Right wing conspiracy theorists are obsessive about FEMA – the Federal Emergency Management Agency. On the surface, FEMA appears to be designed to help people in times of disaster… and in reality, FEMA helps people in times of disaster. Still, people who promote claims that Barack Obama is a secret Islamist Communist spy born in Kenya who never went to college and wears a secret decoder ring also are asking us to believe that FEMA has set up concentration camps across the USA where patriotic Americans are being imprisoned in secret.
There’s no evidence of FEMA concentration camps, but that only shows how powerful FEMA is, so they say.
However, in the latest extension of their FEMA conspiracy theory, FEMA comes out looking like a pussy cat.
They post a video, which rambles on with statements such as “The coming disaster is upon us!” and warnings that “angry hungry mobs of urban warfare” will soon be pounding on your door. They claim that the video is such a threat to the secret FEMA conspiracy that it has been “banned by FEMA”.
Let’s indulge this fantasy for a minute. Let’s suppose that the video actually has been banned by FEMA.
The video is still available.
If the video really has been banned, how come we can still see it? Even if we accept the general frame of the conspiracy theory, FEMA appears not to have the power to actually impose its will, and prevent Americans from seeing the videos on its censorship list. If FEMA can’t even keep a video from escaping its control, how could it possibly operate large numbers of concentration camps within American borders, and keep them all secret?