Monday, June 28, 2010
Answering A Stupid Question.
I was just using Google Maps to see how to get to a place in Saskatoon I'm not familiar with, Van Impe Terrace. Since this street shares its name with US evangelist Jack Van Impe Google Adsense popped up an ad for some Obama New World Order nonsense. One section of the ad asks several questions, including 'Why is it that in 2009 there have been over 1 million searches on the keywords "Obama Antichrist" and "Obama Messiah"?' The answer of course is obvious to people who aren't paranoid kooks, namely that the world is full of people who are paranoid kooks who take things like supposed Biblical prophecy oh so seriously. So of course a bunch of them are going to look up the term "Obama Antichrist." The fact they end up changing their candidate for Antichrist every few years as major politicians come and go never gets through to them. Of course given that the author of this, Mel Sanger, is selling it for 20 bucks a pop there's always the chance he himself isn't a kook, just someone looking to exploit this paranoia.