The Alex Jones-ification of the Republican Party continues to build up steam. What was once the purview of radical right fringe derangement is now mainstream GOP doctrine. And among the most prominent conspiracy crackpots of the wingnut faction is Georgia representative Marjorie Taylor Greene.
On Wednesday Greene posted a video rant that was typically dishonest and grossly insensitive. She sought to miseducate her deplorable followers with a commentary on the horrific mass shooting that occurred on July 4th in Highland Park Illinois. That tragic event resulted in seven deaths and dozens of injuries. But to Greene it was nothing but a staged melodrama – a “false flag” operation – with political intent. She said that…
“Two shootings on July 4th. One in a rich white neighborhood and the other at a fireworks display. Almost sounds like it was designed to persuade Republicans to go along with more gun control.
I mean, after all, remember, we didn’t see that happen at all the Pride parades in the month of June, but as soon as we hit MAGA month, as soon as we hit the month that we’re all celebrating, loving our country, we have shootings. I mean, that would sound like a conspiracy theory, right? Of course. But what’s the definition of a right-wing conspiracy theory? Well, by the way, it’s the news, but just six months early.”
Marjorie Taylor Greene suggests the two July 4th shootings, “one in a rich white neighborhood and the other at a fireworks display” are false flags “designed to persuade Republicans to go along with more gun control.” pic.twitter.com/VEm6ZUdcUq
— PatriotTakes ?? (@patriottakes) July 6, 2022
So Greene is asserting that there was no shooting and no victims on July 4th, or worse, that there were victims, but that they were purposefully planned political murders. And the intention of the alleged plotters was to “persuade Republicans to go along with more gun control.”
Greene’s “proof” of the existence of this lethal mission is that it took place in “a rich white neighborhood.” during what she called “MAGA month,” as if the StormTrumpers own July. She further validated her theory by noting that there are never any mass shootings at LGBTQ events. Who wants to tell her about the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, Florida, in 2016, that killed 49 people and wounded 53 more?
Greene is a notoriously demented cretin whose antics often seem cartoonish and bizarre. For instance, she recently reported comedian Jimmy Kimmel to the police for telling a joke. And she also compared wearing face masks to the Holocaust.
However, this latest tirade is downright disgusting. The victims have not even been laid to rest. It is painfully reminiscent of when Alex Jones claimed that the mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut was a “false flag” operation staged by “crisis actors.” There were 20 children and 6 adults murdered at the school.
Jones is currently being sued on behalf of the Sandy Hook victims and their families. Hopefully Greene will suffer the same fate for her irresponsible lies and callous disregard for human life. Her Republican confederates must be pressed to speak out against her comments. But don’t your breath. Most of them, if not all, are just as depraved as she is.
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