14 percent say that Obama “may be the Antichrist.”
Curious about that final 14 percent, I performed a simple Google search for “Obama” and “Antichrist” which yielded almost a million hits. These numbers are alarming, not only for the president but for what it says about Americans and what passes for fact.
…Obama has bigger problems to deal with than to be sidetracked by the ridiculous. But what does it mean when a portion of the country views the president of the United States in this way? What is that really about?
Hey, a Google search for “Ronald Wilson Reagan Antichrist 666” got me 8,980,000 hits. Even a simple “Pope Antichrist” gets a not-too-shabby 667,000. And as I just said, 18% or so of Americans think the sun revolves around the Earth. Quite simply, about one out of every five or six people here is functionally retarded and should be required to don a safety helmet, protective goggles, bubble wrap and water wings when leaving the house. How much analysis does this call for? What else is there to say about it?
Just this: I am supremely disappointed in the lack of imagination in this country when it comes to the diabolical, the malevolent, the fiendish, the infernal. I mean, really: even if we limit ourselves to these three sorry candidates, a senile old jellybean-munching actor and a milquetoast, technocratic centrist outpoll the ex-Hitlerjugend head of a secretive, worldwide criminal cartel of kiddy-diddlers? Surely we can do better, even the 13% or so who admit to having stuck their tongues into light sockets to see what electricity tastes like.