“Satan” has weighed in on the Obama birth controversy in a much more visible way, this time on the side of the O-bots, reports the Phoenix New Times blogs. According to Internet comments from a Tennessee man, Adam Eugene Cox (pictured right), Satan ordered him to kill birthers, starting with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Cox wrote:
I plan to kill Joe Arpaio first.. He will be filled with a thousand bullet holes before the year is out., I promise you this. He won’t fuck with Obama.
He will be buried 10 feet under and his whole family will be murdered along with him.
Don’t like it? Come stop me. Come die before me.
Cox also made threats against Alan Keyes and Michael Savage at Obama Release Your Records, a “birther” web site known for publishing demeaning images of Barack Obama and other anti-Obama content. In other comments, Cox expressed a desire that his murders would precipitate a war between left and right ending in the ultimate destruction of a significant part of the population of the country. Such language brings to mind themes from fiction such as The Turner Diaries about a race war.
Cox has been sentenced to a year’s probation and counseling.
The Obama Conspiracy Theories blog condemns all violence and threats of violence as a solution to the Birther problem
In remarks to Obama Conspiracy Theories, Cox acknowledges problems with anger, but says that he never actually intended to actually harm anyone, but became caught up in heated Internet political arguments and threats against Obama. He indicates that he is using this opportunity and the counseling he is getting to recover from personal tragedy and alcohol problems, and learning to deal with anger. He has gotten his GED in jail and hopes to attend college. He said:
Hatred truly consumes the soul and eliminates any rationality. I’ve had somewhat of a wakeup call as of lately. Getting the help I need and seeking it whole heartedly.
Sounds like a good start.
See remarks by Adam Cox in the comment section following.