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9.12 Project Paranoia: Obama Wants to See You… Naked!

By Alexander Zaitchik on October 18, 2010 - 7:28 am, Posted in Antigovernment, Conspiracies, Media Extremism

Unsurprisingly, Glenn Beck’s 9.12 Project has absorbed much of its founder’s famous paranoia. Based on Beck’s fevered lectures and paid endorsements, legions of 9.12’ers have eagerly bought up overpriced gold coins, non-hybrid seeds, and lots of ammo for use in 9.12 Project practice shoots. But not even the most skeptical and bemused observer of 9.12 culture could have seen the latest trend which may see 9.12’ers stocking up on an unlikely survival tool in preparation for the coming Obamapocalypse: very thick underwear.

On his Sept. 27 show, Beck found time in between exercises in connect-the-dots conspiracizing to discuss something called the Z Backscatter Van (ZBV), a mobile X-ray scanning device produced by the Massachusetts firm American Science & Engineering. After reading about the product in Forbes, Beck was confident that the Obama Administration had ordered intelligence and law enforcement agencies to purchase this technology — which can determine from a distance the general contents of parked cars and duffle bags — with nefarious ends in mind.

“They’re using them now in your neighborhoods,” warned Beck. “And the Obama administration won’t say exactly why we’re buying their vans and driving them down our streets.”

Luckily for Beck, he has an army of constitutional watchdogs scattered throughout the country in the form hundreds of 9.12 Project chapters. The clearinghouse for its intelligence efforts is the 9.12 Project Network. It was here that 9.12’er Jared Law offered the real reason the government is interested in the ZBV: To better understand what conservative activists look like in the buff.

“Any progressive in government, whether it’s your local city mayor, all the way up to an Obama regime bureaucrat, can now see you and your family, totally nude (through your clothes),” writes Law. “They have sold enough of these now that every single 9.12′er, Tea Partier, and conservative leader in America could potentially have dozens of photos of themselves and their families in the nude on Obama Regime hard drives… Yet another reason to throw out the ‘progressives,’ and to Turn To God!!”

Because if there’s one thing God hates more than totalitarian progressive peeping Toms, surely it’s nudity.

  • Frank

    They don’t need to drive around vans to see you nude – they already have the TSA.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    Actually Dick, Glenn Beck is a DJ, and clearly doesn’t take the time to do the most cursory research on the figures he speaks about, such as Elizabeth Dilling, or Thomas Paine. He doesn’t check, because he knows you won’t check. That’s what he thinks of you.

    To get your history lessons from a former drug-addled DJ is the ultimate in stupidity. As one author noted, Americans will trust anybody but those who actually know what they are talking about- those will be treated with scorn.

  • jerilyn kay miller

    SOMEBODY, HELP, PLEASE CALL THE
    LUNACY POLICE. j

  • http://devlin-mcaliskey.blogspot.com/ Tom Shelley

    Some thoughts on the 9.12 project:

    I hadn’t heard of it beforte this post (I am not following current events and politics as much as I should). I looked at the web-site and I find the idea of Glenn Beck promoting civic unity and bringing Americans together ridiculous. First there is what he has been saying recently (see http://mediamatters.org/search.....0&y=0 for some good examples (certainly his talk of hunting progressives the same way Israel went after Nazis)). I mean, he called Obama an anti-white racist and now he wants us to all come together? Then, as far as the spirit of American unity since 9/11 we have plenty of evidence that a new McCarthyism took over the political right, as The Progressive has docuemented at- http://www.progressive.org/list/mccarthy?page=18 .We have Coulter writing a book that calls all liberals/leftists traitors. She said that the American Taliban (the teenager captured sjortly after 9/11) should be executed because she believes that liberals need to be physically intimidated.

    During WWII the UK had a coalitiion government because they saw that in that war they needed unity. Bush could have had a few cabinet positions given to Democrats (Cllinton, in the late 1990s when we were NOT in a major and prolonged war, had a Republican for a Secretary of Defense) but he didn’t, and instead used 9/11 to push his radical agenda.

    i think I’m missing ione more element of this, but I think I’ve made my point. It’s a joke for Beck to talk about unity.

    Tom

  • Staggo Lee

    Glenn, nobody–but nobody–wants to see you nekked. Here’s the truth, though: Obama is in league with an alien civilization in “probing” Tea-baggers’ you know where. Oy gevalt.

  • Kelly

    Wow! I need to lose some weight. I’m this policy is to provide incentive for us to follow Michelle Obama’s healthy eating doctrine. LOL!

  • Bob

    Why can’t we all coexist in peace, quit spending money and giving aid to foreign countries and spend the money creating jobs and letting the government here on the homeland do what their agencies were designed to do, protect America, starting at our borders, not thousands of miles away violating other countries rights and trying to change their governments to mimic ours. How would we like it if China came to America and said they were going to help us form a government in America that mimics the Chinese government and insisted their religious beliefs were the only true religion.

  • Dick Lancaster

    Beck is one of the most effective teachers of American history . If there is one thing the left fears above all is the mass education of the American people.

  • John Miller

    Beck is just trying to make a buck from the gullible.

  • ROGER SMITH

    ABSOLUTELY BEYOND MY COMPREHENSION! THAT ANY SANE, INTELLIGENT ADULT AMERICAN COULD POSSIBLY BELIEVE SUCH DRIVEL. ONE QUESTION; IS IT TRUE THERE ARE SO MANY RACISTS IN THE NATION THAT I LOVE SO DEARLY? AS AN 60 YR. OLD WHITE CHRISTIAN I MUST SAY THAT I FIND ALL FORMS OF OF BIGOTRY OFFENSIVE AND UNACCEPTABLE. THE ONLY THING WHICH CANNOT BE TOLERATED IS INTOLERANCE ITSELF. GOD HELP US ALL!!!

  • beholder

    I have been giving some thought to the issue of privacy vis-a-vis technological innovation.

    Virtually any form of electronic communication is vulnerable to third parties. The same is true for any form of electronic or datagraphic record keeping. The proliferation of microelectronics means privacy behind closed doors is all but entirely compromised in situations where culturally we would expect to have a measure of privacy: bathrooms, hotels, and so on.

    In the great span of time I can see culture adapting to these new realities with shifts in values: desensitization to nudity, for example, in the case of x-ray scanners. But I am also concerned about relaxation of values where basic human dignity and the integrity of self expression is at the core of the issue.

    These concepts are protected Constitutionally at the same time as technological innovation makes it increasingly difficult to defend them.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    Funny, when Bush was in power these people were the ones wanting Middle Easterners to be profiled, and they always insist it’s not a problem if you have nothing to hide.

    I see an eventual conflict here. As much as these morons hate Obama, they are also irrationally afraid of terrorists(they are far more likely to be struck by lightning than killed by terrorists), and they LOVE people getting punished for things, especially drug possession.