 4:19 pm #

    Don’cha know? The locations are secretly encoded on the backs of road signs, so the feds can find their own secret camps.

    [cue sound of cuckoo-clock]

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    Nullifidian August 9, 2009 at 10:33 pm #

    Hell, you don’t even need FEMA camps. I’ve been to Manzanar, which is now being maintained as a historic site, and it wouldn’t take all that much to make the place operational again. These places dot the country, and most of them could be restored to their original purpose at minimal cost.

    Not to mention, there’s the good old standby of abandoned government sites. I was detained at one of these places during the RNC in 2004, the infamous Pier 57. People there were falling ill from exposure to the toxic chemicals, but that didn’t seem to matter one whit to the pigs.

    For example, certain abandoned sorting facilities could easily be turned into detention centers. Yes, some were abandoned in light of the anthrax scare, but see above for how much the government values the well-being of its prisoners.