Before all of this Jade Helm conspiracy ridiculousness started to gain mainstream traction, if someone came at me spouting off some gibberish about an elaborate plan by the United States government to seize control of several states, using Walmart as a staging ground to declare martial law – I would have probably laughed, rolled my eyes and walked away. There’s just no reason to even entertain that level of stupidity.
First, why Walmart? Considering the company mostly backs the Republican party, why would Walmart work in cooperation with the Obama administration to “seize control” over several states?
And why only a handful of states? You’re telling me that Utah is a state that a president would think needs to be targeted in some dastardly plan to do whatever the hell it is these crazy people think the Obama administration is trying to do?
While I’m clearly not any sort of mental health professional, in my opinion, you’d have to be insane to even remotely believe any of the nonsense I’ve heard emanating from these conspiracy theorists. That or you’re operating on a plane of idiocy that’s only understood by those who are equally as idiotic.
So it makes sense that Sen. Ted Cruz actually questioned the Pentagon over worries that the military exercise might, in fact, be a part of some elaborate plan by the Obama administration to declare martial law in several states. Though he claims he never bought into the conspiracies, he did specify that he understands why some might believe in them.
“My office has reached out to the Pentagon to inquire about this exercise,” Cruz said. “We are assured it is a military training exercise. I have no reason to doubt those assurances, but I understand the reason for concern and uncertainty, because when the federal government has not demonstrated itself to be trustworthy in this administration, the natural consequence is that many citizens don’t trust what it is saying.”
Yes, Cruz managed to find a way to legitimize the beliefs of crazy people all because the Obama administration “has not demonstrated itself to be trustworthy.”
Using that “logic,” I wonder how he feels about 9/11 truthers and their distrust of the government, particularly their belief that the Bush administration was involved in the attacks?
Maybe he should sit down with those who believe Sandy Hook was an elaborate hoax by the government to seize guns. These are people who distrust the government based largely on the rhetoric pushed by members of his party that President Obama is going to try to seize our guns.
Oh, there I go again, using logic and common sense to try to understand the thought process of a Republican. I really need to remember to stop doing that.
Though it’s a bit ironic for Cruz to call anyone else dishonest considering he’s easily one of the most dishonest people in our government – if not the most dishonest. Nothing like claiming people have a legitimate reason to distrust our government when your lies are some of the biggest reasons why many Americans have that irrational fear.
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