Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Loki and Obama

Filed under 'B' for 'birthers.'

A prominent Norse myth involves the God Loki who is a trickster god associated with fire and magic. Loki, like other gods, has enormous power over the universe. Loki has the power to shuffle the very fabric of space and time itself, making things disappear from perception; Loki is a shape shifter.

Those far right-wing nuts aka 'birthers' chant and pray to Loki and light candles and burn incense before icons of him. It is a sacred, touching ritual. Naturally, there are American flags surrounding the icon as well.

Writer Alex Knapp, the Editor-in-Chief of Heretical Ideas, suggests that this newly emerging birthers-movement may in fact be onto something important. He writes:

"Clearly, Loki could have used his powers to change the fabric of space-time in order to make it appear that Obama was born in Hawaii when he, in fact, wasn’t. But why would Loki do such a thing? Simple. Loki is fated, according to Norse myth, to bring about Ragnarok–the end of the world. However, it is clear from the sagas that Ragnarok must be preceded by Fimbulvetr, the winter of winters. Fimbulvetr is described as being three years of winter with no summer in between."

Are you following along? I think I know where Knapp is heading. He goes on,

"What does this have to do with Obama? It’s simple. Obama has been essential in pushing through cap and trade legislation through the United States Congress, and his Administration has made it a major part of its agenda. But as Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle point out in their tome Fallen Angels, preventing the greenhouse effect would lead the Earth into a devastating ice age. In other words, Obama’s Cap and Trade Agenda will directly lead to Fimbulvetr. As no real American would sponsor legislation that would lead to the Twilight of the Gods, it was necessary for Loki to use his powers to make Obama appear to be an American citizen so that Obama’s election to the Presidency would be assured."

Surely you guessed it. That Loki is one clever dude! Now for the conclusion:

"Clearly, Loki’s influence into American Presidential elections should be stopped and Obama should be immediately impeached for making use of a foreign power to obtain the Presidency."


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