Nigel Campbell's picture

Anti-Gay 'Ender's Game' Author, Orson Scott Card Goes On Bizarre Racist Rant

Ender's Game author, Orson Scott Card already has many members of the LGBT community calling for the boycott of the upcoming film adaptation of the novel, and now it appears that the author has gotten himself into even more hot water.

Using the frame of a "silly thought experiment" which he describes as a "game of Unlikely Events," Card went on a bizarre racist rant in a May blog essay post that's been brought to the public's attention now. 

In it, he compares President Obama to Hitler and goes even further with statements that have clear racist implications.

Card writes:

Having been anointed from the start of his career because he was that magical combination -- a black man who talks like a white man (that's what they mean by calling him "articulate" and a "great speaker") -- he has never had to work for a living, and he has never had to struggle to accomplish goals. 


Obama will claim we need a national police force in order to fight terrorism and crime. The Boston bombing is a useful start, especially when combined with random shootings by crazy people.

Where will he get his "national police"? The NaPo will be recruited from "young out-of-work urban men" and it will be hailed as a cure for the economic malaise of the inner cities.

In other words, Obama will put a thin veneer of training and military structure on urban gangs, and send them out to channel their violence against Obama's enemies.

Instead of doing drive-by shootings in their own neighborhoods, these young thugs will do beatings and murders of people "trying to escape" -- people who all seem to be leaders and members of groups that oppose Obama.


As with "urban" music, in this case urban is simply another word for "black." 

Is Card trying to get EVERYONE to ditch his movie (well, everyone besides anti-gay, conservative white men)??

Step away from the blog, Orson. Maybe take a nap??


Image Source



In the interest of Truth I cannot let that slur stand. Orson Scott Card did not make any racist remarks. He just compared Obama to Hitler.

Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with Card, unless you think the problem with Hitler was his race, that's not a racist remark.

Maybe you think his remark was foolish, and perhaps it was. Like just about everyone, Orson Scott Card is sometimes foolish. For instance, he's a registered Democrat. But there's no evidence that he's a racist.

However, Card's comparison was not baseless. There is a well-documented connection between Obama and Hitler. (The connection is indirect, of course, since Hitler died 16 years before Obama was born.) The connection runs through Obama's longtime "spiritual mentor," the man who performed Obama's wedding and baptized his two daughters, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Rev. Wright is an outspoken admirer of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. In fact, Wright's (and Obama's) church featured Farrakhan on the cover of their church magazine, and awarded Farrakhan their "Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Trumpeter Award" because, they said, he "epitomized greatness." (In another issue, Farrakhan & Obama were both on the cover.)

And, guess what? Louis Farrakhan is an open admirer of Adolf Hitler. Here are a couple of quotes:

"The honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches us that Almighty God Allah revealed to him that the white race is a race of devils."

"The Jews don't like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, that's a good name. Hitler was a very great man."

This man should do what he does best; write fantasies, instead of living in one.

But we already have a national police force. It's called the FBI. What a dope. It's like these right wingers all failed Civics 101 or something. 

This is nothing new. This man is a sociopath. "Category Zero" candidate right there! 

Add new comment