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“Ender’s Game” Author Orson Scott Card Goes Off on Another Insane Rant

08.15.2013

Orson Scott Card

Back in 2008, in an editorial for the Mormon rag Deseret News, Ender’s Game author Orson Scott Card went off on a homophobic rant suggesting that being gay is a choice and expressed his opposition to same-sex marriage, saying “I will act to destroy that government and bring it down, so it can be replaced with a government that will respect and support marriage, and help me raise my children in a society where they will expect to marry in their turn.”

Now, in an apparent attempt to top himself, as noted by Slate‘s Dave Weigel, Card wrote in a May blog post that President Obama is a dictator, and that unemployed urban residents will essentially become his version of Hitler’s Youth.

“Obama is, by character and preference, a dictator,” Card wrote before comparing the President of the United States to Adolf Hitler.  ”Obama will claim we need a national police force in order to fight terrorism and crime. The Boston bombing is a useful start, especially when combined with random shootings by crazy people.

“Where will he get his ‘national police’? The NaPo will be recruited from ‘young out-of-work urban men’ and it will be hailed as a cure for the economic malaise of the inner cities.

“In other words, Obama will put a thin veneer of training and military structure on urban gangs, and send them out to channel their violence against Obama’s enemies.”

And then he added that Obama will reassert his power through puppet dictators.

(via HuffPo)

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  • Alex

    Oh thank God, the spotlight is off of us queens…it’s all on the president now! Seriously, this man (Card) has seriously lost it. I guess what he really wants to say is that he hates gays and blacks, but maybe he’s not man enough to just say what he really thinks…or he knows that bashing us gays is OK, but bashing blacks is so 1950′s?

  • Miles Hagen

    Well besides being extreme about it, Card’s basic arguments are that homosexuality is a mental illness and that the American government is fabricating a justification for a police state. I’d rather talk about those two points than all of this ad hominem (attack the man, not his argument) diversion.

    • Brian Sleider

      But that would require intelligent debate its far easier to call an idea crazy, dismiss it and move on thinking you are the victor.

  • Andrew Arnold

    My father hung me on a hook once… ONCE!

    • Shayla Logan

      …was that a Johnny Dangerously reference?

      • Andrew Arnold

        Hey, is that a farkin’ trick question?

  • thepoisonousmushroom

    Sounds about right to me.

  • brine

    So if a person disagrees with a perverse lifestyle choice then they are slandered…that’s so nice and tolerant of you…so do you people that are against humans having ‘relations’ with animals ‘beastialaphobics’ or do you just rightly consider that as immoral…

    • Brian Sleider

      Any one who doesn’t support gays is a bigot, didn’t you get the memo?

      • Jackson

        Well, yeah, by definition anyone who wishes unequal treatment to an entire group of people and deny them basic rights based purely upon their own prejudices is a bigot.

        P.S. Nice pornstache.

    • Matt

      “perverse lifestyle choice” is a fine choice of words for someone complaining about tolerance.

      And I can assure you, gays don’t “choose” to be that way.

  • Brian Sleider

    I miss the days where having an opinion that differed from some one elses didn’t automatically make you crazy.

  • Ronald McDonald

    I have to agree. I think the Whopper is better than the Big Mac.

  • Casey

    Let’s see, an article that he wrote back in May of this year that was a thought experiment where he states that at the end “Just kidding. Because if I really believed this stuff, would I actually write this essay?”. Perhaps instead of cherry picking lines from it that are blatantly inflammatory when taken out of context, perhaps the author should have actually linked the article and debated the merits of the ideas. below is a link to the full article. http://www.ornery.org/essays/warwatch/2013-05-09-1.html