Aug 15



If that doesn't drive up site traffic I do not know what will.

If you are a right-wing conservative paranoid birther type or a collector of weird news like me you have seen the above clip in various forms over the last week. This one just loops.
Got to any number of sites and get the low down on how this "otherworldly being" or "demon" is proof of Obama's allegiance to Satan, reptoids, or other evil ultra-terrestrial types.

When in fact it is probably a piece of film used on microphones by audio technicians to keep extraneous pops and clicks out of the recording. A bigger version of this:

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But let us consider this. If it is a demon why would it appear on film? The assumption seems to be that it was somehow "caught" - as if some fluke of light and digital recording capture a supernatural being and provided proof of nonhuman intelligence that our species has been looking for AND proof that a hated, by a minority at least, president is in league with Satan. Presumably it can choose not to do so.

So, if the idea that it is an accident is a little far fetched, why would a demon - if Obama is in league with Satan - show itself?

To signal the world? To prove to those waiting for a sign that the anti-Christ has come? What does it benefit the forces of darkness to show on tape for 2 seconds?


In the end people see what they want to see. You cannot reason someone out of something that they were never reasoned into in the first place.

And honestly, reason has very little to do with American political or religious discourse these days.

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