One of the nice things about working at the Mesquite Local News is how big my newspaper is.
I don’t mean the MLN, itself. With editions running anywhere from 12 to 16 pages, it’s hard to call that big. I mean the news I receive daily through on-line media and e-mail.
Admittedly, some of the “news” I receive via e-mail is questionable… maybe bizarre… often downright loony.
I realize it’s not fair to dub everything “loony” just because I can’t buy into it. There are plenty of folks in Mesquite – many reading this – who don’t believe President Obama really was born in the U.S. of A. I do. I have problems with many of the president’s policies, but his national origin isn’t anything I’m concerned about. There are documented newspaper announcements of his birth and that’s good enough for me.
I realize some people think “The Conspiracy to Place a Foreigner in White House” changed the archives for the Honolulu Advertiser and the Star Bulletin, both of which ran the announcement that Mr. and Mrs. Barack H. Obama, 6085 Kalainanaole Highway, gave birth to a son on Aug. 4, 1961.
But I’ve no problem with people who have not and will not accept that the president is a natural born citizen of these United States… as long as that’s the only thing about them that seems… different. Everyone should be allowed one quirky trait.
And some of the strange e-mails I get are my own fault.
Case in point, a friend who works with the BLM asked me if I knew of any Russian soldiers stationed in Colorado (he knew I had served in the Army Security Agency back in the Cold War and had an interest in Russian military). However, I told him I knew nothing about it.
He said a firefighter friend who had worked in Colorado told him Russian soldiers helped fight the wildfires there. So I became curious and did an on-line search.
Most of what I found was on blogs, or YouTube snippets and not particularly reliable news sources. I did find one news story, published by America’s North Shore Journal.
The on-line only news outlet claims to protect the IX Amendment. Not the most-often quoted of the 10 – it simple states that rights “enumerated” in the Constitution do not “deny or disparage others retained by the people.” The ANSJ says its reports the news about the U.S. military you won’t read elsewhere. I can’t speak for its general credibility.
But the article, published in April of this year, said that 20 Russian paratroopers would train with American forces at Camp Carson, Colo., in May. That’s right outside Colorado Springs where those devastating fires occurred in June. So it seemed very possible, the Russians had pitched in. The article was adamant that the soldiers were paratroopers and not members of Russia’s elite Spetnatz. That’s a blanket term for Russia’s various Special Forces units.
I also checked out some of the other related sites; a few required you to sign in.
I presume that’s why I received one of my strange e-mails.
It had a reasonable enough address: email@example.com. But reason stopped there.
“The Oklahoma wildfires have been set by the same arsonists/terrorists who set the majority of the fires in Colorado,” the e-mail began. “The eyewitness reports from Colorado continue to come in. The state-sponsored terrorists are also behind the multiple explosions that took place in Michigan on June 6th.”
The e-mail then contained a long list of dated, eye-witness accounts.
June 23, 2012: Three “very buff” men were at a firing range somewhere in northern Colorado speaking fluent English and Russian and using Russian military-issue firearms. They told the eye witness they were “engineers.” The range management told him, “Lots of them shoot here all the time.”
Later, Russian military helicopters were seen. The eyewitness said, “We have a Spetnatz nest in Colo.
On May 13 an entry says more Russian special forces wearing uniforms without insignia were seen near Camp Carson. But they denied they were Russians.
A July 19 entry suggests that combat troops from Russia and 14 other nations using advanced “accelerants” started wildfires in Colorado that firefighters were unable to suppress.
Other entries attributed to eye witnesses attest to seeing Russian bombers flying over parts of Colorado and another retired military man claims to have seen large convoys of strange, unmarked military vehicles, loaded with satellite dishes and other high-tech equipment driving near Fort Carson.
That eye witness added, “There was a time when I wouldn’t post such things, but we can’t trust our own people anymore and the citizens need to know. Very strange and I don’t like it. The Russian special forces are also responsible for the multiple underground explosions that occurred in Michigan on June 6, 2012, one of which was a mini nuke that set off radiation detectors in multiple states.”
I wasn’t sure I could read anymore, but when I scrolled down the page I found, dated June 9, 2012, “A Message from Our Savior.”
The savior identified himself as Father Yahweh and warned that the Russian Spetnatz, their military equipment and aircraft were here “to keep in power the one, who is in power over this nation.”
Oh, Lordy. It’s a plot by that foreigner president of ours. I couldn’t read anymore and went on to my next e-mail.
This one came from a man named Mahgum Thorson. I know he’s a man because I clicked the link and went to his YouTube video. He resembles Fred Flintstone.
He has a cause -- Nevada needs at least 5 million more white people.
That’s the name of his project: Increase the White Population.
I know what you’re thinking, but Mr. Thorson put those fears to rest.
“Increase the White Population is not racist towards others in any way whatsoever!” he said. “It is a peaceful, nonviolent, happy movement that is designed to increase the white birthrate that will never discriminate against others in any way whatsoever. We just want whites to increase their birthrates.”
He notes that Increase the White Population supports “our militaries, including our air, land and sea forces 100 percent.”! He suggested everyone join, help or support the military in any way that you can.
Thorson notes the white American population is on its way to becoming a minority.
“We want to massively increase the white American population from around 200 million or so to at least 500 million to 700 million!” he wrote. “This includes all white Americans, including white European Americans like the white English Americans, the white French Americans, the white Dutch Americans, the white German Americans, the white Norwegian Americans, the white Swedish Americans, the white Polish Americans, the white Irish Americans, the white Italian Americans, the white Greek Americans, and all white Americans, no matter what their ethnicity! Most whites in the United States are mixed with many different backgrounds!” he added.
He didn’t say anything about any white Spetnatz Russians.
Thorson said white people should be proud that they are white and must help and support each other.
“Please try to buy products and services from companies that are based in countries with lots of white people, like buy from companies that are in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, European countries -- buy Mercedes or BMW instead of Lexus or Acura. In the United States buy Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Hewlett-Packard or Dell instead of Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Sony, Toshiba, etc.,
He notes that’s his free speech opinion and is not intended to be racists.
The non-racist advised that if I no longer want to receive his e-mails, I should reply with “UNSUBSCRIBE” in the subject line. Ah! Advice I can take.
I’m a bit old to help with Thorson’s non-racist project. I’m the father of five white children so I think I did my part.
But if I were younger I might consider contributing to the current effort, but at my age it would be too much effort.
I’m not saying Thorson is a racist or a lunatic, and nor am I saying the folks concerned about hidden Russian forces in this country poised to keep Obama in power are nutty.
I’m just saying some of you are lucky not to get as much “news” as I do.