By J. DeVoy
And here I thought Antichrist merely was the most badass film to come out of Cannes since Pulp Fiction. In a recent poll, 24% of Republicans, 6% of Democrats and a composite 14% of Americans believe that Obama is the son of Satan incarnate. Among other statistics, 40% of respondents said that they believe Obama is a socialist.
Other positions are a bit more believable:
38 percent say he wants to take away Americans’ right to own guns.
29 percent think he has done many things that are unconstitutional.
27 percent say he resents America’s heritage.
27 percent say he does what Wall Street and the bankers tell him to do.
Some are more readily dismissed:
32 percent say he is a Muslim.
25 percent say he was not born in the United States and so is not eligible to be president.
20 percent say he is doing many of the things that Hitler did.
Most shocking is the sheer number of people who hold these beliefs. The country that harnessed the power of the atom has 14% of its population brainwashed to not only believe that an Antichrist exists, but that he’s walking the earth this very minute as this nation’s president.
Another response to many of these issues: Who cares? For example, even if Obama is a Muslim, would that somehow nullify his presidency? By what standard are these people determining if he’s a Muslim, anyway — some kind of family tradition view or one-drop rule? Under whatever standard they’re using, I’m pretty sure I’d be considered Jewish by virtue of my mother’s maiden name alone. If anything, Barack’s tendency to eschew church for the gym indicates he has a healthy view of religion, namely not giving a shit. Given the poor health of this country, more of these deeply concerned Americans should follow his lead.
In short, it’s a damn shame that WIPO doesn’t have in-person administrative proceedings. I’d love to live in Geneva at this rate.