Religion in Society

Latest Crazy Conspiracy Theory? Obama Caused Swine Flu

| by Texas Freedom Network

From the TFN Insider blog

Worried about the spread of swine flu? Wendy Wright from the far-right group Concerned Women for
America
thinks the alarm is all just part of a conspiracy by the Obama
administration. Wright charges that the administration declared a “state of
emergency” not to make it easier for the government to respond to outbreaks of
swine flu in this country. No, she says, the real reason is to promote the nomination of
Kansas Gov. Kathleen
Sebelius
as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.a

"Some people think that declaring a state of emergency about the flu was a
political thing to push the Sebelius nomination through. If there’s even a hint
that [Department of Homeland Security] is manipulating the health situation to
push a political appointee through, well, it almost defies imagination that
they’d be willing to do that."

If Wright wants to hear something that “defies imagination,” perhaps she
should listen to her own whacked-out drivel. Far-right groups like CWA have been
mounting a huge attack opposing the Senate confirmation of Sebelius, whose
pro-choice views have made her the right’s newest devil. But the Obama
administration is using concerns about swine flu to get her confirmed? Good
heavens. Talk about paranoia.

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Even more weird, perhaps, is a
press release sent out through Christian Newswire asking “Has the Antichrist
Arrived?
” The not-very-subtle press release promotes a new book apparently
about President Obama while discussing signs of the arrival of the
antichrist.

"According to the prophets, most will flock to this remarkable man as the
proverbial moths to the flame. They will be drawn to his warmth and light only
to be destroyed by his fire. Has this epoch moment arrived? Is the greatest
conspiracy of all time unfolding before our eyes?"

Nah, we think the bigger “conspiracy” is actually the rabid kookiness
spreading throughout the land these days. Of course, we know much about that
here in Texas. After all, State Board of Education member Cynthia
Dunbar
, R-Richmond, worries that President Obama’s supposed terrorist buddies will
make it easier for him to declare martial law and tear up the Constitution.
Well, at least that’s what she’s worrying about when she’s not attacking public schools as “tools of perversion,”
tyrannical and unconstitutional
.