The source of this ridiculous recycled accusation is a blog called FreeThought Nation published in December of 2010. As a rule in politics, always check for sources of all “news” you read. It will save you the funny feeling you get when you look uninformed in front of your friends on social media. Always check sources! The original post included 4 removed Youtube videos that from title feature former Governor Jesse Ventura.
The other two posts found on the subject were a copy and paste job from the original but the new image circulating on Facebook puts the propaganda in pictures. The States that share Lake Michigan and other local municipalities would have to sign off on the exportation of their water. It seems some one wants to blame President Obama for a non-existent problem. There is nothing coming up nationally or locally in a Google News search.
There is however a current problem with the water in Lake Michigan. It involves figuring out how to get Asian Carp fish out of it. Not many people in the United States eat carp so the carp of Lake Michigan which are an invasive foreign species, are multiplying and pushing out the native species that people do eat in that region.
Exporting the carp to China where they eat the fish is a possible solution. At least one business thinks so and is employing 39 people to meet the market demand, in China.
CS Monitor reports,
“Meanwhile, local and state governments, aided by fishing entrepreneurs and Chinese investors, are making headway on a lemons-to-lemonade-style solution: export the carp to China for service on dinner plates there.”
The only thing we can deduce from lack of credible citations is that this is clearly a piece of political propaganda from bloggers and persons unknown. Lie or not, this recycled lie is gaining traction on Facebook and perhaps other social media sites. At the time of this article, the image found on Facebook had 37 likes and 57 shares. Depending on who shared the photo downstream, those kind of Facebook stats can translate into thousands if not tens of thousands people exposed to a political message during a national election.