I have a friend from out-of-town who comes to my neck of the woods to ice skate at the local twin ice rinks. Then we meet to play Scrabble. When she came to meet me this week she had a newspaper in tow, a newspaper called The Patriot: A Grassroots Newspaper. A headline on the front page immediately caught my eye The UN is Preparing to Manage Mass Casualty Events Under Jade Helm. I had not thought that this kind of wingnut Conservatism was popular in my central New York area. But I was wrong.
There are many code words of Conservative conspiracy (gossip, made-up nonsense, fear mongering, choose a noun) talk in this 16 page edition of The Patriot for July, 2015. It is an actual newsprint newspaper and is available for free at the ice rink where my friend enjoys skating. She also seemed shocked to find this here. The UN is an organization that Conservatives suspect is a front for a new world order and they fear that the UN will usurp America and corral us all into dense urban habitats in the interests of sustainability which, since they don’t believe in climate change, they see as a very bad thing. This is directly related to Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh who demonize the UN, sustainability and Agenda 21. I have written about paranoia and Agenda 21 before.
Another term these folks like to throw around is Illuminati, again expressing a fear that there are sinister powerful forces plotting to destroy America and turn us into what? Russia perhaps. This article is entitled Ukrainians Dispossessed: Americans are next.
On the facing page is an enumeration of the powers of the Federal Government as delineated in the original Constitution and an article in which the newspaper editor asks members to be sure to elect people who will bring us back into line with our founding documents. Next article is a lengthy discussion of human exceptionalism which I confess that I just could not read.
Next up is Ready or Not…Here Comes the Antichrist! Ready or Not…Here Comes the Lawless One! “The antichrist is also called the Lawless One. Lawless… contrary or without regard for the law. Wow, you don’t have to look far for that. Baltimore? Ferguson? Businesses burning, looting, no self-control…police being shot. On a world scale…Isis beheadings, children and women being raped, murdered…we have never seen a time like we’re seeing today.” (scriptures follow).
On page 11 we have in big bold caps SOVIETIZING OF AMERICAN SOCIETY (here we are talking about preschool education) followed by THE NEW WORLD ORDER (41) THE ULTIMATE CONFLICT. This is where we are introduced to The Luciferian Church of the U.N.
I’m sorry…to me this is doo-doo-doo-doo territory and yet people also advertise in this newspaper. I do believe in free speech, but sometimes I wish I didn’t.
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If America is getting weird, don’t you think this might be part of the reason?
This is the view from the cheap seats.
By Nancy Brisson