17 March 2009

U.S. concentration camps - 2006 and 2009

BoingBoing featured a video today (the bottom one above) in which FOX's Glenn Beck opines that the Obama administration is building concentration camps for the internment of U.S. citizens.
Beck claimed that he had conducted "research on" the so-called concentration camps being built by the Obama White House as part of a conspiracy to establish totalitarian rule in America and the he could not "debunk them." According to Beck, "If you have any fear that we might be heading toward a totalitarian state, look out. There is something happening in our country and it ain't good."
Many bloggers are featuring that video and those statement today. But here's the interesting part. When I started TYWKIWDBI a bit over a year ago, I encountered some YouTube videos about concentration camps being built in the United States. I've embedded one of them on the top above.

Those videos were made in 2006, and the claim was made that they were built by the Bush Administration for the purpose of interning those opposed to a neocon takeover of the country. I didn't blog this stuff at the time, because it was so outrageous that it didn't seem plausible.

I don't know if the "concentration camps" being "researched" by Glenn Beck are the same facilities that the left-wingnuts documented three years ago, but this is nice evidence that you can't keep a good conspiracy theory down. You just repurpose it.


  1. I saw that same video! I can't believe they're re-circulating that propanganda. Thanks for blogging about it! Wish more people knew...

  2. The right wing seems to believe this stuff more, and get really noisy about it.

  3. Glenn Beck is more than a bit paranoid. The very idea that the United States government (run by either PARTY) would build internment camps and place US citizens in them is ludicrous. What we did to Japanese citizens during World War II was wrong, even if there was a security concern. Our justice system and our people would NEVER allow this to happen again. Long live Habeas Corpus!

    1. Really, Brian? Because here we are 9 years after your comment, in 2018, and the United States government is currently under fire for doing exactly this. True, we're not putting US citizens in concentration camps. We're putting migrants in concentration camps, separating them from their children, and continuing to hold said children in concentration camps.

      Considering how paranoid Republicans were about this sort of thing, it's perfectly ironic that this all comes down from His Royal Orangeness.

  4. Habeas Corpus is dead, Brian. Did you miss that story?


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