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Orson Scott Card: Obama Is A ‘Dictator’ Militarizing ‘Young Thugs’ Into His Own ‘National Police’

by David Badash on August 14, 2013

in Marriage,News,Politics

Orson Scott Card has taken a few moments out of his busy anti-gay agenda to get his name back in the news, and we are only too happy to oblige. In all likelihood, his latest anti-Obama racist rant isn’t a new “Ender’s Game” marketing ploy from Lion’s Gate, but stranger things have happened.

Card, who used to sit on the board of the National Organization For Marriage, has dreamed up a dystopian crisis that includes what one might call a unique jobs plan.

“Obama is, by character and preference, a dictator,” Card cries, claiming he treats the Constitution “with contempt,” and “already acts as if the Constitution were just for show.”

Card believes that Michelle Obama will be the next president, and Obama will install her by force. Slate’s Dave Weigel put the pieces of Card’s delusions — which he calls “a fun theory” — into place.

Quoting Card, Weigel writes:

“Like Hitler and the Iranian dictators,” Obama has announced his plan for a “powerful domestic army to terrify any opposition that might arise.”

According to Card, “Obama called for a ‘national police force’ in 2008, though he never gave a clue about why such a thing would be necessary.”

Weigel adds:

This is a revealing bit of craziness, and one you occasionally hear from members of Congress. Obama never called for a “national police force.” In a July 2008 speech he used the words“civilian national security force” to describe how he’d “expand AmeriCorps to 250,000 slots,” “double the size of the Peace Corps,” and “grow our foreign service.” That was five years ago, and he actually failed to do it.

Then Weigel 0ffers this direct quote from a May op-ed by Orson Scott Card:

Where will he get his “national police”? The NaPo will be recruited from “young out-of-work urban men” and it will be hailed as a cure for the economic malaise of the inner cities.

In other words, Obama will put a thin veneer of training and military structure on urban gangs, and send them out to channel their violence against Obama’s enemies.

Instead of doing drive-by shootings in their own neighborhoods, these young thugs will do beatings and murders of people “trying to escape” — people who all seem to be leaders and members of groups that oppose Obama.

Card begins this racist rant with this line:

This is the column where I predict how American democracy ends.

To be clear, this is from the mind of Orson Scott Card, a man the National Organization For Marriage felt deserved to be on their board of directors, and someone who would represent them well.

One last note. I’d be remiss to not take strong issue with Weigel’s characterization of Card and his anti-gay actions:

Card’s religious objection to gay marriage is shared by a substantial minority of Americans, and holding it against him is a little pat.

No, it’s not “a little pat.” Oppose equality for same-sex couples? That’s your business. Feel free. Try to stop me from being allowed to marry my husband, by pouring millions of dollars into anti-gay campaigns that lie about LGBT people and same-sex marriage? That’s my business, and there’s a strong line between Card’s and NOM’s anti-gay religious beliefs and my civil rights. And in America, my civil rights trump their religious beliefs. If they don’t, then that’s “how American democracy ends”


Image of Orson Scott Card by Nihonjoe  via Wikipedia



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Robroberts2013 August 14, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Card is certifiably insane now (and probably always has been). Probably the result of trying to pass his brain through the cheese grater of Mormon "beliefs" which are so odd as to defy description. Hope he saves that Ender's Game money he's about to make for some long-term mental health care and assistance. It saddens me that the mentally ill are given such resources and attention in our culture. The "end of Democracy" will be when people like Mr. Card can get more than 51% vote in this country.

SeanLiberty13 August 14, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Nope. Seek professional mental help.

vindaloo_curry August 14, 2013 at 7:32 pm

Now, do we need *any* other reason to stay the hell away from his books and his movies? He may have resigned from the board of NOM, but he remains a batshit wackaloon.

As to Robroberts2013's comment about the crazies taking over, there's a reason why the U.S. Constitution created a representative government, rather than a pure democracy. We must use that form of government to protect us from the Darkness.

Red_Snow August 14, 2013 at 11:28 pm

Card's writings have long been about obedience to authority (i.e. Church or an organization passing for the Church) and genius children who kill each other (apparently naked–as in Ender's Game). His writings are violent in a way no other author's fiction has been (in the science fiction field), and now his "other" side is coming out. His hateful side. Card's long been against the way most Americans lead their lives and I think he's made so much money now that he thinks he can cut loose. (I think he's probably heard that Ender's Game is going to make millions and that he's untouchable.) Well, I can stand him or his fiction and won't spend a dime on him in the future. Ever.

James_M_Martin August 15, 2013 at 10:10 pm

When Card calls Obama a dictator, I almost fall over erupting with laughter. If Obama is such a dictator, how come he has not been able to disregard the obstructionist policies of the GOP-held House and get everything else in his agenda besides the AHCAA passed into law?

labman57 August 18, 2013 at 11:11 am

Another delusional nut job throws his hat in the ring, vying for the title of President of the Tin Foil Hat Society.
Michele Bachmann, Louie Gohmert, and Allen West had better step up their game plans.

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