I’ve written many times about the profitable scam in the right wing blogosphere selling dark, dystopic visions of impending doom to their paranoid and ignorant followers. Matt Barber’s site BarbWire sent out just such an email for the “Patriot Survival Plan,” using all of the familiar manipulative tricks of the trade. The email says:
Martial Law In America?
You and your family are NOT going to their liberal Auschwitz, even if they can’t wait to push you through the door.
You see, there are three clear signs that FEMA camps will open gates soon.
And right now, they’re breathing in your face.
#1: The financial crisis
#2: The food crisis
#3: Martial law
Obama has just signed Executive Order 16303, which gives him the right to institute Martial Law whenever he wants to.
This is the beginning of the end.
But YOU can make your own happy ending… and laugh in Obama’s sorry face.
It’s easier than you think. American Patriots are already doing this…
and Obama’s got NOTHING on them.
Just take a look and see for yourself:
=> Click here before they shut this down…
And you have to love the “watch this before they shut it down” line. Reminds me of the ads for those diet pills that say, “If you lost weight too rapidly, cut down to only one pill a day.” It’s just emotional manipulation. And they know this. And Matt Barber doesn’t care because A) that’s his standard strategy anyway and B) he’s making money on it.