WorldNetDaily's Time of Tribulation
WND is not taking President Obama's re-election well, and Joseph Farah's anti-Obama rhetoric is getting more apocalyptic.
By Terry Krepel
Joseph Farah is not taking the election results well.
That's not a surprise, of course. Farah essentially wagered what little credibility his WorldNetDaily has on an obsessive four-year crusade to destroy President Obama through constant attack with everything from birther conspiracies to outright lies. Obama's re-election meant that Farah lost -- and that WND is damaged goods, perhaps irreparably so.
Maybe that's why Farah and WND have been speaking in increasingly apocalyptic terms in the wake of Obama's victory.
Farah's first reaction, in a Nov. 6 column, was that Obama's re-election is nothing short of "God's judgment" against America:
For those of us who fundamentally reject Obama’s policies, things are going to get very rough for the next four years. We have allowed our fellow Americans to pronounce judgment on the nation.
On Nov. 8, Farah called for "a counter-revolution in the culture to start creating new institutions and restoring some of the old ones, to withdraw from the institutions that are corrupting our culture and degrading our principles and to create their own counter-cultural institutions.
Farah cranked up the bitterness in his Nov. 13 column with an advocacy for secession -- and a claim that people who supported Obama's re-election have "gone awhoring":
America is a big country that is thoroughly permeated with this treasonous, immoral, adulterous lifestyle.
Farah took it to another level in his Nov. 18 column, by digging around in the book of Hosea to declare that America is "where ancient Israel was before being destroyed by God" and is in a "full apostasy booggie":
Do you want to know where America is today in historical and biblical terms?
Which, of course, immediately turns into an excuse for Farah to try and sell something from the WND online store:
This is, in fact, the subject matter of the No. 1 faith film in America this year “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment,” which I was privileged to produce. Its popularity 35 weeks as the No. 1 faith film and a top five documentary during most of that time suggests not all Americans are falling for this retreat from reality. It’s a visual retelling of the No. 1 Christian book of 2012, “The Harbinger.”
Apparently, if America is about to be destroyed, Farah is going to try and fleece his readers for as much money as he can before the end.
Farah was not the only WND writer to engage in teeth-gnashing and garment-rending over Obama's re-election.
Joel Richardson's Nov. 8 column was headlined "A Christian response to Obama victory," but it quickly degenerates into to some very un-Christian hate-spewing and name-calling:
In the afterglow of Obama’s victory, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Ayatollah Khamenei, Vladimir Putin and Chris Matthews, as well as millions of pot-heads, sodomites, pro-aborts and all common moochers, are sharing a collective thrill. The American people by a clear majority have rejected fiscal responsibility, energy independence, national security, border security, traditional family values, and worst of all, standing with the most defenseless and innocent among us. Barack Obama’s re-election is a complete political, economic, moral, social and spiritual catastrophe.
Richardson went on to encourage his readers to take the long view and "shift our eyes to the heavenly city, to the country that God is preparing for us," where "the judgment of the many unrighteous, self-serving and corrupt politicians throughout the whole earth" awaits:
For now, my country is governed by a man many of us feel is a truly unrighteous individual, a race-baiter, a divider, a liar, a destroyer. And while I would not suppose to truly know anyone’s heart, I do take great comfort in the fact that there is one who knows the hearts of all people and who has promised a day of justice for all of the earth. So while I will continue to stand and fight for this great nation, even believing that there is yet hope for repentance, revival and restoration, as I watch this beautiful country slip away and devolve into something almost unrecognizable, I take great comfort in knowing that a heavenly country lies ahead. I have been promised a kingdom, and it is on this kingdom the eyes of my heart are fixed. And even more than the coming kingdom, my eyes of hope are fixed entirely on the coming King. And for this reason, the present man in office will never have control over my emotions and will do nothing to steal my joy.
If Obama didn't control Richardson's emotions, why did he spend an entire column spewing Obama-hate?
Ellis Washington, meanwhile, went Godwin in his Nov. 9 column, obsessing over the meaning of the "Arbeit Macht Frei" phrase and then inserting Obama into it:
Astonishingly, the Germans got millions of intelligent people to willingly enter concentration camps under the grotesque, perverse, genocidal lie Arbeit Macht Frei.
So re-electing Obama is like putting people in concentration camps? Really?
But Washington wasn't done pouting over Obama's re-election:
Like most conservatives and Republicans, the results of Tuesday’s election has left me numb and depressed, yet I will soldier on. I can’t believe that otherwise intelligent, rational people would knowingly elect a Marxist, socialist Muslim-sympathizer who has purposely ruined America, promised to wreak even more “revenge” upon this country in his second term and 53 percent of those exit polled blamed George W. Bush for Obama’s existential recession. Incredible!
Other WND columnists joined in the bitterness and hate:
They are mindless. They are ravenous. They are innumerable. They shamble in great hordes, always a mob, moving ever in lock step with those to either side and ahead of them. They cannot be reasoned with. They cannot be bargained with. They hear nothing but their own moans and the screams of their victims. Left to their own devices, they will overwhelm any space they occupy, consuming their own population, ripping apart social and civil convention, until nothing remains but a horde of rotting corpses idiot creatures who have no idea what they are or how they have come to this pass, decaying imbeciles who cannot comprehend the destruction they have wrought.
-- Phil Elmore, Nov. 7
It is morning in Amerika, and the majority of people who voted to re-elect Barack Obama president don’t even know it. Everything appears to be normal, but everything has changed. The United States will not be the same.
-- Jane Chastain, Nov. 7
So, in addition to my question about why the Duplicitous Despot directed Susan Rice to appear on five major television shows and say that the Benghazi attack was nothing more than a spontaneous demonstration that resulted from a video, I have another question: Why isn’t anyone say, for example, Republican House and Senate members! talking about criminally indicting Barack Obama? Or, at a minimum, starting impeachment proceedings against America’s make-believe president?
-- Robert Ringer, Nov. 7
America has forsaken her first love. She has finally, and fully, given herself over to a licentious Lothario with whom she has increasingly flirted since her youth. He is sin and, notwithstanding full knowledge of who he is and what he intends, with him she has lain.
-- Matt Barber, Nov. 9
Many times in the history of the world, God has destroyed His people and started anew when they strayed from His word. Just ask Noah what the flood was all about! This time, even with the floods of Hurricane Sandy and the re-election of the President Barack Hussein Obama, God has spared us for the moment. Instead God has sent a dire warning and encouraged We the People to rise up, in His name, to restore His kingdom.
-- Larry Klayman, Nov. 9
The uncomfortable fact of the matter is that post-1965 immigrants are not, and never will be, Americans in the constitutional or revolutionary sense. It doesn’t matter if they are Catholic mestizos, Christian Asians or Muslim Arabs. It is not a matter of religion or race, but rather of centuries-old cultural traditions in which a dominant central government is considered a basic fact of life and a potential resource to be exploited, not a dangerous servant best viewed with suspicion and kept under constant restraint. This can be seen in the 2012 exit polls: Asians voted 73 percent for Obama’s big government message, Hispanics 71 percent, Muslims 85 percent and blacks 96 percent.
-- Vox Day, Nov. 11
As if all the apocalyptic rhetoric wasn't enough, WND made it crystal clear with the December issue of its Whistleblower magazine, with the theme "The American Tribulation." The cover superimposes debris from the 9/11 World Trade Center collapse onto a backdrop of Washington, blaming Obama for ... something:
The promotion for the issue is equally apocalyptic:
Unthinkable. A cataclysmic disaster. The end of America as we know it.
Actually, that view is mostly limited to the WND offices after it destroyed its own reputation trying -- and failing -- to destroy Obama.
But WND wasn't done with the scaremongering, complete with repeating a discredited claim about regulations and proclaiming that only people who hate Obama as much as Joseph Farah and David Kupelian do are "right-thinking":
But amidst all of this sound and fury, the big question remains: What do the tens of millions of Americans those who see Obama’s re-election as the national catastrophe it really is do now? With four more years of the Obama juggernaut, with government still spending amounts of money only physicists can comprehend, with an average of 68 new regulations being imposed on Americans every single day, with devastating economic meltdown imminent and the world daily becoming a far more dangerous place because of the U.S. president’s scandalous failure of leadership, what can and should right-thinking people do now?
Nah, not so much, unless you count inspiring fear and hatred in its readers as "inspiration."
If there's any tribulation going on, it's happening at WND headquarters. It has to figure out a way to hate Obama for four more years.