11.29.10

Cult of EMP Crazy: Prepping the astro-turf again

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Extremism, Imminent Catastrophe at 7:58 am by George Smith

Given the bum’s rush by one of their own in Congress in October, the collection of nuisances and parasites known as the Cult of EMP Crazy have begun prepping the astro-turf.

This means the releasing of a report, just before Thanksgiving, warning of all the standard horrors due from approaching electromagnetic pulse doom. And what must be done to stop it. Namely, the putting of said “report” into the hands of GOP Congressman who can be persuaded to add something noxious as an appendix to legislation to be done before the end of the year.

This new thing is the work of the Heritage Foundation, the far right group/organization useful for the gathering of various suspect ideas — that healthcare reform must be defeated, that the welfare class is getting too much in entitlements and undeserved stuff, that the rich are being taxed too much, that global warming, while no longer a cruel hoax, if dealt with will result in diminished US business, poorness for the wealthy and a much weakened military — and employs its stable of bought-and-paid-for experts to craft pieces which exhort readers on the excellence of such beliefs.

Today’s Heritage menu, for example, features blandishments to raise the retirement age, a short video on why START should be opposed, an argument that since China isn’t really green — the US shouldn’t need to go green, either, and how food stamp programs need abolition because the people who use them are parasites usurping money that could be used for ballistic missile defense to save us from EMP attacks.

Well, not the last one. I made it up. But Heritage will probably get around to it, sooner rather than later.

The first place to go to get a good GOP/extremist right astro-turf campaign going is World Net Daily.

So today, from there — courtesy of Heritage, in “Report warns Obama about new Dark Ages:

Two national-security experts have issued a report through the Heritage Foundation that warns Obama administration officials to start working now to prevent – and mitigate the damage from – an electromagnetic pulse attack on the United States because of the potential for “unimaginable devastation.”

“Not even a global humanitarian effort would be enough to keep hundreds of millions of Americans from death by starvation, exposure, or lack of medicine. Nor would the catastrophe stop at U.S. borders. Most of Canada would be devastated, too, as its infrastructure is integrated with the U.S. power grid. Much of the world’s intellectual brain power (half of it is in the United States) would be lost as well. Earth would most likely recede into the ‘new’ Dark Ages,” states the report by James J. Carafano, the deputy director of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies and director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, and Richard Weitz, senior fellow and director of the Center for Politial-Military Analysis at the Hudson Institute.

The report, which is described by the Heritage Foundation as a “backgrounder,” is titled “EMP Attacks – What the U.S. Must Do Now” and was released just days ago, says what is needed right now is for the government to “prevent the threat,” by pursuing “an aggressive protect-and-defend strategy, including comprehensive missile defense; modernizing the U.S. nuclear deterrent; and adopting proactive nonproliferation and counterproliferation measures.”

Unimaginable devastation.

Next, Clifford May to write an opinion piece saying the same thing for the Ventura Star or a couple other little newspapers in various Bumblefucks scattered across the nation. To be followed by another piece in USA Today, like the piece about four weeks ago.

Maybe they could step up the game a little and enlist Ted Nugent to write about it for the Washington Times. That’s if he could be pried away from recommending the elimination of Social Security, Medicare and all taxation for a minute or two.

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