October 23, 2017
Somehow, I always knew this was true.
We all thought it was just a meme. After all, what were the odds that Ted Cruz was really the Zodiac Killer?
But now, to everyone’s surprise, we find confirmation from the most reliable source imaginable: Wikipedia edits from a United States Congress IP address.
So now we must ask the hard questions. What motivated this man to commit such brutal murders? Could it be simple spite at the cruel fate of having been born with a bread-like face? Or is there some deeper, darker secret? Only a serious investigation from the chans can ever hope to shed light on this mystery.
To be fair, I’d be angry too if I looked like this.
The day after Ted Cruz posted a reference to conspiracy theories claiming he is the Zodiac Killer on Twitter, an IP tied to the U.S. Congress made edits writing out “Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer” in articles related to the Kennedy Assassination.
A Twitter account that tracks Wikipedia edits made from IP addresses in Congress first picked up the edits. The IP address, originating from the House of Representatives, started the series of edits at the entry for “solicitor,” with the next five edits being related to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The final edits in the series were related to Jack Ruby, the killer of Kennedy’s assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.
— Julia Reinstein 👻 (@juliareinstein) October 19, 2017
It is unlikely a coincidence that the IP user chose articles about the assassination to make these edits. During the 2016 presidential campaign, a National Enquirer story subsequently referenced by Donald Trump accused Cruz’s father of being linked to Kennedy assassin Oswald.
Edits to Wikipedia from Congressional IPs have been the subject of considerable coverage and speculation as to the identities of the authors. As the account only detects IP addresses belonging to Congressional computers, the editor could be anyone from a lowly staffer to a sitting Congressperson or just someone who has managed to get access to an IP linked to Congress. In 2014, vandalism from Congressional IP addresses got so bad Wikipedia administrators banned the entire IP range belonging to Congress for ten days.
Seriously, this is probably just some random prank.
There’s a small chance this could also be a sort of message related to the recent news about the declassification of documents related to the JFK assassination. It may or may not be related to Ted Cruz, but all in all it’s possible that some people are using the threat of releasing this information to pressure other parties into cooperating with the Trump administration.
It’s very clear that the establishment and the deep state don’t want these documents released. So they probably have something to hide. Regardless of if this little “prank” is a message or not, Trump could definitely use this whole thing as leverage to negotiate some concessions from these people. He would be a fool not to use every tool at his disposal to further his agenda in such a hostile environment.
Unfortunately, we’ll probably never find out what this is all about.
Great meme, though.