July 16, 2015
I said a long time ago when people were claiming that the Jade Helm 15 military drill in Texas was part of a massive government conspiracy that it probably wasn’t.
It is happening now, and it seems that it isn’t.
No citizens were rounded up and imprisoned at Wal-Mart. Tanks didn’t rumble down city streets in a declaration of martial law.
Eric Johnston wore his handgun on his hip Wednesday, but didn’t really believe soldiers participating in one of the largest U.S. military training exercises in history were coming to confiscate it.
Still, he was ready if Jade Helm 15 came to the worst.
“I would like to think that if the situation were to turn afoul, many more of our people would stand up and come to assist,” said Johnston, a retired Arizona sheriff’s deputy and the Texas organizer of a national group called Counter Jade Helm.
In fact, the seven-state war exercise launched in the exact manner Army officials have spent months patiently describing to conspiracy theorists: With no fanfare or cause for alarm, and almost entirely out of sight to the general public. Pops of gunfire echoed beyond the front gates of Camp Swift near Bastrop, Texas, though that hardly seemed out of the ordinary on what is a training ground for the Texas National Guard.
I don’t know, maybe it will turn into a conspiracy here soon.
Who can say, these days.
Generally, however, I believe all of these conspiracy theories tend to be hoaxes designed to redirect the public’s view from much more important things that are happening in the regular news. It also turns into a sort of mental illness, when you start to become obsessed with this weird stuff rather than looking at reality as it happens.
The conspiracy movement wasn’t always this bad. They used to have some good issues. They talked about the Jews doing 9/11, they talked about democracy being a hoax where both (or all, in Europe) sides were controlled by the same special interests, they talked about wide scale social engineering programs to weaken society.
Sometimes they went overboard, and there was a lot of stupid, but now the whole thing is full-stupid.
Back in 2008, the Jew Cass Sunstein released a plan to infiltrate and subvert the conspiracy movement. A policy paper he co-authored entitled “conspiracy theories” said: “The existence of both domestic and foreign conspiracy theories, we suggest, is no trivial matter, posing real risks to the government’s antiterrorism policies, whatever the latter may be.” The paper went on to propose that, “the best response consists in cognitive infiltration of extremist groups”
And that seems to be exactly what happened. You look at the conspiracy movement now, and it has completely collapsed into utter ridiculousness. It is all “chemtrails” and “crisis actors,” “fakery” and “nothing on TV is real.”
The “conspiracy theorist” movement went from genuine people trying to take another look at established truths to a bunch of lunatics circle-jerking about how the entire universe is against them personally.
So, when I heard people saying that the government has a secret plan to round people up on the streets and lock them in Wal-Mart, I was definitely skeptical.
There is too much real happening to spend your thoughts on things such as this.
The real problems are being broadcast on television. Openly.