Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories Turned Into Video Game: ’2011-Obama’s Coup Fails’
October 16, 2009
(ChattahBox)—Good grief! You just can’t make this stuff up. A new online multi-player video game called “The United States of Earth–2011 Obama’s Coup Fails,” makes use of every right-wing lunatic fringe, paranoid conspiracy theory propagated by the likes of Fox News pundit Glenn Beck and the fevered swamps of the blog WorldNetDaily.
The video game takes place in the “not-so-distant future,” when armed right-wingers opposing President Obama’s Socialist and Marxist policies and a ban on private gun ownership, take to the streets and start “seizing local and federal government buildings and officials.” The video game is described as satire and it certainly is bizarre and over-the-top, but sadly and alarmingly, there are many right-wing conservatives who believe every bit of this “satire” as fact.
The title of the video game itself, “Obama’s Coup Fails,” encapsulates claims made by right-wingers that Obama’s presidency is not legitimate, which has fueled the birther conspiracy. Conservatives and teabaggers have referred to the election of President Barack Obama as a coup.
The anti-Obama video game makes liberal use of discredited New World Order conspiracy theories and FEMA camps, the right-wing’s new-favorite conspiracy theory.
The United States of Earth Site describes Obama’s presidency, as “a dark chapter in American History”
“2011 Obama’s Coup Fails is an action packed, satire-filled war game that takes place in the not-so-distant future. Right after the November 2010 election, to be precise. It has been said that America would never be destroyed by a foreign power. It does seem our biggest enemies are not from outside our borders. Could the scenario described above ever really happen? If current events keep transpiring as they are, then 2011 Obama’s Coup may in fact become a dark chapter in American History. Stay informed and visit the United States of Earth Blog daily for the real facts taking place from the currently free media. Reality is far more scary and ominous than fiction.”
“It is the year 2011. The United States has become saturated with suspicion and unrest. [...] Private ownership of firearms has been outlawed, and Obama promises a new era of equality and peace. Unfortunately for Obama, Americans will not act like the sheep he has taken them for. Revolution begins. Over 20 million armed American citizens begin seizing local and federal government buildings and officials. [...] Chaos ensues throughout the nation! The Second American Revolution is in full swing by February of 2011, with lists posted by patriots, county by county, naming dozens of government employees and the bounties that can be fetched by their capture.”
The meme of Second Amendment gun rights activists permeates the video game. Another favorite right-wing conspiracy theory, is the belief that President Obama will take away gun rights:
“Let us Pray that there never is a real Second American Revolution. If that day ever does come, Well then lock and load my fellow Americans. Never give up the right to bear arms. The 2nd Amendment is the enforcement clause of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. We are Americans and we shall not go quietly into the night.”
There is much more lunacy, including a scenario of anti-Obama revolutionaries who “liberated” a FEMA camp where Rush Limbaugh had been executed and Glenn Beck was found dead in his cell from an “aspirin overdose.”
The game’s authors then takes aim at the so called, liberal media:
“The NY Times came out with the typically disgusting headline, “Shots Fired in Virginia; Rush and Beck Finally Shut Up”, in their first admission that there is even a war going on. Their last half dozen readers were later surprised when their Queens, NY printing center and offices were firebombed by Patriots who simply had enough of that trash propaganda outlet.”