Friday, September 28, 2012

Man allegedly kills himself, family, over paranoia about Obama re-election

To most folks outside of the Cult of the Right-Wing, apocalyptic propaganda bloviated by Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glen Beck, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachman and the Fox Nation people is comic fodder.

We faithfully tune into Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert to watch them mock the DCU (Daily Crazy Utterance)  In full possession of our intellectual, analytical and cognitive faculties, we are able to file their over-the-top rhetoric in its proper file -- the BS file.

However, far too many citizens of Fox Nation live in a bubble in-which this BS passes for the Holy Grail. In plain terms, they fervently believe the lies peddled to them from the Right-Wing cult leaders.

Yes, denizens of Fox Nation have an unwavering belief in the argument and philosophy of their leaders without critical examination.This Kool-Aid  drinking flock believes: If President Obama is elected he will ruin our country by bringing Nazi like socialism and Islamic sharia law.

With so many angry, hypnotized and ginned up Right-Wingers, the question becomes: How does this affect the stability of our society? Angry white men with far too many guns and ammunition is highly disconcerting -- to state the obvious.

The following case exemplifies the problem: a not so stable man pushed over the edge by Obama demonizing propaganda:

Albert Peterson shot dead his wife and two sons hours after going to church because he dreaded the thought of Obama winning the election, a family friend has revealed.
A confidante of the family for the past 25 years has spoken to MailOnline about the strength and grace of the Peterson family, as well as the torment that plagued Albert which drove him to shoot dead his wife Kathleen and his two sons Christopher and Mathew at their suburban home in DC on Sunday.
A history of mental illness, the loss of a dear uncle, and a growing fear of Obama winning a second term in the White House took its toll on the mind of Mr Peterson, a wealthy defense contractor, the friend said.
‘He just did not want his kids inheriting this mess,’ Maggie L, who did not wish to reveal her last name, told MailOnline. ‘Sometimes we thought he might take his own life when he was so depressed. We never thought he would take Kathie’s.’

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