Following the shooting at a D.C. navy yard that claimed thirteen lives, Joseph Farah, the king of the crazies himself, has speculated in his column that the shooting was part of President Obama's plan to "disarm Americans" and "control the population from the top-down."
"Unlike many of my friends, I don't believe Obama is stupid," writes Farah. "Nor do I believe he is incompetent. I believe he has another motive to disarm Americans – one that has nothing to do with safety.
"It's about control of the population from the top-down. This is going to sound brutishly harsh and judgmental, but, I believe, he is consciously using the escalation of violence his anti-gun policies knowingly and predictably cause to render the population helpless before a government with a monopoly on force."
More accurately, this is what Farah wants to believe.
Farah subsequently asks his readers to examine the shooter. Fittingly enough, this makes Farah begin to sound almost like the imaginary gun-grabbing Obama that he desperately wants his readers to believe in.
"Again, let's look at who the shooter was in the Navy Yard attack," he writes. "He has repeatedly broken gun laws. He was never prosecuted. He was stark, raving bonkers, and the Navy Yard was even warned about him by Rhode Island police. Nobody paid attention. He used a shotgun, the kind of self-defense weapons recommended by none other than Vice President Joe Biden. He still managed to kill 12 people and injure many more.
"Isn't it obvious all of the prescriptions of the Obama administration and the gun-grabbing crowd are doing exactly what they are intended to do?"
No Joe, they are not. Here is what is obvious instead:
- There is something wrong with the NRA-endorsed policy of never doing anything to prevent anyone from buying any kind of gun anywhere at any time.
- Joseph Farah's hatred of liberals, especially those in the White House, is the most important thing in the world to him.