Hitler Mustache! Impeach Obama!
Death to the New World Order! Infowars dot com! Oath Keepers!
It looks like a Tea Party rally, but it isn’t.
These photos were taken on Saturday at the “StopWatchingUs” rally, and it has astroturf written all over it.
This is the ultimate conclusion of a movement predicated on fantastical accusations, hyperbole, and that signature Greenwaldian abuse of adjectives.
When you sell crazy, the crazy come callin’.
And make no mistake about it; that’s what these people are. They’re delusional.
President Obama is not Hitler. The New World Order isn’t real. The Oath Keepers are a Right Wing militia who believe its their duty to oppose the coming UN/Obama-imposed martial law. The NSA is not watching you personally. Drones are not hovering over your house in the suburbs. Infowars is for koolaid-drinking cultists.
This man is the face of Infowars.
Even if this movement — if you want to call it that — was based on liberal ideas, it has been hijacked by libertarian concern-trolls, conspiracy theorists, and the tinfoil hat industry. But I repeat myself.
That hijacking was enabled by bad reporting, gotcha headlines, and innuendo. Glenn Greenwald and reactionary bloggers built this gathering of wingnuts by exaggerating their claims and misleading readers.
Remember “direct access?” Remember when, in his debut profile in The Gaurdian, Snowden claimed that the NSA may hire the Chinese triad to kill him?
This would be a good time to point out that a significant number of people in this crowd, like Edward Snowden, only grew a conscience after President Obama was re-elected. Libertarians are opportunistic frauds.
My contempt runneth over.
MrBrink covered this yesterday in a less ragey fashion.