We haven't even finished our coffee this morning and stupid has already found its way into the news cycle by way of Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine who told concert-goers in Singapore that the mass murders in Aurora, Colorado and at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin were actually part of President Barack Obama's plan to ramp up support for a gun ban. This comes via TMZ, which has the video (below) of Mustaine telling an audience in Singapore on August 7:
Back in my country, my president ... so he's trying to pass a gun ban, so he's staging all of these murders, like the 'Fast And Furious' thing down at the border in Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there ... and now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple ... I was saying where I'm going to live if America keeps going the way it's going because it looks like it's turning into Nazi America ..
Yes, your eyes aren't deceiving you and somehow Mustaine, who sort of endorsed Rick Santorum during the Republican Primaries, managed to smash Nazis, "Fast and Furious," Obama, gun bans, and the massacres in Aurora and Oak Creek into one jumbled and idiotic theory. It's hard to tell what the crowd's reaction is: it sounds like boos at first but then cheers when Mustaine says he might want to move to Singapore if "Nazi America" happens. It's worth noting that Mustaine isn't the only one (unfortunately) who shares this sentiment. As Gawker's Louis Peitzman pointed out on July 23, the Obama-Aurora conspiracy theory floated around on the Conservatives4Palin website.
Here's the video courtesy of TMZ (sorry about the shakiness of both the footage and Mustaine's thinking):
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