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When conspiracy kooks have actual power

Back in the mid-1990’s, a newly-elected Republican legislator in the North Carolina House made his first order of business upon arriving in Raleigh to introduce a resolution that purported to repeal a resolution passed by the General Assembly in 1941. We are not making this up.

The arch-conservative lawmaker thought that it was critical that legislators revoke an endorsement their predecessors had given more than a half-century earlier near the outbreak of world war that had called for the establishment of some kind of successor to the failed League of Nations. The lawmaker was convinced that the long-ago resolution was somehow abetting the world’s slide toward one-world government.

Although the 1995 resolution actually passed the GOP-led House, it died in the Senate and was quickly relegated to the dustbin of conspiracy kook ideas.

Now, flash forward to 2012. Amazingly enough the conspiracy kook movement is now revived — this time in the disturbed ravings of Wake County Commissioner and quite-likely-soon-to-be U.S. Congressman Paul Coble.

According  to this morning’s Raleigh’s News & Observer, Coble is leading the charge to combat efforts to control runaway sprawl and to enforce some modicum of environmental protection in the county because he is convinced that they are all part of — you guessed it — a grand conspiracy to impose one world government!

It’s enough to make you fear for your country and your species,

4 Comments


  1. Jack

    February 14, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    In 1991 George H. W. Bush said about the United Nations: “Now, we can see a new world coming into view. A world in which there is the very real prospect of a new world order. In the words of Winston Churchill, a “world order” in which “the principles of justice and fair play … protect the weak against the strong …” A world where the United Nations, freed from cold war stalemate, is poised to fulfill the historic vision of its founders. A world in which freedom and respect for human rights find a home among all nations.”

    What does Mr. Coble know George didn’t?

  2. Rob Schofield

    February 14, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Didn’t you get the memo, Jack? GHWB is now a commie-pinko as far as the modern right wing is concerned..

  3. Robert

    February 15, 2012 at 5:16 am

    Mr. Coble knows that the sustainability movement like the green movement is a battle between property rights and bureaucratic tyranny. It’s purported cover that sucks the naive in, while conveying a modicum of legitimacy, is none the less a thin veil for the ultimate control of not just planning, zoning, and urban sprawl, as some are lead to believe, but of society and the individual. It’s simply another effort at social planning and control.l. Anyone who fails to research the issue and exercises the audacity to pronounce it a worthwhile undertaking should be viewed as either a fool or a willing dupe. In either case they should not be trusted when making weak ad hominem attacks with conjecture based half truths.

    And as far as GWHB, he is firmly an insider, establishment, big government, neo-con. And as far as his NWO speech in ’91, it was a sickening pronouncement of the insiders plan to continue the disastrous foreign policy of intervention, regime change, and undeclared wars.

  4. Jack

    February 15, 2012 at 10:44 am

    So the report the Wake County Commissioners requested was set up by the Commissioners to expose a truth?

    Property rights! Over that past few years people lost their property due to the tyranny of brokers on Wall Street and their bureaucratic cohorts.

    As for foreign policy, you haven’t a clue.

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