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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Obama to give back Manhattan to the Indians

That's the latest conspiracy theory on the Right. Two convergent facts have given rise to this latest piece of idiocy. First, during the 2008 campaign, the Crow tribe made Obama an honorary member. Can you belong to the Crow and still be a Muslim? We need answers.

The second part of the equation is that the U.S. finally signed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. The Declaration was adopted by the U.N. General Assembly in 2007, but the U.S., under President Bush, opposed it.

This was enough for the paranoid conspiracy addled loonies on the right to project. Brian Fischer of the Christian conservative American Family Association who is always good for a laugh was first out of the gate. He wrote in a blog that:

"President Obama wants to give the entire land mass of the United States of America back to the Indians. He wants Indian tribes to be our new overlords."

"Perhaps he figures that, as an adopted Crow Indian, he will be the new chief over this revived Indian empire, but for the other 312 million of us, I think we'll settle for our constitutional 'We the people' form of government, thank you very much."

World Net Daily atepped in next:

"President Obama is voicing support for a U.N. resolution that could accomplish something as radical as relinquishing some U.S. sovereignty and opening a path for the return of ancient tribal lands to American Indians, including even parts of Manhattan."

These people are truly fucking nuts. They were band enough during the Clinton years but they have taken Obama Derangement Syndrome to an entirely new level. Do they lie in bed awake at night, fantasizing about Obama's next plot to destroy America. They truly believe that Obama's sole mission is to destroy America.

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