Part of my job is to keep an eye on auction news, so believe-you-me, I was not looking to do a story on this, but…
Instantly the name Glenn Beck raised my eyebrows.
The twin arches of suspicion only grew as I read more.
Some of the items include a trip to Israel, a scholarship to Liberty University, unique art and backstage passes to a Ted Nugent concert, to name a few. Bid to help Mercury One improve the human condition with malice toward none and charity toward all.
Can Ted Nugent’s name even appear near the words “malice toward none”?! No, of course not.
Does anyone even want to win pay for a scholarship to Liberty University? Uh, I guess… It’s America, land of the free, so if folks want to pay to remain woefully ignorant, I guess that’s their right.
Perhaps most importantly, what the heck is Mission One?
Something-something about charity… Something about how NASA is now “nothing more than a public relations firm.” The obligatory Tea Party dig at the Occupy movement: “We must not occupy but organize; not revolt but rebuild. This is our unique moment in time, a calling for the ‘silent majority’ to rise up and stand.”
Umm, when have the evangelical conservatives been anything other than the loud minority?
But really the mission — the one mission — of Mission One is this:
Be prepared for anything, be prepared for all.
Our goal is that each and every like-minded citizen does everything they can to be prepared for whatever may come. Prepared for emergencies, both big and small, natural and man-made. Have the food storage, medicine and necessities available, not only for your family, but to share with others in your neighborhood, church and community. Mercury One will act as a guide to mobilize Americans to assist each other as well as first responders: physically, emotionally and spiritually. We must give a hand up and not a hand out, while caring for the elderly and nurturing the young.
If that doesn’t sound apocalyptic-scary, how about it being followed up with “Rebuild, rebound, rebirth…”
Of course, Mission One thanks its sponsor, the National Center For Constitutional Studies: “A study of the United States Constitution from a principle based approach.” Their principals are not the real principals. Reading all this propaganda has me thinking that never before have the words “Founding Fathers” sounded so tainted.
Please do not bid.