Today's fringe is apparently under the impression that the most implausible and most easily dismissed conspiracy theories are the ones most deserving of being repeated.
Despite countless tries (and failures) by the fundamentalist infotainment industry, the conspiracy theory that Obama is deliberately purging white Christians out of the military has been resurrected once again, this time by Selwyn Duke on the inappropriately named American Thinker, which has since been promoted by Liberty Counsel via their Facebook page.
"What kind of leader wants a military more loyal to himself than to the rule of law? And why?" asks Duke. "These are two questions to ponder when considering the strange happenings in the armed forces since Barack Obama took office."
Namely, Duke takes issue with the fact that America's elite fighting forces no longer appear to be all-white and all-male.
"Let's start with a hypothetical," he begins. "Let's say you were a hard-left-wing commander in chief who wanted the military firmly in your corner. You'd certainly note that our armed forces have been a bastion of conservatism and Christian faith, and you'd know that its members generally weren't very fond of you. So how would you go about changing this?
"Some years ago I met a very young, all-American looking white fellow who had just exited the military. His reason was that he hadn't been advanced the way he believed he should have been, and he wasn't going to remain in the armed forces if it provided no future. Now, one interpretation here is that he was a millennial with an inflated opinion of himself (he didn't strike me that way, though). Yet there is another interpretation.
"The Obama administration has given affirmative action in the military a dose of steroids, promoting minorities and women -- and, I believe, homosexuals and lesbians -- at the expense of white men. By the way, is this yet another reason why Obama wanted homosexuals to be able to serve openly? After all, you can't target them for special treatment if you don't know who they are."
Duke even finds time at the end of his column to try to resurrect other completely dead conspiracy theories about Obama's college records and "avowed communists in his administration."
Duke concludes his column by musing that "One's imagination can conjure up some interesting scenarios."
Interesting? Yes. Plausible? No.