Obama & The Apocalypse

Another reason 2012 appears fundamentally wholesome to me is because it's about the destruction of civilization which does appear to me to be imminent --and flowing from the fateful decision to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed as a civilian.

Here are some apocalyptic visions of the effect that will likely have on our rights as American citizens.

From the Powerline guys:

Judging Obama's treatment of KSM et al. by its predictable effects rather than its apparent intentions, one arrives at a harsh conclusion. If Obama sought to subvert fundamental American institutions or to confuse the understanding of the American people -- upon both of which America's future depends -- he would proceed as announced.

RTWT for amplification of the claim.
JOHN adds: On our radio show yesterday, Andy McCarthy proposed an explanation that amplifies on Scott's last paragraph. He suggested that the Obama administration views KSM et al. as its allies (my paraphrase) in its war against the Bush administration. Obama expects them to make their treatment by the Bush administration, real and imagined, the centerpiece of their defense, with the possible result that Bush, Cheney, and others may be indicted as war criminals by European countries or international courts, thereby satisfying the far left of the Democratic Party, which Obama represents.
Hmm. So it wasn't much of a ledge I was during the other night's update after all. I took the move initially as an effort to savage Bush.

But I think we are the ones who are being savaged. There is also this theory --that the end result will be the destruction of all our freedoms.

Nothing good will come of this trial.

If it is conducted outside the bounds of normal civil law, it will be nothing but a corrupt show trial whose outcome was preordained by politicians. Instead of showing the world that America is a land of laws in which even our enemies receive fair treatment, it will show the world the opposite.

If it is conducted within the bounds of normal civil law, then it will force the courts to choose between letting a mass murdering terrorist walk free and setting dangerous legal precedents that will undermine the basic civil rights of all Americans.

Obama has unleashed something in America far, far more dangerous than any excesses Bush might have committed. He has taken all the horrible compromises we must make in war and driven them into the heart of the civil legal system. If the courts do not set Khalid Sheikh Mohammed free, the cancer of marital law will metastasize into the entire justice system.

(Curtsy to Kaching! for the latter link)

The Constitution may be o'erthrown; the Bill of Rights? What's that? At least we know the right to abortion will always be intact.