America’s 2nd Amendment fanatics have been fuming for years that the fedril gobmint was plotting to confiscate their precious firearms. They have fretted over imaginary conspiracies hatched by President Obama to disarm the nation’s citizenry in order to render them incapable of rising up against the socialist tyranny that he was determined to impose. Well now they are shivering in their survivalist boots because of the latest revelation to be unveiled by the liberal media: “Facebook Submits Names Of Users Posing In Pictures With Guns To Homeland Security.”
Good Gawd Almighty. What ever will we do now? This terrifying development is an affront to freedom-loving patriots everywhere. Or, it would be if it were true. As it turns out, the whole scandalous affair was plucked from the pages of Empire News, an Internet publisher that describes itself as “a satirical and entertainment website.” The article that Empire posted made the alarming, but fake, declaration that…
“Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed rumors this morning that the company would be handing over names and photos of site users who have posted pictures of themselves with guns to the government. Democrat leaders applauded Facebook’s move, stating that it is important to know who has guns in America, especially since many of the weapons that they’d seen could very well be unregistered.
Perhaps what made the article believable was the made-up quote from Tea Party fave, Ted Cruz, who was pretend-quoted saying that “It’s right from the socialism 101 handbook […] That’s why in my campaign for president, my slogan is ‘less taxes, more guns!'” You have to give them credit for manufacturing such a authentic sounding Cruz-ism.
Despite the fictitious nature of the item, it was picked up by many NRA-theists across the InterTubes. Among the dupes were Gary G. Howell, a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, and Saul Anuzis, former chairman of the Michigan Republican Party.
This is the sort of panicky blubbering that results in Ammosexuals falling for idiotic fables about the government buying billions of bullets for use against American patriots who try to oppose the coming dictatorship. Even Sarah Palin chirped in that this was a plot by the Feds to put down massive civil unrest. And it goes to show that crackpots who adhere to wildly extremist conspiracy theories will believe anything.
Just for the record, in the six years that Obama has been president there has not been a single bill passed by Congress to limit the rights of gun owners. Even though there were plenty of incidents that ought to have inspired such legislation (Gabby Giffords, the Newtown, CT murder of 20 schoolchildren, the Aurora, CO theater massacre, etc.), none were produced. The only bills relating to guns that Obama signed expanded the rights of gun enthusiasts in national parks.
2 thoughts on “UH OH: Facebook Submits Names Of Users Posing In Pictures With Guns To Homeland Security – NOT!”
The FoxPods do fall for these hoaxes a lot, don’t they?
Remember this? http://jumpinginpools.blogspot.com/2009/11/rush-limbaugh-on-obama-thesis-hoax.html
Well, as long as these support the thesis that “Obama is a Dictator because he’s doing everything we approved when Bush and Cheney did it,” that’s the only important thing, right, Rushbo?
Seriously, these bubbleheads will believe anything, as long as it lines up with their knee-jerk biases.
Ask any wingnut why they still vote GOP and hate Obama with a rage that is truly white-hot and hear their laundry list of grievances: tyrant, secret muslim, fake birth certificate, race hustler, marxist, eco-nazi, gun-grabber, etc… In other words, we are dealing with an enemy that lives in a terrifying world of fantasy and paranoia.
We can, and should, use their bigotry and gullibility against them. Never pass up an opportunity to feed crazy rumors and bogus conspiracy theories to the wingnuts you come in contact with. Information is a virus and wrong information is the deadliest of all.
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