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Saturday, July 21, 2018

This Week In Crazy: Santa Claus Is A Real White Person, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five:

5. WorldNetDaily

WND worse than a communist

WorldNetDaily, home to countless This Week In Crazy items — and one 2014 Senate campaign — published a surprising take on President Barack Obama over the weekend. According to author Bob Unruh, the president is not a communist (despite what the website may have repeatedly told you).

As it turns out, he’s actually a Nazi.

Unruh comes to that conclusion via an interview with right-wing radio host Chuck Morse, who insists that “I’m not suggesting [Obama] is an anti-Semite. I’m not suggesting he’s going to set up a Holocaust. But putting all that stuff aside, when you strip that away from historical Nazism and look at the political philosophy of Nazism, this is very much what Barack Obama is into.”

Noting that “among Hitler’s themes were the now-familiar “hope” and “change,” Morse insists that “Hitler personally adopted many leftist positions that also appear today, including a vegetarian diet, opposition to smoking and a veneration of organic food.” Just like Obama! (Aside from the smoking and vegetarianism.)

“Let’s be clear,” Morse writes, “Left-progressives today are not responsible for the Holocaust, nor were most well-meaning left-progressives at the time of the Holocaust responsible. Yet, and unquestionably, left-progressivism, as a political philosophy and theory, when enthroned and when holding the reins of absolute power, is largely to blame not only for the Nazi Holocaust but also for most of the programs of Holocaust, Genocide and Democide that have been implemented in the modern era.”

Of course, if you disagree with this crazy theory, WorldNetDaily wants to hear your opinion. A helpful poll at the bottom of the article asks “Which label most accurately describes Barack Obama?” As of Friday afternoon, “Concentrated evil” led with 25 percent, “America-hater” was second with 14 percent, “Fraud” and “Dictator” were tied for third with 7 percent, and “Destroyer,” “Antichrist,” and “Socialist” were next with 5 percent. Exactly one person had voted “President, and that alone deserves honor.”