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