We always knew Michele Bachmann was, to put it politely, not the sharpest knife in the drawer. But Obama’s deal with Iran seems to have truly pushed the ex-congresswoman over whatever ledge her sanity was still clinging to.
Former Rep. Michele Bachmann is very excited that the world may be coming to an end. Iran may be getting the bomb, and gay people are getting married these days, and all of this is wonderful news because it means Israel is going to be destroyed and there will be wars and plagues and famines and that means Jesus is going to come back to fly all the bestest Bachmann-approving-of Christians into heaven while her enemies get left to rot in whatever post-nuclear wasteland comes next. You think we are making this up. We are not making this up.
No, they are not making it up. Not even close. It’s the truth folks. A former member of the US Congress is celebrating the coming destruction of Israel and thus the world. Thanks to Obama, The Rapture is on its way, and Bachmann couldn’t be more happy.
“Barack Obama is intent, it is his number one goal, to ensure that Iran has a nuclear weapon,” she said. “Why? Why would you put the nuclear weapon in the hands of madmen who are Islamic radicals?”
Bachmann, however, then seemed to approve of the President moving mankind into “the midnight hour.”
“We get to be living in the most exciting time in history,” she said, urging fellow Christians to “rejoice.”
“Jesus Christ is coming back. We, in our lifetimes potentially, could see Jesus Christ returning to Earth, the Rapture of the Church.”
“These are wonderful times,” she concluded.
Now maybe it’s because I’m a damned Heathen, pun intended. Or that I’m basically a Secular Humanist cursed with incurable optimism. But some how the idea of millions of people being wiped off the face of the earth by the fabled Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse, and whole countries being destroyed does not strike me as cause for celebration. Bachmann doesn’t see it that way, however. She’s positively thrilled, exhorting Christians to rejoice.
“You are right,” Bachmann responded, lamenting that God will soon lift His “hedge of protection” over “pagan” America “and we will suffer the consequences as a result.”
“That’s why so many Christians I think are sad and despairing because we know what the word of God says,” she said. “But it is also a chastening as individual believers for our good and that, to me, is extremely exciting.
A reminder: This is a former Congresswoman positively jubilating over the potential destruction of the country she swore an oath to protect, and uphold the laws of. As a Canadian watching this particular spectacle, my mind is truly boggled. What can the many supporters of Israel be thinking as they watch one of the darlings of the Conservatives positively thrilled by what she thinks is the imminent destruction of said country?
Maybe this is a good thing. Maybe this will finally make people realize why so-called Christians support Israel so strongly. They don’t love Israel. It’s just that its destruction and that of the Jewish people are required to bring about The Rapture. Hopefully, this will be like a bucket of ice water to the faces of so many who hadn’t realized, or maybe didn’t want to, that the support of Right Wing Christians for Israel is predicated on its destruction. Of course, as previously mentioned, I’m an optimist.
PS One wonders how the destruction caused by the terrible Nepal earthquake is playing out inside Bachmann’s head and inside the circle of those who share her beliefs. Is this too, grounds for celebration?