Paranoia-Rama: Ted Cruz's Radical Advisers, Televangelist Scare Tactics & Glenn Beck's Latest Prophesy
RWW’s Paranoia-Rama takes a look at five of the week’s most absurd conspiracy theories from the Right.
For those of us not fleeing America if Hillary Clinton wins the 2016 election, conservative pundits believe there is not much to look forward to, warning of an impending economic disaster, massacres of Christians and leftist-Islamist insurrections.
5) Flee America If Hillary Wins...
While calls to leave America in response to the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision were not very successful, at least one former Republican congressman now thinks it may be time to flee the country if Clinton is elected president.
Steve Stockman, a Texas Republican who served two nonconsecutive terms in the House before losing a primary challenge to Sen. John Cornyn, told "Trunews" host Rick Wiles and gun activist Larry Pratt this week that he may move to Panama, fearing that a Clinton presidency would open the U.S. up to deadly attacks.
4) 'The First Anti-American President'
The former House speaker this week hailed Fox News host Sean Hannity for having "raised the issues of who Obama was really was," adding that "Obama is a radical left, in many ways the first anti-American president."
We are still waiting for the U.S. to transform into, in Gingrich's words, "a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists."
3) 'Collapse of Biblical Proportions'
Glenn Beck has told his viewers for years that a massive economic collapse is imminent and that they should buy gold and silver, preferably from the shady businesses advertising on his show, to prepare for the economic breakdown.
The right-wing pundit once again predicted an economic unraveling this week, saying that "an economic collapse of biblical proportions is coming to the West." Beck, like any good doomsday prophet, neglected to say how or when such a collapse would occur. But if and when it does take place, Beck will say he was right all along.
Just as he was right about the Ebola-fueled riots that swept through the U.S. last year.
2) Leftist-Islamist Revolution Coming
Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign tapped anti-Muslim conspiracy theorists Frank Gaffney and Clare Lopez, both with the Center for Security Policy, to advise the Texas Republican on national security issues.
Perhaps now Cruz will address what Gaffney and Lopez believe is the very real prospect of a violent insurrection led by activists with Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street and the Muslim Brotherhood.
1) Jim Bakker's Violent Prophesy
Televangelist Jim Bakker is very upset about the War on Christmas and the supposed persecution of Christians in America.
Indeed, not only did Bakker this week equate alleged anti-Christian sentiment in the U.S. to the violent oppression of Christians in parts of the Mideast, but he also predicted that the U.S. government will "mow down" Christians who dare to pray at graduation ceremonies.
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