“Operation: American Spring” is Crazier Than Anybody Could Have Possibly Thought

operation-american-spring-conspiracyBy now most of you have heard about the “historic, groundbreaking event” that’s being held in Washington D.C. by right-wing lunatics patriots demanding the removal from office of President Obama, Eric Holder, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.

Millions upon millions (30 million by most of their estimates – or 10% of the entire country) were set to descend on our nation’s capital in a unified stance against tyranny.

The reality is a few dozen whackos showed up to prove just how crazy many conservatives really are.

They’re blaming the low turnout on rain, of course.  Apparently these people are so devoted to their cause to oust these tyrannical elected officials that up to 10 million were supposed to stay “for as long as it takes” to see the removal of those they want out of office – but a little bit of rain kept 99.9999% of them at home?


So these are some of the same people who claim that their guns are meant to “keep the government afraid of its citizens” and prepare Americans for a possible second revolution.  I guess as long as it’s not raining?

Then some of these conspiracy theorists were actually claiming that this event wasn’t staged by anti-government activists.  Oh, no.  Some actually said that it was an elaborate plan by the government to lure these people to Washington D.C. so they could be rounded up by FEMA concentration camps.  Others hinted that the reason for the low turnout was because it was possible that millions of “patriots” had already been rounded up by FEMA.

Think about that for a moment.  These people are so unhinged that some of them believed conspiracies theories about an event organized by – their fellow conspiracy theorists.  That is paranoia on a level I can’t even comprehend.

Some claimed that others had gone to Nevada to defend welfare rancher Cliven Bundy.

Again, these are people who claimed that almost 10% of the population of the United States was going to be at this event, and these are the pathetic excuses they give for the ridiculously low turnout?

Let’s say 10 million people were going to show up, which would be on the low end of their “estimates.”  That’s roughly 3% of our population.  So according to some of these crazies, FEMA possibly rounded up nearly 3% of the population of the United States (considering less than 1,000 showed up) and nobody noticed?

Conservative broadcaster Mark Connors , who was the main one pushing the idea of FEMA camps on the live feed, fielded calls from some of these crazies with one man saying he sold his jet ski because he was tired of tyranny.

“I’m so fed up with the tyranny I sold my jet ski,” the caller said. “I’m so fed up with the way the government is manipulating the water with the chemtrails, I’m afraid I can’t even use my jet ski.”

One woman at the event said, “I didn’t see the Civil War.  But I’m from the South, and we’re still fighting it.”

I’ll give her this, at least she was brazen enough to admit that racism is alive and well in the South.

Anyone who actually believed 10-30 million people were going to turn out for this thing is nuts.  Hell, anyone who even believed ten thousand would show up is clearly living in some kind of state of mind where the reality most of us experience everyday doesn’t exist.

Anyone with even the slightest bit of common sense knew this was going to be a catastrophic failure.

But when all is said and done, “Operation: American Spring” will just be looked at as another example of how insane these right-wing conservatives are becoming.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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